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ANZAC Day Post-Dawn Service Café Guide

Belinda Neame

Warm up after the ANZAC Day Dawn Service with some breakfast favourites.

There’s nothing worse than trying to herd your whole family or friendship group around on a chilly ANZAC Day morning just to find some hot food and drinks, especially if small children are involved.

Here’s your guide to who’s looking forward to serving you at 6.30am (or even 3.45am!) on Tuesday so you can plan ahead.

Penny University

Open from 6am, food serving by 6.30am

Walk-ins or call up 15 minutes before arrival and they’ll pop you down for a table

Web: pennyuniversitycafe.com


Open from 5.30am for coffee/6am for breakfast

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: www.cocu.com.au


Open from 6.30am for breakfast and coffee

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: ricardoscafe.com


Open from 3.45am serving takeaway coffees, pastries and bacon and egg rolls. Normal service starts at 6.30am.


Web: www.teddypickers.com.au

Urban Pantry

Open from 5.30am

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: www.urban-pantry.com.au

Little Oink

Open from 7.30am-2pm

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: www.littleoink.com.au

Double Shot

Open from 6.00am

Bookings advised

Web: doubleshotdeakin.com.au


Open from 7.30am

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: Facebook @Bittersweet

Little Bird

Open from 6am

No bookings, walk-ins only

Web: www.littlebirdbarton.com

Elk & Pea

Open from 6am.

Web: www.elkandpea.com.au

The Dock

Open from  10am

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: www.thedockkingston.com.au


Open from 7am

Bookings or walk-ins

Web: www.musecanberra.com.au

BentSpoke Brewing Company

Open from  6am

Bookings or walk-ins

Web: www.bentspokebrewingco.com.au

The George Harcourt

Open from 7am

Bookings preferred for breakfast, but not essential

Web: www.georgeharcourt.com.au

The Duxton

Open at 6am – 11am for breakfast

Bookings or walk-ins

Web: www.theduxton.com.au

The Museum Café

Open from 6am

Bookings suggested

Web: www.broadbeancatering.com.au

10% of revenue is donated to the Anzac Appeal

ROCKSALT in Hawker 

Open from 7am

Bookings or walk-ins

Web: www.rocksaltcanberra.com.au

39 Steps in O’Connor 

Open from 7am

Bookings or walk ins

Web: www.39steps.com.au

Jones & Co

Open from 6am – all day

Bookings advised but not essential

Web: www.mmjones.com.au


6am – 1pm (kitchen opens at 7am)

Walk-ins  only

Web: www.eightytwentyfood.com.au

EQ café and Lounge

Open from 5.30am till 2.30 pm

Bookings and walk-ins

Web: www.eqcafe.com.au

Walt and Burley

Open from 6am – 12am

Bookings encouraged

Web: www.waltandburley.com.au

38 Espresso

Open from 5.30am for coffee

6am – 12pm for coffee and egg&bacon rolls

Walk ins welcome


San Churro Woden

Open from 1pm – 10pm

Walk ins welcome


Highball Express

Open from 4pm

Walk ins welcome


Hale + Mary Kingston

Open from 9:00am, with two Up from 12:30 pm

Bookings and Walk ins welcome.


If you’re a cafe or restaurant we’ve missed and you’d like to be included just email us at [email protected] and tell us when you’re open, whether you’d prefer bookings or walk-ins and your website! 


Belinda Neame

Belinda is HerCanberra's Admin and Events Coordinator. A foodie and lover of handmade, Belinda enjoys nothing more than a good coffee and seeing Canberra businesses thrive. In her 'spare time', Belinda organises the quarterly Canberra street food event, The Forage with her husband Tim. More about the Author

  • Trentyn Christiansen

    It’d be really cool if location lists came with maps 😄 thanks for taking the time to put this list together tho, super helpful!

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