There’s no denying that Canberra has an epic brunch culture, and while recent circumstances have flipped everything on its head, we’re so lucky that so many of these places are resilient and quickly adapted to the changes. Now that things are a little more ‘normal’, grab your girls, head out into the suburbs and spend the morning catching up over brunch. Here’s 5 places you wouldn’t normally think of first to adventure out to and try:
Two Before Ten – Aranda
Cult coffee fave Two Before Ten have a hidden gem at the old Aranda Shops precinct. Perfect for a visit any time of the day, spend a lazy day in the garden brunching with your girls. Whatever you do, don’t pass up the Panna Cotta and Baked Muesli or Smoked Salmon and Mushroom Bruschetta.
Location: 68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda
Sunday in Canberra
Tucked on the corner of Gungahlin’s main precinct is Sunday in Canberra, serving up the ultimate comfort food of the northern suburbs.Try out their Nutella French Toast or Gravy Eggs and maybe grab a delicious Rainbow Bagel while you’re there!
Location: 54 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin
Tucked away in the suburb of Gowrie and hidden in the local shops lies Common Grounds. With simple yet delicious food, table service and a homey feel, it’s well worth the trip. Check out their Colombian Hash or Buddha Bowl for a wholesome brunch, alongside a fresh fruit smoothie.
Location: 4 / 1 Jeffries Street, Gowrie
Mocan & Green Grout
This retro-chic, cosy nook of a cafe serves up some seriously inventive meals! They’re running a restricted menu right now, but you can still grab a seat to have brunch and the smaller menu is still as delicious and inventive as ever! Check out the Avocado, zucchini, tomato, chevre Roll.
Location: 1/19 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra
Redbrick are one of a small number of cafes in Canberra that roast their own beans and supply to many cafes across the Territory – so you could say, they’re super serious about their coffee! The suburban vibe they bring is awesome for brunch so make sure you stop in and try out their Mushroom Burger or Ricotta Toast.
Location: 4/31/35 Curtin Pl, Curtin