Canberra Airport unveils new retail spaces, café and restaurants

Ian Bushnell 21 April 2020 32
Canberra Airport

The new newsagent and gift shop at Canberra Airport. Photos: Supplied.

New retail and hospitality areas have opened at Canberra Airport in the first stage of its revamp of services at the terminal.

Travellers and airport visitors in need of food and refreshment will now have a choice of three new restaurants and cafés, while a large news, travel and gift shop will be able to meet other needs.

The gift shop will have a focus on locally made products designed to showcase Canberra and the surrounding regions.

Food and beverage provider Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) has opened a new café, City Hill Coffee, featuring Canberra’s ONA coffee, near the main atrium’s Unfurling sculpture.

ARE has also launched Noodles XO, an Asian noodle and sushi offering, and Baker’s Cut, which serves artisan sandwiches and salads featuring local produce.

The City Hill cafe will feature local ONA coffee.

Australian Way Pty Ltd (AWPL), a world-class airport retailer with stores in many airports around Australia and New Zealand, is behind the news, books and gift shop, called News@CBR.

Head of property at Canberra Airport Richard Snow said the terminal has forged new relationships with local producers to make sure it can offer Canberrans local products whenever possible.

“We are always trying to enrich the travel experience for Canberrans and our visitors, and we hope the community loves this next stage of this journey as much as we do,” he said.

In 2020, the second stage of the terminal’s new retail program will be unveiled, including another new retail and gift shop called Merchant Canberra, as well as the much-anticipated Capital Brewing Co Bar, a partnership with the well-known, local brewery which will showcase the latest beers on offer, combined with high-quality, locally sourced meals.

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32 Responses to Canberra Airport unveils new retail spaces, café and restaurants
Julie Macklin Julie Macklin 4:03 pm 09 Dec 19

Look at all those waste plastic containers in the photographs. We are all meant to be getting away from that waste and here it is still. And at present, there is a major problem with recycling waste. Also from memory I think all coffee at the airport was served in takeaway cups. Ban them and serve coffee in washable cups only.

Tenille Curtois Tenille Curtois 1:19 pm 09 Dec 19

Aleah Fisher you’ll actually have somewhere to eat now while you wait for Adam.

Andrew Higginson Andrew Higginson 8:42 am 09 Dec 19

Saw the new venues on Friday, it’s looking great! 👍

Brenda Jarvis Brenda Jarvis 8:08 am 09 Dec 19

They want to get the planes off on time before adding all these shops and cafes

    Martin McMaster Martin McMaster 10:53 am 09 Dec 19

    HOw does providing a shop selling food have an impact on flights?

    Ashley Wright Ashley Wright 10:46 pm 09 Dec 19

    Ray Mcgee I’m sure we know what she meant. Either way two totally different issues and getting planes away on time is an issue for the airlines not the airport!

James Richards James Richards 12:16 am 09 Dec 19

Do you still have to lay buy a sandwich and bottle of water. The Canberra airport makes service stations look reasonably priced.

Natalie Hoffman Natalie Hoffman 9:49 pm 08 Dec 19

Nice , but again - expensive ,not enough seating and shut by 9pm . Come on guys ! Sort it out , let’s get with the times😉

Gary Hatcliffe Gary Hatcliffe 9:25 pm 08 Dec 19

Ten bucks for a sandwich. Sheesh!

noid noid 9:24 pm 08 Dec 19

I would be more excited if the announcement was for more direct national and international flights from here by more airlines………….. 🙂

Nic Kers Nic Kers 8:29 pm 08 Dec 19

Will a bottle of water still cost $8?

Stewart Pope Stewart Pope 8:06 pm 08 Dec 19

The new shop has a $10 EFTPOS minimum AND a 1.5% surcharge. Seems a bit rich in an airport where card is definitely going to be the go to option for most.

Cary M Laue Cary M Laue 7:43 pm 08 Dec 19

A welcome change. Coffee at Hudson’s has to be the worst I’ve ever had...

Dragan Gluhović Dragan Gluhović 4:50 pm 08 Dec 19

Finally some decent coffee, but they could've trimmed price a little bit

Astin Darcy Astin Darcy 4:30 pm 08 Dec 19

How about water fountains? Did they add any of those?

Roslin Whitley Roslin Whitley 4:02 pm 08 Dec 19

This is great about time

Travissi Gilbert Travissi Gilbert 3:18 pm 08 Dec 19

Pity about those dudes with the semi-automatic weapons ruining that 'welcoming vibe' you were envisioning though, hey?

Anna Kay Anna Kay 2:54 pm 08 Dec 19

Will they be open past 5:30pm though?

Kurt Halbauer Kurt Halbauer 2:52 pm 08 Dec 19

Jordie Halbauer good timing...

Mat Barber Mat Barber 2:25 pm 08 Dec 19

Put a Kingsley's and goodberrys in

Linda Leavitt Linda Leavitt 12:17 pm 08 Dec 19

Always a nice airport to come back to after some of the other crazy ones; however, the armed police are not a welcome addition.

Rory Sheehan Rory Sheehan 12:12 pm 08 Dec 19

Rhys if you were looking for cleaner air

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