The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Canberra, Australia

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1 December 2016

The Australian capital is often overshadowed by bigger aussie cities, but Canberra is a bustling hub of arts, music and culture, with beautiful lakeside scenery to boot. Home to Australia’s Parliament House as well as the country’s National Gallery, Canberra also boasts divine brunch spots to rival Sydney and Melbourne. We list the top 10 brunch spots here.

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Mocan & Green Grout

Cafe, Restaurant, Australian, Contemporary, $$$
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Mocan & Green Grout is a quaint little cafe serving a mean cup of coffee. With a menu that changes with the seasons, Mocan & Green Grout offers fresh food made from produce sourced from local farms, and herbs grown right outside the restaurant’s front door. The homely decor adds to the relaxing dining experience, and all food is cooked in an open kitchen.

Monster Kitchen and Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Australian, $$$
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A chic and modern restaurant, Monster Kitchen and Bar is part of an architectural marvel called Hotel Hotel. These culinary experts keep customers coming back for more with their beautifully presented dishes and extensive wine list. The elegant decor adds to the ambience of the restaurant.

Lonsdale Street Roasters

With its rich and renowned coffee, Lonsdale Street Roasters should definitely be on your list of places to visit when in Canberra. Lonsdale prides itself in its quality cappuccinos served right in the heart of the city. Along with its coffee, the establishment offers a simple yet refreshing breakfast menu. Its relaxed atmosphere and hipster ambience keeps Canberra coffee enthusiasts coming back for more.

7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT, Australia, +61 2 6156 0975

Gus’ Cafe

One of Canberra’s oldest landmarks, Gus’ Cafe has been serving fantastic brunch and coffee for almost 40 years. As the city’s first outdoor establishment, Gus’ keeps its legacy alive with an extensive breakfast menu served all day, including great pancakes and quinoa porridge.

Shop 8 Garema Arcade, Bunda Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia, +61 2 6248 8118

A. Baker

A. Baker is known for its seasonal dishes and homemade bread. With great coffee and baked goods, A. Baker is a lively place especially on weekend mornings. A. Baker offers a variety of different speciality breads baked freshly on site, as well as a delicious sit down breakfast menu. Located in New Acton, a precinct known for its outdoor art collection and bold modern dining, A. Baker fits in perfectly with its contemporary decor and diverse menu.

15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia, +61 2 6287 6150

Cafe Essen

Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian
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A popular brunch spot in Canberra, Cafe Essen, is a cozy venue serving breakfast all day. And what truly makes Cafe Essen a top brunch spot is its varying specials board. Hand-written in chalk on a blackboard sitting outside the front door, the establishment keeps customers coming back with its broad assortment of changing specials and delicious vegan cupcakes.

Loading Zone

A Canberra hidden gem, Loading Zone is nestled in an alleyway at the side of an actual loading zone. And finding this secluded spot is well worth the search. With a diverse breakfast menu which includes many vegetarian options, patrons find themselves digging into generous portions of delicious food. Loading Zone offers a great brunch menu in its uniquely refreshing location.

Odgers Lane, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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