First look: Local Press Cafe, Kingston Foreshore, Canberra

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After my first visit to Local Press in Kingston, I was kicking myself for not discovering this gorgeous cafe earlier. I was impressed immediately by the decor as my dining companion and I entered the cafe. The rustic and creative furniture complements the artfully distressed walls to create a very funky vibe. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cute cushions, cool knick knacks and nautical-themed accents adorn the cafe.

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The kitchen door is the most unique kitchen door I've ever seen!

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Showcasing what they're all about, boxes of fresh produce line the floor under the counter and platters of fruit are scattered around the cafe.

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The whole cafe is very open and the glass windows allow an abundance of sunshine into the cafe, adding to the wholesome atmosphere.

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You can see right into the kitchen as well!

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Local Press Cafe is a favourite amongst Canberra bloggers. It's easy to see why. Local Press has a very natural yet cosy atmosphere, not to mention very friendly staff who look like they love to work in the cafe. Brian efficiently took our orders on an iPad, and gave us a huge smile for absolutely no charge!

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We ordered some chai tea, which came in a teapot and a delightfully cute tea cosy!

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The cold pressed beetroot juice sounded too good to pass up! And I wasn't disappointed. The colour was gorgeous and it was absolutely delicious - the beetroot flavour surprisingly subtle and sweet.

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This cafe is utterly instagrammable!

I ordered the Green Breaky Plate ($18), which consisted of Za'atar coated boiled eggs with kale, salmon, quinoa, avocado, asparagus and goats cheese. The chefs here clearly know how to make healthy food taste good. This dish was a cleverly orchestrated mix of fresh ingredients. Much consideration had been given to the flavours of the dish as well as making sure there were crunchy and creamy textural elements.

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My dining companion ordered the Green Pea Pancake ($16) - poached eggs, guacamole, crushed feta, mint and chives dressed with house pomegranate-balsamic reduction. I will definitely be back to try this dish next time.

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I was highly impressed by how much thought has been put into every aspect of this cafe - the decor, the food, the drinks, and the service. And we seriously considered staying on for lunch when we had a sneak peek at the lunch menu. I'm sure I won't be able to stay away from this lovely cafe for long!

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