Inner North

Introducing the Duffin

There’s the cronut, and now there’s the duffin. A half donut half muffin. The duffin is filled with Nutella chocolate and dusted with icing sugar. I heated this up in the microwave for about 15 seconds just to make the chocolate a little warm and gooey. This was soooo good! Where can you get it? […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Kickstart Espresso

Hidden away behind Subway on Woolley Street in Dickson is Kickstart Espresso, a new cafe offering Toby’s Estate coffee, breakfast toasties and bacon and egg rolls, smoothies and healthy sandwiches and rolls. You’ll notice the cushioned wooden crates and beautiful wooden tables outside. The wooden furnishings continue inside decorating the front counter. The cafe is […] Read more…

Frugii Dessert Laboratory now open

The much loved Frugii gelato and sorbet can now be found at the Frugii Dessert Laboratory on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It opened its doors today in the brand new Ori apartment building (other Lonsdale Street Traders shops such as Moxom and Whitney and Handsomepretty are also open there). For those unfamiliar with Frugii, no […] Read more…

Canberra food vans converge @ The Hamlet

On Lonsdale Street in Braddon, you will find The Hamlet – a dining precinct in itself. The large space (an old car yard) has been turned into a new home for Canberra food vans and food trucks. There you will find BrodDogs, Mr Papa, Spit Shack, April’s Caravan, Dream Cuisine, Chasing Mr Morris, Free Range, […] Read more…

Desserts by Christine Manfield @ Eightysix

Earlier this month, and for two nights only, Eightysix let one of Australia’s culinary ambassador’s Christine Manfield take over its kitchen and provide diners with her wonderful desserts from her latest book Dessert Divas. Dessert is my favorite part of any meal so I immediately made a booking when I found out. Our table of […] Read more…

First time @ The Boathouse by the Lake

I dined at the Boathouse by the Lake for the first time a few weekends ago. Friends had given me a gift voucher for my last birthday and it was time to cash it in. With my two gluten intolerant buddies, Mr STTA and Dr L, I made a 6pm reservation noting that we were […] Read more…

Lunching @ Marble & Grain

The latest eatery to open up in the Braddon precinct is Marble & Grain at the newly opened Avenue Hotel. From its name, and emblem of a cow in a suit pouring a glass of wine, it’s safe to suspect there to be a menu filled with meat and wine. My partner and I are […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Lonsdale Street Roasters 7

I took a few days of leave and, of course, planned my days around where I would eat. I decided to finally try out Lonsdale Street Roasters 7 after its expansion onto the second floor of the building. I went in for an early morning breakfast and it was already busy with people hanging around […] Read more…

Bagel craving @ Bean & Grain (Dickson)

Did you know that Bean & Grain has opened another cafe in Dickson? The cafe is much larger than its Fyshwick counterpart which is still in operation Thursdays to Sundays at the Fyshwick Fresh Food markets. I found out there’s even a Bean & Grain Express shop on King Street in Deakin. The Dickson cafe […] Read more…

$16 lunch special @ Parlour Wine Room

I took an extra day off during one of the long weekends and decided to meet up with my partner for lunch at Parlour Wine Room. This was my first time there. We were greeted by a waiter at the front and were welcome to pick any table we wanted. Stepping inside, you can’t help […] Read more…