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20+ new places to eat for autumn

HerCanberra Team

Okay, so it looks like Canberra’s food scene isn’t slowing down anytime soon. 

In fact, there were too many places to fit into one editorial. So here are 20+ entries to whet your appetite from A-K, with another instalment featuring the L-Z establishments to come next week.


The Swedish and Hell’s Kitchen from BAKED. Image: Emma Macdonald.

BAKED is the new bakery and cafe from those accomplished Frenchies behind Les Bistronomes.

Chef Clement Chauvin cranks out tantalising pastries and perfect bread each morning as part of what he likes to describe as a “French invasion of Braddon”, bringing traffic around the corner and onto the new venue on Mort Street.

 4/38 Mort Street, Braddon | Open 7 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday and 7 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday | bakedonmort.com.au


Via bamiyanrestaurant.com.au

Outfitted in spoils from Afghan culture and history, this new gem will showcase the bonding power of the nation’s cuisine whilst taking you on a flavour trip through India, Nepal, Mongolia, Turkey, Persia and the Mediterranean. Named for an Afghani city with UNESCO World Heritage Site status, this outlet is the fourth baby in Haseeb Miazad’s successful Bamiyan family.

62/10 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | 12 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm weekdays | bamiyanrestaurant.com.au


Via facebook.com/pg/beanandtable

Spacious and airy inside with plenty of outdoor seating that takes advantage of the waterside location, Bean and Table has a very generous brunch and lunch menu and (of course) all the caffeinated goodness your heart could desire.

3/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston | Monday-Friday 6.30 am – 4 pm, Saturday-Sunday 7 am-4 pm | beanandtable.com.au


Image: facebook.com/bettybottercafe

This little pocket of caffeinated goodness sits at the bottom of the Doris Blackburn building in Barton and sells all manner of sweet treats, wraps and sandwiches as well as Campos coffee.

18 Canberra Avenue, Forrest | 7 am – 4 pm weekdays | facebook.com/bettybottercafe


Image: facebook.com/pg/TheVikingsGroup

Erindale Vikings might not be the first place you’d expect to have an authentic Italian trattoria experience—but that’s exactly how Brick and Basil feels.

Think pizzas topped with spicy salami and oozing mozzarella, a bountiful antipasto board with creamy cheeses and pickled artichoke and luscious nests of pasta covered with slow-cooked ragu and rich Carbonara.

6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa | Open for lunch Monday-Friday 12-2 pm, Dinner 6-9 pm weekly, Brunch Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 2.30 pm | vikings.com.au/erindale-2/brick-and-basil-erindale-vikings


Via Instagram

But First, Coffee. Espresso Bar is nestled away in the new DSS Building in Tuggeranong. The cute wooden outfit also sells delectable offerings from Bread Nerds, with an honesty box so you can grab a loaf even after hours.

70 Athllon Drive, Greenway | 7 am – 3 pm weekdays | facebook.com/ButFirstCoffee.EspressoBar


Cafe Milligram is the Tuggeranong Hyperdome’s latest foodie destination and with an all-day breakfast menu as well as good options those avoiding refined sugar, gluten or dairy, it’s sure to be a hit for Southsiders.

Inside the Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Anketell St and Reed St. Greenway | Monday – Friday: 7 am – 4 pm, Saturday: 8 am – 3:30 pm, Sunday: 8:30 am – 3 pm | cafemilligram.com.au/stores/tuggeranong


Image: facebook.com/pg/capitalbrewing.

It’s not just beer drinkers heading to Capital Brewing Co on Dairy Road. Burger fans are also flocking to the iconic little red van dishing up Canberra’s most famous burgers.

Canberra icon Brodburger is serving up a shorter menu than at their Glassworks HQ, but it’s no less tasty. Four burgers, two hot dogs and cheesy fries complement the 12 beers brewed onsite.

Families will also love it, with a beer garden and cubby house for the kids.

Building 3/1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick | 12 am – 12 pm Wednesday-Sunday | capitalbrewing.co


Credit: Tim Bean Photography

Lonsdale Street’s latest Catch is iconically 1970s Australian coastal in design with a heady dose of corner takeaway shop chic.

Start with a prawn cocktail, using the deliciously tangy house-made cocktail sauce and move on to a bug roll – tempura-battered Moreton Bay Bug with shredded iceberg and sriracha mayo.

Corner Elouera and Lonsdale Streets, Braddon | 11 am- 9.30 pm weekly | catchfishandchips.com.au


Via Instagram

Swathed in calming teal blue and nestled amongst long-standing Lonsdale Street icons, Coffee Room boasts a menu catering to both vegans and meat-eaters – and the promise of no extra charge for alternative milk, making that extra soy latte a little more guilt-free.

