Indulgence is often found in cafes. Relax into the Canberra cafe scene. It's sweet.
A sweet range of indulgent pastries, cakes and treats in a Canberra cafe

Indulge in Canberra's sweeter side

Canberra abounds with an exciting array of cafes to get your caffeine fix or indulge your sweet tooth. There's a growing range of cafes with onsite coffee roasters plus you can always find a great cup of tea and other beverages. Did we mention sweet treats, cakes and crazy desserts?

Cafe culture

Try Gus’ and Two Before Ten in Aranda; Idelic Cafe, Penny University and Silo Bakery in Kingston; Ona Coffee in Fyshwick, Public or Urban Pantry in Manuka; or Farmers Daughter and Beess & Co at Yarralumla for a nice brew. Lonsdale Street Roasters are among a growing number who roast their beans onsite in one of their two Braddon locations. There are great little gems tucked away in suburban shopping centres like A Bite to Eat in Chifley. Browse through our range of popular locally owned cafes to find your next special cup. 

Canberra milkshakes

Canberra has now established world wide credentials as the milkshake capital. Indulge in amazing creations at Fox and Bow in the southside suburb of Farrer, try a fancy taste combination at The Cupping Room, or go over the top with a Freak Shake from Patissez, the cafe causing a sensation around the world for their dessert milkshakes. 

Cakes and pastries

For something sweet, Dream Cuisine is a hidden gem tucked away in the industrial suburb of Fyshwick with to die for macarons including the hugely popular salted caramel and an award-winning pistachio and lime macaron.

Indulge in delicious breads and pastries from Silo Bakery in Kingston, or Autolyse bakery and the popular vegan cafe Sweet Bones located in the precinct of Braddon.

High tea

Escape to a bygone era and indulge in the delightful buffet with an array of savouries, freshly baked scones, jam and cream, and a selection of tempting cakes and slices at High Tea at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, or enjoy afternoon tea treats at Cafe Societea in Griffith, the Burbury Hotel in Barton and at the Adore Tea House Gold Creek in Nicholls.

Cultured cafes

Discover great cafes within the national attractions, many with brilliant vistas and perfect for short breaks between gallery hopping through the Australian National Collection. Be sure to check out cafes at the National Film and Sound Archive, The National Gallery, National Library, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Questacon, Parliament House, The National Museum and the Australian War Memorial.