I love trying different foods from around the world and, after the response to the call out for Canberra’s best Thai food a few weeks back, it seems I am not alone in this love affair. This week I am indulging all those global food lovers out there and looking for Canberra’s best Turkish restaurant.
Turkey is [...]
Like most baked goods, the best vanilla slices are homemade. I grew up eating French vanilla slices made by my Mum’s godfather, and while I’ve yet to taste a version that’s better, a good bakery or patisserie vanilla slice can come pretty close.
We put out the call out for Canberra’s best vanilla slice last week, [...]
If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna [...]
If you’ve left it to the last minute to organise Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, stop panicking and start reading.
Our guide to Canberra cafes and restaurants offering special Mother’s Day menus is certainly not exhaustive, so let us know what we’ve missed in the comments below.
Bookplate at the National Library is hosting lavish [...]
Red Brick Espresso at Curtin shops is one of my favourite neighbourhood coffee haunts. It’s been around for a few years now, and on weekend mornings the line for coffee can snake out the door and around the side of the building.
I’m a regular Red Brick Espresso coffee drinker, and often forget that it has [...]
When it comes to vanilla slice, there seems to be no middle ground. You either love them enough to travel to the other side of Canberra for a good one, or you think the nickname ‘snot blocks’ is entirely reasonable.
While I’ll agree that a bad vanilla slice – the kind with bright yellow, rubbery custard and cheap [...]
Chai is one of my favourite drinks in the cooler months. A good cup of chai is like a warm hug for your insides when everything outside is cold and gloomy.
In this week’s call out for Canberra’s best chai, there was only one place on everyone’s lips – Real Chai. This local Canberra company is incredibly popular [...]
Downtown Milk Bar in Manuka is one of my favourite places in Canberra. It’s so “old school” without the need for vintage lamps, mismatched furniture, or old beer bottles for water. This place is actually what a traditional milk bar should be, but with a modern twist that doesn’t take away from its vibe.
I went through [...]
Last week I was invited to attend the DINNER WITH WHISKY event at Hotel Realm, hosted by renowned whisky personality Martine Nouet.
Wednesdays are date night in our house, so I was a little bit sneaky and told my boyfriend Mike that I was taking him somewhere special. He didn’t find out until later that I was [...]
For those commemorating Anzac Day by attending Saturday’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, here’s a quick guide to Canberra cafes open for breakfast following the service.
1. ONA on the Lawns, Manuka
Our trading hours for Anzac Day! Hope to see you all after the dawn service #onacoffee #onaonthelawns #visitcanberra #breakfastincanberra
photo posted by ONA ON THE [...]
When it comes to great places to eat in and around Deakin, Canberra’s foodies are likely to steer you towards Beess and Co in Yarralumla, 210 Degrees in Hughes or perhaps Double Shot at Deakin shops.
And while each of these places is worth a visit, there’s one local and unpretentious café that is often overlooked: [...]
Two former Canberrans with a love for gin have made their dream of opening a small distillery in Sydney a reality.
Like many young Canberrans, Griffin Blumer and Jesse Kennedy moved to Sydney’s Inner West in their early twenties. They are now opening a small gin distillery, Poor Toms, in Marrickville, and hope to release their first batch [...]
We are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to global cuisine in Canberra. We are a multicultural city and our collective love of food is reflected in the large number and variety of restaurants we have to choose from. Personally, my favourite changes every day of the week, but there is one cuisine that [...]
Craft beer is a topic that gets a lot of people excited, rookies like me included. It causes much debate globally and the same goes in Canberra it seems. This week’s Best of Canberra local craft beer call out saw much debate among RiotACT readers, which, for some, quickly evolved into a conversation about the cost [...]
Readers were quick to respond when I recently reviewed ONA in Fyshwick, disagreeing with my thoughts on the service and portion sizes. Having previously been a regular at ONA on the Lawns in Manuka (before the renovation) I thought I would head back there and give ONA another chance.
I have to say, I love the [...]
When I was a vegetarian, I didn’t miss steak, had no desire to eat buffalo wings and couldn’t understand why people were so obsessed with pulled pork. Then Smoque opened in Bailey’s Corner in the city and my years of happily choosing tofu over meat were over – I was devouring pork ribs within minutes [...]
ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic has been crowned World Barista Champion at the World Barista Championships in the United States this morning.
The long-term Canberran is the first Australian to win the title since 2003, beating finalists from the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom and France to do so.
It was Sasa’s first time representing Australia [...]
Autumn in Canberra has now well and truly set in and last week’s cooler weather was perfect for eating toasted sandwiches. After a short holiday away, I was keen to get back into this week’s Taste Off and warm up with some of Canberra’s best toasties. Big thanks to Alexandra for taking over while I [...]
When eighty/twenty opened its doors not too long ago, I thought it was going to be confusing having a restaurant called eighty/twenty directly across from Eightysix, but the two have definitely set themselves apart.
eighty/twenty has been all over my Facebook feed since opening, with people raving about the healthy, well balanced menu.
The eighty/twenty concept is about [...]
The Canberra Environment Centre has released its new batch of workshops scheduled to run over the next few months. Workshops are held almost every Tuesday and Saturday with making blue vein cheese next up this Saturday 11 April.
Other topics cover a wide range of skills including cooking from scratch and sustainable home design. Old favourites [...]
Canberra foodies, rejoice. Sage Dining Room’s Taste and Test series is back for another season.
For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: $75 buys you a surprise five-course meal and the opportunity to provide feedback on each dish. The menu changes weekly, and after five weeks, the most popular items end up on Sage’s new winter [...]
As the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho for a hearty and cheap meal, which is how I ended up at Pho Hub on Benjamin Way for this week’s cheap eats.
Despite working just around the corner, I only discovered Pho Hub last week. Apparently it has a very [...]
Everyone loves a good toasted sandwich. My favourite moment of the toasted sandwich experience is that first bite when all the melted cheese starts to ooze out and you have to catch it with your tongue. You all know what I’m talking about – it’s the moment when you know you’re onto a good toastie.
I constantly see Facebook friends checking in at Good Brother in Dickson, so recently when a reader requested a review of the cafe I jumped at the opportunity. Bright and early Saturday morning, before MORE furniture shopping, my partner and I made our way to Dickson.
Good Brother is nestled behind the Greek restaurant Plaka, probably [...]
With the Easter long weekend just around the corner, here’s a quick (but certainly not exhaustive) guide to what’s open in Canberra on Good Friday.
Cafes and restaurants
Penny University in Kingston is open 7am to 4pm every day of the Easter long weekend, including Good Friday.
Wilbur’s Cafe and Bar in Hackett is open 8am to 9pm, [...]