Whether you’re in a rush to get to your next meeting or looking for a little something to satisfy your appetite before heading out on a night on the town, getting to know a few of the best quick bites around town is a must. So here is your guide to our favourite sweet, savoury and sometimes spicy, small bites.
Although some people turn up their nose at the thought of a vegan café, Sweet Bones is in a league of its own in Braddon – and they are nailing it! If you’re on-the-go and are in the need of a sweet treat to get you through the day, I highly recommend picking up a Cinnamon Scroll to take away.
If you happen to be on the south side of town, you can’t go past Space Kitchen for a sneaky sweet treat! With a display case full of brightly coloured cakes and goodies, there is plenty to choose from! If available, make sure you indulge in a delectable Nutella filled doughnut… it’s chock-full of Nutella… enough said.
Heading toward the north side, if you’re in Belconnen for the second half of the week, feed that sweet tooth at Knead Patisserie located at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. The patisserie boasts a great range of hand-made bagels, tarts and cheesecake creations to satisfy your cravings. The macaroons are definitely a must-try!
Young & Frisky
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What would a bar snacks menu be without a little fried chicken? Gungahlin peeps have got it pretty good with some of the best bite-sized delights coming out of Hopscotch’s newest venture Young & Frisky. Split a bucket of its famous Frisky Fried Chicken with your choice of delicious dipping sauce (personally I love the blue cheese ranch). Or if your feeling peckish and want something even smaller, don’t look past the popcorn chicken.
If you’ve found yourself lost in the far north stretched of Canberra then you’re probably in Casey. While you’re there drop into resident gastropub Casey Jones for a drink and a bite to eat. Once you’ve ordered a brew or two, make sure you try its Mini Sliders complete with soft shell crab, cabbage and salsa.
For a bar bite that is truly the duck’s nuts you can’t fly by Dickson’s local. Looking through the small bites section of the menu, the Peking Duck Fries is clearly the standout. Topped with roast duck, melted cheese, crispy shallots, coriander and hoisin sauce, this dish is worthy of any beverage.
The perfect place for a light meal or a bunch of share plates to make a feast, AKIBA is one of Canberra’s any time favourites. If you’re in the mood for a something off the Raw Bar then you can’t go past the Tuna Tartare or the Ocean Trout Ceviche, moving on street food a must-try is definitely the Kimchi and Angasi Pancake.
If you’re in Braddon and look for something light then drop into Marble & Grain on Mort Street. With more than just options from the grill, Marble & Grain serves up a fantastic Gruyere Cheese Souffle, complete with walnuts, grapes and vincotto.
With the last minutes of autumn still remaining, why not celebrate with an autumn salad at the Meating Room. Showcasing all your favourite autumn flavours including, roast pumpkin, capsicum, spinach, baby beets and topped with fetta and a pistachio crumb, this is a great light meal for lunch or dinner.