Here at HerCanberra we like to think of ourselves as coffee experts (*cough* addicts *cough*). So like the good Samaritans we are, it seems only fair to share our knowledge with you.
We’ve put together a short and sweet list of some of the best coffee joints in Canberra that are sure to help you procaffeinate before a big day ahead.
Inspired by the first coffeehouses in London, it’s no surprise Penny University in Kingston has amazing coffee. Sourcing beans from local roasters and serving treats until 4pm daily, this cafe ticks all the boxes. There’s always a line out the door so make sure to call ahead to book a table.
15 Kennedy St, Kingston | @pennyuniversityroasters
A project by ONA coffee, Highroad is continuously chasing the perfect cup of coffee. Located in Dickson, make sure to grab a coffee that will make your day so much better.
Why not try something unusual on your next coffee run? Located in Gungahlin, this new cafe boasts the classics with out of the box twists. We’re looking at the double espresso over ice, topped with house honeycomb or a white chocolate mocha.
125 Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin | @theusual_cbr
A reinvention of the Morning Glory space and offering, ILY (an acronym for ‘I Love You’) serves up homely, simple food and delicious coffee. Locally roasted by Hael Supply, using a house blend made of fair trade Brazilian beans and a single origin that changes weekly, you’ll be hooked.
15 Kendall Lane, New Acton | @ilydining
East Row Specialty Coffee
This specialty coffee house serves up a sophisticated menu with expertly made ONA Coffee in a refreshed, contemporary space. Order a hot or cold coffee and peruse an entire menu dedicated to helping you decide on what blend to try that day.
Corner of London Circuit and East Row| @eastrowspecialtycoffee
Forrest Specialty Coffee
Operated by the passionate team behind East Row Cafe, Forrest Specialty Coffee offers a new way to brunch and lunch with a diverse—and Instagram-worthy—menu. Serving ONA beans, you know you are in for a treat.
Level 1 Westfield Belconnen, neighbouring Priceline | @forestspecialtycoffee
Craving a pastry and coffee to go? Visit Wildflour in Fyshwick and delight your senses with their delicious offerings. You can even take the kids and enjoy your brew as they play outside in the fresh air.
8 Townsville St, Fyshwick | @wildflourcanberra
Bunny Beans Cafe
This little cosy café is what people are describing as a best-kept secret. It’s the perfect place to hang out or grab-and-go a takeaway, with great food and coffee on offer. To top it off, there’s beautiful jazz music on repeat.
Hardwick Crescent, Holt | facebook.com/bunnybeanscafe
Fox and Bow
This hidden gem is perfect for when you want excellent coffee without having to head into the heart of Woden. Combined with delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere, Fox and Bow will quickly become a coffee run favourite.
4 Farrer Pl, Farrer | @foxandbowcafe
Only open during the week, Red Baron is Symonstons best kept secret. Using MotherSky coffee beans that celebrates a love for both coffee and Australia itself, go out of your way to grab a takeaway or take a friend for a pre-work breakfast date.
2 Faulding Street, Symonston| @redbaroncanberra
Cup & Coaster
Headed out Fyshwick way? Cup & Coaster will welcome you with open arms. Along with delicious Filipino food, they serve classic coffee until 2:30pm.
Wollongong Street, Fyshwick | facebook.com/cupandcoaster