The 10 Best Coffee Spots In Canberra, Australia

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9 February 2017

Canberra is a dynamic hub brimming with art and energy, a region boasting beautiful parks, impressive galleries and extremely friendly locals. And the Australian capital really does love its coffee. Home to some of the best cafes and coffee shops in the country, Canberra’s coffee culture is internationally renowned as being pioneering and innovative. There are so many places to find a fabulous cup of joe in Canberra, and here are just 10 of the best.

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Lonsdale Street Roasters 7

Lonsdale Street Roasters’ delicious custom-made coffee is the perfect wake up call to start your day in Canberra. With over 16 blends, Lonsdale Street Roasters has the perfect cup of coffee for everyone. The coffee is roasted locally, and you can taste the freshness in every sip. The establishment prides itself on bringing high-quality coffee to Australia’s capital, and is a renowned venue definitely worth stopping in for a latte or cappucino.
Address & telephone number: 7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT, Australia, +61 2 6156 0975

The Cupping Room

Always bustling with energy, The Cupping Room is a favorite coffee spot in Canberra. Offering a classic house blend as well as varied seasonal options, The Cupping Room delivers fresh cups of coffee everyday. The baristas at this establishment are clearly passionate about what they do, and it’s evident in both their service and the quality of their beverages. For coffee enthusiasts, The Cupping Room is a must try. Watch out for the sugary cronuts and coconut French toast, deliciously sweet snacks to complement your coffee.
Address & telephone number: 1/13 University Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia, +61 2 6257 6412

Good Brother

Cafe, Australian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea , $$$
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For a hot cup of morning coffee, Good Brother is the place to go. Good Brother uses Campos coffee, a sumptuously bitter variety which keeps locals continually coming back for more. The consistently smooth and rich cups of joe served here speak for themselves. This small, hidden cafe has a relaxed, easygoing vibe, a perfect setting for a casual morning brew. The baristas at Good Brother are friendly and knowledgeable, and they also offer a delicious salmon fritatta to accompany your caffeine fix.

Two Before Ten

For the ultimate coffee experience, Two Before Ten should be your top choice. This venue sources its coffee from all around the world, using only the best beans to ensure unbeatable quality and freshness. Its coffee has a lovely earthy flavor and is roasted conveniently right next door. It specializes in coffee for home use, and is the coffee brand of choice for many popular cafes throughout Canberra. To experience first-hand the roasting process, make sure to stop by Two Before Ten.
Address: 68 Bandjalong Cres, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Beess & Co Cafe

Cafe, Australian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea , $$$
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Located at the Yarralumla shops, Beess & Co Cafe serves up a tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch, along with, of course, fantastic coffee. A small, modern Australian cafe, Beess & Co Cafe is a consistent crowd pleaser in Canberra. On sunny days the outdoor seating in the venue’s relaxing courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee. Offering top-quality cups of joe and delicious meals to boot, do not miss this place when in the capital.

Silo Bakery

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Silo Bakery is a modern cafe experienced in the art of producing tasty baked goods. Offering a wide array of artisan pastries and breads, this is a great brunch destination producing some rich, velvety coffee too. From chocolate croissants to blackcurrant tarts, everything at Silo Bakery is worth a try. Its bustling atmosphere and friendly staff make the place a top spot to visit for a relaxing cup of coffee and a delicious pastry.

Ona Coffee

Ona Coffee is a local favorite in Canberra renowned for its passionate baristas and strong blends. In April 2015 Ona’s very own barista, Sasa Sestic, won the World Barista Championship in Seattle. Ona Coffee in Fyshwick is a small, chic venue with friendly staff and tasty beverages. The breakfast deals here are great, and include treats such as chia and pistachio porridge, syrup, figs, and a large and smooth flat white.
Address & telephone number: 68 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT, Australia, +61 2 6162 3320


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If you’re in the mood for some flavorful coffee, Harvest is the place to visit. This quaint cafe features a wooden coffee bar and ample indoor seating. Its hipster vibe and friendly staff creates a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy some quality coffee as well as some tasty muffins and hot chocolate. All teas, coffees and macchiatos are served in warm cups here, and the portuguest tart is out of this world.


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Jamossa Espresso, Braddon
Jamossa Espresso, Braddon
A small, secret cafe, Jamossa is a must find if you’re in Canberra. Serving rich, hot coffee and tasty sandwiches, this is a great place to enjoy lunch in a chic setting. Large glass windows and modern decor characterize the venue, and the available coffee varieties are charmingly handwritten in chalk on a blackboard covering the entire back wall. With friendly and quick service, definitely stop into Jamossa for a good cup of coffee if you’re in the neighborhood.

Two Hands

Cafe, Australian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea , $$$
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A small cafe in Canberra, Two Hands is the perfect place for a quick lunch or a cup of coffee in the capital. With a constantly changing specials board, the venue always provides a variety of new and fresh dishes for customers. Its outdoor patio seating provides a lovely spot in which to relax whilst sipping on some hot coffee. A hidden gem of Fyshwick, Two Hands has a lot to offer with its excellent beverage and brunch options.

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