7 Lonsdale Street, Canberra | 7 am-5 pm Monday – Friday, 7.30 am – 4 pm Saturday-Sunday | facebook.com/coffeeroom.cbr


Image: Tim Bean Photography

The Cookery‘s new space is fresh, airy and modern with full-length windows on one side taking advantage of the sweeping view over Viking Park and the Brindabellas in the distance. There’s plenty of room for groups of friends, quiet catch-ups and full family gatherings alike, but carpet and acoustic panelling make sure the atmosphere is never crowded or loud.

6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa | 10 am-4 am Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-1 am Sunday – Wednesday | vikings.com.au/erindale-2/the-cookery


Image: facebook.com/DaanaOriginalFood

Dana in Sanskrit means “generosity” or “giving”, and chefs Sunita and Sanjay aim to live up to that promise by delivering authentic South Indian cuisine and highlighting family recipes, traditions and popular street foods.

Each weekend you can enjoy an ‘eat-all-you-can’ thali, a rotating menu exploring different regional cuisines served in the dana spirit.

83 Theodore Street, Curtin  | 5.30 am-9.30 pm Monday-Wednesday, 12-2.30 pm, 5.30-9.30 pm Thursday-Saturday | daana.com.au


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Dobinsons’ manager Meaghan Leggett explained that the kiosk, which opened in mid-December in the Westfield Belconnen Fresh Food Precinct, was prompted by feedback from their northside devotees.

On the menu is all the classics such as Dobinsons’ signature baked goods, sandwiches, sweet tarts, coffee, cold drinks, milkshakes, smoothies and juices.

In the fresh food precinct in Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen | 9 am- 5.30 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am-9 pm Friday, 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday | dobinsonscanberra.com


Image: Tim Bean Photography

While this sweet spot has been open for a while, they’re now offering a bigger, non-doughnut-related (for the most part) menu in 2018 with breakfast and lunch.

2 Alinga Street, Canberra | 7.30am – 5 pm Monday-Friday, closed on weekends| instagram.com/doughnutdepartment


Credit: @nathanxgaga

A compact space that focuses on excellent coffee, Foundry Coffee Co.’s interior pays homage to its name (meaning a factory that produces metal castings). Metal fittings throughout giving the interiors an intimate, moody feel and opposite the counter, a neon light installation makes an eye-catching background for any Insta snaps.

Read our write up here.

150 Anketell Street, Greenway | 7 am – 3 pm weekdays | foundrycoffeeco.com


The ONA Coffee and The Cupping Room teams have never played it safe, so it’s hardly surprising that their latest venture on the former SubUrban site in Dickson is far beyond your average suburban café.

For a start, it’s the sheer scale of the operation. Open 7 am until 11 pm five days a week (and until 4 pm the other two), they’re serving up food and drink from breakfast until late, the menu divided simply into ‘Day’ and ‘Night’.

But there’s nothing simple about the food with dishes like the 40-degree salmon with salsa, boiled egg, sesame, avocado & wasabi purée, kewpie, potato & jalapeno bread.

1 Woolley Street, Dickson | 7 am to 4 pm Monday and Tuesday, 7 am to 11 pm Wednesday to Sunday | highrd.com.au


Image: Facebook

Drink in the views (and the wine) at Canberra’s first true rooftop bar, Howling Moon. We’re talking panoramic views across North Canberra as well as cocktails, a bar menu and the capacity for weddings and other events.

The Rex Hotel, Level 5, 150 Northbourne Avenue | 4pm – late Friday-Saturday, 2pm-10pm Sunday | Facebook


Image: facebook.com/kebabapty

Adding to Canberra’s offering of Turkish fare is Kebaba, a small shopfront packing big flavours. Since every recipe and spice mix has over 2000 years of tradition behind it, expect more than your regular kebab, pita or pide.

Shop 88, 4/96 Bunda Street, Canberra | 7am-11.45pm Monday-Wednesday, 7am-4.30am Thursday-Friday, 8am-4.30am Saturday, 8am-10pm Sunday | kebaba.com.au



There were rumours that UniPub was going to be made over by a new owner and now we have a name: Balthazaar.

Said to be “a venue containing four levels for all occasions and a variety of entertainment” we can’t wait to see inside when they open, which is apparently soon.

17 London Circuit, Canberra | Facebook 


Worked out that there’s only A-K on this list? Next Friday, we’ll serve up K-Z (spoiler alert: it’s just as long).


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