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Where to find your Canberra coffee

Emma Macdonald

Feeling a bit jittery? Snappy perhaps? It’s OK, we get it.

For those of us returning to the work treadmill this week, insult has been added to injury because of a distinct scarcity of coffee. Our favourite cafes may have not reopened after the Christmas break, and our routines are all amok. Because we understand, and because we care, the team at HerCanberra have got you sorted. Here is a list of decent places you can caffeinate and get through the rest of the week. For most places, regular programming resumes on Monday!

Caveat: While we engaged in an enthusiastic survey of coffee haunts by either driving by them, calling or asking our friends, this is in no way a definitive or scientific study. It’s just meant to be helpful. Go get that latte!



Lonsdale Street Roasters


Elk and Pea

City & Inner North


The Cupping Room

Two Before Ten

Group 7

Café Alibi

Mocan & Green Grout

Nookie Espresso 

Teddy Pickers

The Pedlar

Inner South & Majura

On Flinders

Ostani, Barton

7th & Bake

Bittersweet, Kingston

Highgate Ln Coffee Roasters

Doubleshot Deakin

Three Mills

Little Bird

38 Espresso

Portrait Gallery Café

ONA on the Lawns

Urban Pantry

1or2 Café



Espresso Room

Space Kitchen (Phillip)


Kingston and Co

Espresso Room

Two Before Ten (Aranda)


Lazy Mays

The Public Place

On The Grind

Know of something open? Help your fellow caffiends out by leaving a comment!


Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald has been writing about Canberra and its people for more than 20 years, winning numerous awards for her journalism - including a Walkley or two - along the way. Canberra born and bred, she’s fiercely loyal to the city, tribally inner-north, and relieved the rest of the country is finally recognising Canberra’s cool and creative credentials. More about the Author

  • Milly

    Nookie in the city has also resumed normal trading hours this week 🙂

    • Amanda Whitley

      Just added!Thanks x

  • Miss Jane

    Café Garema – great coffee, great staff