16 November 2022

Hit up the group chat: we've found the best spots in Canberra to grab brunch

| Evelyn Karatzas
breakfast foods

Brunch at Ostani Bar. Photo: Ostani Bar.

Enjoy a good sleep-in on a lazy Sunday and prefer a later breakfast? Or love to combine breakfast and lunch with friends? We’ve got you sorted with the best brunch places in Canberra as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer.

So what does a good brunch look like?

Is it in a brunch package? Does it include unlimited mimosas? Espresso martinis? Bacon and eggs? Or infinite serves of cheese, crackers and cold meats on charcuterie platters?

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Whatever it is, Canberra’s eateries have something for you.

Here’s our list of top picks:

Breakfast foods at the QT in Canberra

Cone and enjoy brunch at the QT Hotel. Photo: QT.

QT Canberra- Sunday Brunch Series

Where: 1 London Circuit, Canberra
Breakfast opening hours: Sessions available at 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm and 2 pm
How much: $85 per person

Come and explore what’s on offer at the QT Hotel Canberra.

The Capitol Bar & Grill’s Sunday Brunch Series on Sunday 20 and 27 November consists of a four-course menu paired with Four Pillars gin cocktails prepared by executive chef Michael Box.

Delicious dishes on the menu include crisp potato hash with smoked mascarpone and chive, steak fries with cognac and peppercorn, a traditional tarte tartin served with lashings of mascarpone and caramel, and more. Check out the full menu here.

stack of pancakes with berries

The buttermilk pancakes are almost too photogenic to eat! Photo: Supplied.

The Alby

Where: 45 Furzer St, Phillip, ACT
Breakfast opening hours: Served from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
How much: Coffees from $4, breakfast cocktails from $12 and breakfast foods from $9

One of the newest additions to the much-loved Canberra food and wine scene, The Alby is also serving up something sweet (or savoury) for your breakfast, lunch or brunch. You’ll find a wide selection of drool-worthy foods ranging from sourdough sandwiches, eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes to big breakfasts, breakfast burgers, porridge, eggs on toast, smashed avocado and more.

There’s also a great selection of breakfast cocktails, including mimosas, bloody Marys, Orange Marmalade gin cocktails, Morning Mule vodka cocktails and espresso martinis to get your caffeine hit for the day. Check out all the tasty treats at The Alby here.

breakfast foods

Eggs benedict with salmon at Ostani Bar. Photo: Ostani Bar.

Ostani Bar

Where: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton
Breakfast opening hours: Monday to Friday, 6.30 am – 10 am, Saturday to Sunday, 7 am– 10:30 am.
How much: Coffee from $5, breakfast foods from $12

Just when you thought Ostani Bar’s dinner and drinks menu couldn’t get any better, wait ’til you see its selection of breakfast meals.

Sit in the garden bar, the gardens, pavilion or restaurant. Here you’ll find a tasty menu filled with vanilla pancakes, coconut chia pudding, smashed avocado, croissants, eggs benedict with bacon or salmon, breakfast bowls, poached eggs, eclipse organic paleo muesli and more.

There’s also a great selection of cranberry, apple, mango, orange, pineapple juices, teas and barista-brewed coffee. Click here to see the full breakfast menu.

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Did someone say espresso martini’s at 10 am? Photo: Assembly.

Assembly: The People’s Pub – Boozy Brunch

Where: 11 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Breakfast opening hours: First Saturday of every month, 10 am to 12 pm
How much: $80 per person

What better way to start the first Saturday of each month than with a mouth-watering brunch at Assembly. Dine indoors or outside in the sunny beer garden – it doesn’t get much better.

Come and enjoy two hours of mimosa jug refills, an espresso martini on arrival and your choice of any breakfast dish (to the value of $25) off our menu. Choose from smashed avocado, hot cakes, breakfast burritos, bacon steak benedict, green nourish bowls, a smokey salmon brekky, breakfast burgers, sausage and egg muffins, big breakfasts, chia pudding and more. Book here.


Come and try the Boozy Brunch at Amici Bar. Photo: Amici Bar.

Amici Bar – Boozy Brunch

Where: 59 Northbourne Ave, Canberra
Breakfast opening hours: 11 am to 1 pm
How much: $65 per person

Amici Bar says brunch is better with a little extra bite. Welcome to its Boozy Brunch.

You’ll receive a selection of cheese and charcuterie platters to share, two hours of bottomless mimosas, two cannoli per person, and have the option to add on a wheel of baked brie cheese.

Whether it’s for your next birthday, hen’s party or just a casual catch-up with friends, this Boozy Brunch won’t disappoint. It’s available for four to 20 guests. Book here.


Come and try the Sparking Wine Bottomless Brunch at Muse Canberra. Photo: Muse Canberra.

Muse Canberra- Sparkling Wine Bottomless Brunch

Where: 69 Canberra Ave, Griffith
Breakfast opening hours: Two-hour sessions. Saturday – from 7 am to 12 pm, Sunday – from 7 am to 10 am
How much: packages ranging from $48 per person to $120 per person

Looking for a venue to cater your next birthday, engagement breakfast or somewhere to catch up with friends? Then come and check out Muse Canberra and its Sparkling Wine Bottomless Brunch Package.

If you haven’t heard of Muse Canberra, think food, wine and books tucked away on the ground floor of the East Hotel. What’s not to love?

It offers something for everyone as part of its bottomless brunch packages – available for four to 20 guests.

The three packages all come with a selection of fresh pastries, cooked eggs, thick-cut bacon and seasonal salads, coffee, tea and juices.

Choose from the:

  • ‘Paperback Edition’ for $48 pp, with house prosecco
  • ‘Hardback Edition’ for $ 60 pp, with a local Canberra district ‘NV Gallagher “Duet” Pinot Noir Chardonnay
  • ‘First Edition’ for $ 120 pp, with a Nathalie Falmet cuvée brut French champagne

Book your Sparkling Wine Bottomless Brunch package here.

Have we missed any of your favourites? List your most brunch-worthy places in Canberra in the comments below.

Original Article published by Evelyn Karatzas on Riotact.


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