When it comes to breakfast, Canberra knows what’s what. Vegemite toast and Earl Grey are out. Say hello to cold drip, hot filters, batch brews, assorted pastries and slow ferment wild yeast sourdough. From Barton to New Acton the coffee competition is heating up and we want you to be part of the action.
Sometimes it’s worth travelling for a good feed, especially if it involves a breakfast degustation menu. At Podfood in the heart of the Pialligo Plant Farm breakfast is a serious affair. This restaurant shelters guests from the city bustle inside a beautifully refurbished 1930s house. Dine on the deck overlooking the lush greenery of the gardens or nab a table in the charming dining room.
Occupying the former 1927 Acton Hotel, the incredibly popular A. Baker, is a bakery, cafe and bar all rolled into one. A. Baker produces its own traditional hand-formed, slow ferment wild yeast sourdough breads using grain that is milled on-site and cooked in a stone base oven. The amazing breakfast menu also includes their freshly made croissants, assorted tarts, cakes, slices and cookies.
Looking for a perfect morning brew? Lonsdale Street Roasters is the place to get it. Quality coffee is sourced, roasted and poured all under the same roof, right in the heart of Canberra. It’s a serious affair, and so is breakfast. The focus has and continues to be on the coffee, but the arrival of Paul Hutt saw the addition of panini and delectable pastries to the menu.
Situated in New Acton, Mocan and Green Grout is a cafe-cum-restaurant that’s all about ethical eating, as well as art and design experiences. The menus reflect the rhythm of the seasons and pays homage to local producers. Pair your free range breakfast eggs from Temora with a fair trade coffee and revel in the warmth of the charming, artistic space.
Gus' Café in the heart of the CBD is an institution on the Canberra dining scene. It was made the city's first open-air, late night cafe in 1968. Decades later, the restaurant is still serving patrons tasty food and great coffee. The breakfast menu runs all day.
Situated in leafy Barton in the heart of the Realm Precinct, Maple and Clove is a beautiful wholefoods cafe that is perfect for health conscious foodies and their families. Think green smoothies with a choice of bonsoy, almond or coconut milk, egg-white omelettes and buckwheat pancakes. Can we have breakfast at all times of the day we hear you plead? On weekends you can!
Named after a soul song recorded by Billy Paul in 1972, Me and Mrs Jones is a fabulous corner cafe and restaurant that is as popular as the smash hit record. The open kitchen is fronted by Daniel McConnell (ex Quay) who fashions innovative modern Australian fare, whilst chef Tony Muscat creates the handsome pastries that are perfect for a breakfast treat.
Located at the iconic Manuka Lawns, Urban Pantry is a rustic and charming venue in Canberra's leafy inner south. Vintage floorboards, earthy hues and floor-to-ceiling windows letting in an abundance of a natural light create a warm ambience. The breakfast menu is top-notch with artisan bread brought in from Sonoma and many gluten-free options available.
Dubbed "Canberra's best bakery" by the SMH Good Food Guide, Silo Bakery has really put itself on the map as a Kingston destination. The bakery has a well-deserved reputation for amazing fresh pastries, tarts and artisan breads. Breakfast is served from 7am until 11:30am, and they don’t take bookings so get in quick!
Situated on University Avenue in Canberra, The Cupping Room is a concept cafe that revolves around the perfect brew. Designed by the team from Ona Coffee, Canberra’s largest speciality coffee roaster, the cafe takes consumers on the ultimate coffee journey, educating their tastebuds on cold drip, batch brews, hot filters and more. Pair your liquid gold with some delicious breakfast available until 2:30pm.