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Tucked away in Garema Place next to Sizzle Bento, Sup Espresso Bar is an
intriguing new addition to the Canberra coffee scene.
For the last two months Sup has been serving up quality coffee and delicious
sweet and savoury snacks for Canberrans on the go, already winning a
steady stream of regular customers.
"I grew up in restaurants. My dad's a chef. We grew up overseas in Switzerland in a
whole restaurant environment and basically my whole family is still really involved
with the food industry," Sup founder Andy Ross Stamiris says.
Stamiris is no stranger to the Canberra hospitality scene, having worked at the
iconic Brodburger restaurant and Lonsdale Street Roasters before striking out on
his own to establish Sup.
"I had the idea in the back of my mind to open up a little espresso bar and just be
really focused on making great coffee with premium products and not too many
frills," he explains.
Stamiris worked with fashion designer Gina Poulakis to fit out the Sup store-front
with a focus on recycled and sustainable materials. The cafe's intimate design
reflects Sup's philosophy of breaking down the barriers between baristas and
customers, taking all of the pretention out of the coffee experience and keeping it
friendly and intimate.
"We've just tried to make it an inviting little kitchen, something that everyone can
relate to," Stamiris says.
With no counters in sight, Sup customers can stand right next to their barista and
have a friendly chat while their coffee is expertly prepared, and then enjoy the cosy
outdoor seating area which offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of
A: 4A/148 City Walk, Garema Place
O: Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm
A NEW COFFEE
tried to make it
an inviting little
that everyone can
Canberra Centre shoppers looking for somewhere to refuel will soon have a
brand new dining space at their fingertips.
The existing lower-ground level food court in the centre, which has
been serving shoppers for more than 25 years, is in the process of being
Senior centre manager Karen Noad says shoppers can expect a whole new layout
with 14 food outlets, Wi-Fi connectivity, and seating for up to 840 people.
"The refurbishment works will maximise the available space by introducing new
flooring, ceilings, lighting, modern fit-outs and a new seating format, which will
offer a range of seating options including dedicated private pod seating, designed
seating zones and communal tables," Noad says.
A range of organic materials have been specifically chosen to create a stylish dining
atmosphere, including a "green wall" of plants to bring Canberra's outdoors inside.
The centre has not yet confirmed the eateries that will be included in the new
food court, but said there will be a wide range of culinary choices, from burgers to
healthy salads, fresh made-to-order sandwiches and barista-served coffee.
The refurbishment is scheduled for completion in late 2013.
FOOD HUB FACELIFT
Lerida Estate 2009
Josephine Pinot Noir
This is one of Australia's top
pinot noir wines, showing black
cherry, stewed plums, spice,
herbs, vanilla and savoury
aromas, with power, balance
Served at 86 Restaurant
A: Elouera Street, Braddon
P: 6161 8686
Helm Half Dry Reisling
A crisp, light-style Riesling with beautiful passionfruit
undertones and a fresh finish. A particularly good
accompaniment to spicy dishes, as the slight
sweetness in the wine balances the heat.
Served at Palace Electric Cinema
A: 2 Phillip Law Street, New Acton
P: 6222 4900
Made from fruit selected
from four vineyards around
medium-bodied shiraz has
a bright palate texture and
a peppery lift. Perfect for
those who like a little spice.
Served at Sage
A: Gorman House
Arts Centre, Batman
P: 6249 6050
IN A HOTEL
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OPEN 365 DAYS. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Lunch: Wednesday -- Friday 12pm-2pm
Dinner: 7 nights a week 6pm-10pm
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon
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