For my birthday, my family and I went to Canberra for the weekend. Many of my friends associated Canberra with boredom, but I corrected them and told them that Canberra is one of the best places for eating.
I was so excited to go to Canberra, I had drawn up a list of sweet places that I should visit. There were so many other places that I wanted to go to, but it was too hard with a teething 7 month old baby.
Here are some places that I visited:
Penny University Roasters
I had heard so many great things about this café. I was drawn to this café mainly because they sell my beloved cronuts. Unfortunately for me, they only sell cronuts Wednesday-Sunday. I was so devastated! Nevertheless, I ate here anyway. I ended up ordering two breakfasts, because I got serious breakfast envy when I saw my Husband’s Croissant French Toast.
The Croissant French Toast was so amazing that I was having a food orgasm whilst eating it. The Croissant French Toast is a croissant made like a French Toast and is filled with caramelized banana, topped with strawberries, cinnamon mascarpone and maple syrup. The combination of all those ingredients worked so well, and I did not find it too sweet. This Croissant French Toast was to die for!
I also ended up ordering a hot chocolate. I always order a hot chocolate when I visit new cafés. Most of the time when I order a hot chocolate they have been disappointing. The hot chocolate at Penny University Roasters did not disappoint. The hot chocolate was made with real chocolate, you just have to give it a stir to mix the chocolate in the milk. The milk was not too hot and was frothed to perfection.
For coffee lovers, my Husband said their coffee is amazing. (I do not like coffee)
Hopefully I can re-visit soon so I can try their cronuts.
Penny University Roasters is located at:
15 Kennedy St, Kingston ACT 2604
Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie
Ever since I saw their photo of their Cronuts on Facebook, I have been obsessing over visiting Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie. I ended up going to Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie on my birthday. When we arrived at Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie, it was so packed, so we decided that we would not eat there. I went inside and lined up to order my Cronut. Whilst lining up, I noticed they had many amazing looking desserts in their displays.
The Cronuts looked very nice. I thought that the Cookie Dough Cronut was filled with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, but the staff working there told me it is Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream made into a mousse.
In the end I decided that I would buy a Cookie Dough Cronut and the Gay Time Cake.
When I got back to the hotel I tried the Cookie Dough Cronut, my first reaction was “too sickly sweet” , I could not eat any more of the Cronut.The filling was too sweet for me, however the Cronut itself was nice.
Next I tried the Gay Time Cake, and once again I found it to be too sweet for me, I just found the whole dessert to taste too sugary. The mousse inside the cake was a nice texture though.
I honestly felt that whilst their cakes look good, I did not think they tasted good.
Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie is located at:
Jamison Plaza Bowman Street Macquarie, ACT 2614
A visit to Canberra is not complete until you make a visit to Mr Frugii at the Old Bus Depot Markets. I had been dying to get my Mr Frugii Ice Cream fix for weeks. I ended up buying a large and a small tub of the Pavlova Ice Cream. This time the Pavlova Ice Cream was made with mango ice cream. As usual, it tasted amazing.
Mr Frugii is located at the Old Bus Depot Markets:
21 Wentworth Avenue, ACT.
I happened to stumble across Dutch Divine at the Old Bus Depot Markets because I noticed there was a large crowd gathered around her stall. I went and had a look and noticed lots of home made delicious biscuits, Stroopwafels and Caramel Waffles. I ate a sample of her goods and I was so impressed. The Stroopwafels were amazing and I immediately fell in love with her Almond Delicates Biscuits. The Almond Delicates Biscuits were very buttery and had a lovely hint of cinnamon. I ended up buying three packets of her Almond Delicates Biscuits.
Dutch Divine is located at the Old Bus Depot Markets:
21 Wentworth Avenue, ACT.
Overall I had a fantastic time in Canberra, I probably would have eaten more sweet things, but I could not stomach any more sweets. I cannot wait to visit Canberra again soon. There are so many new cafés that I want to try.