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Cafe Stepping Stone Strathnairn

Staff photo
Coffee and cookies
Gardens around Homestead
Sunset views
Staff photo
Coffee and cookies
Gardens around Homestead
Sunset views


Relax in the gardens of the 1920s Homestead and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Brindabella Ranges with a cup of barista-made speciality coffee.

Cafe Stepping Stone is a work integration social enterprise cafe that employs and trains migrant and refugee women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Through an innovative vegetarian kitchen located in the picturesque location of Strathnairn Arts in West Belconnen, Canberra.

It is the perfect spot to indulge in locally sourced, seasonal and housemade meals and baked goods that are influenced by Asian, Middle Eastern and South American heritage and travels. Vegan and gluten-free friendly.

Before you leave, don't forget to pick up a piece of local art from the gift shop as well as view the monthly art exhibitions.

Explore the various hiking trails in the neighbouring Conservation Corridor and only 15 minutes from Canberra CBD.

During Spring and Summer months, there is no better place to wind down on a Friday than with their 'Sunset at Strathnairn' wood-fired pizza afternoons (BYO welcome, bookings essential).

Cafe Stepping Stone is a community-driven business that seeks to maximise its social impact while minimising its environmental footprint.

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90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 8 reviews

“It is a lovely meeting place for friends for lunch and view Art and gifts. But never for coffee!!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by Odyssey51991351738

Sorry but the coffee was ghastly - worst I’ve ever had. The information ‘Link’ building within walking distance on McClymont way has free pod coffee. This is the building that hands out maps to the...

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“A wonderful country feel with great wholesome food.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by alexander-CBR

The food a Cafe Stepping Stone is excellent, with a lovely homemade welcoming feel. Amazing vegetarian food with Gluten Free options and really great locally pressed coffee. To top it off, the view...

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“Vegetarian delights in artistic surroundings”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by GayleJP

This cafe within the grounds of an artist’s collaborative is well worth a visit. Interesting vegetarian meals - loved my pea and kale fritters. Went with a group of friends, service was friendly and...

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  • Asian
  • Australian
  • Beverage
  • Brunch
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Halal
  • Healthy Food
  • Indian
  • International
  • Middle Eastern
  • Organic
  • Pizza or Wood fired Pizza
  • Seasonal Local Produce
  • South American
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Woodfired Cooking
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • BYO Available
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Live Music
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Takeaway Available
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Under $20
  • 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)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.