Kingston

New coffee roasters @ Highgate Lane (Kingston)

Today was Highgate Lane’s official opening. Located inside the Cusack Centre (entrance next to Bittersweet) in Kingston’s Green Square, Highgate Lane is the latest coffee roasters and cafe to open in Canberra. An impressive looking motorbike is on display by the front ready to be admired by motorcycling enthusiasts (e.g my partner). The warehouse look […] Read more…

Brunch series @ Penny University Coffee Roasters

Penny University in Kingston is one of my favourite spots for brunch  so I decided to write a compilation of my brunches since the beginning of the year. Let’s start with the blueberry and ricotta hotcakes ($16). This was impressive – more like one hotcake but it was one massive THICK hotcake. I was really […] Read more…

Take 2 @ Chong Co Thai

A few weeks ago, I went to a birthday dinner at Chong Co Thai along the Kingston Foreshore. My first visit there didn’t impress me but I have heard good things about the massamun curries and other dishes from friends. We were seated outside under the warmth of the outdoor heaters where we were protected […] Read more…

New Thai restaurant Coconine @ Kingston Foreshore

Another new Thai restaurant, Coconine, has opened up at the Kingston Foreshore in addition to Morks and Chong Co Thai. By far the smallest restaurant of the lot, Coconine offers some nice culinary surprises. I understand that the Head Chef’s name is Nine (not sure about the Coco part). The fit out is comfortable and […] Read more…

Walt & Burley now open @ Kingston Foreshore

Being a Kingston local, I’ve been excitedly trying out all the new restaurants and cafes that have opened up on the Foreshore. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of the latest addition to the Foreshore, Walt & Burley, since I found out about it in December last year. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed […] Read more…

Cronuts @ Penny University

I follow Penny University’s facebook page and noticed they recently introduced cronuts to their weekend menu. I’m informed that their bakers get in at 2am so the earlier you go in, the better chance you have of buying one. These maple and thyme glazed cronuts are displayed at the front counter near the cash register […] Read more…

Lunch @ Little Brooklyn

I’ve walked through Green Square in Kingston the last couple of months wondering what would open up in the building being renovated there. I think quite a bit of work went into the building’s facade. After reading Canberra Time article, I was excited to read that Little Brooklyn would be a New York inspired bar […] Read more…

Friday night dinner @ Penny University

After having breakfast at Penny University, I was eager to try out their dinner menu. A group of friends and I were seated at a table inside looking out the open windows onto the street. I was a tad late and missed out on our waitress’s speech on the benefits of organic cola. Curious, I […] Read more…

Lamb pies @ Kingston Bus Depot Markets

Tanigar Meats at the Kingston Bus Depot Markets have a fridge full of meaty goods – like loin chops, lamb rack, kidney, shanks and an assortment of lamb pies. There are several types of lamb pies that I’ve come across – original lamb, peas and potato, butter lamb, smokey chilli, Moroccan, Afghani, and pumpkin and […] Read more…

Half price mussels @ Belgian Beer Cafe

Tuesdays is half-price mussel night at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Kingston. A whole kilo of mussels with Belgian frites and mayo (usually $30-32) for less than $16. The cafe is fitted out with dark chocolate wooden panels against the walls, and wooden tables and benches. It has a really laidback vibe with people enjoying […] Read more…