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Flute Bakery Redux

2 Mar

Flute Bakery is my fave, and has been for a long time. I’ve dedicated a lot of time to bringing people on board with the Flute love, from bringing cakes to work to telling everyone who’ll listen about it. It’s now two years since I last wrote about it, so it’s a good opportunity to check whether anything’s changed (hint: no – it’s just as good as it’s always been).

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Comparing Canberra to Europe

8 Aug

It’s been mentioned to me that Canberra “doesn’t even compare” to Sydney. Even though we all know people who say such silly things are wrong, I reckon it’s probably going to be seen as a pretty big call to do a post comparing Canberra to Europe of all places. But after a 5 week absence while I was in the northern hemisphere (hence the lack of T1 posts!), I’m happy to report back on a selection of a much wider array of things which Canberra simply does equal to or better than Europe.

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The Flute bakery

12 Feb

Canberrans and non-Canberrans alike will argue that Silo Bakery in Kingston is the best bakery in Canberra. I feel pity for these people, because that means they’ve never been to the

Mr Smith cake and 10 layer chocolate cake

actual best bakery in town: The Flute.

The Flute doesn’t do itself many favours by making a lot of the things we take for granted about bakeries – and even modern dining – and thumbing its nose at them. For starters, the bakery is in Fyshwick, hidden across the road from Super Toyworld and almost masked by trees and other industrial buildings. Add to that a crowded and confusing cashier area, opening hours of just 8am to 3pm (!), not being open on weekends (!!) and no Eftpos facilities (!!!), and you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re deliberately trying to put themselves out of business.

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