20+ new places to eat and drink in November
Our column of new places to eat in Canberra is back, and this time it’s packed with the perfect amount of goodies to see you through summer.
Read on to discover some of Canberra’s newest restaurants, cafes and bars (including some that aren’t even open yet!). Ready? Dive into it.
“It’s basically the lushest ramen shop you’ll ever see,” says John Leverink, co-owner of Canteen and acclaimed Canberra chef.
Serving “a gourmet take on Japanese street food”, Canteen is located in the trendy Dairy Road area of Fyshwick, where Red Brick coffee, sake and local wines will accompany the extensive menu of Japanese classics and street food. by Ramen Daddy.
Expect plenty of variations on their famous ramen, as well as a spin on the much-loved Japanese and Taiwanese classics – try the Katsu Sando Chicken, followed by the plant-based Dan Dan Noodles and the classic Tori Paitan Ramen.
Building 3 Dairy Road Precinct, Fyshwick | eatcanteen.com.au
Snapper and Co (Yarralumla)
Canberra’s best fish and chips just got better. While we know Snapper & Co., Canberra’s much-loved lakeside destination, closed in May for refurbishment, it’s not ‘new’ but has promised to return bigger and better in the spring. . Well, it’s now open and we can confirm that it ticked all the boxes.
Consider new additions like the Container Bar, an ice cream bar, plenty of seating, a casual menu, and unparalleled views. Along with Snapper & Co’s famous fresh fish and chips, an expanded menu also features burgers, salads, tasting platters and more.
Want to know the best? On weekends, Snapper & Co. will also offer a breakfast service. Read more here.
Mariner Place, Yarralumla | snapperandco.com.au
XO noodles (Canberra Airport)
Calling all noodle lovers who also love to travel: Noodles XO is now open at Canberra Airport, opposite Gate 7.
Promising fast service (hello tasty meals in under three minutes), enjoy everything from dumplings to spring rolls, sushi, edamame and, of course, noodles.
Canberra Airport, Terminal 2 | canberraairport.com.au
Ms. Yuki Bakery (Gungahlin)
To sweeten your life and cure your cake cravings, Ms Yuki Bakery is the place to go for a treat.
Think profiteroles, macaroons, freshly brewed lemon iced tea and a range of Asian desserts that pair perfectly with a cup of coffee.
46/50 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin | @ms.yukibakery_gungahlin
Chicken Nene (Gungahlin)
Say it with me: Korean. Fried. Chicken.
Now open in Gungahlin, cult South Korean fried chicken chain Nene Chicken brings us all the goodies: wingettes, drumsticks, burgers and wraps all made with their secret recipe sauces (plus delicious dessert options). Meaning “Yes!” Yes!” in Korean, you’ll be saying NeNe in no time.
46 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin | @nenechickenaus
Rasa Rosa (City)
Joining the thriving food hall of Verity Lane Market, RasaRosa brings an authentic taste of Indonesia to local foodies.
Expect a menu full of spiced pastas and handmade sambals, with fresh vegetables, tofu and meats to tantalise the senses – and you can’t miss the dessert. Think Lempang lempung: banana fritters served with chocolate chips, grated cheese and condensed milk. We’ll take two.
50 Northbourne Ave, Canberra | @rasarosafood
Looking for a new cafe in the City? Discover Bureau, brought to life by the iconic Redbrick Coffee. Located in the ACT Government Building at Constitution Place, it’s perfect for a little caffeine pick-me-up.
220 London Cct, Canberra | constitutionplace.com.au
San Churro (Town)
San Churro is officially open in the Sydney building and it brings us all the goodness of chocolate along with savory treats.
Friday afternoon snack pack and churro run anyone?
Sydney Building, Shop 1/23-25 E Row | @sanchurrocanberracity
La Belle Miette (City)
Melbourne macaroon specialist patisserie La Belle Miette has opened its first-ever ACT store in the Canberra Center and we’ll take one of everything.
From macaroons to gin and tonic to chocolate candies, you can get a delicious sweet treat from their kiosk located on Level 1 near Aesop.
Canberra Centre, Level 1 | labellemiette.com.au
The Flower (Campbell)
Offering all the coffeehouse classics, The Bloom in Campbell is the perfect place to stop for a little pick-me-up.
Go for a coffee and have a pastry… you won’t regret it.
Boutique 1B 2 place Blamey, Campbell | facebook.com/thebloomcampbell
Little Luxton (Gordon)
As part of a mission to leverage Canberra’s coffee culture to connect community resources and community needs, Little Luxton donates one dollar from every coffee sold to support the great work of Gordon Community Center.
