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20+ new places to eat in Canberra

Sophia Bouzas

Stop it. Seriously. I no longer fit in my pants and I can’t keep up with all the new places to eat and drink in Canberra.

1 ON ONE

1 on One in Barton. Image: Facebook.

1 on One in Barton. Image: Facebook.

Located amongst the concrete jungle of Barton’s office precinct, 1 on One looks set to be Barton’s newest hot spot.

If the aroma of baked goodies and coffee beans isn’t enough to lure you inside, their extensive list of breakfast and lunch options sure will. Whether you’re after a coffee to go, a quick meeting place or a space to lounge and unwind with friends as the hours pass you by, this is one to check out.

1 on One | 1 Canberra Avenue, Forrest | 1ononeespresso.com.au 

ACE HIGH EATERY & BAR

Aces High Eatery & Bar. Image: Facebook.

Ace High Eatery & Bar. Image: Facebook.

Ace High Eatery is here to cure our burger, beer, hotdog and milkshake cravings, and needless to say we are welcoming them with open arms!

With 15 (yes, 15) different burgers available, including the ‘hangover burger’, the ‘breakfast burger’ and the ‘pizza burger’, Ace High Eatery is a welcome addition to the Tuggeranong Valley.

Ace High Eatery & Bar |191 Anketell Street, Greenway | Facebook @acehigh

ARTISAN CANBERRA

Artisan Canberra. Image: 180 Degree Marketing.

Artisan Canberra. Image: 180 Degree Marketing.

Nestled on the ground floor of the Ernst and Young building in Canberra’s CBD, Artisan is now open for business – and we predict that this ‘pop-up style’ cafe will become many city workers regular go-to.

With a range of gourmet sandwiches, bagels, wraps and baked goodies (including sugar coated doughnuts and custard filled cannoli), coupled with quick and friendly service, what’s not to love?

Artisan Canberra | Ernst and Young Building, 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra City | Facebook @The-Artisan

AVENUE C WINE CO

Avenue C. Image: Facebook.

Avenue C. Image: Facebook.

Peter Bell knows a good drop of wine — he’s been one of Canberra’s best sommeliers for a really long time. Now he’s channelling that passion into his own digs, along with wife Rachel, to create new wine bar and shop, Avenue C. 

Expect intriguing wines, press sandwiches and charcuterie at what’s sure to become a Campbell ‘local’.

Avenue C | 65 Consititution Avenue, Campbell | avenuecwineco.net.au

BARTON GROCER

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More than just your average grocer, the Barton Grocer offers lunch options such as fresh salads, sandwiches and juices in their food-to-go section. 

As newcomers to the Barton precinct, a neighbourhood grocer is just what we needed!

Barton Grocer | 48 Macquarie Street, Barton | bartongrocer.com.au

BINNY’S KATHITTO

Binny's Kathitto. Image: Facebook.

Binny’s Kathitto has gained quite a following with his Street Indian van at The Hamlet, so to cater to the demand, has now expanded into its own store at 5 Lonsdale Street, next to Hopscotch.

Expect well known favourites like Chicken Tikka alongside traditional dishes such as Chemmeen Porichathu, Olan and Pradhaman Payasam.

Binny’s Kathitto | 5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | binnyskathitto.com.au

BLACK MARKET

Black Market. Image: Tim Bean Photography.

Black Market. Image: Tim Bean Photography.

True to their style, Lorenzo Focarile, Dean Brown and Anthony Arena’s newest hidden bar, Black Market, is hard to find, and even harder to leave.

Tucked into the basement of A. Baker (formerly the A. Baker speakeasy), Black Market is accessible through a hidden doorway off Phillip Law Street – just look for the Black Market sign.

Black Market is dusky and intimate, perfect for a pre-dinner or movie drink and nibble, with a select small plates menu courtesy of A. Baker.

Black Market |2 Phillip Law Street, NewActon | www.bmbar.com.au

THE BLACK SHEEP

The Black Sheep Bar & Grill. Image: Facebook.

The Black Sheep Bar & Grill. Image: Facebook.

For those who long for something slightly more unique, Braddon’s The Black Sheep Bar & Grill (as the name suggests), was made for you.

