May 13, 2019

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

With the change of seasons in the air, it’s around this time we all turn our thoughts to hibernating and staying warm. Before you hibernate completely, here are some ways to enjoy the changing of th...

June 21, 2018

"Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands." – Chinese proverb

Are you or someone you know planning to get married in Canberra? For good reason, the venue is a crucial decision—it forms the backdrop for your special occasion and should reflect you and your partner. Her...

May 31, 2018

“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hung...

May 17, 2018

"For me, the most inspiring women I have in my life are ones that emanate self-love – it’s as if they glow and encourage everyone around them to do the same. It's through this encouragement and display of self-pride and individuality that they are leaders."
– Ashley St...

May 3, 2018

Putting together a menu at BOOKPLATE is never a random matter. As a café that serves up to 400 meals per day, in everything we do we try to take a purposeful and curated approach.

January 24, 2018

"Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements." – Marcel Boulestin

Dinner at home should be a relaxed affair. But how food looks is almost as important as how it tastes! (Honest! It's science.) But just because yo...

January 9, 2018

At BOOKPLATE, "fresh and delicious" is our food motto. We also believe the right beverage can take your breakfast or lunch from fine to fantastic. Here are 3 suggested combinations from our menu.

Smashed Avocado + Knuckle Duster Juice

Who doesn't loved smashed...

December 30, 2017

While throwing some simple bacon and eggs on a soft roll always hits the spot, why not try something a little fancier this New Year’s Day? Invite your friends and neighbours and start the year right with some BOOKPLATE menu-inspired eats. (Word of caution: if you're ca...

December 20, 2017

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions."― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Get your culture fix this summer with our top exhibition picks.

Dombrovskis: Journeys into the Wild

Imagine being so moved by nature that you felt compelled to spend...

December 12, 2017

"Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself!" – Carrie Bradshaw

It’s official: summer has arrived. While it's tempting to reach straight for the chilled rosé, ideally we need several alcohol-free days per week for optimum health. Luckily with these three delici...

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