A cozy and aesthetic little nook in Dickson, bringing a cozy & modern place to relax with friends. Folks Gallery seats about 12 indoors & is filled with curious pieces of art. On the afternoon I stopped by, there seemed to be some artists tucked into the back corner debating how to paint a lonely tree on a desert road. I was unsure if I was seeing an art class or a gathering of local artists. The neon sign proclaiming DIY art appears to ring very true in any case.
The menu is delightfully simple and exceptionally well done. There’s something very brave in only having very few menu items - a classic ham & cheese toasted, a roast pork roll, a brekkie wrap, and a peri chicken and avo toastie. I opted for a roast pork roll. Something about the soft delicate bread, rich gravy, and tender pork reminded me of home. Perhaps there was more than a dash of Chinese flavours in the spice mix. This brings me to their drinks, of which the menu features much more of. After having their iced chai, I can certain see why they’ve decided to focus on their drinks menu. This might be one of the best iced Chai’s I’ve had the fortune of tasting in Canberra. Certainly the “Iced Creamy Chai” does not disappoint with lovely creaminess (despite having it with soy!), bold balance of spices, and just the right kick of sweetness. Admittedly as an Australian, I’ve been spoiled and plentiful array of great cafe drinks. Even then, there’s something special about Folks Gallery that has me anticipating my next visit even as I sit here writing this over my sadly-disappearing chai.
Roast Pork Roll - $9.80
Iced Creamy Chai - about $6.50 from memory See less
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