Inner North

Barrio Collective Coffee – Braddon

Over the long weekend, a friend and I headed to the newest coffee bar to open in Braddon – Barrio Collective Coffee. Located next to The Hive, the entrance is easy to miss (I walked past it a few times) before noticing the minimal signage against the glass window shopfront. Stepping inside, the coffee bar […] Read more…

‘The One’ and other food vendors @ Westside

*I dined as a guest of The One, however all opinions are my own. I was contacted by Tom Luxton, co-owner of the newest food stall to open at Westside Acton Park, to try out their popular dishes on offer. The One offers a variety of pressed buns, Thai tacos and soon chicken wings once […] Read more…

Food outings @ Monster Kitchen & Bar

A friend and I caught up at Monster Kitchen & Bar one weekend for brunch. I hadn’t been to Monster since mid last year. It’s changed a little bit with the addition of a new ‘wing’ on the left hand side at the top of the stairs. There seems to be a few sitting areas […] Read more…

Dinner @ Shin Sen (Dickson)

I caught up with some friends for dinner at a newish Japanese/Taiwanese restaurant, Shin Sen, in Dickson. Shin Sen replaced what used to be Wasabi. Don’t worry, they’ve kept the teppanyaki. I believe you can choose between a Taiwanese banquet or a Japanese banquet both $39.90 per person. The regular menu includes a limited number of […] Read more…

Taste and Test – April 2015 @ Sage

With my fellow foodie friends Mr STTA and Dr L, we booked into Sage’s Taste and Test night, now in its fourth year. I’ve attended a few times in the past (see links to March 2014, October 2013, August 2013) and I always think this is such a worthwhile event. For $75, you get 5 […] Read more…

Authentic Italian food @ Bacaro

The latest venture by the Trimboli Group (owners of Italian & Sons, Mezzalira and Da Rosario), is new wine bar Bacaro in Braddon. Bacaro is an Italian term for a traditional Venetian wine bar. Located directly behind Italian & Sons on Lonsdale Street, the entry is via a small alleyway about one shop down from […] Read more…

Japanese dining @ Bon Kura

*I dined as a guest at Bon Kura, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to dine at Bon Kura in Dickson by owner Bonnie, who originally wanted to name the place Sakura but the name was taken so Bon Kura it was! Not to be outdone, there are pictures of the […] Read more…

Lunch @ Elemental

New cafe Elemental offering healthy paleo-inspired food, opened its doors last week on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. Located next door to Moxom & Whitney, I noticed diners sitting on bright orange and blue chairs outside. The orange and blue theme carries on inside with the same coloured cups and saucers. The coffee brewed at Elemental […] Read more…

Boozy Breakfast @ Elk & Pea

*I dined as a guest of the Elk & Pea, however all opinions are my own.I was invited to dine at the Elk & Pea to try out the recently introduced Sunday special – the Boozy Breakfast. That’s right. For $25, you get a choice of two breakfasts and either a house beer or Mimosa. […] Read more…

Vegetarian for a day @ Sweet Bones Bakery, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse and Au Lac

Warning: Long post and photo heavy. It’s the Year of the Sheep. I’m usually back in Perth for the Chinese New Year holidays, but due to the timing of other things going on in my life, it was best to stay in Canberra this year. Being a weekday, I took Chinese New Year’s day off […] Read more…