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Are you looking for a new place to tease your taste buds?

Whether you fancy something sweet or looking for something spicy, we have done the hard work and found all the latest places to inspire for your latest dining experiences! You can thank us later.

There is currently a face mask mandate in place for ACT. Read about when and where to wear a mask via this ACT Health guide. Rest assured, Canberra.

Eighty / Twenty (Belconnen)

Known for their delicious mix of naughty and nice, eighty / thieves have something new in store as they get ready to open a brand new vegan cafe in Belconnen.

They open on July 3 and will definitely have their iconic coffee and raw sweets available along with French toast, smoothies, a├žai bowls and more.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for opening day deets!

Hi Quick

These food coma-worthy desserts are no ordinary cookies. Fully loaded and inspired by NYC, Presto’s cookies are filled with all the goodies: chewy, chewy fudge and sugary candies.

Read more here about how to get your monster cookie fix. | @presto.cbr

One.tapas (By)

Uno.tapas opens on July 1 and serves a delicious menu of Spanish tapas and raciones in Canberra’s magnificent dining hall, Verity Lane.

Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City |

Turkish Delight (Kingston)

Traditional Turkish delight for dessert? Yes please! Canberra’s very first Turkish restaurant has opened a sister store for southern seekers who fancy a cardigan.

75/71 Giles Street, Kingston |

Papa J’s Pinoy Resto Bar (Dickson)

This Filipino-Asian fusion restaurant and bar features Instagrammable pop-art interiors and offers the great flavors of Filipino cuisine with a twist.

Serves chicken adobo rolls, bao and delicious desserts, grab a chair and a cocktail to support locally.

G04 / 21 Challis Street, Dickson |

SoupStone (Acton)

Do you need authentic Cantonese cuisine? Visit SoupStone, the newest fusion Asian restaurant in Acton, near the ANU campus.

Open seven days a week from 11 offers authentic Asian snacks and signature homemade dishes along with delicious home-brewed beverages.

6/26 Barry Dr, Acton |@SoupStone

Mrs. Kim’s Donuts (Kingston)

Donuts, milkshakes and pies, oh my! After a slight delay, Mrs Kim’s Donut officially opens its doors on July 8th and to celebrate that they are giving away 300 donuts for free!

Run, do not go, because they are sure to be gone faster than you can say “A crispy Biscoff -cake cake -dough!”

15 Tench Street, Kingston |@kimsdonutscbr

That Pasta Place, Alfredo’s (Lanyon)

You can not go pasta this! The Pasta Place, Alfredo’s officially opens after driving around town and winning our hearts (and stomachs) over with their delicious pasta.

Made from ingredients from local vendors, keep an eye on their Facebook page to see where they need to be next.


The Pelican Place (Kingston)

Formerly known as Wild Beanz, The Pelican Place is Kingston’s newest casual restaurant. Eat-in and enjoy something brekky or take some take-out to enjoy a cold winter night at home.

With a sister restaurant in Gungahlin, there is no excuse for not getting in.

Shop T2, 34 Eyre Street Market, Kingston |

Hearsay (Barton)

Hearsay offers a delicious new offer to the Attorney General’s department and its guests and offers a range of salivary food for your needs for breakfast or lunch.

3-5 National Circuit, Barton |@hearsaycafe

Dobinsons (Gunghlin)

Your favorite pastries have a home in a new place – Gungahlin!

Filled with the usual sweet and savory favorites on offer, this location has seating outside so you can enjoy the day with a hot brew.

26 Hibberson St, Gungahlin | @dobinsons

Colosseum Italian Street Food (Fyswick)

The Colosseum Italian Street Food is at Fyshwick Niche Markets and it has a pizza in our heart with their authentic Italian street food on offer.

From donuts to Pomodori col Riso, transported all over the world without having to leave town.

36 Mildura St, Fyshwick | @colosseum_italian_street_food

The Dining Dome (Kingston)

The new Dining Dome at The Dock in Kingston is a place everyone wants a seat at.

This Canberra bubble allows 12 people to enjoy a dome of warmth, privacy and Scandi-inspired interiors while eating on an exclusive coke menu and sipping a glass of something delightful.

Read more here.

7/81 Giles St Kingston | @thedockcbr

Okami Japanese Restaurant (Mawson)

With a tempting view of an all-you-can-eat party with more than 30 Japanese dishes at the low low price of $ 36.80 per person. Person, Okami Japanese Restaurant is the place to be /

A variety of Japanese favorites are offered such as crispy Karaage chicken, crispy Agadashi Tofu, sashimi, sushi and chicken katsu with a Tonkatsu sauce. Take some elastic pants and dig in!

Read more here.

Ground Floors, 8 Mawson Place, Mawson |

Samsi Sekki (Mitchell)

Are you going out near Mitchell? Samsi Sekki welcomes you for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Try an authentic Korean flavor and get a traditional soup for breakfast, a little fried rice with kimchi for lunch or enjoy one of the dinners.

117 Flemington Rd, Mitchell | @samsisekki

Forrest specialty coffee (Belconnen)

Recently opened Forrest Specialty Coffee (feature image) has brought fresh eats and delicious ONA coffee to the Westfield Belconn.

Forrest Specialty Coffee at Belconnen is run by the passionate team behind Civic’s new East Row Cafe and offers a new way to brunch and lunch with a varied and Instagram-worthy menu.

Read more here.

Level 1 Westfield Belconnen, neighboring Priceline| @forestspecialtycoffee

FunGuys at The Truffle Farm

Cold weather means the truffle season is back, and bring the delicious burgers from Fun Guys.

With three burgers on the menu – The Big Truffle Deluxe Burger, The Southern Truffle Shuffle Burger – as well as Funguys Chips N Gravy, which contains truffle ‘corn sauce’ with truffle salt, bring the family to hang out with some funghis (do you get it?).

Read more here.

Truffle Farm Canberra, Majura Mount 23, Majura | @funguys_truffle_burgers

Can Sushi & Poke

Our sushi obsession goes nowhere thanks to Canberra’s newest sushi restaurant, Kan Sushi & Poke.

With an abundance of sushi rolls and poke bowls on offer, you go for the trendy interior and keep up with the endless menu options.

Ground 3/221 London Cct, City | @kan.sushipoke

1Up (By)

The newest place that the Reload and Token team has brought to you, 1UP has modern video game features with a classic Sydney Building vibe.

Located between the two venues, book into the cool banquet hall for a special event to enjoy pool tables, karaoke and modern consoles with an iconic Reload cocktail or two.

34-38 Northbourne Avenue, City |

Let’s Chaat Food Indian Restaurant

Indulge your taste buds with some Indian street food delicacies from Let’s Chaat street food van, which – as far as we can see – show up in Kingston and Belconnen.

To order, call or text 0435 184 923 and dip your teeth in some samosas, tawa pulao or mixed veg pakora.

Kingston + Belconnen | @LetsChaatFood

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