Inner South

Italian fare @ Joe’s Bar

* I dined as a guest of Joe’s Bar, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited to try out the newly opened Joe’s Bar located at the East Hotel in Kingston, where Ox Eatery is also situated. Owned by brother and sister duo, Dan and Dion Bisa, who also run East Hotel, […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mecca Bah

A friend held her birthday dinner at Mecca Bah in Manuka. I had been to Mecca Bah twice before (pre-blogging days), but had never been that impressed with it. Offering Middle Eastern, Turkish and Moroccan cuisine, there is quite a lot of variety on the menu. There are so many patterns and textures that decorate […] Read more…

Italian @ Locale Pizzeria (Deakin)

In the suburb of Deakin, a new Italian pizzeria has made huge waves in the community. Locale Pizzeria is a small sophisticated bar and pizzeria offering wood-fired pizzas, authentic Italian pastas, charcuterie boards and classic Italian desserts like tiramisu. The pizzeria takes up one small corner of the Deakin shops next door to the popular […] Read more…

Lunch @ Urban Pantry

I hadn’t been back to Urban Pantry in a looong time so it was time to go back and check it out. I remembered Urban Pantry in Manuka as being packed on weekends and it is still the case. J and I walked in and stood around for a while waiting to be seated. It […] Read more…

Mr Scroll @ Old Bus Depot Markets

On a lazy Sunday morning, I was blogging at home when my partner J, who was at the Old Bus Depot Markets, texted me a photo of a new stall Mr Scroll. I immediately raced across the road to get my scroll fix. There were 9 different types of scrolls on display that day for […] Read more…

Brunch @ Gryphons Caffe

My partner J and I headed to Gryphons Caffe & Bar at the Griffith Shops for breakfast. We hadn’t been back since 2013 when I had the pumpkin doughnuts. This time around, there are Scandinavian doughnuts on the menu with cherry nutella ganache, grilled banana and toasted coconut ($15). Well I just couldn’t say no […] Read more…

This Kitchen Rules @ Patissez

Next door to Ona on the Lawns in Manuka, is the recently opened Patissez (replacing what was a sushi shop). It’s owned by former My Kitchen Rules mother/daughter contestants Gina and Anna Petridis and has been open for 2 weeks. The first thing I noticed when walking inside the cafe is the large cake display cabinet. […] Read more…

Dinner @ Me and Mrs Jones

My partner J and I had dinner close to home at Me and Mrs Jones in Kingston when we both didn’t feel like cooking that night. I hadn’t dined there in a long time (I’ve previously found it to be very hit and miss) so it was interesting to see the updated menu. There were […] Read more…

Breakfast @ On Flinders Manuka

I stumbled across this new cafe in Manuka which replaced kebab shop Kismet. On Flinders is a new venture borne by the same owner in partnership with a fellow restaurateur. This hip looking cafe has a foosball / soccer table (fun!), outdoor seating (wooden spools and benches) and a tempting menu bringing across Kismet’s popular […] Read more…

Lunch @ Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant

After my first visit to the newly opened Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant for a vegetarian lunch, I was already plotting my return to try out some of the meat dishes. A group of friends and I booked in for a weekend lunch. We were seated in a dark corner so it was difficult to read […] Read more…