If you have ever found yourself in Woden around lunch time, you’ll understand that it’s not always easy to find somewhere delicious to eat.
Well, you can all now breathe a collective sigh of relief. Urban Bean Espresso Bar has stepped up its game under the watchful eye of the new head chef, Shane Johnson. While Urban Bean [...]
There’s no doubt Canberrans love their coffee. A new cafe pops up every five minutes, and research published by Roy Morgan earlier this year found that 68 per cent of us had visited a cafe for coffee in the last three months. This puts Canberra ahead of Sydney and Melbourne when it comes to the caffeine [...]
My dad grew up on an orange farm and has instilled in me a love for only the freshest and in season fruit and vegetables. There is just something so satisfying about biting into the first apple of the season or tossing a salad with crisp lettuce leaves and juicy fresh tomatoes.
Unfortunately, I think it [...]
I’ve recently started working in Belconnen and I’m yet to find a really great coffee shop nearby. Any suggestions?
I really liked Lava when I worked in Phillip, as well as Two Hands, ONA and Celestinos when I was in Fyshwick. Where in Belconnen serves up a comparable flat white?
All suggestions welcome.
Pub food is great winter food – hearty, down-to-earth and honest. When I go out for a pub meal, I’m looking for a comforting feed that won’t leave me hungry. This week’s taste off for Canberra’s best pub food definitely delivered in that department.
Votes came in for pubs all over Canberra and the surrounding region, [...]
Last weekend I shared my experience at Elemental and mentioned that I also stopped in at Barrio Collective Coffee, a few doors up. I wasn’t satisfied by my brief check-in last week so decided to stop in for breakfast.
We sat down to look over the menu and I really wasn’t sure what I felt like. [...]
We all know that energy needs fuel, your car or truck needs petrol, your home needs heating at this time of year especially using gas as energy, your office printer wouldn’t work without electricity.
Just like those devices, work crews around Canberra need to refuel their most precious asset – their human capital. And not just [...]
There are three certainties in life – death, taxes and getting a generous, well-priced counter meal at a pub.
Steaks, schnitzels, burgers or seafood – whatever your choice, a good pub feed is never regrettable. While it might not be the fanciest or healthiest of cuisines, when you order food at a pub, you are pretty [...]
I love a good wine tasting any day of the week no questions asked, but this weekend Canberra really turned on the weather and gave us the perfect conditions for a little wine tour of the region.
When we put the call out for your favourite Canberra wine last week, a number of different wineries from across [...]
When I heard about Elemental, the new paleo eatery in Braddon, I was intrigued but also not in a huge rush to try it out. I’m a little bit over food trends, as they do seem to be everywhere right now.
However, I had heard health food store Naked Foods had opened in Braddon, and so last weekend [...]
There is a time and place for quinoa, cold-pressed juices served in glass jars and so-called ‘bliss balls’ with ingredients like maca powder and activated almonds. Your first visit to Grease Monkey is not one of them.
Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Elouera Streets on a lot that used to be a mechanic’s workshop, [...]
Going with an oldie but a goodie for this week’s Cheap Eats. Gus’ in Civic was opened in the late 1960s and is one of the oldest cafes in Canberra. Looking at the menu I’m also reminded that Gus’ was also Canberra’s first outdoor cafe.
I really like Gus’. It’s extremely unpretentious, the food is simple [...]
We are now almost a month into winter and these colder Canberra nights call for hearty meals that warm you right up from the inside out. With colourful curries, rich sauces and enough chilli to get your blood pumping, Indian cuisine makes the perfect winter food.
Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best [...]
I’ve been meaning to try Monster Kitchen and Bar since it opened in Hotel Hotel last year. I had heard mixed reviews and was keen to try it out for myself.
Working so close to Hotel Hotel, I really had no excuses left not to visit. So last week I made a date to check it out for breakfast.
Walking into Nishi, the [...]
[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July. A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]
Kusina at Cooleman Court serves up modern Filipino cuisine, is a hub for Canberra’s Filipino community and has heaps of great value lunch specials.
Kusina is a restaurant I wish I’d discovered sooner. While I do most of my shopping at Cooleman Court, and it’s my go-to destination for Friday night takeaway, I’d somehow missed out on eating [...]
Indian food is much like Indian dancing – exciting, colourful, a little bit saucy and a lot spicy. I know I say this most weeks about most foods, but Indian is definitely one of my favourite cuisines.
My love of Indian food began when I worked in an Indian restaurant during high school and really took [...]
If you’re after a schnitzel as big as your head, try Braddon’s newest food offering, Schnitzel Haus in Lonsdale Street.
I know there’s one of these already in Canberra at Erindale but I have never tried it – and honestly I didn’t know it existed until the Braddon store popped up.
The newest Schnitzel Haus is located [...]
It might not be the best time of year for eating dinner outdoors, but when it comes to street food, even the cold winter nights aren’t keeping Canberrans away. This weekend I ventured out of winter hibernation to find Canberra’s best street food as voted by you in last week’s call out.
From the votes, it [...]
When I heard friends of ours were opening a new café called Patissez, I was very excited. After all, Anna and Gina Petridis had recently been contestants on My Kitchen Rules, and the family already own the very well-known My Café in Manuka, so it was going to be amazing, right?!
We were told to head [...]
After years of requests from customers, Brodburger has introduced oven-roasted beetroot and grilled pineapple on its burgers.
Whether you can’t go past a Brodchicken, the indulgent Broddeluxe or prefer the classic Brodburger, almost any burger (perhaps not the Brodsalmon?) tastes even better with beetroot and grilled pineapple.
For those who firmly believe pineapple and beetroot have no [...]
This week for Cheap Eats I thought I’d try somewhere a little different. I was recommended a place that is kind of like a cafe and kind of like a street food vendor, but doesn’t really fit entirely into either category.
Tuck Shop in Civic can really only be described by its name. It’s a hole in [...]
Canberra’s street food scene has seen a bit of a revival of late. From food vans to shipping containers, there are a whole bunch of new food vendors that have hit Canberra’s streets in the last year or so. They join a few well-established institutions to make Canberra’s street food scene alive and very well.
Canberra’s recent string of sub-zero mornings and only slightly warmer days have made it perfect pho weather. A hot, lightly spiced bowl of steaming broth, beef, rice noodles, bean shoots and chilli can raise your core temperature in a way few other foods can.
There were several strong contenders for this week’s taste off, with Simply [...]
[ 12 June 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]
As Winter sets in, we can anticipate the joys and comfort of fires, warm hot pots, roasts, and rustic living. For those of us are ambitious enough to leave our cocoons of warmth in these chilly days, Poacher’s Pantry in offering a tour of their smokehouse as part of the Canberra Environment Centre’s SUSTAINability workshops.