20+ new places to eat and drink this December

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Consider this your early Christmas gift.

From a new French bakery in Chisholm to sushi in the City (and more restaurants, bars and cafes coming soon) here’s your ultimate guide to new places to eat all around Canberra.

Say on in.

L’épi Artisan Bakery (Chisholm)

It’s time for Chisholm to say ‘bonjour’ to the smell of fresh bread! Now open at the shops, L’épi Artisan Bakery has fired up the oven—serving French influenced baked goods—and turned on the coffee machine.

Bon appetit!

42 Halley St, Chisholm | Open Wednesday to Sunday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | @lepibakery

Du Sel (Narrabundah)

Should you find yourself walking Narrabundah’s quaint Iluka street, your nose might just be tempted to follow the rich odors of butter, cream and sugar-laced warm pastry perfuming the air.

The destination? Narrabundah’s latest foodie slice of heaven, Du Sel. Read more here.

Shop 1/2 Iluka St, Narrabundah | Open Tuesday to Sunday | @duselcanberra

Edo Canteen (Woden)

Craving Japanese? Edo Canteen is now open in Woden and it promises modern Japanese fusion that’s perfect for quick lunch and snack.

Choose your own topping on poke bowls along with Japanese curry donuts, sushi and more. See you there?

Shop 097 Keltie Street, Westfield Woden (located near Boost Juice) | Open Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Friday 9 am – 9 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm | edo-canteen.square.site

Glasshouse Cafe (Tuggeranong)

Get excited Southsiders! Tuggeranong has a new cafe. And with plenty of menu choices (as you can see), it’s the perfect excuse to grab brunch and a coffee before starting your day.

South.Point Shopping Centre, Tuggeranong | Open Saturday to Thursday 8 am- 4 pm and Friday 8 am – 9 pm | glasshousecafe.com.au

Canberra Bar & Grill (Tuggeranong)

Looking for a new breakfast spot or craving a casual dinner? Serving classic breakfast options as well as gourmet pizza, chargrill steaks, chicken schnitzel, beers, cocktails and more, Canberra Bar and Grill is the place to go.

1 Cynthea Teague Crescent, Greenway | Open Monday to Sunday, 7 am until late | facebook.com

Fricken Fried Chicken (Fyshwick)

Name a better combination than fried chicken and beer? Fricken Fried Chicken is now serving boxes, burgers, wings, salads and kids meals (all with gluten free fricken options) at Capital Brewing Co in Fyshwick.

weekend? sorted.

Building 3/1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick | Open Thursday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. | fricken.au

EQ Bakehouse (Fyshwick)

Get ready to shop and snack until you pop—EQ Bakehouse is now open at the Canberra Outlet Centre.

And with locally blended coffee and a range of classic and artisan delights on the menu—hello frangipane pear tarts, loaded salad rolls and homemade cannoli—a shopping trip (or brunch date) has never sounded so good. Read more here.

Canberra Outlet Centre, Fyshwick | Open seven days a week, 9 am – 4 pm | facebook.com/eqcafe

Highball (City)

Okay…so Highball isn’t technically new. But after months of being closed it’s now bigger, better and a little more boujee.

But lets get to the new menu. Think Canadian scallop ceviche, with mezcal compressed watermelon, pickled cucumber, avocado, and corn chips, or an ‘El Jefe’ Cubano of Mojo roasted pork shoulder, leg ham, mustard, pickles, and Swiss cheese on Cuban bread, while the cocktail list It is as tropical and fresh as it ever was. Read more here.

Melbourne Building, 77 London Circuit, Civic |Open seven days a week, 4 pm until late | highballexpress.com.au

Sushi Sushi (City)

All aboard the sushi train! Full of all your favorites (as well as some delicious hot food to satisfy every craving), this will quickly become your new shop-and-snack-destination.

Level G, Shop EG09_10 (near Coles) Canberra Centre, Bunda St | Open Monday to Wednesday, 8 am – 6 pm, Thursday 8 am – 9 pm, Friday 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday 8 am – 6 pm and Sunday 8 am – 5:30 pm | sushisushi.com.au

TAKI (City)

Bringing a chic minimalist aesthetic and contemporary Japanese a la carte menu to Canberra Centre’s emerging Tiger Lane precinct, TAKI is now open.

