Woden Valley

Dinner @ Pistachio Dining

Pistachio Dining has been on my list of places to try for about 5 years now. Located in Torrens, it’s not really on the way to anything so I’ve never had a chance to stop by. I finally organised a dinner there one weeknight with friends. Pistachio nuts are provided on the table for diners […] Read more…

Lunch @ Urban Bean Espresso Bar

One of my work colleagues walked into work with a coffee cup that I didn’t recognise. I asked where he got his coffee from and he told me it’s the best place in Woden for coffee – Urban Bean Espresso Bar, located in the Department of Health building. He loves it because Urban Bean uses […] Read more…

Christmas work lunch @ Delissio Brasserie

One of my work Christmas party’s was held at Delissio restaurant and bar in Curtin.  I’d been here on a few occasions previously (my partner adores their spicy fetta stuffed fried olives) and thought it was a relatively nice restaurant. A previous year’s Christmas party was also held there and a banquet was chosen as […] Read more…

Brunch @ Croissant D’or

Croissant D’or in Woden have an all-day breakfast menu and I’ve been wanting to try their smoked salmon bagel with scrambled eggs ($12.90). I headed there with a work colleague one weekday and ordered just that! Sadly, I was disappointed with it. The scrambled eggs were nothing special, just plain and not very flavoursome. I […] Read more…

Lunch @ the Soul Bar

The Soul Bar in Woden is close to my work and I’ve been here a few times for after-work drinks or other work functions. The food was never particularly good. I went back for a farewell lunch organised by some work colleagues who mentioned the food had gotten much better. The Soul Bar has the […] Read more…

Roti @ Mamak Corner

I’ve heard lots of good things about this little shop in Garran called Mamak Corner. It looks like your typical Chinese/Malaysian suburban take away shop and restaurant with formica-like tables and chairs, plain cheapie white napkins and a bit of clutter behind the counter. I used to work in a Chinese restaurant just like it. […] Read more…

Hainan Chicken @ Asian Noodle House

For lunch, a few work colleagues and I caught up at the Asian Noodle House in Woden. They do good laksa deals here which is what I had previously. It was a warm day so I didn’t particularly feel like a hot laksa. I’m yet to find a place in Canberra that can do a […] Read more…

Alex’s Breakfast @ Caffe Cherry Beans

Caffe Cherry Beans is located in Westfield Woden near JB Hifi. It can easily be missed since it’s not anywhere near the food court or other dining places. I dropped in for an early breakfast before work. The layout of the cafe is open with plenty of tables and chairs. They have a decent menu […] Read more…

Opera cake @ Croissant D’or

For a work colleague’s birthday morning tea, I suggested we try a cake from Croissant D’or in Woden which has recently opened up. The Opera Cake ($25) immediately caught my eye due to its triangular shape. I could also see the layers and layers of goodness. *drool The cake was so moist and absolutely DELICIOUS! […] Read more…