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Best cafes for breakfast?

qwerky 28 May 2008 150

I am a fan of going out for breakfast on a weekend. It seems to have more appeal than going out for dinner, probably because I know the rest of the day stretches ahead and is more enticing with a some protein and a couple of good cups of coffee under the belt.

But I’m running out of interesting places to go. To start off the discussion (as I am confident that this is information that others would like to pass on), I’ll recommend Delissio in Braddon. Simple and small breakfast menu, but great coffee and heaters outside for winter. And you can have the sun on your back in the mornings, nice!

Just a Bite at Chifley is also good; fantastic food, but quite crowded.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for good places to go? Maybe tucked away in suburban shopping centres, which you’d only hear about via word of mouth?


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FanBerra FanBerra 6:22 pm 09 Jul 11

A Bite to Eat may have great wait staff and a few tasty morsels but the chefs are full of themselves. I had another crap experience there and I swear I’m done. Never again. Had a bagel thrown down on the table at me today from a surly “cook” after I asked for peanut butter that didn’t have chilli in it. Apparently the description of house-made before the menu listing of peanut butter implies loaded with chilli and I deserved utter contempt for troubling them for standard peanut butter. it’s not like I dissed their stinking oyster pot pie that nearly had us hurling on their stupid mismatched decor.

ant ant 10:27 am 10 Jul 09

Well if we ever get that 2nd breakfast off the ground, I guess it won’t be delissio.

chewy14 chewy14 10:09 am 10 Jul 09

SheepGroper said :

blackbetty said :

really missing the chef that left…he was dreamy…am sure his name is gee, wonder where he went 🙂

As far away from his stalker as possible?

In a shallow grave?

SheepGroper SheepGroper 10:06 am 10 Jul 09

blackbetty said :

really missing the chef that left…he was dreamy…am sure his name is gee, wonder where he went 🙂

As far away from his stalker as possible?

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:34 am 10 Jul 09

A newbie turns up and instantly starts doing the rounds of the food threads spruiking delissio braddon.

A bit suspicious for my liking.

blackbetty blackbetty 12:18 am 10 Jul 09

delissio braddon is the best breakfast place still…love the food and coffee is great…really missing the chef that left…he was dreamy…am sure his name is gee, wonder where he went 🙂

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:00 pm 25 Sep 08

I think it has been mentioned in this thread before, but I’ll add another tick for As nature intended at the end of Marcus Clarke Street, New Acton.

qwerky qwerky 10:56 am 25 Sep 08

Overheard said :

qwerky said :

Ant was pushing for that one in Reconciliation Place (The Edge, Water’s Edge, something like that?) once the weather got warmer. I was toying with the idea of putting my own hand up to organise something, but couldn’t fix on a date. I’m in town on Saturday 11 October if anyone’s up for then.

Souns good Overheard; if you organise it for that date, I’ll be there.

peterh peterh 9:46 am 24 Sep 08

Overheard said :

qwerky said :

DH and I had a fantastic breakfast at Cafe Prego at Dickson (next to Hudsons)last weekend. Very reasonably priced and delicious; eggs, bacon, hash browns, cheese and onion on Italian bread. This would have to be the best yet so I had to tell you all about it! Perhaps we’re due for another RA breakfast?

Ant was pushing for that one in Reconciliation Place (The Edge, Water’s Edge, something like that?) once the weather got warmer. I was toying with the idea of putting my own hand up to organise something, but couldn’t fix on a date. I’m in town on Saturday 11 October if anyone’s up for then.

Cafe Moda’s upstairs in the older part of Canberra Centre. Upstairs from Thomas Cook travel (?) at the top of the escalators. I used to go there irregularly when I was working in a building adjacent to Canberra Centre some years ago, but it is pretty much embedded into the shopping centre. Not a good option when the weather’s fine; you’re miles from the nearest window even.

but the smokers are miles away too…

Overheard Overheard 1:04 am 24 Sep 08

qwerky said :

DH and I had a fantastic breakfast at Cafe Prego at Dickson (next to Hudsons)last weekend. Very reasonably priced and delicious; eggs, bacon, hash browns, cheese and onion on Italian bread. This would have to be the best yet so I had to tell you all about it! Perhaps we’re due for another RA breakfast?

