Sitchu Living

HI PPO CO. A dimly lit lounge bar with taxidermy décor, Hippo Co.’s passion for whiskey and cocktails is what makes it such a standout favourite in Canberra City’s thriving nightlife. 1/17 Garema Place, Canberra @hippocobar BE IRUT BUNKER BAR Beirut Bunker Bar is one of Canberra’s edgiest cocktail bars with dark hues, wooden bar-tops and live DJs spinning French rap and mushroom jazz. For an authentic experience with a twist, head down to the bunker as the nights become cooler and enjoy a glass of ‘boozy bubble tea’. 25 Garema Place, Canberra City @beirutbunkerbar WHITE RABBIT COCKTAI L ROOM ‘Off with their heads!’ is most likely the first thought you will have when walking through the doors of the White Rabbit Cocktail Room. Whimsical, playful and decadent, this cocktail bar is perfect for a fun night out. 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra AKIBA An eclectic eatery that has fast-tracked its way to being one of Canberra’s most talked-about and beloved venues, thanks to a menu that showcases the many styles of Asian barbecue, teamed with fun cocktails. 40 Bunda Street, Canberra @akibacbr CBD DUMPLING HOUSE With its industrial fit-out and a striking open kitchen, you can watch the chefs at work while munching on some seriously tasty dumplings in this bustling restaurant. It’s packed every day of the week, so it’s best to book ahead. Shop FG13C, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra @cbddumplinghouse COURGETTE RESTAURANT At the top of Canberra’s fine-dining scene, Courgette Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant serving contemporary Australian fare. This menu focuses on fresh produce and simplicity, a combination that has earned Courgette a coveted hat from the Good Food Guide. 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra @courgetterestaurant THE CUPPING ROOM The Cupping Room is a concept café with fresh interiors and incredible boutique coffee. And while, yes, coffee straight from the source is the big deal around here, the team also has a well-earned reputation for its breakfast and lunch menus. 1/1-13 University Avenue, Canberra @thecuppingroom MOCAN & GREEN GROUT Lush greenery welcomes you to Mocan & Green Grout, a corner café that oozes so much personality with its down-to- earth retro-chic look. Mocan & Green Grout has made a name for itself with the wholesome, hearty meals coming from the open kitchen and served on locally handcrafted plates. The team is also keeping locals well-fuelled with quality brewed coffee. 19 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra @mocanandgg AREA GUIDE JAMALA WI LDLI FE LODGE For a luxury safari stay, it’s hard to look past the Jamala Wildlife Lodge. Connected to the National Zoo & Aquarium, Jamala is where you’ll meet some of the most incredible endangered species on earth and find out how you can help ensure their futures through conservation efforts. Back at your treehouse, the resort’s resident giraffe, Skye, might pop her head in. 999 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra @jamalalodge Looking tomove? Visit to view the full guide. STAY DRINK EAT CANBERRA CITY “Canberra –what better place is there to live and work?With a secure economy, more restaurants and cafés per capita than anywhere else inAustralia, a city full of parks and outdoor sporting opportunities, where it’s easy to get around, there are great schools and this is all locatedwithin easy day trips to the coast and the snow.” - Belle Property Canberra team ‘‘ Resident Expert CANBERRA CITY MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE $1,606,200 MEDIAN UNIT PRICE $520,000 MEDIAN HOUSE RENTAL $795 PER WEEK MEDIAN UNIT RENTAL $519 PER WEEK Source: Core Logic and 7 STROLL OR CYCLE LAKE BURLEY GRI FF IN If the sun is out and shining, take a walk or hire a bike and cruise the foreshore for an easy ride with gorgeous scenery. Bikes not your thing? You can also pop on a helmet and ride a Segway (available for kids over 12). PLAY