5 new dining experiences to discover in the city

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Canberra is quickly becoming well-known to food lovers. There have been plenty of new food options appearing in recent months and transforming the City centre into a diverse location for food options. If you are looking for a tasty new dining experience, a variety of food, or delicious desserts, keep reading to discover some new options for you to choose from.

Kinn Thai

Located in the north quarter of the Canberra Centre, Kinn Thai opened their doors last month. With 5 other restaurants operating in NSW and QLD, they have put their own twist on traditional Thai dishes with cocktails and wines to match, in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Make sure you book on weekends!

Elemental Café

Elemental Café brings a paleo option to the popular Lonsdale Street in Braddon.  The name reflects their commitment to providing Canberrans with delicious food from basic, unprocessed, and local ingredients. Co-owner Dan Barrett, a.k.a. the Aussie Paleo Chef, lives and breathes this commitment; he is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle without all the gimmicks.

332 Manhattan

Self-proclaimed as Canberra’s freshest new café, 332 Manhattan uses locally sourced ingredients and delivers a style that is modern Australian with classic Italian influence. Their coffee is supplied by Lonsdale Street Roasters and the tea from well-known Adore Tea.  They are open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.


Temporada is a partnership between Ben Willis of Aubergine Restaurant and his sous chef, Chris Darragh. The menu changes regularly and focuses on organic produce from local growers and super fresh seafood like oysters, clams and mussels, based around a wood grill. Temporada can be found on Moore Street in the city.

Mr Frugii

If you haven’t already indulged in a well-known Mr Frugii dessert or ice-cream you can now head straight in to Mr Frugii Dessert Laboratory located in the Ori building in Braddon. People from all over town have been lining up to get their hands on ice-cream flavours such as vanilla bean and salted caramel and desserts such as Lemon-Lime Bitters Choux and crème patisserie.