They offer Bulgogi beef sliders, crispy soft shell crab and slow-cooked Braised Pork Brulée, just to name a few. Or if you’re after a quick lunch, there are five unique Artisan Jaffles, all filled with unique fillings and served with a side salad and wedges.

Lunch and dinner available everyday and breakfast available Saturdays and Sundays.

Black Sheep | 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | braddonsblacksheep.com.au

BREW & BREW

The Brew & Brew Crew. Image: Martin Ollman.

The Brew & Brew Crew. Image: Martin Ollman.

 

From the familiar faces behind Belconnen’s hugely popular Chatterbox comes a new southside venture. Located on the ground floor of the Minter Ellison Building in Barton, Brew & Brew are bringing flavour and excitement to this part of Canberra by bringing together some of the best wines, beers and blends of coffee that Canberra has to offer. Not to mention some tasty weekday lunches!

Brew & Brew | Minter Ellison Building, Forrest | thebrewandbrew.com.au

BURGER WITH THE LOT

Burger With The Lot. Image: Melissa Jovarna Schmidt on Facebook.

Burger With The Lot. Image: Melissa Jovarna Schmidt on Facebook.

Burgers and milkshakes – what more could you want? Burger with the lot, located in Casey, is a must-try. Whether it’s for a Friday night takeaway or a Sunday big night recovery – Burger with the lot is sure to soothe your burger cravings.

Burger with the lot | 15 Kings Land Parade, Casey | Facebook @Burger-with-the-Lot

CASEY JONES GASTROPUB

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Casey Jones Gastropub. Image: Michelle Brotohusodo.

Gungahlin is coming into its own this year, and Casey Jones Gastropub looks set to be northsiders’ new local.

Think a Hibiki and maple bacon-infused Old Fashion or pint of Brookvale Ginger Beer, whilst sharing a platter of cherry cola and chili flame-grilled ribs. Noms.

Casey Jones Gastropub | 15 Kingsland Parade, Casey | caseyjones.pub

HALE + MARY

Hale & Mary. Image: Facebook.

Hale & Mary. Image: Facebook.

The ‘sports bar’ is experiencing a renewed popularity with Hale + Mary bringing us burgers, big screens and sports.

The kitchen is headed by Jason Swain, (formerly A. Baker), with the menu featuring Modern American cuisine accompanied by local wines, international beers and cocktails.

Hale + Mary | 15 Tench Street, Kingston | www.haleandmary.com.au

HOT POP CAFE

Hot Pop Café. Image: Facebook.

Hot Pop Café. Image: Facebook.

Braddon’s Hot Pop Cafe is unlike many of it’s ‘hipster’ neighbours. It’s simple yet tasty food at a more than decent price.

There are burgers, curry, dumplings, soup and wraps – perfect for a quick and cheap lunch on the run.

Hot Pop Café | 2/7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon| Facebook @hotpopcafe 

NOOKIE ESPRESSO BAR

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Nookie Espresso Bar, previously a hole in the wall in Garema Place, has reopened on the corner of East Row in the Sydney Building (next to Zambrero). 

Watch the passers by, grab a coffee and quick bite to eat on your way to work or way home. 

Nookie is open for breakfast and brunch for a half day on Saturdays for people who can’t make it during the week.

Nookie Espresso Bar | Cnr of East Row and Alinga Street, Civic| Facebook @Nookinthecity

SOCIAL & CO

 

Social & Co will be all about sharing. Image: iStock Photos - not representative of Social & Co's offerings.

Social & Co will be all about sharing. Image: iStock Photos – not representative of Social & Co’s offerings.

It’s been in the works for a while now, and the Bailey’s Corner site previously occupied by Tosolini’s is set to reopen as Social & Co., a “modern Mediterranean influenced restaurant and bar, open from mornings til late 7 days a week.”

As the name suggests, it’s all about sharing, and the space’s makeover looks perfect for the balmy nights ahead.

Social & Co | Bailey’s Corner, London Circuit, Canberra City

TASTING CHINA

Tasting China. Image: Gez Xavier Mansfield Photography.

Tasting China. Image: Gez Xavier Mansfield Photography.