Ant was pushing for that one in Reconciliation Place (The Edge, Water’s Edge, something like that?) once the weather got warmer. I was toying with the idea of putting my own hand up to organise something, but couldn’t fix on a date. I’m in town on Saturday 11 October if anyone’s up for then.

Cafe Moda’s upstairs in the older part of Canberra Centre. Upstairs from Thomas Cook travel (?) at the top of the escalators. I used to go there irregularly when I was working in a building adjacent to Canberra Centre some years ago, but it is pretty much embedded into the shopping centre. Not a good option when the weather’s fine; you’re miles from the nearest window even.

qwerky qwerky 11:47 pm 23 Sep 08

[cafe moda – seconded. best breakfast, and the owners understand that there is no way my 3yo will finish a really big milkshake. they have very pleasant staff as well.
Peter@home, Where’s Cafe Moda?

peter@home peter@home 11:35 pm 23 Sep 08

ogrex said :

Another vote for Dobinson’s. The quality can vary greatly on the cooked brekky, but in terms of value and reasonable food it’s always of an acceptable quality. I’m not a veggo but their veggie brekky is great in my opinion. I’ve been told that they’re getting heaters for this winter as well, which should make cold weekend mornings much more tolerable.

Another good place for FOOD but not atmosphere is Cafe Moda upstairs in the Canberra Centre (next to the Pumkin Patch). I think that the brekky food is actually quite good (excellent thick, low-fat beef sausages… containing actual meat!). Unfortunately it’s in the middle of the mall… but not necessarily a bad thing for the winter months.

Thanks for mentioning “As Nature Intended”. We’ll have to check that out.

Babar and Cream do good food, but I always find myself asking “where’s the rest of it?”. I’m not a quantity over quality guy… but sometimes I feel really ripped off.

cafe moda – seconded. best breakfast, and the owners understand that there is no way my 3yo will finish a really big milkshake. they have very pleasant staff as well.

qwerky qwerky 10:46 pm 23 Sep 08

DH and I had a fantastic breakfast at Cafe Prego at Dickson (next to Hudsons)last weekend. Very reasonably priced and delicious; eggs, bacon, hash browns, cheese and onion on Italian bread. This would have to be the best yet so I had to tell you all about it! Perhaps we’re due for another RA breakfast?

qwerky qwerky 10:19 pm 25 Jun 08

I’ve posted another thread about breakfast this Saturday 28 June at 9.30am in the city. If you email me at ACTGadabouts at gmail dot com and tell me your name, I’ll tell you where we’re meeting.

madman madman 12:21 am 18 Jun 08

Yeah well I kinda didn’t see that email but I was waiting for the so called “Topic” that was going to be posted closer to the time – I was going to RSVP then – would be my first RA event i’d go to in about 2 years of frequenting this site

ant ant 8:47 pm 17 Jun 08

Qwerky’s email for Riotact events! ACTGadabouts at gmail dot com

ant ant 8:43 pm 17 Jun 08

Qwerky said she only got one taker for the breakfast, so I think she kind-of let it die. A shame, it’s a nice idea. If anyone would like to actually do this, then email her at the email addy she posted earlier in the thread (gadabouts something). I’d be up for brekky.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:28 pm 17 Jun 08

Holden Caulfield said :

I went to Babar in Woden once. I won’t make that mistake again.

Certainly agree with you on that one: very slow service (in a place that was half full), got the coffee order wrong, and cold scrambled eggs!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:40 pm 17 Jun 08

Cafe Essen I think uses the tiny kitchen behind the counter, but only buy coffee there so don’t care how big the kitchen is.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:15 pm 17 Jun 08

Isn’t Essen’s kitchen right behind their counter?

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