Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Bite to Eat, Canberra

Shop 8, Eggleston Crescent
Canberra ACT 2606
Ph: (02) 62...

Seeking a bit of R & R over the Queen's birthday weekend I visited Serenity Later in the nation's capital- though sadly it did not include the famous fireworks frenzy which sees Canberra light up and fizzle out over the same weekend.

Instead we made our way to Chifley for a bite to eat at the eponymous cafe. First impressions about this place were misplaced - it's out in the middle of a tiny strip of shops away from the city centre and is open odd hours (Mon-Sat until 3pm although dinner's available Wed-Fri to 9pm). But this is Canberra. Or is it?

Taking a seat, there was a distinctly Melbourne vibe about the place - with the mismatched kitschy furnishings and brightly coloured walls. This place is inviting so you can hang out in the comfy couches or wander out to the sunny courtyard. The menu has some interesting combinations on sandwiches including glazed pear, roast capsicum and blue cheese and roast chicken with tarragon mayonnaise (not pictured because it was practically inhaled it was so good!). They bake lots of pastries and cakes on site each day. Breakfast offerings are extensive and available all day and the hot chocolate served in a generous bowl definitely lends itself to making you hang around for awhile. Then again there's a wall of classifieds, drawings and photos to keep you amused - apologies for the bad photo quality!

1 comment:

  1. I discovered this place last year on a visit home. Now a regular Canberra favourite. Breakfast is great and so is the coffee.


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