Over 20 new places to eat and drink in Canberra this winter



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Looking for a new place to awaken your taste buds?

Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, we’ve done the heavy lifting and found all the new places to inspire your latest foodie adventures! You can thank us later.

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Eighty / twenty (Belconnen)

Known for their delicious mix of rascals and good guys, the Eighties / Twenty have something new in store as they get ready to open a signature vegan cafe in Belconnen.

Open July 3, they’re sure to have their iconic coffee and raw candy along with French toast, smoothies, acai bowls and more.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for opening days!


Hey presto

These food coma-worthy desserts are no ordinary cookies. Fully loaded and inspired by New York, Presto cookies are filled with all the good stuff: chewy, gooey fudge and sugary candy.

Learn more here on how to get your monster cookie fix.

prestofoods.com | @presto.cbr

Uno.tapas (City)

Open July 1, Uno.tapas will serve a delicious menu of tapas and Spanish raciones in Canberra’s beautiful dining hall, Verity Lane.

Northbourne Avenue, City of Canberra | uno-tapas.com

Turkish Delight (Kingston)

A traditional Turkish delight for dessert? Yes please! Canberra’s very first Turkish restaurant has opened a sister store for southerners looking for kofte.

75/71 Giles Street, Kingston | turcdelightkingston.com

Papa J’s Pinoy Resto Bar (Dickson)

With Instagrammable pop-art interiors, this Filipino-Asian fusion restaurant and bar offers the great flavors of Filipino cuisine with a twist.

Serving up adobo chicken rolls, bao, and delicious desserts, grab a chair and a cocktail to support the locals.

G04 / 21, rue Challis, Dickson | papaj.com.au

SoupStone (Acton)

Fancy authentic Cantonese cuisine? Visit SoupStone, the latest Asian fusion restaurant in Acton, near the ANU campus.

Open seven days a week from 11 a.m., authentic Asian snacks and signature house dishes are served along with delicious house drinks.

6/26 Barry Dr, Acton |@SoupStone

Mrs. Kim’s Donuts (Kingston)

Donuts, milkshakes and pies, oh my god! After a slight delay, Mrs Kims Donut officially opens its doors on July 8th and to celebrate, 300 donuts are offered for free!

Run, don’t step as they are sure to go faster than you can say “A crispy Biscoff cheesecake donut please!”

15 Tench Street, Kingston |@kimsdonutscbr

This pasta place, Alfredo’s (Lanyon)

You can’t make pasta that! This Pasta Place, Alfredo’s officially opens its doors after roaming the city winning our hearts (and stomachs) with their delicious pasta.

Made with ingredients from local suppliers, keep an eye on their Facebook page to see where they will be next.


Pelican Place (Kingston)

Formerly known as Wild Beanz, The Pelican Place is Kingston’s newest casual restaurant. Dine on site and enjoy breakfast or grab take out to enjoy a cold winter night at home.

With a partner restaurant in Gungahlin, there is no excuse not to enter.

Boutique T2, 34 Eyre Street Market, Kingston | thepelicanplace.com

Hearsay (Barton)

Offering a delicious new offering for the Ministry of the Attorney General and its guests, Hearsay has a range of drool-worthy dishes for your breakfast or lunch meeting needs.

National Circuit 3-5, Barton |@hearsaycafe

Dobinson (Gunghlin)

Your favorite pastries have their place in a new place: Gungahlin!

Filled with the usual sweet and savory favorites on offer, this place has outdoor seating so you can enjoy the day with a hot brew.

26 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin | @dobinsons

Colosseum Italian Street Food (Fyswick)

Colosseum Italian Street Food can be found in Fyshwick’s niche markets and brings pizza to our hearts with their authentic Italian street food.

From donuts to Pomodori col Riso, transport yourself around the world without having to leave the city.

36 Mildura Street, Fyshwick | @colosseum_italian_street_food

The Dining Dome (Kingston)

The new Dining Dome at Kingston Dock is a place everyone will want to sit.

This Canberra bubble allows 12 people to enjoy a dome of warmth, privacy and Scandinavian-inspired interiors, while dining on an exclusive chef’s menu and sipping a glass of something delicious.

Read more here.

7/81 Giles Street Kingston | @the quaicbr

Japanese Restaurant Okami (Mawson)

Offering the tempting prospect of an all-you-can-eat feast of over 30 Japanese dishes for the low price of $ 36.80 per person, Okami Japanese Restaurant is the place to be /

On offer is a range of Japanese favorites like Crispy Karaage Chicken, Agadashi’s Crispy Tofu, Sashimi, Sushi, and Katsu Chicken with Tonkatsu Sauce. Take stretch pants and dive in!

Read more here.

Ground floor, 8 Mawson Place, Mawson | okamirestaurant.com.au

Samsi Sekki (Mitchell)

Are you leaving near Mitchell? Samsi Sekki will welcome you for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Try an authentic Korean flavor and enjoy a traditional soup for breakfast, fried rice with kimchi for lunch, or have one of the dinner specials.

117 Flemington Road, Mitchell | @samsisekki

Forrest specialty coffee (Belconnen)

The recently opened Forrest Specialty Cafe (featured image) brought fresh food and delicious ONA coffee to Westfield Belconnen.

Managed by the passionate team behind Civic’s new East Row cafe, Forrest Specialty Coffee in Belconnen offers a new way to brunch and lunch with a diverse, Instagram-worthy menu.

Read more here.

Level 1 Westfield Belconnen, neighbor Priceline| @forestspecialtycoffee

FunGuys at the truffle farm

Cold weather means truffle season is back, bringing with it the delicious burgers from Fun Guys.

With three burgers on the menu – The Big Truffle Deluxe Burger, The Southern Truffle Shuffle Burger – as well as Funguys Chips N Gravy which includes a “corn sauce” truffled with truffle salt, bring the family out with mushrooms (get it? ).

Read more here.

Canberra Truffle Farm, 23 Mount Majura Road, Majura | @funguys_truffe_burgers

Kan Sushi & Poke

Our sushi obsession is going nowhere thanks to Canberra’s newest sushi restaurant, Kan Sushi & Poke.

With an abundance of sushi rolls and poke bowls on offer, you’ll go for the on-trend interior and stay for the endless menu options.

Land 3/221 London Cct, Town | @kan.sushipoke

1Up (City)

The brand new site brought to you by the Reload and Token team, 1UP offers modern video game features with a classic Sydney Building vibe.

Located between the two venues, book in the cool reception hall for a special event to enjoy pool tables, karaoke, and modern consoles with one or two iconic Reload cocktails.

34-38 Northbourne Avenue, Town | recharge bar.com

Let’s Chat Food Indian Restaurant

Awaken your taste buds with Indian street food delicacies from the Let’s Chaat Street Food Truck, which as far as we can tell is popping up in Kingston and Belconnen.

To order, call or text 0435 184 923 and sink your teeth into mixed vegetable samosas, tawa pulao or pakora.

Kingston + Belconnen | @LetsChaatFood


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