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Six Breakfasts to Give Your Spring Some Zing

Sophie Mateer

The enticing smells of spring: flowers, fresh air and several different breakfast menus.

Time to take off that cosy jumper, put on a sundress to enjoy this spring sunshine with a delicious brunch. We’ve come up with a list that’ll spring your taste buds into excitement.

The Cupping Room

Image: instagram/thecuppingroom

Image: instagram/thecuppingroom

Our pick: Coconut-dusted brioche, strawberries, poached pear, sour cherry, crème anglaise, cherry ripple ice cream.

The Cupping Room is an all time favourite and continues to get better and better with each seasonal menu. This spring, head over to experience a delectable bacon steak with fried eggs and burnt onion puree or, if you’re more of a sweet tooth, indulge in an incredibly decadent french toast covered with strawberries, poached pear, and a cherry ripple ice cream.

The Cupping Room’s breakfasts are exceptional on their own but pair with their famous coffee to take things to the next level.

13 University Avenue, Canberra City | www.thecuppingroom.com.au

Nutrition Station

Image: facebook.com/pg/nutritionstationbraddon

Image: facebook.com/pg/nutritionstationbraddon

Our pick: One of their mega filling smoothies like the ‘Energy Forever’.

After success across Australia, Nutrition Station has finally hit the streets of Canberra. This health café provides meals high in protien and containing lots of super foods. Well known for their smoothies, protien pancakes and acai bowls which are delicious and nutritious, all breakfast dishes are under $20 and many can be eaten on the go, perfect for that working girl trying to stay healthy while in a rush.

58/10 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | www.nutritionstation.com

SWEET BONES

Image: @fairlingscompany

Image: @fairlingscompany

Our pick: Sweet Bones’ big ol’ vegan breakfast (pictured).

This vegan café specialising in sweet treats now has their own breakfast menu and don’t let your preconceptions about vegan meals stop you from trying out their amazing array of options. Sweet Bones was established in 2011 by Emily and Russell Brindley and has become extremely popular within the community for its passion for whole foods, cruelty free produce and the cafe’s rustic vibe.

After winning the People’s Choice Award for best café in Canberra in 2014, Sweet Bones has been busy inventing interesting blends of foods including their organic granola and sonoma sourdough toast.

8/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | www.facebook.com/SweetBonesCompany

Stand by Me

Image: instagram.com/standbymecafe

Image: instagram.com/standbymecafe

Our pick: Blood orange and Campari ice cream, gin jelly, red vermouth marshmallow with orange tuile Negroni French Toast (pictured).

Stand By Me, with its décor of fresh flowers and colourful artwork was hipster before it was cool. It’s fresh, cheeky vibe is reflected in its incredible food. Their speciality is turning the classic french toast into an extravagant eating experience that’ll make your tastebuds dance with joy. Negroni French Toast anyone?

You can find this funky café by looking out for their hilarious hand-drawn street signs.

7/9 Lyons Pl, Lyons | www.facebook.com/standbymecafe

Local Press

Image via facebook.com/localpresscafe

Image via facebook.com/localpresscafe

Our pick: One of their freshly made juices (pictured) or a smoothie in the sunshine by the water. Heaven.

As every Canberran knows, the Kingston foreshore is rapidly expanding. With so many new and unique cafes opening it can be hard to compete, however, Local Press holds its own with an all day brunch menu consisting of whole foods, cold pressed juice and locally and ethically sourced produce. Their takeaway options make eating healthy and ethical food a breeze.

Kingston Foreshore | localpresscafe.com.au

Chatterbox Espresso Bar

Image: facebook.com/Chatterbox-Espresso-Bar

Image: facebook.com/Chatterbox-Espresso-Bar

Our pick: Keep it simple with their free-range scrambled eggs on sourdough toast with bacon (pictured).

Located on Cameron Avenue in Belconnen, Chatterbox boast an inviting and homely atmosphere, perfect for large groups of friends. Founded in 2013, Chatterbox was designed as a destination for local families to come and enjoy breakfast, lunch and coffee.

In addition, Chatterbox prides itself on their friendly and energetic staff who create outstanding coffee using a fine blend of micro-beans. Chatterbox also prepares and serves fresh food daily, with as much of the produce as possible sourced locally!

40 Cameron Avenue , Belconnen | www.facebook.com/Chatterbox-Espresso-Bar

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Sophie Mateer

Sophie Mateer has recently returned from a nine week holiday eating her way around the globe, from the busy streets of Hong Kong to the crystal clear waters of the Amalfi Coast and agrees that there’s no place like home. She is a food fanatic and can’t help herself when it comes to delectable Sunday brunches or indulging in smoothies across the Canberra region. She can’t wait to begin her degree in Marketing Management and Communications in Advertising at the University of Canberra in 2017. More about the Author