54 Benjamin

Belconnenites, rejoice - 54 Benjamin is back!

Originally opened as a bar in 2015, 54B is modern and stylish with a menu that will suit just about anyone.

This new café is the perfect spot for a coffee, lunch or an after-work drink.

54 Benjamin Way, Belconnen

Acai Brothers

A delicious and affordable option, the newest superfood bar in the Canberra Centre is the perfect stop for a quick meal any day of the week.

Fill up on an enticing fruity acai bowl, or even a chocolate acai bowl for anyone needing a bit of extra chocolatey love.

Level G, Shop EG06A, Canberra Centre (opposite Coles) 

Amici Bar

Amici Wine Bar & Deli brings a bright slice of Italian chic to the Melbourne building in Civic.

With boutique wines, crafted cocktails and grab-and-go food on the menu, wine pairings will be a big feature of the intimate bar. Paired with what, you might ask? Classic Italian, of course. Think gourmet meats and cheeses, antipasti, pizza and more.

59 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City 

As Nature Intended

Technically not a new place to eat, but a new face for a Belconnen institution.

After 19 years at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, As Nature Intended is moving to Fyshwick’s Dairy Road. While the move is scheduled for mid-August, there is a farewell event at the markets on Saturday 27 July where there will be entertainment, tasting and music.

The organic café and whole foods store caters to almost all dietary requirements and has a wide range of certified organic fresh produce.

New Address: Dairy Road, Fyshwick.

Assembly

Assembly is a relaxed, easy, authentic pub where long hours eating and drinking with friends and family await.

Try the roast lamb shoulder or even their zucchini flowers with goat’s curd.

11 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Beirut Bunker Bar

New drinking hole Beirut Bunker Bar is now open in the city, taking inspiration from the Lebanese capital’s underground bars.

If you love cocktails, this should be on your ‘to do’ list.

25 Garema Place, Canberra City

Delhi to Canberra

If a Bombay Beef or Vegetable Samosa is up your street, check out Delhi to Canberra. This Indian restaurant at the Melba Shops will satisfy every spicy (or not so spicy) craving you have.

Dine-in, take it away, or even have the meal delivered to your door.

12 Chinner Crescent, Melba

Flash Eats

Perhaps best described as a “permanent food truck”, the hole-in-the-wall operation Flash Eats is set to bring life to Bible Lane in the CBD, pumping out fresh burgers, fried chicken, fries and drinks.

Bible Lane, Canberra City (between AKIBA and 50 Bunda St)

Lion City

All of your Singaporean cuisine needs will be met at Franklin’s newest restaurant.

With the option to browse the full menu online, Lion City is the perfect mixture of authentic Singaporean food and ease.

87/275 Flemington Road, Franklin

Milky Lane

Launching in mid-September, this famous indulgent burger joint is unlike anything you will have experienced before.

Not for the faint-hearted, make sure to leave plenty of room in your stomach for a burger, fries and ‘fried stuff’ meal.

Launching in Mid-September, Lonsdale Street, Braddon 

Momo’s

Anyone familiar with the old pop-up at ANU will be glad to hear Momo’s Taste of Tibet has reopened in their new location at Tuggeranong South.Point.

Enjoy a warm bowl of Thukpa or a selection of Momos (dumplings).

Food Court, Tuggeranong South.Point

Morrissey on the Boardwalk

This Art Deco-inspired café offers local wines, craft beer and spirits, as well as a daytime menu of breakfast or lunch with coffee, tea and plenty of different cakes.

With different specials each day, Morrissey on the Boardwalk is surely one to hit up on the regular.

8/114 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Ms Ba Cô

This one is still in ‘coming soon’ camp, but—for lovers of Ms Ba Cô’s mouth-watering bánh mì, their Civic outlet can’t come fast enough.

Due to open in August, this purveyor of über-fresh, home-style Vietnamese street food will be a welcome addition to Garema Place.

4-6, 108 Bunda Street, Canberra City

Olive at Hawker

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Olive at Hawker has reopened after the original restaurant was destroyed in an arson attack.

With food ranging from Zucchini Fritters to Grilled Pork Belly, this Mediterranean restaurant is a true suburban gem.

2a/78 Hawker Place, Hawker

Ostani Bar

Your Friday night fave got fancy. Ostani Bar has just officially unveiled its brand new million-dollar makeover and it is pretty gorgeous.

An extension of the kitchen has allowed for the inclusion of a char-grill, meaning succulent grilled steaks, fish and more have been added to a new menu, while favourites like wood-fired pizza and burgers will remain a staple.

Even the cocktail menu has received a shake-up.

Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton

Piccolos

A bright little hole-in-the-wall next to Lola and Shorty’s, Piccolos is serving up Diva coffee and a range of homemade sandwiches and toasties made on Three Mills Bakery sourdough, as well as a range of sweet treats from the popular local bakery.

Don’t want to just grab and go? Pull up a seat in the sun and enjoy.

29 Garema Place, Canberra City 

Pixie and Bear

With an all-day breakfast menu and lunch from 11am, Pixie and Bear combine classic meals with a fresh new space in the heart of Casey.

An afternoon treat is also a great option here, their house-made double choc-muffins also being very easy to sneak into your day.

Kingsland Parade, Casey Marketplace, Casey

Rebel Rebel

Offering all-day dining, this brand new eatery in the heart of the city offers a wide variety of plant-based options as well as protein-based dishes. Roast cauliflower with burnt butter, cashews and capers, anyone? 

21-23 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra

Sweet Little Cafe

Located at the Griffith shops, this café is just what its name suggests—sweet and little.

With a range of treats as well as savoury meals, check it out on your next trip to the Inner South. Bonus points for early risers—Sweet Little Café is open from 5 am.

4/12 Barker Street, Griffith

Wildflour

Espresso Room founder Michael Rose has taken the plunge and taken over Remy’s, the Fyshwick bakery that grew from the ashes of Autolyse and given it a whole new identity.

Wildflour offers all-day dining as well as incredible coffee, plus the head baker from Remy’s has stayed on board so all of your bread needs are covered.

8 Townsville Street, Fyshwick

Yumcha CBD

With all-day Yum Cha, Civic’s newest Chinese Restaurant is dishing up the goods.

The fresh seafood is seriously great, giving you a great excuse to not have to cook tonight.

32 West Row, Canberra City