Author: Talia Liolios

Cafés with personality & superb cups of coffee

As a self-proclaimed coffee fanatic and a writer, it’s important to have a hit-list of trusted cafés in your local area to escape to. Whether it be in of caffeine or simply somewhere to study, Canberra Centre has an array of unique cafés you won’t mind waiting in queue for. Specialising in only the most premium coffee, offering city-goers something niche and keeping shoppers fuelled on their endeavours; Canberra Centre homes cafés with personality. Wreckless by LSR While Reckless sits in a little hideout under the escalators, the venue is no secret to city workers. In the early AM...

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5 food fads some influencer made popular

Even if we don’t know what they mean, we’ve all heard of the Keto and Paleo diet. But somebody ‘important’ has come in with a new set of fad food diets to keep you even more hungry (or energised depending on their sugar levels). We aren’t suggesting you take up any of these diets, but they are interesting to keep on your radar – or take up for a week before giving into a choc-top at the cinemas. Nordic Diet It’s like the Mediterranean diet, only some argue the Nordics are doing it best. Similarly, the two believe in...

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A Royal Kid’s High Tea

Throw on your best Disney princess costume, First Edition at Novotel is hosting their Kid’s High Tea Royal style ! On Monday 20 May 11am – 1pm guests are in for a lot of fun at this event designed to entertain the little ones with the help of the Gecko Gang while parents sit back and enjoy all the relaxing pleasures of tea, cakes and a smile from ear to ear from their children. Get the kiddies out of the house for a morning of face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon animals, music and dancing. Let your little one pick...

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A (healthy) obsession to Future Foods

One of the best things about my job is going behind the scenes of local businesses and understanding what makes them tick. First impressions of Bitten Goodfoods on Lonsdale St are a trendy health food shop with a sexy Instagram and extraordinary smoothies; but after sitting down with co-owners Alex & John and undressing their menu I understood the humble foods are deeply satisfying for more than just their tastes. A little background on Alex, she started Bitten as a response to her chronic illness, which has been the driving force for her café and grocer offering locals a...

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GourMay: Week 2 Wrap Up

In week two we enjoyed a healthy mix of food groups. Agostini’s filled a carafe of sangiovese from their tap wines to pair with our ragu. Lanterne Rooms surprised us with a spicy Vindaloo over Angus tenderloins. Bellucis turned on their deep in colour and rich in flavour squid ink risotto paired with one of the best local brands of wine – Mada. Walt & Burley showed us how to put a Mediterranean spin on salmon and turn it into a dish of exotic flavours. The lunch we had at Gather was vibrant and bursting with freshness from the...

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