Tasting China has taken over Chairman and Yip’s old restaurant space on Bunda Street and, like its predecessor, is dishing up contemporary Chinese.

City diners missing Chairman’s Scallop and Beef Pepper Hotpot will find comfort in Grandma’s Braised Pork, Quail Eggs & Master Sauce and enjoy the quirky interiors.

Tasting China | 108 Bunda Street, Civic | tasting-china.com

THE PUBLIC PLACE

The Public Place. Image: Facebook.

The Public Place. Image: Facebook.

With paleo, gluten free and vegan options, the Public Place in Chisholm brings together a fantastic selection of food to suit just about every dietary requirement.

Southside’s newest eatery features great food, fantastic coffee and is both kid and pooch friendly. An unexpected delight.

The Public Place | 42 Halley Street, Chisholm | www.thepublicplace.com.au

TINKER TAILOR

tinker tailor

Tinker Tailor. Image: Facebook.

Yet another one to add to Casey’s ever-growing list of eateries — this time offering high quality coffee and tasty pastries, Tinker Tailor is a collaboration between Knead Patisserie and Red Brick Espresso, so you just know it’s going to be good.

Tinker Tailor | 15 Kingsland Parade, Casey | Facebook @tinkertailorcasey

TWO BEFORE TEN

Two Before Ten. Image: Tim Bean Photography.

Two Before Ten. Image: Tim Bean Photography.

While they’re not ‘technically’ new, Two Before Ten have moved and expanded and are now open in both Belconnen as well as the City.

And don’t worry – they’re food and coffee are still just as delicious as it’s always been!

Two Before Ten | 1 Hobart Place, Canberra City | www.twobeforeten.com.au

WHAT THE PHở?

What the Pho. Image: Facebook.

What the Phở. Image: Facebook.

A welcome addition to The Hamlet, word on the street is that this place dishes up some of the best Pho in Canberra.

What The Phở has a great range of Vietnamese street food – and it’s cheap!

What The Phở?  The Hamlet, 16 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | Facebook @WhatThePhoCanberra

YOGI’S KITCHEN

Yogi's Kitchen. Image: Facebook.

Yogi’s Kitchen. Image: Facebook.

Yogi’s Kitchen is bringing Indian to Barton and as Barton locals, we’re pretty excited about it. What’s better than a warm curry on a Canberra winter’s day?

Yogi’s Kitchen | 48 Macquarie Street, Barton | Facebook @Yogis-Kitchen

COMING SOON

La Mono

Just next door to Yat Bun Tong on Lonsdale Street, La Mono will serving up charcoal chicken and Lebanese cuisine.

Otis

Damien Brabender is reinventing the space formerly occupied by Kingston’s Belgian Beer Café, promising a ‘nostalgic’ menu. Doors are set to open later this month.

Orexi

Fans of Greek cuisine, rejoice! Headed by ‘celebrity’ chef Yiannis Baxevanis, Orexi will bring traditional Greek food to Canberra from 12 September.

Teddy Pickers

Another addition to suburb-of-the-moment, Campbell, Teddy Picker’s will serve up food all day, with a focus on pickles, jams and preserves, specialty tea and coffee and awesome tunes.

The Muesli Bar

If you’ve been enjoying The Muesli Bar’s customised breakfast offerings for the past couple of years, you’re in for a treat. Opening next to ONA in Fyshwick in the next month or so, now you can start your day with great coffee and breakky fare!

There’ll be about 40 different jars of muesli ingredients, where people can mix their own blend. They’ll also offer some yummy takeaway breakfast options: porridge, muesli and bircher, as well as snacks like muesli bars, muffins, bliss balls and cookies.

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Sophia Bouzas

Sophia is a local Canberra girl half way through her Public Relations/Law degree. But when she’s not studying, paralegal-ing or interning for the lovely team at HerCanberra, you will probably find her enjoying Canberra’s selection of cafes, watching cheesy romantic comedies with a tea in hand or planning her next adventure. More about the Author

  • Hey Sophia,

    Thank you for the great read. Now the weekend is organised. Last week I read the post about Hungry Buddha and loved dining there – The goat is to die for . Loved it now that they have opened in Belconnen – http://thehungrybuddha.com.au/contact/

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