Sweet Bones has quickly become a beacon for Canberra’s vegan diners, although the majority of customers who frequent this quirky little eatery are not strictly vegan themselves. Established on the Lonsdale Street promenade in 2011 by Emily and Russell Brindley, the cafe and bakery strictly uses nothing but ethically sourced produce. This good-for-the-soul ethos has paid dividends in the taste stakes, too, with Sweet Bones’s savoury muffins, chia cups (try the kale and mango if in season) and show-stopping, fruit-packed, multi-layered cakes proving particularly popular. A touch of Dia de Muertos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday) styling and décor gives a semblance of kitsch cool as an added draw card.
For much of its existence the inner-north suburb of Braddon, adjacent to Canberra’s CBD, was known for little more than car yards and petrol stations. In recent years, however, the area has transformed to become a genuinely thriving hub of boutique stores, restaurants and cafes.
Sweet Bones | Shop 8, 18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon |+61 413 067 890
Image: Sweet Bones Company