Not only will you feel good for helping make a positive difference in our neighborhood, but your stomach will thank you for buying that extra latte (and that sour cherry danish). Read more here.
Gordon Community Centre, 110 Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon | littleluxton.com
The Tapas Canteen (Chisholm)
They brought the people of Chisholm amazing coffee and melting hot pies, but now the public square serves up tapas, tacos, margaritas and cervezas every Friday and Saturday night.
Think treats like a pineapple-coconut margarita with homemade empanadas and avocado sauce or patatas bravas. Yum.
42 Halley Street, Chisholm | facebook.com/publicchisholm
Cafe Blanco (Kambah)
Walking into a small neighborhood cafe in Kambah, the last thing you expect is to be transported to Latin America. But like Cafe Blanco brings a taste of Latin culture and cuisine to the region, which is exactly what southerners will experience.
Drawing inspiration from ingredients all steeped in Latin culture and love, the idea behind the menu was to create a new twist on café favorites, like French toast with dulce de leche and hazelnuts or a chorizo roll and eggs with provolone and salsa. And that’s not all. Read more here.
Shop 1/3 Carleton Street, Kambah | @cafe___blanco
Italian street food at the Colosseum (Fyshwick)
Serving authentic Italian food that you’ll find on the streets of Rome, Colosseum Italian Street Food has expanded to open a new cafe in Fyshwick, and we’re beyond thrilled.
Head to a delicious selection of pastries, pizzas, pastas, and coffee (AKA the best way to spend a weekend).
36 Mildura Street, Fyshwick | facebook.com/Colosseum-Italian-Street-Food-Catering
Blue Eyes (City)
Inspired by the soulful songs of Frank Sinatra and the old Hollywood bars he would have frequented, Blue Eyes Bar & Lounge comes to Garema Place to bring a touch of glamour, gluttony and opulence from Friday November 11th.
Think a fine menu, live music and cocktails perfect for starry souls. Read more here.
Garema Square | @blueeyescbr
Taki and Inari (Town)
Launched in early November, Taki and Inari are the first Tiger Lane venues to officially open.
With an emphasis on Yakiniku cooked over charcoal, with local and imported Wagyu, all complemented by a contemporary Japanese à la carte menu that includes Wagyu shabu shabu hotpot and chicken and seafood hotpot , Taki is sure to be delicious.
Inari will open soon after, an authentic Japanese restaurant that will pay homage to 1960s Japanese retro-futurism. and chilli; the Inari Shojin roll with tofu atsuage; the Inari tempura roll with tuna, salmon and trevally), it will offer the best of revisited Asian cuisine.
Read more here.
Pinot Painting (Kingston)
Do you like a cheeky glass of Pinot or two? The good news is that wine and art lovers can now rejoice as Paint Pinot prepares to open a second location in Kingston on Sunday November 6th. A fully licensed Paint & Sip Wine Bar is the perfect excuse to test your hidden talent as a painter while enjoying an espresso martini and spicy salami pizza.
We’ll see each other there?
Unit 3/34 Giles Street, Kingston | paintpinot.com.au
Pattysmiths Premium Burgers (Manuka)
One for burger lovers, Pattysmiths Premium Burgers is making its way to Manuka. Craft burgers that are cooked to perfection and give you a sweet signature crunch, stick with a classic cheeseburger or indulge in the Swiss (beef patty, marinated mushrooms, Swiss cheese and truffle mayo).
Boutique 5-6 Manuka Terrace, 18 Flinders Way, Griffith | pattysmiths.com.au
Yaki Boi (Woden)
Pizza, burgers and beer, but not as you know it.
After making our mouths water with their Japanese-inspired snacks in the City, Yaki Boi soon arrives at Westfield Woden. And with delights like cherry blossom iced tea on the menu (with Haku vodka, Roku gin, tequila, rum AND Cointreau, plus cherry blossoms and yuzu to top it off), Southerners better get excited.
Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Woden | yakiboi.com.au
Do you love smoothies, acai bowls, salads and raw sweets? We have heard a rumor that Eighty/Twenty will soon be opening in Coombs. Brunch anyone?
Cypher Brewing Co (Gungahlin)
Did someone say a tram pub crawl? Cypher Brewing Co is set to be the newest addition to Canberra’s exciting craft beer scene, with a brewery and brewpub set to open right next to Gungahlin Light Rail in 2023.
Their beers will all be brewed on site, and the 400 square meter venue offers enough space to accommodate the brewery, as well as a brewery, kitchen and dining area. Read more here.
3/35 Hinder Street, Gungahlin | cypherbrewing.com.au
Photo stars: Rasa Rosa, Ben Calvert.