Last week we headed down to Canberra for a few days holiday. For Sydneysiders, Canberra is not exactly known as a classic tourist destination. It's almost the opposite of Sydney's sparkly busyness that is saturated by people, cars and culture. Canberra is serene, quiet, organised but if I'm completely honest, a little bit lacking in energy.
But truthfully, this change in pace made for a great holiday. Canberra makes things so easy. Nothing is more than 10 minutes drive from where we were in Kingston. There was a superb range of museums and galleries just around the corner, and no need to hop in the car to get great coffee or groceries.
Silo is probably the rose-coloured tint for me. One of the best bakeries/cafes that I have ever experienced. We first went there 12 months ago on the recommendation of Not Quite Nigella, and we're disappointed. This Canberra visit I made sure I could fit more than a few visits in.
This place is constantly busy. Even when we turned up for breakfast before 8am we had to wait for a table. But with good reason. Everything they produce is outstanding and is baked in house.
Unfortunately I only took my camera the one time we went, for a light breakfast of coffee, juice and croissant. On another occasion we had a gruyère omelette, and vegetarian quiches (ooops forgot my camera!)
The croissant was the best I've ever had outside France. The right balance of crunch on the outside with soft buttery inside.
We also sampled Silo's Sunrise juice, freshly squeezed orange and raspberry. A gorgeous combination which both the toddler and I really enjoyed.
With Good Living to accompany my breakfast, who could want for more. A must if you visit Canberra.