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Here at HerCanberra we like to think of ourselves as coffee experts (*cough* addicts *cough*). So like the good Samaritans we are, it seems only fair to share our knowledge with you.
We’ve put together a short and sweet list of some of the best coffee joints in Canberra that are sure to help you procaffeinate before a big day ahead.
The Public Place (Chisholm)
A favourite of locals, Public Place in Chisholm is always bustling with coffee orders. Perfect for a pit stop if you live on the southside, grab a coffee and house-made meat pie.
42 Halley Street, Chisholm | @publicchisholm
Foundry Coffee Co (Tuggeranong)
They’re a hole in the wall but this specialty coffee bar in Canberra’s south is passionate about coffee. And trust us, you can taste the difference.
150 Anketell Street, Greenway | @foundrycoffeeco
Fox and Bow (Farrer)
This hidden gem is perfect for when you want excellent coffee without having to head into the heart of Woden. Combined with delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere, Fox and Bow will quickly become a coffee run favourite.
4 Farrer Pl, Farrer | @foxandbowcafe
Bloom Coffee (Phillip)
A new addition to Phillip, Bloom Coffee is a coffee lover’s dream come true! Offering Mörk Chocolate, Monks Chai, and Market Lane Coffee from Melbourne on offer along with delicious food, pop in for a coffee and stay for the good vibes.
10G/35 Furzer St, Phillip| @bloomcoffee.cbr
Fika Café & Deli (Phillip)
Family-owned and operated, Fika blends delicious Scandinavian-style cafe cuisine and homemade deli products. Order Scandi Scrambled Eggs to eat in or grab Ricky’s Brekkie Stack to takeaway.
17 Botany Street, Phillip | @fika_cbr
Red Baron (Symonston)
Only open during the week, Red Baron is Symonston’s best-kept secret. Using MotherSky coffee beans (that celebrate a love for coffee and Australia itself), go out of your way to grab a takeaway or take a friend for a pre-work breakfast date.
2 Faulding Street, Symonston| @redbaroncanberra
Little Billy’s (Weston)
When in Weston you can’t go past this family owned and operated business. With a tailored menu to cater for families at an affordable price and coffee that never disappoints, you’ll soon become a regular.
17/19 Trenerry St, Weston | facebook.com/LIttleBillysCafeRestaurant
Wildflour (Fyshwick, Kingston, Weston)
Craving a pastry and coffee to go? Visit Wildflour and delight your senses with their delicious offerings. You can even take the kids and enjoy your brew as they play outside in the fresh air in the Fyshwick café.
8 Townsville St, Fyshwick | Shop 8/34 Eyre St, Kingston | Shop 25, Cooleman Court Shopping Centre, Brierly St, Weston| @wildflourcanberra
Cup & Coaster (Fyshwick)
Headed out Fyshwick way? Cup & Coaster will welcome you with open arms. Along with delicious Filipino food, they serve classic coffee until 2:30pm.
Wollongong Street, Fyshwick | facebook.com/cupandcoaster
Urban Pantry (Manuka)
Always busy, Urban Pantry in Manuka makes a darn good coffee. But don’t take our word on it, go and try one!
5 Bougainville St, Griffith | @urbanpantrymanuka
With award-winning ONA coffee on the menu, a trip to Typica is always a good idea. Order the Raspberry Candy blend and enjoy your latte on the light-filled Manuka lawns.
4 Palmerston Lane, Griffith | @typica.manuka
Penny University (Kingston)
Inspired by the first coffeehouses in London, it’s no surprise Penny University in Kingston has amazing coffee. Sourcing beans from local roasters and serving treats until 4 pm daily, this café ticks all the boxes. There’s always a line out the door, so call ahead to book a table.
15 Kennedy St, Kingston | @pennyuniversityroasters
East Row Specialty Coffee (City)
This specialty coffee house serves up a sophisticated menu with expertly made ONA Coffee in a refreshed, contemporary space. Order a hot or cold coffee and peruse an entire menu dedicated to helping you decide on what blend to try that day.
Corner of London Circuit and East Row| @eastrowspecialtycoffee
Worth a stop in the city, Gather offers delicious and healthy food made from local produce as well as amazing coffee.
4/24 Mort St, Braddon | cafegather.com.au
85°C Canberra (City)
Want to cure caffeine cravings in one of the cutest Canberra cafes? 85°C is a bakery café with roots in Taiwan, that offers coffee, tea, international desserts, and bread. It’s also located in the Canberra Center for all of your caffeine needs!
Shop 3, 35 Childers Street, Acton | @85ccbr
Don’t feel like a basic coffee? RYE Café has Matcha, turmeric, and beetroot lattes as well as the usual contenders…yum!
A project by ONA coffee, Highroad is continuously chasing the perfect cup of coffee. Located in Dickson, make sure to grab a coffee that will make your day so much better.
The Usual (Gungahlin)
Why not try something unusual on your next coffee run? Located in Gungahlin, this new café boasts the classics with out-of-the-box twists. We’re looking at the double espresso over ice, topped with house honeycomb or a white chocolate mocha.
125 Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin | @theusual_cbr
Forrest Specialty Coffee (Belconnen)
Operated by the passionate team behind East Row Café, Forrest Specialty Coffee offers a new way to brunch and lunch with a diverse—and Instagram-worthy—menu. Serving ONA beans, you know you are in for a treat.
Level 1 Westfield Belconnen, neighboring Priceline | @forestspecialtycoffee
Little Oink (Cook)
Selling Two before Ten coffee and delicious food (hello Oinko Burger), Little Oink in Cook will keep you sufficiently caffeinated and full.
22 Cook Pl, Cook | @littleoink
Bunny Beans Café (Holt)
This little cosy café is what people are describing as a best-kept secret. It’s the perfect place to hang out or grab-and-go a takeaway, with great food and coffee on offer. To top it off, there’s beautiful jazz music on repeat.
Hardwick Crescent, Holt | facebook.com/bunnybeanscafe
Feature Image via the Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Cafe Facebook page