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Five more weekend brunch destinations…

Jessica Schumann

Weekend brunch is one of the rare meal times that ticks all the boxes: it’s leisurely, good for all ages, and – because it’s not quite breakfast and not quite lunch – almost anything goes. Eggs Benedict? Sure! Yoghurt Parfait? Why not! A trough-load of bacon? Perfect!

Frankies @ Forde {Forde}

Venture to the far north of town for a brunch like no other and bask in the mid-morning sunshine like the Gungahlinites do.


From your traditional bacon and egg roll with a damn good coffee, corn and quinoa fritters to banana and cinnamon hotcakes with a side of bacon, the Frankies @ Forde brunch menu is small but perfect for a big appetite. Find this brunch beauty on Francis Forde Boulevard, Forde.

Doubleshot Café {Deakin}

Situated in the social hub of the local Deakin shops, Doubleshot is your place to unwind and indulge in the airy, carefree and fun café. Kick back with the family or unwind with friends as you soak up the quirky interior over their famous peanut butter smoothie or doughnut french toast with salted caramel and banana mascarpone.


But never fear, while the menu may sound rather indulgent Doubleshot is perfect for enjoying a healthy brunch with plenty of options on the menu including carrot and potato rosti, a Paleo plate, oven-baked honey coconut granola or an Acai bowl. They even cater for gluten and dairy intolerances, as well as vegetarians. Complete with a hip, creative and homely atmosphere, it’s your local fix of fresh produce and innovative brunch dishes. Head to Deakin Court, Deakin to fill up fast.

Bittersweet {Kingston}

It might be all about the coffee at Bittersweet Cafe in Kingston, but they’ve a pretty mean brunch menu. Plus your four-legged friends can join you too. Set inside Kingston’s Green Square, it’s ideal for a long lazy breakfast while catching up on the news around town or just chilling out in the sunshine with friends or family.


Order up big with a big brekky or shake it up and order an omelette with a kick. Once you’re done with brunch, take a wander through the Square and enjoy a freshly roasted coffee while you’re there. You’ll find this sweet thing in Green Square, Kingston.

Gryphon Caffé & Bar {Griffith}

A chic venue with a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll be asking yourself why you never made the visit sooner. Gryphon Caffé is a hot spot come breakfast time and it’s not hard to see why. You’ll find all your traditional favourites alongside Scandinavian Doughnuts and a Ploughman’s Platter…But with a creative chef in the kitchen, you’re poached eggs will never look the same way again (just see for yourself). Discover this favourite hideaway at Griffith Shops, Griffith.


5 Senses Gourmet Bar {Tuggeranong}

Their goal was to create a gourmet café where nothing is too much trouble and they certainly deliver on the word at 5 Senses Café in Tuggeranong. From vegetarians to those with food intolerances, or if you’re simply looking for gluten-fee options, a visit will see you leave with nothing but a satisfied stomach. Indulge for brunch in a funky and retro atmosphere, and sit back to enjoy an experience unlike any other. Whether it’s a warm bowl of quinoa porridge to tickle your tastebuds or Pane Rustica French toast with whipped cream cheese and fresh berries to indulge your sweet tooth, allow a few minutes extra to really check out the menu. There’s even corn and coriander fritters, house waffles and pancakes too! So if you’re not one to venture south too often, then now you have the perfect reason. Follow your nose to discover 5 Senses Gourmet Café in the Tuggeranong Hyperdome.


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Jessica Schumann

A 'rambling ranga' at heart, Jessica Schumann is a bubbly, creative social thinker who thrives on words, social media and an innate knack for sharing stories. When she finds the time to write, Jessica seeks out the beauty in change and the essence of human condition. Varied and diverse in nature, her writing delves into the enviable world of people, travel, food and culture. When you can't find her in a nook writing, just follow your nose and you’ll soon find Jessica indulging in her other passion – cooking – or curled up on the couch with a good book in hand. You can find her over at ramblingranga.com.au. More about the Author