The neighbourhood coffee shop means different things to different people. For some, it’s a place to get caffeinated and get to work. For others, it’s somewhere to catch up with old friends over an inventive breakfast. And sometimes, it’s a much-needed twenty-minute break from a hectic schedule.
Whatever a coffee shop means to you, if you are looking for a new go-to in Canberra and surrounding regions, you have landed in the right place.
We asked Canberra’s residents to share their favourite coffee shops, where they go for a seriously good cup of coffee and maybe an eggs Benedict come Sunday. Now, the results are in.
In this article, we’ll reveal the top three coffee shops in Canberra according to the locals. Let’s get started.
What makes a great coffee shop?
Comparing coffee shops but not sure how to narrow down your top picks? We have you covered. Keep an eye out for the following traits:
- Excellent coffee. First things first – the coffee. The best coffee shops take their coffee seriously. Whether you order a short black or latte, the coffee should be bold, smooth, and full-flavoured.
- Delicious food. Hungry? Excellent coffee shops serve up a selection of tasty treats alongside their range of hot drinks.
- Passionate staff. Dedicated staff are ready to do what it takes to ensure you have a relaxed, enjoyable experience.
The top coffee shops in Canberra according to you
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Without further ado, here are the top coffee shops in Canberra, according to you, the locals.
Situated on Lonsdale Street in Braddon, Rye is a local hotspot that’s open daily for breakfast and lunch. Serving up specialist coffee and fresh, simple, delicious food, the passionate team is ready and willing to go above and beyond to make your café experience as enjoyable as possible. Some evenings Rye is open for wine and small plates, so keep an eye out.
Mocan and Green Grout is a cosy, quirky, eclectic venue with an open kitchen and homely interior. The coffee shop’s dedicated team offers up a simple menu of beautiful, handcrafted fare that’s sure to hit the spot, whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (available Tuesday to Saturday). The coffee at Mocan and Green Grout is fair trade, locally roasted, and expertly prepared.
Tucked away in the sheltered courtyard of Hobart place is Two Before Ten, an artisan coffee house serving up impressive brews and inventive café meals in a trendy, light-filled space. Two Before Ten caters to the caffeine-hungry morning business crowd and lazy Sunday brunch-goers. If you’re after a really good coffee or quick and tasty treat, head to Two Before Ten – you just can’t go wrong.
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Which is your go-to coffee shop in Canberra? Why? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.