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: Coffee

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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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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Walt & Burley Arrives at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

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Well, it’s finally here. After 15 long years of Kingston Foreshore’s vision, we finally have the opening of Walt & Burley – a bar in such prime position down by the lake that you’ll wonder why it’s taken half a century to decide this is probably a good use of waterfront land.

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“Heard it on the Grapevine” – Vitis Braddon Opens its Doors

by The Editor

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Last night, the evolution of Braddon kicked up another gear this Thursday with a preview of Vitis Eatery in the old Ostratos site. As construction continues unabated along the strip, it was fantastic to see another venue prepare to throw open its doors.

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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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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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‘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.

Fyshwick’s first family: Coffee and Macarons at Dream Cuisine

by Barrister Barista

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‘Fyshwick is the pastry capital of Canberra’, Said No One, Ever #favouritenewhashtag.  We’re saying it now, because Canberra’s strangest suburb’s got talent, with a capital tea (or coffee).
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From the Vegan’s mouth: Sweet Bones Bakery Cafe

by Barrister Barista

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There’s a party going on in Braddon. No, not a house-warming party on Ijong St, a cafe-warming party on Lonsdale. Since Sweet Bones Bakery and Cafe opened in November 2012, the invite reads Vegans (and All) Welcome.
Now then, what can we tell you about our [metaphorical] hosts?  We know a bunch of things…

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