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Good breakfast in Canberra??

By zorro29 - 21 September 2012 55

I love breakfast and am desperate to find a great breakfast spot in Canberra but everywhere is terrible and overpriced.

I went to Beess & Co in Yarralumla on the weekend and it was appalling…even the toast was bad (and how can you mess that up??). A few weeks ago had Urban Food and nearly $60 later for 2 small meals and 2 drinks (all of which were small and awful), I wasn’t happy again. I have tried Cream, Pancake Parlour, Black Pepper, Milk & Honey, Cafe Essen, Gus’ and a whole raft of other places I can’t remember…but looking for input…

So, where do you love for breakfast? (especially interested in places that do a good French toast…)


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Good breakfast in Canberra??
plausibly_deniable 7:07 pm 21 Sep 12

Two before Ten, north of Hobart Place. Great coffe, lovely people, intersting food. Delissio in Braddon do a pretty unhealthy-but-awesome French toast using croissants – as if it wasn’t bad enough for you already.

In general the challenge is that if a place does a good job, then it’ll get crowded, then too crowded.

andym 6:58 pm 21 Sep 12

The restaurant / cafe at Lanyon do a breakfast, menu looks good, but never tried it, has anyone?

mistertim 6:55 pm 21 Sep 12

My cafe favs are Silo in Kingston and Farmers Daughter in Yarralumla.

Masquara 6:41 pm 21 Sep 12

There’s a new place opening at Realm in Barton some time in the next few weeks that is promising breakfast … it will be called Maple and something.

Hyatt breakfast is good but pricey.

If you don’t mind grease, Tilleys do breakfast for about $28 a head including a coffee …

Bad Seed 6:31 pm 21 Sep 12

We had breakfast a few weeks ago at La Piazza at Erindale which recently moved from the main shops to the new complex on Gartside St. Very reasonably priced, fed 4 for less than $50, service a bit slow but would go back there as there’s not much on this side of town. I had the breakfast trifle -fancy name for a layered muesli in a long glass with fruit and yoghurt but it was yummy!

beeshive 6:26 pm 21 Sep 12

The National Library does a great breakfast and you can sit inside or out. Beautiful at this time of the year. Haven’t been at breakfast time for a while but the current lack of parking since the Patrick White lawn park closure may make this an almost impossible option these days. Certainly can’t get any parking if you go to the library after 9am but it might be OK for an early breakfast (I think they serve breakfast until 11).

Spykler 6:15 pm 21 Sep 12

If you are the locale of Fyshwick on a Sat morning then Industry Cafe do a great Big Brekkie for $19.

Madam Cholet 6:08 pm 21 Sep 12

I’ve been researching places to take my work team for lunch and have decided on The Fellows at ANU. I note that they also do breaky. Does anyone have anything to offer up in this place?

Depends obviously where you live but I like lanyon homestead cafe and also the one at the homestead at Hall whose name eludes me. The botanic gardens has a cafe under new management which I’d like to try when I can get a run at a normal weekend.

jessieduck 6:06 pm 21 Sep 12

PS, that has got to be the best thing about banning smoking inside venues (aside from the health aspect blah blah)- you can actually enjoy pubs before 11am!

jessieduck 6:05 pm 21 Sep 12

Duxton in O’Connor is another good pub option.

kea 6:01 pm 21 Sep 12


When spring time hits, nothing beats a hot breakfast and a latte in the sun.. but unlike in Sydney, I am yet to find a place in Canberra that does breakfast for two for $30! Keen to hear what others think!

Golden-Alpine 5:59 pm 21 Sep 12

Cafe inJoy at Gold Creek

Darkfalz 5:54 pm 21 Sep 12

Sfoglia in Dickson is pretty good. I had French toast with a big breakfast somewhere but I don’t remember, it might have been the place at Hackett shops?

Ever had French toast with thick cut brioche? That’s to die for.

Spill the Beans did the best big breakfast ever but they closed a few years ago.

c_c 5:49 pm 21 Sep 12

People who go to Urban Pantry are the biggest suckers in Canberra. Overpriced, very, very poor quality. The one time I tried it earlier this year to see what all the fuss is and why it’s always crowded, they served me a plate of charcoal with some pastry and fruit. I would have been embarrassed to send it out of the kitchen, much less charge for it.

johnboy 5:37 pm 21 Sep 12

I haven’t tried Edgars in Ainslie in a while, but it used to be my go-to for breakfast.

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