Manuka

Breakfast @ 1 or 2 Cafe

Taking over the old Grande’s spot in Manuka, is 1 or 2 Cafe. I was warmly greeted when I entered the cafe early on a Saturday morning. The family-run cafe was small and cosy – the front counter’s display filled with pastries and sandwiches, and the back wall loaded with fresh loaves of bread. Who’s […] Read more…

Brunch @ Public

J and I decided to head to Public in Manuka for brunch one weekend. I’ve been to Public on a few occasions, mainly during the evening with work colleagues but never for brunch. It was such a beautiful sunny morning that we left the car at home and walked to the Manuka shops instead. We […] Read more…

Brunch @ Urban Pantry

Urban Pantry in Manuka went through some renovations late last year with a new look restaurant and menu. The outside patio that used to be covered by plastic blinds has been turned into an official deck attached to the eatery. With a wall knocked down, the space has really opened up. I had made a […] 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…

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…

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…

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…

Brunch @ Ona on the Lawns

Happy New Year all! I hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and New Year’s break. Thankfully, there were a few cafes and restaurants still open during the Christmas break in Canberra. I headed to Ona on the Lawns in Manuka for brunch with my friend Mr STTA. I’d been to Ona before its […] Read more…

Juicing @ Pressed Juices

Cold pressed juices are all the rage with another juice shop, Pressed Juices, recently opening in Manuka. Offering 100% cold pressed fruit and vegetables, Pressed Juices joins the likes of Local Press Cafe, Autolyse Pressed Juice and The Fix cold pressed juices that’s available in several stores around Canberra. Stepping inside, the store feels similar […] Read more…

Lunch @ Pheast Manuka

Pheast recently opened in Manuka replacing what was Charlie Blacks. There are specials written up outside on the bi-fold glass doors – 2 for 1 dinners on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as $10 lunch specials look like good bargains. Located on the corner of Furneaux and Franklin Street, the fit out is pretty much […] Read more…