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 Post subject: Canberra
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:22 pm 
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I'm going to be traveling through Canberra on my way to and from visiting family in June. Any must-eats? I'm also into fancy coffee roasters, so recommendations for those are welcome, too. Also I'll probably just be there for one meal arriving and one meal leaving--most of my time's gonna be in rural NSW. Top twos are recommended!


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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:41 am 
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Woo Canberra! Sweet Bones is a must-do, it's a vegan bakery/cafe in Braddon (just north of the city centre- like a ten minute walk max). They're open from 8am to 2-3pm (depending on the day), the food is super good and they get their coffee from a local roaster that's a few doors down from there. It's my favourite!

Au Lac is also good for dinners. It's a vegetarian (I think there are only a couple of things there that aren't vegan) Vietnamese place in Dickson, which is a bit further north. Pretty standard menu but everything is tasty. It's our go-to place when we feel like going out for dinner.

If you end up in or near the Blue Mountains at all, there's also a vegan bakery called Rubyfruit in Leura. They bought stuff to Canberra for our hippie festival last year and everything I tried was awesome. I've been wanting to plan a trip out that way just to go there!

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Thanks! I'll check those out! I wish there were going to be blue mountains : ( Pretty much all Bega Valley, most likely.

Luckily my relatives like tofu and are fine if I just cook all the meals.


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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Josh really talked up Canberra last night, I'm thinking I need to plan a road trip when I get home!

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:08 am 
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^I DO NOT REMEMBER TALKING CANBERRA UP

that said. I'm in Canberra! hi!

a) what's new? what's old that I've forgotten?
b) anyone want to sit in the same room and make awkward conversation while eating?

I am discovering the pluses of buses. fork yeah Action!

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:26 am 
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Should we have another Canberra meet-up? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:48 am 
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probably! but that'd involve knowing where I'll be and stuff. and I'm not here Dec 24->Jan 13 or so. then likely some visiting Melburg. and then I'm gone again Jan 26 (such patriot, many straya, wow). so..iuno, mid-late January?

or, plan the meetup without me! if I'm here, I'll join in.

(I feel like I need more exclamation marks, so! it's gonna be my default punctuation! hooray!)

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:50 am 
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and WHAT is with the lack of supermarkets stocking Mintons? I mean, I get that Woolies don't want to compete with in-house brands. but Coles! step up your game!

(the IGA at Kingston still has Mintons in the plastic pack, where they were fatter bikkies. they're more exxy but they're more satisfying. the boxed Mintons seem like diet-Mintons. but you know, not. SO MUCH SUGAR jesus christ)

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:51 am 
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3 days in the country and I'm already through 3 packets of Mintons, 4 decks of crumpets (w/ Vegemite+vegusto)

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:35 am 
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Does Canberra still have public buses from the '70's? I was there in 2010 & couldn't believe how ancient they were!


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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:33 am 
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they have little beep-boop tap on/off cards now. but yeah they're pretty ancient buses. it's a joke of a public transport network really. expensive and poorly serviced :(

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:33 am 
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jesus christ, the website looks like it's from the 70s too: http://www.action.act.gov.au/

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:21 am 
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I can't remember if I used my Go card or not when I used the bus there. It's a really pretty city though, and I liked shopping at the mall in town.


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