Cafe Fountaine singing with the choir invisible

formerly cafe fountaine

WHEN all the world was younger, and your correspondent was catching buses to get home to Dickson from Radford, stopping in at the then newly opened Cafe Fountaine overlooking City Walk seemed like the very height of sophistication.

Over the years, amidst comings and going from Canberra, it’s been a reliable, if unspectacular standard.

An okay cafe in a great little location and a refuge from the bustle of the Canberra Centre.

So it’s with a little bit of sadness that I noted today the space is now empty and the Canberra Centre is promising “A new cultural experience soon to be revealed”.

Still, the best part of a quarter century is not a bad run for a cafe.


4 Responses to “Cafe Fountaine singing with the choir invisible”

  1. Stanza Matic
    May 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Smirk. El Dorado’s was and is the font of sophistication.

    • John Griffiths
      John Griffiths
      May 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      Are they still doing the surf and turf?

      • Stanza Matic
        May 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

        Monsieur Google informs me that it is now called the Reef n Beef.

  2. Coro
    May 7, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    You know the title of this gobbet piece lends itself to a very cool idea if you think outside the box.

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