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13 new places to eat this winter

Fionnuala Gray

Baby, it’s cold outside but you’d better rug up, because Canberra’s newest restaurants, cafes and bars are waiting…

Gelato Messina

NUMBER 2 – Peanut gelato with brownie and dulce de leche. It takes two to tango.

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Sydney ice cream darling Gelato Messina will be opening their doors on Lonsdale Street in late July. Following several successful visits to Canberra for events, the gelato makers will be here to stay for good in what used to be the Autolyse juice bar.

Expect flavours like Elvis The Fat Years, Candy Warhol, Molto Bueno, Tres Leches and NYC Plus.

23-33 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | Opening late July | instagram.com/gelatomessina

Bleachers Sports Bar

The latest venue from the team behind Molly and Highball Express, Bleachers is the perfect mix of classic American sports bar and Canberra cool.

In addition to a full Americana bar menu, Bleachers has 45 screens showing the latest in international sport. The best part? You can stream game commentary uninterrupted to your device via Bluetooth while you watch.

33 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra | Sun-Weds 11 am-11.45 pm, Thurs-Sat 11 -2 am | instagram.com/bleacherscanberra

Croissant D’Or by Veganarchy

Canberra vegan staple Veganarchy has opened their new café and deli as Croissant D’Or by Veganarchy. This evolution of an old favourite means that Veganarchy’s new menu will feature vegan croissants, petit fours and macarons as well as the brand’s token vegan sweet treats and comfort foods all in the convenient location of the city bus interchange.

33 East Row, Canberra | Mon-Fri 7.30 am-3.30 pm | instagram.com/veganarchy

Next Door by Coffee Lab

The newest project from the team behind Coffee Lab, Next Door by Coffee Lab has opened its doors on City Walk. Next Door offers coffee from local roasters Red Brick Expresso, and vegan hot chocolate and chai – the perfect pick-me-up for those shopping up a storm in Canberra Centre.

Canberra Centre, 26 Narellan Place, Canberra | Mon-Fri 7am-4pm | instagram.com/wearenextdoor2018

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Cult Melbourne wine shop Blackhearts & Sparrows chose Lonsdale Street for their very first expansion outside of Melbourne and people are very excited.

Stocking a curated selection of wines, beers and spirits from across Australia and the world, you can always count on this team for a spot-on recommendation.

Shop 15, 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | instagram.com/blackheartswine

White Chaco

White Chaco is the newest addition to the Braddon’s eat street. Located in the Nibu x Palko shopping precinct on Lonsdale Street, White Chaco offers an exciting Asian fusion menu featuring dishes inspired by Chinese, Japanese, and Taiwanese flavours. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options available, and all are under $25.00.

G10/27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | Sun-Tues, Thurs 11.30 am-2.30 pm, 5.30-9 pm, Fri-Sat 11.30 am-2.30 pm, 5.30-10 pm | instagram.com/w.chaco

Bella’s at Tallagandra Hill

What happens to local talent after they make it big? If you’re Bella Jakubiak, winner of My Kitchen Rules, you open a restaurant! Bella’s at Tallagandra Hill is a complementary venue to the Tallagandra Hill Winery, matching local artisanal produce to their signature wines. Bella’s offers share plates and a fixed menu from Friday to Sunday.

1692 Murrumbateman Road, Gundaroo | Fri 6-9.30pm, Sat 11 am-2.30 pm and 6-9.30 pm, Sun 11 am-3 pm | instagram.com/bellasfeast

The Front

Lyneham favourite The Front is back after a three-month hiatus. Featuring a colourful, seasonal menu (their hotcakes are our feature image) and an updated artist’s exhibition space, The Front is under new management but maintaining its commitment to showcasing local artists. Their coffee is also phenomenal.

1 Wattle Place, Lyneham | Mon-Fri 7 am-3 pm, Sat-Sun 8.30-3 pm | instagram.com/the_fr0nt

Gami Chicken and Beer 

Nothing beat chicken and beer on Friday! Join us tonight

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Gami Chicken and Beer, Melbourne’s favourite Korean fried chicken, is coming to Canberra in September. With a menu that features 100% RSPCA-approved free-range chicken (and soy alternatives!) and an assortment of Asian beers to complement the mix of spice and tang, Gami promises to be a tasty addition to Canberra Centre.

Canberra Centre, Alinga Street, Canberra | Opening September | instagram.com/GamiChickenBeer

The Kitchen @ Beaver Galleries

Nestled in leafy Deakin, The Kitchen @ Beaver Galleries was established from the former Palette Cafe to provide a serious foodie offering on top of all the Gallery’s exhibitions.

With chef David Lockwood at the helm, expect modern Australian with a focus on seasonal produce and cakes and pasties made from scratch.

Tues-Sun 9 am – 5 pm | 81 Denison Street, Deakin |  instagram.com/thekitchenbeavergalleries

Penn Station

Caramel cheesecake #pennstationmitchell #crueltyfree #vegan

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Penn Station stocks vegan food for those on the run. Their menu features both sweet and savoury takeaway classics, including everything from sausage rolls to custard tarts. Penn Station also offer take-home dinners on Friday that have Facebook fans raving!

Unit 2 12-16 Sandford Street, Mitchell | Mon 8.30 am-3 pm, Wed-Thu 10 am-3 pm, Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun 8.30am-3 pm | instagram.com/pennstationmitchell

Hangari Kimchi

A new addition to the cultural mix that is the Dickson restaurant precinct, Hangari Kimchi brings a new take on Korean food. Serving sizzling dishes, hot-pots and a BBQ menu, the venue has received great reviews for their well-sized dishes and sides. 

 19 Woolley Street, Dickson | Weds-Mon 11.30 am-2.30 pm, 5-9.30 pm | instagram.com/hangari_kimchi

Terra Kitchen

With a moody and mysterious website, we only have a vague idea of what Terra Kitchen will offer (charcoal chicken, seasonal sides, speciality coffee) but we’re excited all the same.

Opening Soon | Shop G2,  No Name Lane, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, City West| instagram.com/terra_cbr

Have we missed one? Are you a cafe, bar or restaurant opening soon? Flick us an email at [email protected]!

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