It's not always an easy task finding ethical food suppliers but it's something that Bittersweet in Kingston has been doing since it opened nine years ago.
It's for this reason that it was one of the first Canberra cafes to be added to the RSPCA's Choose Wisely register, which lists cafes that either already use or are on their way to using completely ethically sourced produce.
The website is part of the charity's Humane Food initiatives and aims to give people who want to support humane food the information they need to ensure they are supporting the eateries that have made the commitment to serve higher welfare food.
"It was only by chance that we discovered Choose Wisely, but I'm glad we did because we've always been using ethical products as much as we can," Bittersweet's Dan Rayner says.
"It's difficult in the commercial industry. We tried also to source locally as well, so people like Majura Valley Eggs.
"They're a wonderful family and if you go and visit them, the chickens are so happy. They've got lots of space and they're really well looked after. That's just a good connection to have in Canberra."
Bittersweet sources a lot of its produce from fresh markets, as well as local businesses such as Majura Valley Free Range Eggs and Wildflour bakery in Fyshwick.
But Rayner says it can be hard to find companies to source ethical produce from in the first instance.
"They're not always the big companies so you've got to through smaller companies or smaller distributors and the consistency isn't always there for us as someone who buys the stuff," he says.
"So you want to source not only ethically produced products but it's got to be good. It has to be high quality.
"It's not so much that the fact that the produce is ethically sourced is what draws a crowd. The rest of the restaurant has to work as well."
For more information on Choose Wisely or to see the other Canberra cafes and restaurants on the register, go to choosewisely.org.au.
Cantina at Kiosk
Sydney's Toby Wilson, aka king of tacos from Ghostboy Cantina, will be joining the Kiosk kitchen team for one night of fun times.
The team has been secretly working on a super fresh five-course Mexican menu for the night.
Meanwhile, Kiosk's resident sommeliers Lucas, Caitlin and special guest Rooney, have put together a special drinks list of natural wines, fine tequilas and mezcals for you to enjoy on the night.
But it's only for one night only and it's this Tuesday - so make sure to make your bookings as soon as possible.
The five-course meal is $70 per person. Bookings are essential at 0424 894 763 and credit card details required at time of booking.
Whisky tastings make a comeback
Hippo Co's whisky tastings are back and the team is ready to once again pull up a bar stool and talk all things Scotch, American, Irish and International whisky.
The team will take you through six whiskies from around the worlds and each table will have a cheese plate to tuck into.
Over the one-and-a-half hours of whisky chat, you'll be taken through everything from flavour to history and production.
If you've ever had a question about whisky, want to know how to choose a good whisky or just really like to sip on it, this is for you.
The tastings are at 6pm on Thursday or Saturday. Tickets are $65 from Eventbrite.