Starting your day in the nation’s capital? Check out these spots for breakfast.
Serving up some of the best coffee in the nation’s capital, Penny University also offers a new take on breakfast classics. Those with a sweet tooth will love the Banoffee Croissant French Toast with banana, crushed peanuts, vanilla whipped mascarpone, caramel popcorn and shaved chocolate (yes, it tastes as good as it sounds) while Green Eggs & Ham is a delicious pea and herb scramble with sourdough, warm tomato salsa and double-smoked leg ham.
15 Kennedy Street, Kingston; (02) 6162 1500
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Mocan & Green Grout
Tucked away in New Acton, Mocan & Green Grout is an intimate spot ideal for solo diners or small groups. Showcasing locally sourced produce and their own grown herbs, Mocan & Green Grout is a breakfast standout. It’s hard to go past the Baked Eggs with Charred Eggplant, Harissa and Meredith Chevre but we also love the Pomegranate Labneh with Poached Pear and Grape Granola.
1/19 Marcus Clarke Street, New Acton; (02) 6162 2909
Want to kick-start the day in the healthiest way possible? Eighty/Twenty Food (the name is a homage to the 80/20 diet, which espouses being “good” 80 per cent of the time) does a mean Apple & Coconut Bircher with slivered almonds, fresh fruit and a green juice shot to boot. Into your greens? Try the Green Nourish Bowl, a breakfast salad of asparagus, kale, cauliflower, grilled zucchini, roast capsicum presto and a poached egg.
1/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon; (02) 6247 2866
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The Knox Made in Watson
Located in Canberra’s inner North The Knox Made in Watson. is a bustling spot on weekends. After a breakfast classic? Order the Double Egg and Bacon Roll or the Eggs Benedict with your choice of ham, bacon, mushrooms or smoked salmon. If you’re after something a little sweeter,, try the Brownie Pancake with Hazelnut brownie ice-cream, maple syrup, fresh berries & hazelnut praline. Spacious, kid and pet friendly Jones & Co. is a good bet for a big group, too.
Shop 1, 13 Watson Place, Watson
A Canberra go-to, Double Shot serves breakfast until 11.30am weekdays and 3pm on weekends. Grab a spot inside – perhaps under the “I woke up wanting to kiss you” sign – and order the decadent Strawberries & Cream Hotcake. Prefer a savoury option? Opt for the Potato & Feta Rosti comes with roast tomatoes, chard and a special sauce.
7/18 Duff Place, Deakin; (02) 6162 2027