Frozen hot chocolate @ Serendipity New York

About 10 years ago, I was watching Oprah investigate Serendipity‘s frozen hot chocolate as part of her show. Ever since then, I’d been wanting to try it out but had never really planned on visiting the USA. So when a few friends decided to organise a birthday holiday to the states including NYC, this was […] Read more…

Brunch @ Two Before Ten

Two Before Ten Cafe and Roasters is located in Canberra House in the city (opposite Muddle Bar). It’s a cute little cafe that provides an all day menu and its own roasted coffee beans. They provide courses in brewing and drinking coffee on Saturday mornings, titled ‘The Ultimate Coffee Experience’. The inside is very open, […] Read more…

Dinner @ Malamay

Malamay is part of the Chairman Group of restaurants made up of Chairman & Yip, and the Lanterne Rooms. Malamay specialises in South West Chinese cuisine. To complete the trifecta, I decided to organise a group dinner here. Malamay is modern Asian restaurant, dimly lit with black and red decor throughout and long dark wooden […] Read more…

Brunch @ Pulp Kitchen

I’d heard of Pulp Kitchen, a European brasserie, but hadn’t had an opportunity to check it out. A friend and I decided to head there for brunch on a Saturday morning. We both ordered the same thing – Pulled pork in beans, baked eggs with toast soldiers. Absoultely loved this dish! The toast ‘soldiers’ were […] Read more…

Brunch @ Elk & Pea

I caught up with some friends for brunch at the Elk & Pea in Braddon. It was busy when we got there, with people queuing up outside the door. Luckily we’d booked a table. We were shown inside to our table. First thing I noticed was the huge bird cage like sculpture/ornament with a table […] Read more…

Dinner @ Eightysix

I booked in for dinner at Eightysix during its opening weekend. So excited to try out the newest restaurant in Braddon! Eightysix There are no menus. Instead, the dishes of the night are written in chalk on the blackboards across the length of the restaurant. Once a dish is exhausted, it is ‘eightysixed’ and crossed […] Read more…

Soul food @ Soulfood Kitchen

I had never heard of this place until I was invited to a friend’s birthday lunch, so I was happy to try out some soul food. Soulfood Kitchen provide ‘New Orleans’ delights on their menu such as gumbo, creole and jambalaya. It is owned by USA celebrity chef Victor Kimble who you can see working […] Read more…

High tea @ Cafe Societea

I read about this new place that served high tea in an article on Hercanberra. There is such a ‘princess’ feeling when going to high tea. Something so special about sharing food and gossip with close girlfriends. The article stated you’d have to book about 2 months in advance to get a table. I got […] Read more…

Sweet Bones Bakery

Lonsdale Street in Braddon has a nice selection of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops such as Eightysix, Autolyse, Debacle, Elk & Pea and Sweet Bones Bakery. Sweet Bones Bakery is a vegan and organic bakery cafe. It is hidden away in the Lonsdale St Traders precinct along with several cute boutique shops. There is a […] Read more…

Lunch @ Loading Zone

I’d read that Loading Zone was to be Canberra’s first lane way dining café. It is located on Odgers Lane, a little alleyway in the Melbourne Building. The kitchen part is in quite a tiny space in the wall. There is limited seating available – a few stools inside with a small table lining the wall, […] Read more…