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Cafe at the Arboretum

Canberra Cake
Vegan smashed avocado
Katsu Chicken Roll
Canberra Cake
Vegan smashed avocado
Katsu Chicken Roll


Cafe at the Arboretum is nested at Canberra’s National Arboretum with sweeping views back down into Canberra and across the lake.

At the Café at the Arboretum, you can choose a little or a lot – just a snack or a ready-to-eat lunch to enjoy in the Village Centre, or why not take it with you and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings of the Arboretum.

The produce is sourced primarily within Canberra’s 100-mile foodshed to support good farming in the region. The cafe proudly features locally grown vegetables, fruits, seafood, dairy, and organic and biodynamic meats.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Forest Drive, Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra, Molonglo Valley, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 144 reviews

“LOVE the food, service was impeccable”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by JohnnJayne_00

Four of us for a Sunday (birthdays x2) lunch that could not be faulted! Food is beautifully cooked and presented and the portions are generous. The chowder is an absolute winner every time (it's...

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TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Namadji

The 2022 Mothers Day lunch did not even warrant a special menu, the main courses on offer being the same as the daily menu. Entrees consisted of barbeque prawns which were huge and lovely, a...

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“very disappointing”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by liverbirdJ53

Ginger restaurant has recently reopened and so we decided to give it another try. $60 for two courses or I think $75 for three courses with additions if you need, like bread, extra vegetables etc...

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  • Australian
  • Coffee
  • Healthy Food
  • Modern Australian
  • Seasonal Local Produce
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Between $0 and $20
  • Between $20 and $30
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Non Smoking
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Takeaway Available
  • Fully licensed
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)