Woden Valley

$5 dumplings @ Eat Me Drink Me

Tucked away on Dundas Court in Phillip is Eat Me Drink Me – a small cafe serving Nerissimo coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, pies and surprisingly dumplings! The inside of the cafe is as playful as it’s name. Bright blue floor tiles, fuchsia painted walls on one side and lime green walls on the other. There are […] Read more…

Brunch @ Stand By Me

A friend and I headed to newly opened cafe, Stand By Me, at the Lyons shops for brunch last weekend. There are only a handful of tables inside and a back area with outdoor heaters to keep you warm. Arriving at around 10am, there were only a few stools left at the the small bar […] Read more…

Cronuts and banh mi @ Saigon Southlands Hot Bake

Walking through Mawson after a visit to the Italian Continental Bakery and Cafe, I came across this sign for cronuts at Saigon Southlands Hot Bake. I must admit that I was quite surprised that a Vietnamese bakery would be making cronuts. I’m always keen to try cronuts so I made it my mission to return […] Read more…

All things sweet @ Italian Continental Bakery & Cafe – Mawson

Get ready for some major sweet dessert porn. The Italian Continental Bakery & Cafe in Mawson has been on my list of eateries to visit for years. I hear good things from work colleagues who make the short drive from the Woden town centre for a quick lunch, and other friends who’ve had some of […] Read more…

First look @ Chinese Kitchen Dumpling House

Good old Chinese Kitchen on the restaurant strip at Westfield Woden has opened its brand new restaurant and Dumpling House, just 2 doors down. The original restaurant has shut down (ooh new restaurant taking its place?) but the same owners and staff have moved across. The brand new restaurant looks spectacular and is a great […] Read more…

Banquet @ Punjabi Hut Wanniassa

A few months ago, I had dinner at Punjabi Hut in Wanniassa and have finally got around to posting about it. I was originally going to pick the all you can eat buffet – unlimited quantities of the restaurant’s choice of 3 curries (2 meat, 1 veg), naan bread and rice for $20. Bargain! But […] Read more…

Dinner @ Aroma Indian Cuisine

A friend and I headed to Aroma Indian Cuisine in Isaacs for dinner one night. I had never heard of this restaurant until I bought a $39 Groupon deal for a 3 course meal for 2. The restaurant is located at the Isaacs shops in Woden. The decor inside looks like your typical suburban restaurant […] Read more…

Yumcha @ Top Taste Chinese Restaurant

Top Taste Chinese Restaurant in Woden replaced Noble Palace some time last year. I don’t even know what happened to Noble Palace or why it shut down. Lots of new red signage was displayed outside for the new Top Taste. A work colleague and I headed there to try out some yumcha for lunch. After […] Read more…

Lunch @ Quizine

After my first time at Quizine, I wanted to head back for a healthy lunch. Inside, there is a large glass display cabinet filled with fresh fruit for juicing, salads and focaccias. I decided on the salmon focaccia ($8.50) that had a bit of cream cheese, capers and lots of spinach. When I took one […] Read more…

Froyo @ Yoli

New frozen yogurt store Yoli opened up at Westfield Woden a few months ago, opposite Price Attack and Hero Sushi. That’s the 5th froyo brand to open up in Canberra (that I know about anyway). Of course, I had to give it a go. I love my fruit flavours so I chose lychee, watermelon and […] Read more…