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Category: Rumours

Where to next for Lonsdale Street Roasters?

by The Editor

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Since launching, Lonsdale Street Roasters has been something of a sensation in the Canberra coffee circuit. Patient addicts would form an orderly queue at the Braddon outlet, keen to get a daily dose of the delights on offer.

When demand outstripped capacity, it was time for a second venue to open – and where else but Lonsdale Street? However, with the commencement of the New Year it appears the operators are keen to spread their wings. This time it may be on a different side of the lake altogether.

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The Cafe Formerly Known as Milk & Honey

by The Editor

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They say a week is a long time in politics.  In the world of hospitality, ten years is basically a lifetime.  With that in mind, its worth tipping a hat to Miriana Cavic and Jamie Thompson who, for the best part of a decade, were the front-line faces of Milk & Honey.  On New Year’s Eve, the gang held a party at their Bunda Street institution, fare-welling staff, customers and friends with one last hurrah and closed their doors one last time.  It will certainly be missed.

In the early days of 2013 the keys were handed over to a new owner.  Almost immediately works began on refurbishing the venue – so what can we expect in the months to come?

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Me & Mrs Jones

by The Editor

Updated Monday 19 November: Me & Mrs Jones is now open. Trading is 7 days a week from 7.30am.  We’ll have a review on the experience up soon

The hoardings have been up for months as the corner of Giles and Kennedy Streets in Kingston was gutted and almost entirely rebuilt. A week ago they were removed, leaving a burgundy facade with large black-framed windows blacked out with plastic to deter curious passers-by.

So what exactly is Me & Mrs Jones?

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Jamie’s Italian: Very Soon?

by The Editor

Updated:  Ay Carumba!!  As noted by commentor Simon – The Canberra Times now lists Guzman y Gomez as the new Restaurant in the Canberra Centre.  We love tacos, so are far from disappointed.  Perhaps we’ll have to wait a little longer for Jamie to arrive…

In the 6 July 2012 online edition of The Canberra Times (See?We can do it!) , Megan Doherty touches on some developments at The Canberra Centre other than those we’ve discussed on recent days. One sentence in particular stood out: a statement by Canberra Centre management regarding a new street front restaurant.

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The Apple Store?

by The Editor

Update:  Well, it’s good to see The Canberran and its commentors forming an uncredited basis for Megan Doherty’s story that made the Technology section of the Sydney Morning Herald’s website this morning.

Where’s the love?

Well, between Nick, Nich0las and a couple of unnamed sources it appears we’ve managed to confirm a Zara outlet for the Canberra Centre.

So, with Apple advertising via their website for retail staff in Canberra, where will a new shiny glass store be located? We think Jono M hit the nail on the head.

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Rumours – Canberra Centre

by The Editor

Well, well, well… there are interesting moves at the Canberra Centre.

Thanks to a tip-off from our reliable source DB, it appears the biggest change since the launch of the Bunda Street extension is about to hit city’s shopping hub.  The Canberran recently ventured out with a camera phone to examine movements around the mall, and photograph the rumours’ ground zero.

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Sneak Peek: Playground (It’s a Bar!)

by The Editor

Like chalk on a blackboard at school

Walking through Garema Place over the last few months it has become increasingly evident a new venue is on the way. Firstly there were the wooden hoardings, somewhere between Honkytonks and Academy in a part of town increasingly Melbourne-esque. Then the spray paint arrived, announcing that ‘playtime’ coming soon, a Facebook page and little else. Finally the façade was painted black and something like a logo appeared.

Playground, huh? What exactly do they mean?

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Found: Coffee Writer – Barrister Barista is on the Case

by The Editor

The Canberran enjoys the finer things in life ­– and coffee should be one of the finest. To keep Canberra’s coffee above the line, we have engaged our very own coffee counsel, Barrister Barista. Hooray!

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Rumours: Big Moves at Lonsdale Street Roasters

by The Editor

Exactly how long does it take to build a Canberra institution?  A decade (The Phoenix)?  Four years (Brodburger)?  Eighteen months?

If you were rather surprised to discover Lonsdale Street Roasters had been part of the Northside coffee-set for less than two years you’re not on your own.

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What’s Happening in Garema Place?

by The Editor

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Although The Music Shop has been closed for a while (thanks to most people buying online and Hipsters returning to hi-speed dubbing), there appears to be a frenzy of activity in Garema House.

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