About Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor is a 'bitsa', with a background in education, a photography business and a love of the written word.

She moved to Canberra with her family 12 years ago and loves exploring the diverse experiences the region has to offer.

Her other passion is planning big family trips on a shoestring.

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Hot in the City: Visit Hall for Kynefin’s Welsh delights and Bombolini doughnut deliciousness
I am standing on the veranda of Kynefin, feeling conflicted. Meeting friends to experience the café’s pint-sized picnic table feast, I have just spotted some Welsh deliciousness on the blackboard menu. My mouth is watering, so I decide to save tummy room for a taste of Wales. Welsh-born chef and owner of Kynefin, Geoff Whittall, actually planned an entirely different career. He studied maths at university but knew...
Hot in the City: Cucina Ristorante’s wood-fired deliciousness extends to their breakfast menu
Nicholls’ newest restaurant has debuted strong in the toughest of times, delighting locals with their food trifecta: delicious Italian cuisine, an inventive breakfast menu and a display case stocked with luscious cakes to enjoy with your cup of coffee. Integral to much of what Cucina Ristorante does is their pièce de résistance: a wood-fired oven churning out mouthwatering pizzas, breads and...
Fall back in love with Adore Tea
When a café not only surprises you with their twist on a familiar dish, but also has you wanting to recreate it at home, they are onto a good thing. The sneaky bite of my friend’s apple and cinnamon scones with chai drizzle a few weeks ago had me falling back in love with Adore Tea for the first time in years. Adore Tea’s husband...
Sunday in Canberra cafe’s tasty meals and coffee hit the spot every day of the week
For a while now, one creative family has been quietly reviving a once-struggling corner of Gungahlin. "This corner has gone through a lot of tenants and restaurants. Five tenants in two years. But we had a concept. We felt we could breathe new life into it," says patriarch Joe Sulit, who runs Sunday in Canberra café with his family. Joe and wife Vivian owned several flourishing businesses in Manila. They left that security behind for permanent residency in Australia,...
La Empanada’s empa-ressive range of stuffed pastries continues to grow
How is an empanada different from a meat pie? Standing in front of La Empanada’s glass counter and looking at the rows of the half-moon pastries, you can’t help but wonder. I ask owners André and Andrea. “Well, the concept is the same: food wrapped up in pastry,” André says. “And in Ecuador you can get empanadas everywhere, in service...