What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday?

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What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday.

Cafes and restaurants

  • Penny University in Kingston is open 7am to 4pm every day of the Easter long weekend, including Good Friday.
  • Wilbur’s Cafe and Bar in Hackett is open 8am to 9pm, with fish and vegetarian options available.
  • Akiba is serving yum cha from 11am on Good Friday, and dinner as usual.
  • Lonsdale Street Roasters is open for the entire long weekend (the smaller Lonsdale Street Roasters 7, however, is closed).
  • The Hyatt’s Promenade Café is open for buffet lunch and dinner. Enjoy a buffet featuring fresh seafood, a carvery station, hot dishes, fresh salads and an Easter-themed dessert station for $75 per person.
  • 38 Espresso on Kingston Foreshore is open 8am to 2pm from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
  • Shorty’s in Garema Place is open all long weekend, including Good Friday.
  • The Duxton in O’Connor is open for seafood specials including fish kebabs, mussels and clams and hot smoked salmon salad.
  • The Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club’s fish and chip shop, Snapper, on Lake Burley Griffin, is open 8am to 8pm on Good Friday.
  • Edgars at Ainslie Shops is open 8.30am to late every day of the long weekend.


Easter Thursday is traditionally one of the biggest nights on Canberra’s nightlife calendar, with Good Friday a much more subdued affair. For those who want to back up Thursday’s efforts with another big night, Treehouse is open on Good Friday. Otherwise, the National Folk Festival will be in full swing with more than 200 acts performing from 2-6 April, including 23 international artists.

Shopping centres

While most of the large supermarkets are closed on Good Friday, Supabarn in the Canberra Centre is open from 7am to 9pm. If you’re not in the city, your local IGA is a good bet. We have confirmation that Palmerston IGA, O’Connor IGA, Ainslie IGA and Chapman IGA are all open on Good Friday.

Attractions, entertainment and other

As with Christmas Day, Canberra’s cinemas – including Hoyts, Limelight and Palace Electric, are open on Good Friday. Many of Canberra’s national institutions, including the Australian War Memorial and Questacon are also open.

Canberra Antiques Centre in Fyshwick is open every Easter day from 10am to 5pm.

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8 Responses to What’s open in Canberra on Good Friday?
zllauh zllauh 8:26 pm 07 Apr 15

thanks rioters for the information.
hope such weekends keep coming along the line :p

Littlesimmi Littlesimmi 9:52 am 03 Apr 15

Little Oink is open at Cook till 930pm. They are now licenced.

Kim F Kim F 7:03 pm 02 Apr 15

Parliament House is open.

Kalliste Kalliste 5:58 pm 02 Apr 15

Neighbourhood Food in Gungahlin is open from 5:30PM.

Milly Withers Milly Withers 3:43 pm 02 Apr 15

CyberJam said :

BentSpoke is open on Good Friday for all the Braddon brewsters.

You can have a beer for Christ’s sake!

Ha!! Clever.

CyberJam CyberJam 3:38 pm 02 Apr 15

BentSpoke is open on Good Friday for all the Braddon brewsters.

You can have a beer for Christ’s sake!

6090105 6090105 2:31 pm 02 Apr 15

If you’re looking to do something recreational the Sky Zone trampoline park in Belconnen is open throughout the weekend.

John Moulis John Moulis 2:06 pm 02 Apr 15

Oceanfresh Seafoods at Fyshwick Markets is open on Good Friday if you want an Easter seafood lunch.

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