Hippo Co.

Thoughts: Hippo is hard. Hippo is hard because when I first arrived circa six years ago the bar scene in capital city was, well, pretty grim. I guess there was Muddle and Kremlin, but I wouldn’t describe either as particularly enticing. Hippo however, with it’s cosy little enclave and unassuming (ever so slightly) lofty situ... Continue Reading →


Thoughts: Redbrick provides a little suburban escape of deliciousness and caffeine. Nestled, funnily enough in a single storey red brick building at the Curtin shops, is a cafe that you're likely to have driven past before and not ever noticed. There is little to no signage outside the cafe or much else to convey what... Continue Reading →

T.C.L – On Instagram

Were on Instagram! We have decided to launch The Capital List on social media, and specifically/solely on Instagram. No we don't have any affiliation with Instagram we just like the platform & can tolerate the advertisements on there, for now. Morty & I have found that Facebook & many other popular social media outlets have... Continue Reading →

Double Shot

Thoughts: 'I wake up wanting to kiss you', a love letter to coffee. I'm amazed every single time I go to double shot. It doesn't matter what day or time I visit it's always full of people. In no way am I alluding to that fact as being frustrating, quite the opposite. It's always full... Continue Reading →


If you missed our Instagram post about or sticker haul don't panic! Our mate L.S Newton has delivered the goods (pictured above). They will be delivered to anyone who loves what we do and wants to represent 'The List'. Drop us a line at contact.thecapitallist@gmail.com & be sure to include your name and address along with: a joke,... Continue Reading →

ONA – Manuka

Thoughts: Apparently it's pronounced 'On-Ah', not 'Oh-Nah', mind blown! 'On-Ah Manuka' aka 'ONA On The Lawns' is the original ONA venue and probably their most relaxed offering. Sitting in a fantastic little strip of cafes at Manuka shops, including Urban Pantry & Patissez, although it is probably our pick of the strip for a quality brew... Continue Reading →

Old Canberra Inn

Thoughts: Easily Canberra's oldest pub, it's 56 years older than Canberra itself! My Mum used to drink at Old Canberra Inn in the late 70's (I said late 70's Mum) & often said it was one of her favourite venues. Every time we drove past when I was a kid she would lament about how it was such a... Continue Reading →

Le Bon Melange

Thoughts: Fun to say, even more fun to eat! We have been longing for a ham and cheese croissant fix ever since 'Autolyse' in Braddon closed last year, and we have found one! Hidden in plain sight within the townhouse utopia that is 'Gungahlin' the suburb, Le Bon Melange offers visitors a little Parisian oasis away... Continue Reading →

Mama Dough

Thoughts: Mama Dough. Nailed their logo, & their pizza. You could be forgiven for missing the small rectangular illuminated sign hanging above the door, or Mama Dough's itself nestled between Edgars Pub and Pulp Kitchen at the Ainslie shops. This tiny little narrow shop space has had a genuine wood fired pizza oven and a whole lot... Continue Reading →

Coffee Lab

Thoughts: Oh my, Coffee Lab has stolen my heart, and it has nothing to do with coffee! Let me explain. There is nothing wrong with the name 'Coffee Lab', nor their little conical flask logo, nor their coffee for that matter. But I feel on some level the name is somewhat of a misnomer because their food... Continue Reading →

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