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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…)

Thanks

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qwerky 9:18 pm 22 Oct 12

poetix said :

While we’re talking about breakfasts, does anyone know where you can get good fruit salad as an option?

Anything cooked in the morning wakes up the vodka ghosts from the night before.

Vodka Ghosts…what a great expression! Would be an excellent name for a band!

qwerky 8:31 pm 22 Oct 12

Ok I know it’s been three years since I lived in Canberra, but I have visited in the interim and I have to give a plug for Praga Cafe at Dickson. I’m surprised it hasn’t been mentioned in this string yet? It’s a favourite of mine and I’ll definitely go again when I return to Canberra in January. The food is excellent, the breakfast menu a bit different from the usual poached eggs/hollandaise combination. I usually have the ‘small Praga’ which is quite big enough for me!

Pandy 8:01 pm 06 Oct 12

Redhill Lookout x2

lucifuge 7:16 pm 06 Oct 12

pptvb said :

Avoid A Bite To Eat in Chifley, the food is O.K, but the service is terrible. We were the only ones there on a Tuesday morning and it still took 45 minutes to get served.

This has to be one of worst breakfasts I’ve ever had at a cafe.

77Eliza 1:05 pm 26 Sep 12

I’m a massive fan of breakfast too and quite enjoyed all those recommendations. The place in Fyshwick is on the list now.

I quite like the place in Hackett – Wilburs – they do a great special with potato rosti’s and poached eggs and salmon. I’m gluten free so rate places on their non-bread options. Urban food is also good, but pricey and you need to book.

Tilley’s, although my local, it horribly disappointing as is Marinetti’s in O’connor where my bircher muesli with strawberry compote was actually toasted muesli, milk and 2 sliced strawberries.

m@ 4:44 pm 24 Sep 12

Genie said :

niknak said :

Dzire has close, it’s now Hostage Bar.

Dammit !! It’s been about 6 weeks or so since I last went…. Bummer….. Now I need to find a new breakfast joint

The god-awful crowd and music haven’t changed; maybe the breakfast menu hasn’t either? :\

m@ 4:41 pm 24 Sep 12

+1 Edgars Inn, second-best French toast in Canberra (after mine 😉 )

Deli Marco in Dickson is also quite good, I’m fond of their Italian-style scrambled eggs (mixed with roasted tomato and parmesan, on toasted ciabatta).

Genie 4:34 pm 24 Sep 12

niknak said :

Dzire has close, it’s now Hostage Bar.

Dammit !! It’s been about 6 weeks or so since I last went…. Bummer….. Now I need to find a new breakfast joint

laura_2716 2:48 pm 24 Sep 12

The Flute Bakery in Fyshwick is lovely for breakfast or morning tea. Their opening hours are quite limited though.

poetix 11:18 am 24 Sep 12

While we’re talking about breakfasts, does anyone know where you can get good fruit salad as an option?

Anything cooked in the morning wakes up the vodka ghosts from the night before.

SmileOnTrial 10:27 am 24 Sep 12

My vote is for the place that used to be My Cafe in the city next to Cafe Essen. Cant remember its name at the mo but the staff were friendly even though im allways grumpy until fed and the food was great.

AlpineViper 10:07 am 24 Sep 12

in_the_taratory said :

Ellacure in Bruce (but you usually need to book): http://inthetaratory.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/curious-about-ellacure/
Have also given Seasalt Dining in Bruce a go recently, but while promising, it didn’t seem to deliver (http://inthetaratory.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/brekkie-at-seasalt-dining-bruce/)

+1 Ellacure. Fantastic breakfast and fantastic coffee. Could not have been better.
We have not needed to book in the few times we’ve been, however we were probably edging closer to lunch than breakfast timewise.

As for Tilley’s, forget it. Used to be great, but the service seems to have run out of f&$#s to give and the food has gone downhill. The pancakes look (and taste) like they’ve just been bought at woolies and heated up rather than made, and the toast is rock solid. Mushrooms were still good though.

Tried Kingston Grind this weekend – ho hum. Food was reasonable, but took half an hour to get our food.

kincuri 8:16 am 24 Sep 12

I would recommend Tilly’s, especially the Breakfast Lot or Veggie Lot.

For about $20, you’ll get poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, two pieces of sour dough toast, tomato, spinach, zucchini (or sausage I believe), hash browns and some of the greatest mushrooms I’ve ever eaten.

It’s a little bit more expensive, but you won’t need to eat a lunch after it…

GordonResidential 9:46 pm 23 Sep 12

Ditto.

DavidL said :

Well Sandman
In a good eating place when you piss the staff off but they still give good service and you don’t even know you pissed them off, THAT is a good place to come back to.

Sandman said :

pptvb said :

Avoid A Bite To Eat in Chifley, the food is O.K, but the service is terrible. We were the only ones there on a Tuesday morning and it still took 45 minutes to get served.

Maybe you pissed the staff off. I’ve never waited more than 10 minutes for my food on a weekday, we can get breakfast and coffee for 2 and a 2 year old for less than $40 and there are nice comfy seating options.

GordonResidential 9:45 pm 23 Sep 12

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