Monday, 12 March 2018

The Cupping Room, Canberra

What's in Canberra?
Chicken burger from The Cupping Room.

That's the 1 million dollar question isn't? I went to this small capital city of Australia for a weekend and was pleasantly surprised.

The city was much quieter than Sydney, but there's Questacon (so so cool), the solemn war memorial museum, and of course, The Cupping Room.

The hip and popular cafe was so bright and welcoming, their wooden stools and tables emitted warmth. The open barista area and menu written on chalkboards made the spot looks quirky and inviting.

They have an intensive coffee selection, which is expected as ONA Coffee team is steering the wheel here. They change their menu seasonally, and they range from chia pudding to burgers and 40 degree salmon.

The Cupping Room, Canberra.

It was such a warm and beautiful day in Canberra, and the dulce de leche & coconut milkshake was the perfect pick me up. It was thick, creamy, sweet, and full of the caramel-y and coconut-y goodness. The juice was definitely healthier, slightly thick from the papaya, and the zing from the lime was very refreshing.

No, no coffee was ordered. We just aren't the big fans of coffee.

Watermelon, papaya, lime juice and dulce de leche & coconut milkshake ($8)

The chicken burger was good, but I just have a feeling that it could be even better. The katsu chicken was tender and juicy enough, but I wish there was more of that tasty tonkatsu sauce and the mayo. What's a burger if it's not dripping sauce and juice, hey?

Chicken burger - katsu chicken, purple slaw, fried shallot, tonkatsu sauce, jalapeno mayo, butter leaf, potato bun, fries ($21)

The pork belly definitely gave me a food envy. The layer of juicy fat on the succulent bites of the pork belly was just teasing me seductively. That, and the fact that it was all paired with crispy fried shallot, perfectly fried egg, and the tasty miso sauce lathered on the pork.

Pork belly - miso glaze pork belly, pickled mushroom, fried egg, fried shallots, radish, snow pea tendrils ($22)

Would literally come back to Canberra just to try their other menus and to visit Questacon again. Legit.

Pork belly.


Rating: 3.5/5 (Worth the try)
Interesting menu, good drinks selection, warm and lively ambiance, friendly service, reasonable price.



1/1-13 University Ave 
Canberra, ACT 2061

Phone: (02) 6257 6412

Web: The Cupping Room

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