Kingston

Opening of Penny University – Kingston

The latest cafe to open in Kingston, Penny University, had its official opening today. I’ve been eagerly waiting for it to open for some time now so I was very excited at trying it out. The front bi-fold windows are a great idea to open up the place especially during the warmer months. The cafe […] Read more…

Eggs benedict @ The European – Kingston

The European opened its doors in Kingston on Tuesday, replacing Artespresso. I was greeted warmly and had my pick of tables. I was also immediately asked if I’d like a coffee to start with. Tick. The inside has a slight rustic and raw feel with wooden floorboards and benchtops, black and white tiles, a mix […] Read more…

Whole suckling pig @ Ox Eatery

Ox Eatery located in the East Hotel in Kingston, offers a whole suckling pig fully cooked on their rotisserie with all the trimmings for $800. The pig feeds roughly 15 people. For my partner’s birthday, a pig was booked for dinner on Saturday night. We saw our pig on the spit when we walked in. […] Read more…

Opening of new restaurant in Kingston – il Portico

As mentioned in a previous post, there is a new restaurant in Kingston. Il Portico had its soft launch tonight. We were greeted very warmly by the friendly restaurant staff. The inside of the modern looking restaurant is decorated with the colours of Italy – red, green and white. There are softly padded white bench […] Read more…

Cannelle @ the Bus Depot Markets

Walking around the bus depot markets in Kingston with half of Canberra, I did a lap of the mini food court. The crepe stall (forget what they’re called) had some samples of something cake-like on the counter. Not knowing what it was, I sampled a tiny sliver. I fell in love with this instantly and […] Read more…

Penny University @ Kingston

Strolling through the Kingston shops, I noticed a new café/coffee shop will be opening up where Velo Republic used to be – Penny University coffee roasters. Doing a bit of research in to it, I came across a website for an artisanal cafe in Singapore of the same name. It states Penny University is a […] Read more…

Dinner @ Me & Mrs Jones

I organised a group dinner at Me & Mrs Jones in Kingston with some friends. When I rang up to make a booking, they informed me that there were only spare tables in the enclosed heated outdoor area. It was a cold Canberra’s Winter’s night but the staff member assured me it would be warm […] Read more…

Yumcha @ China Plate at Kingston

When I found out the new-ish China Plate restaurant in Kingston was serving yumcha on weekends, I put it on my foodie bucket list to try out. There are two yumcha banquets available – standard and premium. We went with the premium banquet. Each person receives one of each yumcha dish. At $40 per person, […] Read more…