Canberra is cold in winter. Sometimes it even snows. This is something often wielded by non-Canberrans as an excuse not to visit, an example of what is wrong about Canberra.
But some people actually like the Canberra cold. Pialligo Estate co-owner Rowan Brennan relocated to Canberra from sunny Queensland to play for the Canberra Raiders, and [...]
This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a coffee or maybe have a few drinks with friends.
Some responses from our readers included streets such as Emu Bank in Belconnen, Lonsdale St in [...]
I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and bars. But often we only know our closest ones best. Why not take the time to explore a part of the city you don’t often get to? [...]
Are you craving a drink that is just a little bit different? Trying to brainstorm where to take you interstate friends that displays Canberra in the best light? Or want to curate a list of venues to take the girls to on a hen’s night? Well you’ve come to the right place. For this week’s [...]
I have recently returned to the take-away coffee market after a number of years sourcing my caffeine through alternative means. I have been paying around $4.50 for my regular double-shot flat white (or ‘large’ flat white), or around $3.50 for a double espresso straight up, at various places around Civic, Belconnen and Woden. But I would love to hear about [...]
University precincts are known for their profusion of cheap eats. And the Australian National University’s The Food Co-op Café delivers on affordable and ethical food.
A bowl of chia coconut and banana porridge with an almond milk chai latte
Have you had that experience of buying a packet of plastic-wrapped rice, lugging it home, pouring it into [...]
Winter has thrust itself upon us, and going out doesn’t seem so appealing on these freezing cold Canberran nights. However, don’t be put off immediately from stepping foot outside your cosy abode. Gather up your coat, your scarf and your friends and try out these five Canberra bars and restaurants which all feature a fireplace. [...]
I normally only ever post recipes that are successful because most of the time the recipes I make do work out. They might not always be as amazing as I had hoped but they normally have some resemblance to the picture attached to the recipe.
There is nothing worse than finding a recipe you want to try, [...]
This is part 2 in a series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made meals that can be home delivered in Canberra.
This is for all the busy people out there, the singles who don’t like cooking alone, the people who hate cooking or are really bad at it and find it frustrating [...]
Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to share with colleagues and visitor ACT Cancer Council President Christine Brill, and raising $183 for cancer research, prevention and support service programs in the process.
Ms Dunne has [...]
When the clock strikes midnight, it may be time for Cinderella to head home, but at Autolyse the party is just getting started.
Between 12am and 12pm, three or four experienced bakers are cooking up a storm in the Autolyse kitchen in Braddon. Using an authentic French oven, they turn out steaming hot loaves of fresh [...]
This is intended to be a 2-3 series of posts detailing some of the different options for pre-made refrigerated (not frozen) meals that can be home delivered in Canberra.
This is for all the busy people out there, the singles who don’t like cooking alone, the people who hate cooking or are really bad at it [...]
Braddon is known for its good coffee and abundance of bars and brunch venues. But no longer does your breakfast have to be a guilty pleasure. I’ve compiled this list of healthier breakfasts you can try in Canberra’s foodie hotspot. Whilst each of these places has more calorific (and terrific) options on their menu, below [...]
With exciting new restaurants bursting onto the Canberra food scene, it is easy to overlook old suburban favourites. But sometimes the been-in-business-for-years restaurant at the local shops is the best choice. And cheapest.
A bowl of rare beef pho noodle soup ($12)
One pay-day Thursday we ventured out in search of a quick bite to eat. “Food van,” [...]
In between sourcing suppliers for our shop, such as Gabriel Coffee (you can read about it here), the required documentation was signed off and we could finally commence the build.
We had contracted a builder very early on however, due to various commitments and other delays on the builder side, the shop continued to be at [...]
If you were a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, or the parent of a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, then you’ll definitely remember more than one birthday cake from the infamous Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake books.
There were the classic playing field cakes, animal shapes, Disney characters, birthday numbers and [...]
I think that a passionfruit sponge is the perfect treat to have and share on Mother’s Day. I have been thinking about sponge cakes this week because they remind me of my mother and growing up in the country.
My mother, May, was a dab hand at making sponges and often whipped one up for afternoon [...]
With the 13th Collector Village Pumpkin Festival underway, I thought I’d get into the spirit and share a pumpkin soup recipe with you all. It would make the perfect lunch or dinner on this windy autumn day.
I really like this velvety Italian version with just a hint of cloves. The recipe was given to me [...]
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore,” crooned Dean Martin. And there is something about dining in a decent Italian restaurant that captures your soul and makes you feel like you are falling in love. Maybe it’s the food, or maybe it’s the atmosphere. And Molto Italian seems to have found that magic ingredient.
Both Australia and New Zealand share the tradition of Anzac biscuits.
During World War I the women left at home made biscuits to send to the soldiers overseas.
These were called soldiers’ biscuits at first, but became known as Anzac biscuits after the Gallipoli landing in 1915.
Anzac biscuit recipes are similar to much older recipes for rolled [...]
The Cupping Room in Civic is probably one of Canberra’s most popular cafes. Whenever I drive past, tables are always full and sometimes there’s even a line out the door. I had family in town last weekend and decided to take them here for breakfast.
We arrived quite early, about 7.50am. I thought the cafe had [...]
Who likes Chinese dumplings? Do you prefer boiled dumplings (jiaozi), fried dumplings (guotie or gyoza), shark fins dumplings (yuchi shuijiao) or perhaps steamed Shanghai steamed bun (xiaolongbao)? Actually the distinction doesn’t really matter so much because Yat Bun Tong has them all. Plus a range of Cantonese, Shanghainese and even Beijing dishes.
A selection of dishes [...]
It’s a mixed bag this weekend: join other runners from the Capital region in the 2016 Australian Running Festival; brush up on your Shakespeare at Canberra Theatre Centre with Bell Shakespeare’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet; and, eat some amazing local street style food at The Forage.
2016 Australian Running Festival
Where: Event Village is at [...]
I’ve made this little beauty years ago for the specialty coffee championship in Canberra for my fellow coffee judges refreshment. It is very mild and pleasant on the pallet without the harshness of a raw onion — my least favourite taste in the world!
I enjoy making this egg delight together with my son and it’s a [...]
I’ve mentioned so many times before how much I love social media platforms for finding inspiration, they’re just so great. Just before Easter, Coles had a Facebook advertisement for the cutest Maltesers chocolate tart recipe; they were just adorable and I had to have them in my coffee shop, 3 Degrees Coffee, for Easter!
I decided to [...]