More new food and drink options in Canberra this month


Has it been a month already? No. It’s been two weeks. But that’s the pace at which Canberra’s food culture is moving. So here’s the second episode of New Eateries in June.

It’s an Instagram dream this month with so many new and stunning options calling your name. Sunsets, skylines and cocktails await in the Leyla bar, while stunning views of Lake Burley Griffin await from the balcony of the Walter cafe.

Get ready to feed your (Insta) feed as well as your belly.

Ramen O (Woden)

Ramen Wow! Ramen Oh! And Ramen Oh my God!

Ramen O has arrived in Woden, and rest assured that the same queues that lined the Belconnen store will do the same in Woden.

The perfect meal to conquer the winter chills, grab a bowl of hearty ramen with vegetarian options up for grabs, it’s the perfect way to warm up this winter.

Read more about this Canberran favorite here.

Furzerstraat 35, Woden | @ramen.o.japanese

Society Coffee Co (Belconnen)

It’s hard to keep up with what’s opening in Canberra, but Belconnen coffee lovers have another reason to celebrate with another cafe now open in Grazier Lane! Open every day from 7am – 3pm. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of cake and your favorite caffeinated beverage.

Grazier Lane, Belconnen |

Leyla (Barton)

With stunning views, delicious small bites and sensational drinks, Leyla brings it all to the table. Watch the sunset from this rooftop bar with expansive views of the leafy city skyline, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond while sipping on a handcrafted signature cocktail. My Friday night plans have just been settled.

Read more about Canberra’s newest rooftop bar here.

1 Burbury Close, Barton | @leylabar_

Walter Cafe (Parks)

Walks around the lake have never looked better with the introduction of Walter Cafe, named after Walter Burley Griffin.

With sweeping views of Lake Burley Griffin, sit back with your drink of choice, soak up the sun (when it comes), and relax with your choice of breakfast or lunch options.

Read more about Walter Café here.

Barrine Drive, Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park, Parkes |

Tikka Stand (Braddon)

Tikka Stand starts moving, to stop moving. Settlement in Braddon, you can now find their delectable Indian cuisine without worrying about where to drive to find it.

But don’t worry Canberra, this doesn’t mean you won’t find Tikka Stand at all your favorite events with a second van hitting the road to carry on the torch of the now-standing Canberra favourite.

Read more about the relocation of Tikka Stand here.

Lonsdale Street 15–17, Braddon | @tikkastand

Pulp Book Cafe (Gold Creek)

Book lovers, your dreams have been answered! Gold Creek’s latest edition Pulp Bookcafé is the perfect place to wait this winter. With an all day breakfast menu, fantastic lunch options, a fire and the perfect novel to accompany your favorite brew.

I’m sure you’ll be adding another book (or 10) to your TBR pile by the time you leave this cozy oasis that puts love at the heart of everything they do.

Read more about Pulp here.

6/18 O’Hanlon Pl, Nicholls | @pulpbookcafe

Parbery Lane (Kingston)

Pizza with your wine or wine with your pizza – there really is no better combination to start your weekend or relax with friends. With live music, handcrafted wood-fired pizza and a small but diverse wine line, Parbery Lane in Kingston brings it all to the table with the new pizza and wine bar.

Read more about it here.

10 Parbery Street, Kingston | @parberylane

Deakin and I (Deakin)

Looking for a new cafe spot that’s perfect for a hidden brunch? Say hello to ‘Deakin and Me’ with a light and airy dining space and herbs grown on site, they make it an inner favorite in the South.

7 Geils Court, Deakin | @deakinandme

Sweet Bones Scullin (Scullin)

To save you from the drive into town, everyone’s favorite vegan cafe is open on the north side! Braddon’s Sweet Bones, a sister store, can now be found in Scullin and offers their famous Cinnabons and handmade vegan menus.

You can read more here.

Scullin Place, Scullin | @scullinsweetbones

Grillin’ (Isaacs)

From the classics to the Boujee burger, there’s something for everyone at one of Canberra’s newest burger joints, Grillin’. Spicy Loaded Chicken Fries are the perfect way to warm up from this cold weather we’re having and if there’s one thing Canberra can deliver without fail, it’s a delicious burger.

Unit 5, 6 Farr Place, Isaacs | @grillin_au

Available soon

Spud Bar (Belconnen)

A tasty new option is coming to Westfield Belconnen that offers a healthy, quick and economical option for your lunch rotation. Did someone say Parma chicken?

Level Three, Westfield Belconnen | @spudbarau

1919 Lanzhou Beef Noodle (Belconnen)

They just opened in the city, but Lanzhou Beef Noodles in 1919 doesn’t stop there with plans to open in the Westfield Belconnen in the making. Those seeking the taste of authentic hand-pulled noodles need look no further as this quick and tasty Chinese restaurant has all the right flavors.

Level Three, Westfield Belconnen | @1919lanzhou beef noodle

Feature image of Leyla Bar by Ash St George of Pew Pew Studio.