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What’s a good cafe/restaurant operating at this time of year where a group of friends can have breakfast/brunch

By jadie360 - 27 December 2008 46

I have been delegated organiser of a get-together of friends (40ish year old women). I am thinking a really nice breakfast/brunch somewere on the southside or city, preferably outside with a lovely setting.  Any suggestions of places to go would be great.

Oh, and please don’t suggest Silo – I know it’s fantastic and all that but the crowds ………

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What’s a good cafe/restaurant operating at this time of year where a group of friends can have breakfast/brunch
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54-11 11:55 am
27 Dec 08
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The Yarralumla Nursery is also very nice this time of the year.

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ant 2:13 pm
27 Dec 08
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Podfood is excellent, a bit of a hidden place. It’s a full-on gourmet place, kind-of a surprise when you expect a normal cafe style experience. Have a look at their menus on line, you’ll see what I mean.

The chef is some local famous chef-person, apparently.

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ant 2:20 pm
27 Dec 08
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..while you’re thinking Pialligo, the winery in Kallaroo Road has a good cafe and the views back over south Canberra are lovely (Pialligo Estate), and Rodney’s cafe is also very good.

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Aeek 4:58 pm
27 Dec 08
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Pesty 5:57 pm
27 Dec 08
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Pesty 5:59 pm
27 Dec 08
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fabforty said :

I saw this place last weekend and vowed to come back and check it out. I can’t vouch for the food as I haven’t tried it yet, but I have heard others say its good. It is in the Piallago Plant Farm and set in amongst the gardens there. The outside seating is on a lovely leafy verandah. Also the staff were friendly and more than happy for me to poke around and have a look, even though I said I wasn’t dining with them that day.

As well as the nursery, there is an interesting gallery and gift shop.

http://www.podfood.com.au/

Please come back with a review no matter where you go. Always interested.

Now that IS friendly!

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kaydo 8:44 pm
27 Dec 08
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Pesty said :

kaydo said :

Du Jour in new Acton.
http://www.diamant.com.au/diamant/canberra-pages/restaurants.html

crap

@Pesty – got a more insightful comment? I had brunch there in the courtyard last weekend and thought it was great, what did I miss?

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MWF 9:21 pm
27 Dec 08
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I like the botanic gardens caf., but it is really noisy if you have an inside table.

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Holden Caulfield 11:13 pm
27 Dec 08
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Pod is very good usually. I’ve been there a few times for lunch. It’s not cheap, but as they say, you get what you pay for.

If you’re out that way, I think Rodneys has a cafe too. I’ve never been there though

Axis at the Museum, not exactly southside, but fits your other criteria and is accessible and, I’m guessing, will be open.

If all else fails you could do McHotcakes by Lake Tuggeranong, haha.

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Bettie 11:30 pm
27 Dec 08
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As Nature Intended in NewActon is my fave new breakfast spot. http://www.outincanberra.com.au/natureintendedacton

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Ozi 11:43 pm
27 Dec 08
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Ona Café (previously Kona Café) in Manuka is great. not a heap of space though, so call up Aaron the manager before you actually show up! :)

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I-filed 12:22 am
28 Dec 08
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Hyatt Hotel breakfast – exxy but worth it for quality, atmosphere and comfort … you need to book …

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PantsMan 2:32 am
28 Dec 08
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ant said :

The chef is some local famous chef-person, apparently.

Love it!

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Holden Caulfield 9:39 am
28 Dec 08
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I-filed said :

Hyatt Hotel breakfast – exxy but worth it for quality, atmosphere and comfort … you need to book …

I must admit it has been a few years since I’ve had a breakfast at the Promenade, but I can say, the few times I have “dined” there have been some of the most underwhelming culinary experiences I have had.

Bettie said :

As Nature Intended in NewActon is my fave new breakfast spot. http://www.outincanberra.com.au/natureintendedacton

I can second Bettie’s recommendation though. Here is the link to their website proper:
http://www.asnatureintended.com.au/

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Aubergine 11:39 am
28 Dec 08
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Don’t know if it’s open over the hols, but Pork Belly cafe next to The Lobby in Parkes, opposite the front of Old Parly House, has a terrific location with lots of outdoor tables under the trees. Indoor seating too of course. Plus Zierholz on tap! They do brekkies and lunches.

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