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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 @ National Museum of Australia cafe

One of my work colleagues is a regular bruncher at the National Museum of Australia cafe which is catered by Broadbean Catering. I’m constantly told great things about it so on a free weekend, some friends and I organised a bike ride around the lake and brunch at the Museum cafe. I had made a […] Read more…

79&Fine

I headed into 79&Fine one overcast morning to meet a friend for breakfast. Located in a little nook at Hobart Place, the first thing I saw was the bright yellow door which instantly cheered me up. The name of eatery is based on the average temperature at the Hamptons where 79 degrees is just fine, […] Read more…

Dinner @ The Ducks Nuts

On a Friday night, J and I decided to go out for dinner somewhere North-side. I picked the Ducks Nuts in Dickson (mainly because they have Peking duck fries!) which opened a few months ago replacing the old O’Neil’s pub on the main street. We got there at about 7pm and the place was chockers. […] 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…

Tom Roberts High Tea @ National Gallery of Australia

*I dined as a guest of the National Gallery of Australia, however all opinions are my own. I was kindly invited by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) to try out the Tom Roberts High Tea in the Wedgwood Tea Room. Tom Roberts (1856-1931) was an Australian artist and part of the Australian Impressionists group. […] Read more…

Steak @ Chifley’s

So many foodie friends have told me that Chifley’s Bar & Grill is the place to go for Canberra’s best steak. Chifley’s opened in Hotel Kurrajong in Barton I think about two years ago, and I finally organised dinner there with friends one Friday night. There are outdoor tables underneath shady umbrellas, an undercover outdoor […] Read more…

First look @ Little Bird

J told me about a new cafe that opened up called Little Bird located on the ground floor of a new multistorey carpark as part of the Governor Place complex in Barton. As I was still on leave, I headed in for lunch one weekday. I was meant to meet J for lunch but he […] Read more…

Dinner @ Temporada

A few weeks ago, my friend organised a group dinner at Temporada for a Monday night. I always hear good things about Temporada and hadn’t been back since it first opened so I was really excited to try it out again. As we were seated and waiting for others to arrive, drink orders were taken. […] Read more…

Brunch @ Bib & Tucker (Fremantle)

With gorgeous Indian ocean views, Bib & Tucker can be found in North Fremantle near the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club. A sign by the entrance states to wait to be seated, and it wasn’t long before my sister and I were escorted inside. Even though it was only a Friday morning, all the outdoor […] Read more…