Googfest Masthead

First Look: Nellie’s Café and Bar

Nellie glides effortlessly through Canberra’s party scene, her style timeless and chic. The creator of sparkling conversation, delicious drinks and cute baked treats, Nellie is who everyone wants at their party. But Nellie isn’t a person—she’s a caravan. The product of four years planning for owners Lisa Hudson and Michael Hammond, Nellie’s Café and Bar […]

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Bottoms up! DIY summer cocktails

Starting to get a little sick of wine? Me neither. But summer’s here to stay, so it’s probably time to mix it up a bit. That’s right friends – it’s time to dust off the hard liquor, bust out your favourite Hawaiian shirt and get your best Tom Cruise impersonation ready. It’s cocktail time. Embarrassingly, my first experience with something […]

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Marco Pierre White is coming to Canberra

Canberra Good Food Month, presented by Citi, has announced a talent-filled programme for March 2018. International and home-grown chefs, esteemed restaurants and flavour-packed collaborations will ignite the nation’s capital and invite locals to reimagine Canberra’s thriving food scene over 31 inspiring days. Venessa Cowell, Director of Food Events, Fairfax Media said: “With hotly-tipped talent, beloved […]

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No Name Lane landing some of Braddon’s biggest names

Cult Braddon eateries Barrio Collective and Lazy Su’s have confirmed they are opening off-shoot restaurants in Civic’s business district. The establishments are joining a growing collective on No Name Lane and the block underneath the new Mayfair apartments on Alinga Street and West Row. Just this week, Malaysian Street Food restaurant Ming’s Pantry opened its […]

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Canberra: get ready for half priced dining

There’s no such thing as a free lunch —but in Canberra there is now such a thing as a half-priced dinner. New restaurant discovery service First Table will launch in Canberra next Monday 15 January, with restaurants offering half-priced early dinner deals to registered users. First Table offers exclusive deals to diners booking early evening seating […]

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Picnics reinvented

We speak to a new start-up that takes picnics to the next level. Picnics sure aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days of cobbling together some cold meats and salads and cramming onto a well-worn blanket. The modern picnic has gone upmarket, thanks to some of the biggest names in Canberra’s food […]

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Where to find brunch + coffee this weekend

Everyone’s gotta take a break over the festive season – even the cafes. A few of our favourite places took a well-earned rest over Christmas, but never fear: if you’re dying to get your brunch and coffee fix this weekend, here’s our extensive list of places that will have reopened for normal trading hours this […]

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Five summer salads to start the New Year right

Ate your own body weight in Christmas ham and now considering buying full-body spanx and a caftan? I hear ya. And really, why should we stop now? I mean, it would be so easy to just keep on gorging all summer long. But c’mon! We’re better than that. So before you pick up your KFC family bucket, […]

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10+ cool pram-friendly café escapes

 Roomy, airy and most importantly, cool. Beat the heat with your little one with these pram-friendly café escapes.  Marble and Grain Cool both literally and figuratively, there’s plenty of room to move in this café/restaurant/bar, and comfortable sofas to sink in and watch passers-by. 25 Mort St, Braddon | marbleandgrain.com.au Toots play space and café […]

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The Scoop: best places for ice cream

There’s nothing better than a cold scoop on a hot day. Whether it’s a half melted gelato dripping onto the pavement or a freezing cold Paddle Pop from the supermarket, ice cream just hits the spot during Summer. Here are some of our favourite ice cream vendors for summer. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is all about ice […]

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