One of my favourite things to do is spend a quiet morning in a cafe, sipping on soy caps and maybe nibbling on a pastry or two. With so many good cafes in Canberra, I’ve decided to narrow down this “five to try” cafe list by keeping it to an area – and we’re starting off in Woden.
5. A Bite to Eat, Chifley
A Bite to Eat is one of Woden’s long standing suburban gems. With it’s eclectic retro interior, delicious house made cakes and a reputation for some of the best cafe food in town, A Bite to Eat at the Chifley shops is a local favourite. Whether you’re after weekend brunch, a quick morning coffee and cake, or a beer on Friday afternoon, this place has you covered.
4. Fox and Bow, Farrer
Fox and Bow is a cafe that has been kicking goals since it opened last year. With some of the best milkshakes going round and a killer menu to match, this is a cafe that oozes fun cool vibes. There’s even a basketball hoop in the alley next door for when you’ve had too much sugar. And for those of you on the other side of town, the Fox and Bow milkshakes alone are worth the trip down south – trust me.
3. Stand By Me, Lyons
With their record player always spinning classic tunes and their old school counter top, Stand By Me is another Woden cafe going for that eclectic retro feel and winning in every way. Located at the Lyons shops, their menu is great. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you just have to try their french toast. The flavour changes every week, so I can’t tell you what will be on offer, but I can guarantee it’ll be good.
2. Lava, Phillip
Nestled among Phillip’s car dealerships and mechanics is Lava, a cafe that takes it’s coffee seriously. They keep things simple on the food side of things, with classic’s like avo on toast available for breakfast, toasted sandwiches for lunch and a selection of delicious pastries for those who need an afternoon sugar hit with their coffee.
1. Space Kitchen, Phillip
Space Kitchen is a new cafe that has been making big waves on social media when it opened it’s doors last month. If you’re familiar with Ricardo’s Cafe & Patisserie at Jamison, then it should be no surprise that Ricardo’s latest venture, Space Kitchen, has taken off in such a big way. Located on the corner of Worgan and Furzer Street, Space Kitchen is one to try if you’re into fun, inventive, delicious food.
So, where’s your favourite cafe in Canberra? Is it in Woden or someplace else?