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Top 5 Cafes to Try in Canberra

If you need breakfast to get your day started right, our recommendations for the best cafes in the city are perfect. Whether you're exploring everything that Canberra has to offer or just want a snack, these cafes are sure to satisfy.

Walter Cafe. Image Credit: Walter Cafe

Walter Cafe

With views of Canberra's famous Lake Burley Griffin, this adorable cafe offers a modern Australian dining experience. The Walter Cafe has everything from Croque Madame to an omelet with Alaskan crab, all made with premium seasonal ingredients sourced from Australian produces. We can't forget to mention the lively atmosphere that the contemporary fresh cafe exudes.

Location: Barrine Drive, Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Parkes ACT
Hours: Monday - Sunday 7am - 4pm
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The Cupping Room. Image Credit: The Cupping Room

The Cupping Room

This may be the perfect destination for you if you love coffee! With a variety of house blends, long black/espresso, and batch brew coffee available at The Cupping Room, what is there not to love? If you prefer brunch over coffee, this location still has you covered with a wide selection of cakes to choose from.

Location: 1/1-13 University Ave, Canberra ACT
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm; Saturday - Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00pm

Rye Cafe. Image Credit: Rye Cafe Braddon

Rye Cafe

This is one you won't want to miss, and it's on Lonsdale Street! Rye Cafe focuses on serving up good, simple meals in a lively environment that the whole family will enjoy. One of the crowd favourites is their hearty baked eggs, topped with pangrattato and goat's curd.

Quick tip! On weekends, get there early as it is a crowd pleaser with the locals.

Location: 9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon 2612, ACT
Hours: Monday – Sunday 6:30am – 2:30pm
To book ahead, call - (02) 6156 3231.

High Road. Image Credit: High Road

High Road

The inclusive venue and innovative menu at High Road are intended for the community to enjoy. Providing mouth-watering breakfast options like french toast, brussel sprouts, and galette. The galette, is to die for and comes highly recommended!

For all you coffee connoisseurs, High Road might be your next spot! with "ONA coffee" that is locally roasted.

Location: 1 Woolley St, Dickson ACT 2601
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8am - 3pm

Pollen. Image Credit: Pollen


This bright and inviting cafe on Clunies Ross Street in Canberra checks all the boxes! Pollen is sure to impress, with sensational eggs benedict, crispy chicken massaman curry, and all-day dining. The stunning view of the Australian National Botanic Gardens is an added bonus to the overall experience.

Location: Clunies Ross St, ACT
Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm
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During your next visit to Canberra, check out some of the top cafes we’ve listed. And when you do, be sure to book a night at Deco hotel and take advantage of our existing accommodation packages.