Having maneuvered through swarms of shoppers and diners in and among the Kingston Foreshore precinct, you’ll find Local Press Cafe by an array of kitsch signifiers such as crates of bright, fresh fruit and a hodgepodge of table-top ornaments (wooden boats, vintage sewing machines) that will either charm or frustrate depending on your quirkiness threshold. No matter, just focus on the excellent fare being dished up – from paleo-friendly breakfast plates (the green-pea pancake is a favourite) to colourful vegie salads at lunch. And, as the name suggests, Local Press prides itself on its cold-pressed juices – and its produce is locally sourced to boot.


Much like nearby Manuka, Kingston has long been one of Canberra’s hotspots for dining, cafes, high-end shopping and nightlife – and that reputation has been well and truly consolidated with further cultural and residential developments in recent years. An attractive, leafy, centrally located suburb abutting the south-eastern shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Local Press Cafe | 81 Giles Street, Kingston | +61 2 6162 1422

Image: Local Press Cafe 

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