A roundup of all the new cafes in Canberra (so far)
There’s no denying that Canberrans love a cheeky coffee visit – and between the amount of alternative coffee, tea, chai, hot chocolates and lattes we consume, our devotion to a hot drink (and a delicious brunch) does not should not be doubted.
It’s no wonder that in 2022 alone, more than 25 cafes (and counting) have opened their doors to satisfy our cravings. And to make sure you can experience everything from Canberra’s cafe scene, we’ve rounded up all the newbies we’ve featured in our 2022 editions of ‘New Places To Eat’, sorted by region.
And don’t worry, we’re still planning to do our roundup of the best coffee in Canberra (according to your vote). Meet for coffee while you wait?
Negozio by Amelia (Town)
Just like walking into Nonna’s pantry, Negozio by Amelia at the Canberra Center promises sensory overload. And as well as providing real, freshly made paninis, piadine (Italian street food – flatbread with two or three toppings), a range of breads and savory pastries, you can grab a cup of a special black Italian roast which was developed just for them.
Canberra Center Beauty Garden (behind Raku) | @negozio.by.amelia
The Sand (Town)
Feel that whiff of crumbly pies and sausage rolls that promise new options for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea? Patisserie La Sable opens its doors soon at the Canberra Center and offers us perfectly formed sweets and coffee. Yum.
Opposite Coles Supermarket, Canberra Center | @la_sable_patisserie
Delight Acai Bar (City)
Whereas Delicia Acai Bar is known for its Açaí bowls and smoothies, it also offers coffee for those of us who need caffeine to start the day right. We are sure that we will be expecting you there soon.
Shop 8, 20 Genge Street, City of Canberra | deliciaacaibar.com
Ciao Braddon Cafe (Braddon)
Promising breakfast, lunch, pizza, coffee and cake, Ciao Braddon sounds like the cafe in the city of our dreams. Honestly, what more do you need?
12/33 Death Street, Braddon | @ciao_braddon
Central Cafe (Braddon)
Calling all cafes: there’s a new cafe in Braddon! Located inside a shared space in the Branx building, they not only serve coffee, but also fresh produce, a variety of alternative latte options, and full traditional tea brewing experiences. We’ll see each other there?
Shop 103/16 Lonsdale Street, braddon | @centrarbrd
Super Sweet Cafe (Braddon)
They brought Isaacs the magic of pancakes with milk and coffee, but now Super Sweet Café is closing as they prepare to open in a brand new location: Braddon. With treats like matcha, coffee and even tiramisu cakes, Braddonites might need to invest in some stretchier pants.
G11/27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | @supersweetpatisserie
Ed Hut (Acton)
Coffee, baked goods and laser cut manufacturing design? Color impressed us. Those looking for an extremely aesthetic brunch option need look no further.
3/28 University Ave, Acton | @e.d_hut
Hakko Bakery (Dickson)
Bread, coffee and cakes… what more could you need? Hakko Bakery brings all the delicious Asian pastries to the streets of Dickson.
8/7 Cape Street, Dickson | facebook.com/hakkodickson
Moo and Chick (Dickson)
Dickson is full of great restaurants, but locals know it’s a bit thin when it comes to cafes. Fortunately, Moo and chick is changing that, with cafe, breakfast and lunch options in a lovely courtyard.
1/53-57 Woolley Street, Dickson | @mooandchick
Gelato and coffee bar (Dickson)
This one’s for all the sweet tooths. Popping up on Challis Street, Gelato & Coffee Bar serves (you guessed it) ice cream, coffee and pastries.
And with choices of gelato flavors that include coffee, crème caramel, and boysenberry cheesecake, it’s worth a visit for dessert (or just in general).
21 Challis Street, Dickson
Emporium Grilled Melt Sandwich (O’Connor)
Toast lovers rejoice, Emporium melted grilled sandwiches opened a permanent food van at the Croatian Club in O’Connor! Open Friday and Saturday nights, you can expect some of their classic creations as well as coffee.
68 McCaughey Street, Turner | meltedtoasties.com
Capital Press Gallery (Belconnen)
The brainchild of Capital Food Group (which owns names like Pasticceria Amelia at Belconnen Markets and Emporium Espresso at DOS Emporium in Fyshwick), you’ll find Capital Press Gallery at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, serving everything from stacked paninis to the perfect latte to hungry Belconnen hordes.
Australian Bureau of Statistics | @capitalpressgallery
The Poet (Belconnen)
To encounter The poet, a cafe, tandoor and bar that brings our Indian food dreams to life. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, grab a morning coffee and stay for their butter chicken samosas.
41 Chandler Street, Belconnen | facebook.com/thepoet.restaurant
Coffee Co (Belconnen)
Belconnen coffee lovers have another reason to celebrate with another cafe now open in Grazier Lane! Open 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of cake and your favorite caffeinated drink.
Grazier Lane, Belconnen | @society.coffee.co
Luna Cheese Co (Belconnen)
Luna Cheese Factory makes all our foodie dreams come true. But the best part is that it is pet friendly! A dog brunch date?
