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Ricardo's Golden Egg. Image: Tim Bean Photography

Your Easter Bucket List

Belinda Neame

It’s Easter and that usually means lots and lots of chocolate…

…usually the same old Cadbury Dairy Milk. But mix it up a bit with one of these Easter treat options around town this weekend….

Ricardo’s

Hop over to Jamison Plaza and visit Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie to indulge in their incredibly delicious desserts, including the new Ricardo’s Golden Egg Easter Trifle. This handcrafted Easter egg includes all your favourite Easter desserts with hot cross bun, raspberry jelly, chocolate brownie, sponge and mini eggs all packed into one beautiful package!

If that doesn’t sound like your jam (although I don’t think there would be many of you), Ricardo’s is also offering adorable hot cross bun macarons and delicate chocolate bunnies, so there’s something for every chocoholic.

Ricardo’s | Jamison Plaza, 1 Bowman Street, Jamison | 6251 2666 | ricardoscafe.com

Robyn Rowe

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Made with the highest quality imported Belgian Callebaut Fair Trade couverture, Robyn Rowe has some beautiful handmade chocolates this Easter. Choose from flavours including ginger, peppermint, caramel, hazelnut praline, French vanilla and espresso, jasmine green tea, cherry port, Frangelico or Irish Cream varieties.

Robyn Rowe’s Chocolate d’Or | 1153 Nanima Road, Murrumbateman | Open Thursday-Monday 10am-5pm | www.robynrowechocolates.com.au | Closed Easter Friday and Sunday

Danny’s Bakery

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Bigger than your hand and dusted with icing sugar, these sourdough babies are the goods—just warm them up and spread them with some good quality butter and you have the ultimate Easter morning treat.

Danny’s Bakery| 6 Iluka Street, Narrabundah | Monday-Friday 5am – 4pm & Saturday 5am – 1:30pm| facebook.com/DannysBakery

Koko Black

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There’s no denying the beauty in Koko Black’s chocolate selection and their Easter offerings are no exception. So much to choose from including the ‘Easter Box’ filled with 36 individually chosen delicacies, Egg Pops and more!

Koko Black | Canberra Centre, Bunda Street | Monday to Thursday 8.30am–10pm, Friday 8.30am–11pm, Saturday 10am–11pm, Sunday 10am–6pm | www.kokoblack.com | Check in store for Easter trading hours  

Pâtissez


Forget the Freakshake this weekend and go for one of Pâtissez’s gooey custard stuffed dough and house made choc fudge brownie doughnuts.

Pâtissez Manuka | 2/21 Bouganville Street, Manuka | 7.30am – 5pm the entire Easter weekend | www.patissez.com.au

Enigma Fine Chocolates

It’s an ‘Easter Feaster’ with exquisite Enigma Fine Chocolates at the Bus Depot Markets on Easter Sunday. Enigma will be there with their delicious Easter range including miniature chocolate Easter bunnies in a range of cocoa strengths as well as white, milk, hazelnut and the popular caramelised milk chocolate and popcorn.

Enigma Fine Chocolates | Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Ave, Kingston | Easter Sunday from 10am – 4pm | www.enigmafinechocolates.com.au

Mr Frugii

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Who doesn’t love gelato at any time of the year? You cannot go past Frugii for a true chocolate Gelato hit! Frugii’s Gelato is made with fresh milk, cream and sugars, which are masterfully combined with their own chocolates, nut pastes and organic fruits. Don’t miss the Hot Cross Bun flavour!

Mr Frugii | ORI Building, Lonsdale Street, Braddon | Open Easter Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 11pm  | www.frugii.com 

GUILD

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Nutella Pizza and board games, now that’s a combo the whole family can have fun with over the Easter weekend. Choose from Guild’s massive range of boards games while you indulge in a pizza smothered with Nutella, and served with vanilla sugar, melted marshmallows, crushed nuts and vanilla ice-cream.

Guild | Lower Ground, Bailey’s Arcade, London Circuit, Canberra City | Open Easter Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 12am | www.guild.house

Sweet Bones Bakery

For the vegan in your life (or just anyone who loves delicious stuff), pop by Sweet Bones and grab some of their Hot Cross Buns!

Sweet Bones Bakery | 8/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | Open until 3pm Easter Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday | sweetbonescompany.com

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Belinda Neame

Belinda is HerCanberra's Admin and Events Coordinator. A foodie and lover of handmade, Belinda enjoys nothing more than a good coffee and seeing Canberra businesses thrive. In her 'spare time', Belinda organises the quarterly Canberra street food event, The Forage with her husband Tim. More about the Author