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Places to Eat Canberra || Braddon

Are you thinking of visiting Canberra? Or already living in Canberra and looking for some good places to eat? Well I have decided to share some of my favourite places to grab a bite to eat around Canberra. In the spotlight today is the area of Braddon, which has is known for it's hipster, trendy cafes and restaurants. It is actually one of my favourite places to grab a bit to eat in Canberra! 

*Pictures courtesy of the cafes and restaurants websites, I do not own the images shared in the post*


There are a number of cool cafes to grab a coffee and some breakfast or lunch. My current favourite is RYE Cafe and Bar which is all about simple, fresh and delicious food. Get a delicious coffee (look I can't vouch for that as a non-coffee drinker, but Mr TLOL loves it!) and a fresh lunch. They have take away salads and sandwiches for lunch, or a fresh pastry for that mid morning snack. I love vibe and decor as well, which also boasts the simple ideals, with wood, wood and more wood. 

This next one is actually a favourite of Mr TLOL (aka fiancĂ© if you don't know who that is..). The name 'Elemental' reflects our commitment to provide Canberrans with delicious food from basic, unprocessed, and local ingredients. Dave describes it fairly simply, 'delicious healthy food, fun variety, perfect coffee'. It's cute and quirky and is everything that Braddon encompasses. 


So you want to go out for an evening bite to eat, or maybe an evening cocktail? Well Braddon is definitely the place to be for that, with a number of evening drink and food options. Hopscotch is one of my favourite places to grab a casual bite to eat. With one of the largest spaces in Braddon, and boasting an expansive beer garden, complete with outdoor spit, Hopscotch has already become a fixture for great meals and good times in Canberra’s north. It is simple, but does delicious, good quality pub food, great drinks and has such a fun atmosphere. Also if you're around on Tuesday's, check out Tranny Bingo! I am yet to check out Tranny Bingo, but I will be heading to one in the next month and I can't wait!

My next recommendation is actually right next door. Tipsy Bull is one of the newest editions to Londsale St and will definitely become a favourite of mine. Fancy food with a casual atmosphere - they say to not expect anything too posh, just good times and good food. Now if you are a G&T fan, you must visit Tipsy Bull for a de constructed Gin and Tonic - choose from a variety of Gin's and Tonic's, any added extras like lime or lemon, and create your very own G&T right at the table. They offer a number of share plates, that might seem small but are actually very filling and oh so delicious! Also the service is amazing, we felt like one of the family while we were there!


Look, dessert is my favourite meal, so I definitely had to include a category dedicated to dessert. My favourite place in Braddon, if not Canberra, to cater to my sweet tooth is Frugii Dessert Laboratory. They are the place to visit post dinner to get the most delicious dessert. From ice cream (their Dark Chocolate ice cream is my absolute favourite) to delicious sweet treats and G&T or Champagne Ice Blocks. If you're vegan or gluten free, than don't stress because they have options for everyone. They also have just introduced Durian Ice Cream on a stick covered with a Lychee Gel. Durian is a favourite in south-east Asia, is renowned for its strong odour, so Mr Frugii has spent much time trying to workout how to create a delicious ice cream, without that odour. It sounds super interesting, I'm yet to try it but it is on the list! Any way, long story short if you only have time to visit one place in Braddon, make it Frugii!

So there it is, my top eats for Braddon! I am planning on doing a few more of these, so if you have any requests for suburbs or places you've been wondering about, do let me know and I will try to include them in future posts!!

*DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post, I was not paid by any of these places to advertise their stores, I just like food and honestly love all of these places so had to share the love.


  1. I've never been to ANY of these places! Can't believe I missed them while I lived there! Will have to add these to the list of places to try during my next visit!

    Sharni //

    1. Most of them are fairly new! But I'm loving them. You'll have to check them out when you come back xx

  2. Oohhh looks yummy. I will definitely try one day when I go to Canberra

    1. You will have to! I'm going to share some of my other favourites soon too! xx

  3. Awww I miss Canberra. I'll definitely be referring back to this post when I next come to town!

    1. Yes, you'll have to come visit at some stage!! xx

  4. I love your recommendations! Especially the dessert laboratory, it looks soo yummy! Definitely gotta check it out on my next trip down :)

    Rochelle ||

    1. Yes girl!!! You definitely have to come try the dessert laboratory, it's AMAZING!!!! xx

  5. That RYE place looks the go!

    Amy //

    1. It's one of my favourite places at the moment! So cute and simple, and the people are so nice too! xx

  6. I really don't eat out much because I am such a home body but you have inspired me. The Tipsy Bull looks cool.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

    1. haha I don't either, but I'm starting to really enjoying going out by myself and with my partner. Tipsy Bull is so much fun, I love the simplicity of it but their food is so delicious! xx

  7. Hmm you're making me want to visit Canberra hehe


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