5/114 Emu Bank, Belconnen | @luna_cheese_co
Soft Bone (Scullin)
Scullin welcomed a delicious (and vegan!) new resident with darling Braddon soft bone put down roots in local shops. Find all your favorites (cinnamon buns!).
Scullin Square, Scullin | sweetbonescompany.com
Adore Tea Boutique (Mitchell)
Love the tea has a new location and we’re brewing (sorry) excitedly! Now offering their staggering collection of over 200 teas at Mitchell, come enjoy a cup of tea with a delicious sweet treat. Scones with strawberry jam infused with French Earl Gray tea, anyone?
2/2 Dacre Street, Mitchell | adoretea.com.au
Provisions for sourdog (Nicholls)
The friendly folks at the pop-up Project Enoki Verity Lane Market took the plunge opening Provisions for sourdog– your new favorite place to have an upscale deli experience in Nicholls. Pop in for some treats on the go or sit down and enjoy their dining options.
You can read more here.
28/64 Kelleway Ave, Nicholls | @sourdogprovisions
Pulp Book Cafe (Gold Creek)
Book lovers, your dreams have come true! The latest edition of Gold Creek Pulp Book Cafe is the ideal place to wait this winter. With an all-day breakfast menu, fabulous lunch options, a fire and the perfect romance to accompany your brew of choice.
You can read more about Pulp here.
6/18 O’Hanlon Pl, Nicholls | @pulpbookcafe
Two before ten (Majura)
They gave us caffeine all over Canberra, but now those who work (or visit, hello Costco travel) in Majura can afford coffee and delicious food at Two Before Ten’s new location.
Open Monday-Friday, expect everything their other locations are famous for—local produce, perfect barista-made coffee, and sweet treats—in their biggest cafe yet.
5 Lancaster Place, Majura | twobeforeten.com.au
Happy End Cafe (Fyshwick)
Located where one of Fyshwick’s iconic nightlife destinations once stood, the Happy Ending cafe and sandwich bar has officially opened its doors to offer locals the perfect lunchtime quickie.
We mean that literally. Serving coffee from a local roaster and a rotating weekly menu is another reason to get excited at Fyshwick!
106-108 Gladstone Street, Fyshwick | @h4ppy.end1ng
Vanilla Bean Pizza and Pasta Bar (Kingston)
All-day breakfast, hand-stretched pizza, Italian desserts and, of course, coffee, what’s not to love at Vanilla Pod Pizza and Pasta Bar? Now open in Kingston, it would be rude not to try it.
35 Kennedy Street, Kingston | vanillapodact.com.au
Walter Cafe (Parkes)
Walks around the lake have never looked better with the introduction of the Walter Café, named after Walter Burley Griffin, this modeled mid-century café will be all the inspiration you need to finally take the deck walk in bridge.
Learn about the Walter Café here.
Barrine Drive, Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Parkes | @waltercafe.au
Deakin and me (Deakin)
Looking for a new cafe that’s perfect for an Instagram-worthy photo shoot over brunch? say hello to Deakin and me. Featuring a bright and airy dining space and home-grown herbs, their Instagram is definitely turning it into a new go-to for all your caffeine and fine dining needs.
7 Geils Court, Deakin | @deakinandme
Small Meals (Phillip)
A Sri Lankan version of a traditional Australian coffee, court eats philippe has officially moved into its brick and mortar location and we couldn’t be more thrilled! (You should be too, by the way).
You can read more about their journey here.
Rue Furzer, Philippe | @shorteatscafe
Maple and pine (Issacs)
Fancy a quick coffee? Maple and pine at Isaacs brings specialty coffee to the suburbs.
Shop 3/6 Farr Pl, Isaacs | @mapleandpinecafe
Rye Cafe (Tuggeranong)
Lonsdale Street’s OG Scandinavian brunch, Rye, opened new digs at South.Point Tuggeranong, further proof that South Canberra is becoming a new foodie hotspot. You heard it here first, folks.
South.Point Tuggeranong | @ryesouthpoint
Beetroot Coffee (Greenway)
Brand new, Beet coffee is freshly opened and ready to stun you with all their Deep South favorites. Shout out to the southerners – this one’s for you!
311 Anketell Street, greenway | @cafebeetroot_cbr
OUTSIDE THE CITY
Plum Fairy Cakes (Lobby)
Prettiest patisserie you’ve ever seen might not be what you expect to find in the semi-rural hall, but Prune fairy cakes‘ new storefront is well worth a short drive. Come enjoy cupcakes, cookies, brownies and other goodies with a side of ONA coffee.
2/8 Victoria Street, Room | @sugarplumfairy_cakes
Small Sutton Bakery (Sutton)
Feeding our souls with freshly baked pastries, drool-worthy pies, rustic sourdough, savory toast and great coffee, Little Sutton Bakery is the mini-road trip destination you didn’t know you needed. Dine in or take out, but be sure to leave room as you’ll definitely be coming back for more.
1 Victoria Street, Sutton | @littlesuttonbakehouse
Feature image: Pew Pew Studio.