The Canberran

A snobby (though tongue-in-cheek) look at the finer sides of the National Capital. Got a tip? Email editor@thecanberran.com

Category: Cafe

Drive-Through or Drive In? Dining at Space Kitchen

by The Editor

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For many, the idea of dining in a car park is a foreign one. For others, it reeks of Melbourne-cool and appears urbane and edgy.

Well, while not quite underground, Space Kitchen has opened, and we were certainly intrigued to see who heads to Woden on a weekend for brunch in a car park.

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Where the Hell is a good breakfast in this town?

by The Editor

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Going out for breakfast is something of a weekend indulgence. Rather than slinking from the bedroom to the kitchen, blearily throwing on a pot of coffee and scraping some butter across a piece of toast, we get buffed and polished and head out into the sun to for a coffee, juice and plate of recovery-food that will probably cost the best part of $30.00.

The problem is that what’s on offer isn’t very good.

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Canberra Secrets: The Turkish Halal Pide House

by The Editor

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Here at The Canberran, we’re more than a little partial to exploring the latest dining trends and trailing a targeted tastebud over recent wine releases.

However, sometimes all you need is a bit of comfort food – something that is fast and filling and great value – and there are few places in Canberra that do this any better than Yarralumla’s Halal Turkish Pide House. If you are a recent Canberran who is yet to discover local institution, you’re having it for dinner tonight.

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How’s the Serenity? Checking out Muse Canberra

by The Editor

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While we really can’t imagine Darrel Kerrigan sitting back with a copy of Greg Sheridan’s biography, Muse Canberra may just be the bookstore-cum-restaurant that we’ve been looking for.

So, what is it?

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Canberra’s Coffee Culture Goes Global

by The Editor

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It’s no secret that Australians love their coffee. So embedded are we that sometimes we forget just how differently we treat the roasted brew compared to other English-speaking countries. This was highlighted recently on the BBC and, in particular, in regard to what’s happening here in Canberra.

But more about that in a moment…

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A.Baker at New Acton – Lightning Review

by The Editor

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It seems like forever since our beloved Parlour and wine room suffered at the hands of an unruly pizza oven and burnt to the ground.  Not that it was in any way Parlour’s fault (the oven belonged to the restaurant next door), however since then, epicurean Canberrans have mourned their loss from the heart of the New Acton precinct.

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Dry Bars – The Pubs with no Beer

by The Editor

ProhibitionYesterday we read of an interesting mini-movement of sorts that is attracting some attention in London. For reasons we fail to understand, there is a slow-growing movement for bars to be established… without alcohol.

Huh? Whut?

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Mint Road Cafe and Dolce e Salato and Autolyse

by The Editor

Mint Rd logoYears after Silo had the Canberra bakery set pretty much sewn up, it appears a number of new players are moving into the cafe/bakery scene.  Be it with a focus on Italian cuisine, the sourcing of products from across the region, or classic French style, it appears there are plenty of options across the tree-lined avenues of Canberra for those seeking their daily bread.

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Eight to One it’s Taco Time at Elk & Pea

by The Editor

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Street food. What’s not to love? Wherever one travels across the globe a city can be judged on the merits of its food. With this in mind, Elk & Pea has gone further than most by reinventing its entire menu around Southern American and Mexican Cuisine.

Ole!

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‘Sup? Oh, it’s a Hole-in-the-Wall!

by The Editor

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1. to take (liquid food, or any liquid) into the mouth in small quantities, as from a spoon or cup; sip. – dictionary.com

2. a greeting, an abbreviation of “What’s Up?” – Urban Dictionary

3. The city’s smallest cafe – The Canberran

There’s big plans for this little venue – and it all kicks off tomorrow.