And with a focus on Yakiniku cooked over charcoal, with local and imported Wagyu—all complemented by a contemporary Japanese a la carte menu which includes a Wagyu shabu shabu hotpot and a chicken and seafood hotpot—we’ll be there (again) with bells on.

FG16, 148 Bunda St, Canberra Center | Open six days a week, 12 pm – 10 pm | tigerlane.com.au

Two Before Ten (Gungahlin)

As their eighth location in Canberra, you know that the food and coffee at Two Before Ten Gungahlin won’t disappoint.

Serving their iconic locally roasted coffee paired with easy lunch options for everyone, pop into the cozy café for brunch or a (long) coffee date.

35 Hinder Street, Gungahlin | Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | twobeforeten.com.au

Peachee Food (Various locations)

This food truck offers simple, feel good food—including tacos, burgers, fried chicken and cronuts. Popping up all around Canberra, keep an eye on their social media page to see where you can try one of their delicious offerings. Fried snapper, charred jalapeno mayo and salsa fresca tacos anyone?

Open Thursday to Sunday | @peacheefood

Taqueria Sign (Queanbeyan)

Give us all the frozen margaritas and tacos, Cartel Taqueria has arrived in Queanbeyan!

Get ready to be transported to the sunny paradise of Mexico with classic lime and chilli mango margaritas and Mexican cheese, caramelised pineapple and chilli salsa nestled in a crispy flour tortilla shell. Read more here.

Ray Morton Park, 6 Trinculo Pl, Queanbeyan East | Open 6 pm until late (walk-ins only—bookings in the new year) | @cartel.tacos


Yaki Boi (Woden)

Japanese fusion at its tastiest, with stacked burgers, poke bowls, pizzas, delicious donuts and snacks galore—Yaki Boi is coming to Woden. Did someone say wagyu cheeseburger spring rolls?

Level 1, Located near Hoyts | yakiboi.com.au

Bean Culture Coffee (Mitchell)

It’s kept us happily caffeinated at plenty of events, but now Bean Culture Coffee is opening a new flagship café—and we’re very excited. Because the best part is their new digs is combined with a roastery! Be still our (jittery) hearts.

Unit 5/47 Vicars Street Mitchell | beanculture.com.au

il Caminoat (Kingston)

Iconic Italian restaurant Agostinis is having a renovation and with it comes something new: il Caminoat. Keep an eye on our website for all the details.

East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston | agostinis.com.au

Milkflower (Dickson)

Healthy. Delicious. Dessert drinks. Need we say more? From iced tea to smoothies and yogurt-based drinks, Milkflower will cure all of your sweet cravings. And the good news is it looks like its coming to Dickson.


55 Turkish Cuisine (Belconnen)

Opening on Sunday 18 December, this has all of our favorite Turkish dishes: kabab, Pide and pizza. We’ll take one of everything.

Shop 16, 2 Grazier Lane, Belconnen | @55_turkish_cuisine_

T-Bone (Coombs)

This new gastro pub looks like it’s opening soon, just in time for a cold drink during the warm weather. We’ll say cheers to that!

Fairhall Street, Coombs | tbonecoombs.com.au

No. 8 Canteen (City)

Passionate for pasta? No. 8 Canteen might just be your new heaven. With pizza and risotto on the menu, it’s looks like the perfect way to end a work day at the office.

39 London Circuit, Canberra City

Hello Cafe (City)

We don’t have a lot of information about this new café (which is still undergoing construction) but according to the HC detectives—who have done lots of Googling—it might be a dessert bar. How do we know? Check out these specs from Luton Design.

Bad Bunny Eatery (City)

We don’t know much about this new place to eat—but what we do know is it’s taking over the location of Mookie Burger in the City and promises #nortriouslygood food. Intriguing…

4A/21 Genge St, Canberra City | facebook.com/badbunnyeatery

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