Author: Kate Hudson

Suburban Series: Downer

Who would thought there was great coffee, local wine and a beautiful yoga space hidden in the leafy old suburb of Downer? Well, now you know. In the newly refurbished village tucked away on Frencham Street, is a red brick building bursting with passionate locals and good vibes. Gang Gang Cafe   Open for breakfast and lunch from 7am daily, Gang Gang café has a relaxed, eclectic feel. Impressive tapestries, greenery and groovy couches are inside, where you will find people sipping coffee amongst the interesting artwork. Outside there is a covered area with large tables, which are perfect...

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Oh baby, I need a coffee! Best child-friendly cafes in Canberra

Highchairs, bottles, safe crawling spaces, tantrums, babychinos, teething rusks, puree pouches, rice crackers, baby wipes, change tables, breastfeeding, food scraps on the floor, prams getting jammed. These are some of the fun things that mums (and dads) have to consider when venturing out of the house with a baby. Whether it’s to escape the same four walls you have been looking at for days, breathe in some fresh air that doesn’t smell like sour milk, or you just feel the urge to hook your arm up to an IV drip of coffee, it’s important to know that you’re not alone....

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Nosh stays up late for dinner

‘Nosh’ means to eat enthusiastically. Originally born in Melbourne in 2017, Nosh made its way to fill the bellies of Canberrans in 2018. Their aim is to share delicious, fresh produce in the most natural form possible to create healthy and nourishing dishes. And now, they do dinner! We were lucky enough to attend the launch of their new dinner menu, which is filled with amazing flavours. The mission of Nosh is to inspire the community to prioritise wellness by connecting them to real food. They’re committed to creating transparency around what’s in your food and where it came...

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Suburban series: Aranda

Located at the bottom of Black Mountain, Aranda is known for its beautiful bush setting. Tucked away in the scrub on Bandjalong Crescent is the unique group of suburban shops, which have come to life over the last few years. Due to the love and care from the shop owners and locals, Aranda shops have gone from derelict to delightful! Two Before Ten The sound of Two Before Ten coffee beans can be heard in the grinding machines of many Canberra cafes, but did you know they’re roasted in the lovely Belconnen suburb of Aranda? In addition to their...

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hip hop King strikes again with a banger, and he’s coming to Canberra!

Aussie hip hop veteran Drapht has been producing catchy tunes for nearly two decades. The Perth-based artist started making his mark in the early 2000s and has since received an ARIA award for Best Urban Album and toured with countless talent. His latest single Summer They Say is infectious and packed with plenty of attitude. I had a chat to Drapht (also known as Paul Reid) about his regional Australian tour and how he creates his unique sound ahead of his Kambri at ANU performance on Saturday 23 November. ”I like the fact that you can have an internet...

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