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The Best Healthy Eats in Canberra

Looking for places to eat in Canberra? You’ll find Canberra has no shortage of healthy eateries where you can feast on delicious natural goodness that will give you the energy you need to power on through the day. Read on to discover our top picks for the healthiest eateries and restaurants in Canberra.

Sweet Bones Bakery & Cafe

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Sweet Bones is a cafe and bakery serving up creative plant-based dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. This charming cafe is set in the heart of Braddon and emanates a rustic, rock’n’roll feel with a friendly local vibe. Sourcing as many local ingredients as possible with many gluten-free options made available, this cafe is guaranteed to accommodate all varying diets. While they may be renowned for their wholesome dishes, their locally roasted coffee using only the best of Red Brick Espresso’s Cypher blend is appreciated by all coffee-enthusiasts. 

Located at 18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612

Open Monday through to Saturday 8am-4pm (kitchen closes at 3pm), Sunday 8:30am-3pm

More info at https://sweetbonescompany.com/

Local Press Cafe

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Nestled on the Kingston Foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin this humble cafe is dedicated to serving up delicious wholesome dishes that are unrefined, unprocessed and free of unnecessary additives and preservatives. With an ever-changing breakfast and lunch menu that is both seasonal and minimal using only the best seasonal and local produce made available. Why not enjoy one of their cold-pressed juices with your wholesome dish in the most picturesque setting. 

Located at 74/71 Giles Street, Kingston ACT 2604

Open Monday-Friday 7am-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-5:30pm

More info at http://localpresscafe.com.au/

Pollen Cafe

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Situated at the heart of the stylish Realm Precinct is where you can enjoy an honest, nutritious and above all deliciously wholesome meal that will fuel you with plenty of energy to last the whole day. Relax and unwind in their outdoor setting which overlooks the beautifully manicured Australian National Botanic Gardens. Enjoy their wholesome foods that utilise only the healthy fats; nuts, seeds, avocados and extra virgin olive oils as well as natural low GI sweeteners which all work towards supporting healthy blood sugar levels. Grab yourself one of their delicious meals that are all loaded with immune-boosting and antioxidant-rich ingredients to kickstart the day with guilt-free fun. 

Located at Clunies Ross Street, Acton ACT 2601

Open everyday from 9am-2:30pm 

More info at https://www.pollencafe.com.au/


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80/20 is another one of Canberra’s popular cafes that are regularly frequented by Braddon locals, especially those with a healthier conscience. As strong believers of clean eating, 80/20’s menu includes an array of deliciously wholesome meals, nutrient-packed smoothies, raw treats and quality coffee! Enjoy their all-day menu that caters to absolutely everyone - whether you’re gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, there are plenty of options to delight even the pickiest of palettes. 

Located at 1/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612

Open Sunday-Wednesday 6am-4pm, Thursday-Saturday 6am-8pm

More info at https://www.eightytwentyfood.com.au/

Double Shot 

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Whether your vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, 80/20’s  seasonally changing menu will always accommodate all varying dietary requirements. The hip and contemporary outdoor space creates an inviting atmosphere to enjoy a quality coffee and get your weekly fix of fresh produce. Don’t forget to check out their gourmet weekly specials if you’re in the mood for some truly heart-warming dishes that are guaranteed to excite the taste buds.

Located at Shop 7 Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin ACT 2600

Open Monday-Friday 6am - 1:30pm, Saturday & Sunday from 6:30am - 1:30pm 

More info at https://doubleshotdeakin.com.au/


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Set on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, their spacious outdoor setting is the perfect place to unwind with a delicious coffee and one of their wholesome breakfast dishes. Using only the freshest of seasonal produce and foods that are jam-packed with plenty of fibre and protein to keep you feeling satisfied for longer. 

Located at the National Library of Australia, 25 Parkes Place West, Parkes ACT 2600

Open everyday from 9am-2:30pm

More info at https://www.bookplate.com.au/

As Nature Intended

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As Nature Intended is an organic grocery and cafe newly-located to the vibrant suburb of Fyshwick. This hip, happy and healthy joint is dedicated to serving up a rich variety of wholesome dishes, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies which use only the freshest ingredients that are kind to the environment. Whether your gluten-free, dairy-free, As Nature Intended has a special spot waiting for you!

Located at 4/1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Open Monday-Saturday from 8am - 6pm, Sunday from 8am - 4pm

More info at https://www.facebook.com/AsNatureIntendedCBR/