If there’s one thing that Canberran’s love, it’s great food. Excellent cuisine, flavour, and a sense of occasion are always appreciated and supported in this fantastic community setting. What more should be expected from the wonderful capital city of Australia?
But aside from great even meals, Canberran and visiting Aussies also love to get together, relax, drink coffee, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a naughty dessert – at least until the pubs open!
In this guide, we’ll discuss the top five best cafes in Canberra, chosen thanks to their popularity and how they serve the wider community:
1) Coffee Lab
Boasting the ‘best brekky in Canberra’ according to its patrons, Coffee Labs takes the idea of a regular cafe and turns it into an innovative and exciting experiment. Never afraid of a little visual pzazz, the Lab has grown from a small idea to a regular establishment.
With a vast selection of Espresso drinks like the Toffee Nut Latte and coffee lab originals like the Biscollino Oreo, the blending of the right beans and barista skill has made them one to watch.
Coffee Lab has achieved a 1 out of 77 ranking on TripAdvisor – proving their ability to satisfy the locals.
2) Silo Bakery Cafe
If you’re looking for pastries and desserts, Silo Bakery Cafe has everything you need.
Anyone with even a hint of a sweet tooth will be able to see how the range of homemade croissants, tarts, cakes, and delectable treats will provide the perfect backdrop for a cheeky brunch.
Thanks to its unapologetic no-holds-barred indulgent atmosphere, one TripAdvisor reviewer stated ‘this packed little cafe/bakery is what I can only assume love is!’
3) BrewBar Cafe
Brewbar has been noted for its exceptional service according to TripAdvisor reviews, with great service and well-priced, tasty food. Known for its quick bites as well as ornate breakfasts like its sourdough, fried tomato, poached egg and bacon strip lunches, BrewBar is a good place to go if you’re looking to fill up before a busy day.
With an open canopy and open-plan seating area, BrewBar has also been spoken of as ‘ a great place to relax with friends ‘according to TripAdvisor reviews.
4) Sonoma Bakery
Sonoma Bakery is a classic example of the growing trend of artisan bakeries, but with a twist.
Proudly displaying all kinds of bread like soy unseed sourdough, Miche sourdough and kalamata olive and herbs bread, the purveyors have expressed that they hope their guests experiment and aren’t afraid to try new creations.
So far, it seems to be working, as Sonoma Bakery currently enjoys a 4.5/5 rating on TripAdvisor.
5) Lonsdale Street Roasters
Trendy, stylish, chic, Lonsdale Street Roasters lean hard into the vibrant cafe on the corner trope and aren’t afraid of the hipster label.
Lonsdale Street Roasters welcome those who wish to pass through, offering a side-street establishment that welcomes anyone from all walks of life. As such, TripAdvisor users report a thorough sense of community.
They’ve also a habit of importing the most interesting coffee beans and blending their own, and with breakfast dishes like corn fritters or smoked salmon and omelettes, it’s not hard to see why their outdoor seating area is a popular destination for locals.
It’s not hard to see why Canberran cafes are so popular, as their vibrant and diverse themes as well as their focus on authentic coffee and social hangouts showcase the best of Australia.
From visitors to the city to the best trade plumbers starting off their day right – we hope you’ll see how our cafes are a cornerstone for a great lifestyle in Canberra.