Canberra's top 8 cafes to get caffeinated
Canberra is the leading light in an emerging cafe culture that challenges any place in Australia when it comes to roasting, blending and cupping coffee. Locals are raising both their standards and cups to enjoy coffee across the city.
Embark on a coffee journey and discover Canberra’s cafe past and present. Take part in a coffee cupping session or a coffee ‘sensory scent experience’ in some of Canberra’s leading cafés. Enjoy coffee tasting and delightful treats in various cafés, while learning how to discern and identify flavour and aroma of locally roasted beans. You’ll unearth quirky stories as you wander through some of Canberra’s hidden café secrets.
We’ve selected the top 8 cafes in Canberra where you can get your caffeine fix. If you can’t decide which one to go to, join a walking tour for a taste of a select few.
1. The Cupping Room
Canberra’s very own place of coffee worship, the Cupping Room is a concept cafe that takes its customers on a flavour journey across a range of coffee blends and delicious (and photogenic) meals.
2. ONA Coffee House Cafe
Head into Ona Coffee House Fyshwick and appreciate a unique coffee experience delivered by knowledgeable, passionate, award-winning staff.
3. Močan & Green Grout
Get cosy and comfortable at Močan & Green Grout, an ethical and eco-friendly café located in the arts and cultural hub of Canberra’s NewActon precinct. They serve fair trade coffee, source produce from local farmers, and grow their herbs in a planter at the front door.
4. Local Press Café
Offering fresh, natural, honest foods, Local Press Café has a cool vibe and a friendly atmosphere. The wholefoods menu also features cold pressed juices and, of course, a premium coffee blend.
Tempt your tastebuds with the famous Freakshakes creating worldwide intrigue and envy at Cafe Patissez.
6. Lonsdale Street Roasters
Lonsdale Street Roasters have gained a loyal following among Canberra coffee addicts due to their high quality, locally roasted coffee. You can get up close to the roasting process, taking in the sights, sounds and the aroma of freshly roasted coffee.
7. The Coffee Lab
Coffee Lab is a specialised coffee house rather than a typical cafe. Every cup of coffee uses the finest coffee beans and machinery. Discover coffee made by passionate baristas using high performance machines such as the Sanremo Opera and the only Alpha Dominche Steampunk in Canberra.
8. Penny University
Penny University builds on the tradition of 17th century London coffee houses where patrons paid a penny to enter into a world of eclectic patrons united in a common love of learning and coffee. Like days of old, yet with a modern twist, people arrive for the atmosphere and leave with enlightened tastebuds.
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