Lisa and some crazy girl with a mouse beanie. Photo stolen from Karen :D
Headed up to Scope Mt Stromlo on this wild and wintery morning to meet Karen, Stu, Lisa and Chris for Breakfast. Leaving Canberra is a great excuse to catch up with some of my Canberra internet besties!
In a case of WHOA CANBERRA IS TOO SMALL, Stu and Chris used to work together… 0.o
Soy latte :D
We got into the coffees and breakfasts… Again stoked by the gluten free options and the fact that there’s no extra change for decaf or soy :D
Rish popped along for a Mocha.
The breakfasts all went down well, while we chatted about “Weston Creek gossip”, travel (Japan and the US mostly) and where and where not to eat in Canberra. Karen told me that the area I’m moving to is wonderful, which is always reassuring :)
The Big Breakfast.
Lisa and I bemoaned the fact that the cafes at coolo don’t offer gluten free options (their loss, I suppose) despite being asked over and over. Discussion of the pros and cons of A Bite to Eat in Chifley also ensued.
I got rather jealous of the others who had been to Japan… one day! Might not make it in before 30, but then I might! Keep saving!
The gusts of wind made the building shudder at times…. good day not to be in a plane…. or wearing a shirt outside for that matter ;)
Gluten free toast and jam.
We could see the snow on the hills in the distance, and felt the chill every time the door opened. Canberra, I will miss you, but not the cold air through to my bones!
Thanks again for coming everyone!
Further recap by Karen :D
Scope Mount Stromlo recently opened in the grounds of the Mount Stromlo Observatory. While my parents were visiting over the weekend, I took them up there for breakfast.
(Bring your woolies if you’re going to sit out on the balcony! Or ride up, like most of the lycra-clad partons on Saturday morning did)
From the website:
The café is set in an architecturally designed, award-winning building with comfortable and eclectic styling. The eating area is framed by floor to ceiling glass and a large balcony, which provides 180-degree views of the Murrumbidgee Corridor of the Brindabella Ranges. Just outside are the mammoth remains of the telescopic domes of the Observatory that make a spectacular backdrop for breathtaking sunsets almost every day of the year.
Can you spot a roo?
Soy latte, $3.80
I start with my usual soy latte – and awesomely don’t have to pay extra for soy (or decaf if that’s you’re thing!)
My parents both ordered the “Big Ben” a HUGE Eggs Benedict with bacon and sourdough from Flute Bakery. There’s a layer of bacon between the sourdough slices!
Needless to say, Mum didn’t need lunch til quite late!
I got them to put together an eggless breakky ;) Bacon, roast tomato and gluten free bread. Yum :) Should have asked if they had avocado though, it would have topped it off.
I think a nice addition to their breakfast menu would have been some sort of fruit salad, I’m sure of of the cycling crew might agree :) But they were happy to alter the combinations that morning for me.
(I’m looking forward to them sorting out their liquor licence so I can drag my workmates up there for Friday drinks! They’re planning to open late on a Friday and get some telescopes out too! They want everyone up the hill by 8pm, but if things are kicking on, then I don’t see you getting kicked out)