Nine spots for a healthy food fix


Canberra is great when it comes to healthy, yet delicious, options. Here are nine great spots to get your healthy food fix.

Eighty/Twenty Food

Eighty/Twenty. Image: Facebook.

Eighty/twenty food. Image: Facebook.

The Eighty/Twenty philosophy is simple – food as fuel. Eighty per cent of the seasonal menu focuses on clean, natural and unprocessed wholefoods and there’s also a cheeky 20 per cent for indulging. Think nutrient packed smoothies, homemade raw desserts and delicious salads. The cafe has gained a loyal following who regularly share their photogenic meals on social media.

Eighty/Twenty | 1/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon |

Local Press Café

Local Press Café. Image: Lux & Us.

Local Press Café. Image: Lux & Us.

Local Press describes itself as a wholefood-based cafe committed to procuring and providing local and ethical produce. The menu is built around the freshest seasonal ingredients and you simply can’t go past their Green Pea Pancake dish. Located on the Kingston Foreshore with water views and a relaxing atmosphere, this cafe is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious and healthy bite to eat.

Local Press Café | 81 Giles St, Kingston |

Capital Region Farmers Market

Stock up on fresh vegetables at the Capital Region Farmers Market.

Stock up on fresh vegetables at the Capital Region Farmers Market.

Sample the Canberra region’s freshest produce at the Capital Region Farmers Market every Saturday from 7.30-11.30am at Exhibition Park. The popular market has more than 100 stallholders each week offering their freshly picked, grown and hand crafted produce.  The friendly stallholders are happy to chat about where their produce comes from and even share the occasional cooking tip!

Capital Region Farmers Market | EPIC, Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue / Federal Highway, Watson |

Maple + Clove

Poached Eggs and Rye. Image: Facebook.

Poached Eggs and Rye. Image: Facebook.

Located at the heart of the Realm Precinct within the leafy suburb of Barton, Maple + Clove has become a go-to destination for wholefoods creations. The wholesome meals are cooked using fresh, local, seasonal and wholefood ingredients. From bliss balls and matcha lattes to a dedicated running group, Maple + Clove is one to add to your list.

Maple + Clove | Burbury Close, Barton |

Elemental Café

Elemental's Asian Bacon Salad. Image: Facebook.

Elemental’s Asian Bacon Salad. Image: Facebook.

“Live primal. Eat local.” The name ‘Elemental’ reflects this Braddon cafe’s commitment to providing delicious food from basic, unprocessed and local ingredients. Another plus, the coffee on offer is a special blend from Canberra’s own Red Brick Espresso.

Elemental Cafe | 28 Lonsdale Street, Braddon |


Apple Crumble French Toast from Doubleshot. Image: Facebook.

Apple Crumble French Toast from Doubleshot. Image: Facebook.

Complete with a hip, creative atmosphere, Doubleshot is a place to unwind, indulge and get your local fix of fresh produce. A revolving and seasonal menu tempts the taste buds with gourmet weekly specials using the freshest of ingredients to suit all palettes. Next time try the Acai Bowl with seasonal fruits, mixed berries and granola.

Doubleshot | Shop 7 Deakin Court, Deakin |


Take a break from shopping up a storm at the Canberra Centre and grab something to eat at THR1VE. The delicious menu focuses on offering quality produce and proteins, always gluten free, and with no added sugar. The Dutch mini pancakes served with sliced banana and cinnamon are a winner.

THR1VE's 'Breakfast For Lunch' bowl. Image: Instagram.

THR1VE’s ‘Breakfast For Lunch’ bowl. Image: Instagram.

THR1VE | Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Canberra Centre |

Sweet Bones 

Sweet Bones Potato and Leek Soup. Image: Instagram.

Sweet Bones Potato and Leek Soup. Image: Instagram.

Sweet Bones is an organic vegan café and bakery in Braddon, known for its spectacular baked goods and delicious breakfast and lunch menus. Expect a rustic, rock’n’roll feel with a friendly local vibe. If looking for a lunch option, why not try the Big Breakfast? It comes with hummus, tomato, avocado, coconut bacon, lightly toasted Sonoma sourdough with a side of tofu scramble.

Sweet Bones | 8/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon |

Močan & Green Grout

Rainbow chard rolls Mocan and Greengrout

Rainbow chard rolls from Močan and Green Grout

Močan & Green Grout is a NewActon café that’s as much a design experience as a place to enjoy good coffee and food. They serve fair trade coffee, use produce from local farmers, and grow their own herbs in the planter at the front door. Make sure to grab a seat near the open kitchen and watch the culinary magic happen!

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