Top wholefood Canberra cafes

Posted 4 Jul 2019

Story by Visit Canberra

Food lovers and diners are well catered for in Canberra with an impressive range of healthy, yet delicious options.

We’ve put together a list of 10 great spots to get a healthy food fix in the capital.

 

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1. Eighty/Twenty

The Eighty/Twenty philosophy is simple – food as fuel. Eighty per cent of the seasonal menu focuses on clean, natural and unprocessed wholefoods and there’s also a cheeky 20 per cent for indulging. Think nutrient packed smoothies, homemade raw desserts and delicious salads. The cafe has gained a loyal following who regularly share their photogenic meals on social media.

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2. Local Press

Local Press describes itself as a wholefood-based cafe committed to procuring and providing local and ethical produce. The menu is built around the freshest seasonal ingredients and you simply can’t go past their Green Pea Pancake dish. Located on the Kingston Foreshore with water views and a relaxing atmosphere, this cafe is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious and healthy bite to eat.

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3. Capital Region Farmers Market

Sample the Canberra region’s freshest produce at the Capital Region Farmers Market every Saturday from 7.30-11.30am at Exhibition Park. The popular market has more than 100 stallholders each week offering their freshly grown, picked and handcrafted produce. The friendly stallholders are happy to chat about where their produce comes from and even share the occasional cooking tip!

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4. Maple + Clove

Located at the heart of the Realm Precinct within the leafy suburb of Barton, Maple + Clove has become a go-to destination for wholefoods creations. The wholesome meals are cooked using fresh, local, seasonal and wholefood ingredients. From bliss balls and matcha lattes to a dedicated running group, Maple + Clove is one to add to your list.

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5. Elemental Cafe

“Live primal. Eat local.” The name ‘Elemental’ reflects this Braddon cafe’s commitment to providing delicious food from basic, unprocessed and local ingredients. Another plus, the coffee on offer is a special blend from Canberra’s own ONA coffee.

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6. Double Shot

Complete with a hip, creative atmosphere, Double Shot is a place to unwind, indulge and get your local fix of fresh produce. A revolving and seasonal menu tempts the taste buds with gourmet weekly specials using the freshest of ingredients to suit all palettes. Next time try the Acai Bowl with seasonal fruits, mixed berries and granola.

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7. Bitten Goodfoods

Tucked in the Palko Building on Lonsdale Street, this organic cafe and supermarket is the spot for your health fix. At Bitten Goodfoods you can stock up on organic goods or dine in for breaky, lunch or dinner. Offering organic produce, free of refined sugar, there are options for vegans, paleo and keto lifestyles and more. With salads, toasties, stacks, bowls and divine desserts, choosing what to eat and drink will be a dilemma.

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8. Pollen

Get back to nature at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and enjoy the delights of the Hamptons inspired Pollen Cafe. Start your day with their Green Brekky Bowl – poached eggs, broccolini, kale, roast pumpkin, labneh, dukkah, balsamic glaze and optional avocado and a Knuckle Duster juice.

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9. Sweet Bones Bakery

Sweet Bones is an organic vegan café and bakery in Braddon, known for its spectacular baked goods and delicious breakfast and lunch menus. Expect a rustic, rock’n’roll feel with a friendly local vibe. If looking for a lunch option, why not try the Big Breakfast? It comes with hummus, tomato, avocado, coconut bacon, lightly toasted Sonoma sourdough with a side of tofu scramble.

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10. Močan & Green Grout

Močan & Green Grout is a NewActon cafe that’s as much a design experience as a place to enjoy good coffee and food. They serve fair trade coffee, use produce from local farmers, and grow their own herbs in the planter at the front door. Make sure to grab a seat near the open kitchen and watch the culinary magic happen!

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