Braddon Food Guide

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Welcome to In the City Canberra’s updated Braddon Food guide.

Braddon is extremely popular in Canberra; the place to be! So we have pulled together and updated all the information on the diverse places you can eat, drink and be entertained.

You could dine out in Braddon every night for a month and still not be able to try everything!

Why not visit the City this weekend and try a new place to try in Braddon for a drink and a meal? Share this with guide with family and friends!

10” Custom Pizza

10” Custom Pizzeria has created a new category in the pizza market, by serving authentic, wood fired pizza as a counter line ‘select as you go’ concept

16 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6247 1010


Located on the corner of Lonsdale and Elouera streets in Braddon, 80/20 boasts a range of nutritious, wholesome, and healthy food. Come and check out one of Braddon’s newest eateries, and enjoy a fresh approach to dining, whether it is a sit down, or on the go.

18 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6247 2866


Quality coffee and a bite to eat is what you will find at Barrio. The baristas are on a mission to break down the wall between coffee makers and drinkers by explaining the coffee making process to their customers.

30 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 0423100814

Bent Spoke

Two loves have come together to form BentSpoke Brewing Co. A microbrewery and tap-house, driven by a desire to provide you with a world-class craft beer and cider experience. A unique and interesting décor, combined with some playful dishes, makes this a great place to be seen.

38 Mort St. Braddon; 6257 5220

Binnys Kathito

Binnys Kathito brings you authentic Indian street food! Enjoy a variety of pleasantly unusual Indian dishes; including kathitto wraps, dosa, and of course curries. The menu is entirely gluten free.

5 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 0251002044

Black Fire

“Fuego Nero” is a fiercely individualistic Mediterranean cuisine restaurant. Delicious imaginative dishes, with an exciting wondrous presentation, brings to your table distinctive food, culture, and a product which is embodied with a love for cooking.

45/38 Mort St. Braddon; 6230 5921 

Bollywood Dimensions Indian Cuisine

With one of the most unique approaches to Indian food, you can always find food that you want to eat at Bollywood Dimensions Indian Cuisine. The diverse and abundant menu keeps Indian food lovers coming back time and time again.

33 Mort St. Braddon; 6257 7773


The old Ainslie Bowls Club has been transformed and is now Bonkers! Braddon’s new pop up restaurant adds flare to old school classics– try the fish and chips with red emperor fish and champagne batter!

21 Elder St. Braddon; 0418770499

Burger Hero

Offering burgers, salads and wraps from locally sourced premium lean ingredients, their menu will be sure to make your taste buds dance.

31 Mort St. Braddon; 6257 5015

Chez Frederic

Chez Frederic offers a no-fuss, and no-mess, casual dining experience. With an eco-friendly touch, the hearty, home-style dishes like lamb shanks, tasty ribs and handmade pasta, give you plenty of good reasons to check this one out.

4/14 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612; 6248 0044

Crust Pizza Braddon 

Using the finest ingredients is what sets Crust pizzas apart. By creating unique combinations, their brand of pizzasconsistently offer a diner something a bit different.

28 Mort St. Braddon; 6262 6657


Located along Braddon’s contemporary Lonsdale Street, Debacle brings an unpretentious, laid back charm to the strip. The expansive menu focuses on hearty Modern Australian dishes with their pizza menu a popular focus.

24 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6247 1314

Eighty Six

Eighty-six is one of the most exciting new places in town. In their consistent delivering of very high-standard food, and purposeful and correct service, it seems as if you’re at a wild party. A long and well-stocked bar is a genuine crowd pleaser.

Mode 3, Elouera St & Lonsdale st, Braddon ACT 2612; 6161 8686


The name ‘Elemental’ reflects their commitment to provide Canberrans with delicious food from basic, unprocessed, and local ingredients. While no one has ever accused Elemental of being elegant, they take their food and coffee very seriously.

54/30 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6248 7502

Elk & Pea

A great place to have a satisfying breakfast, grab a take-away coffee, meet friends for a burger with a beer, share dishes of Central American flare, or sip a cheeky Martini over a good book. A really funky and fun place to be.

21 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612; 6162 0222

Farmers Daughter

The perfect place to grab a quick bite on the run, or simply settle in alongside busy Lonsdale Street to take in the scenery, they’re open every day from 6.00am to provide whatever fuel you require to make it through the day.

134/24 Lonsdale St. Mode 3 Building Braddon; 0406 177 338

Frugii Dessert Laboratory

Canberra’s dessert lovers will feel right at home in Frugii Dessert Laboratory, Braddon’s very own gelataria. Each of Frugii’s organic ice creams are produced from scratch, including their famous chocolate gelato made using house-roasted cocoa beans for an intense flavour hit.

30 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612; 0438 366 368

Grease Monkey

Described as a fun burger joint with good food that’s bad (but so, so good) for you, it will offer burgers, fried chicken and old school desserts including house-made jam donuts and ice-cream sandwiches. It is home to a custom made pewter bar serving a generous variety or rotating boutique beers on tap and an exclusive selection of wines and cocktails.

19 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6174 1401

Haig Italian Restaurant

A classic Italian experience, Haig Italian effortlessly melds northern and southern culinary specialties. Diners here can expect classic dishes including pasta and risotto, as well as a selection of beef, veal, chicken and fish options.

108 Northbourne Ave. Braddon; 6243 8121

The Hamlet

The hamlet is a group foodies offering a hub of food van style eateries. Favourites include SpitShack, Broddogs, and Fillos Souvlaki, but there is an ever changing selection of delicious street food on offer.

16 Lonsdale Street, Braddon; 0407 283 218


The newest Braddon Bar and Grill, with everything made from scratch and the finest scotches on hand, be sure to come check it out. An appealing front courtyard, combined with a vibrant night trade, makes this place a great ‘all-rounder’.

5 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6107 3030

Italian and Sons Braddon

Italian and Sons delivers a fine bistro experience. A solid range of old time favourites are on offer, combined with an equally good range of wines.

7 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6162 4888

Knightsbridge Penthouse

Located on Mort Street in Braddon, this stylish bar could be the perfect venue for your next birthday party, engagement, or celebration. They can tailor a drinks plan and provide contacts for reliable caterers to ensure you have a fantastic night.

34 Mort St. Braddon; 6262 6221

Kith & Nosh

This café not only brings Braddon a new healthy eatery but also a much needed deli. The café is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Sunday, with a healthy menu complete with vegetarian, fairy-free, vegan and paleo diets catered for.

Unit 132, 24 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6257 8990

Lazy Su

Have some fun with your friends at Lazy Su, where the food is cheap and designed to be shared! Enjoy Korean styled street food and a Pan-Asian sharing menu in a carefree, loud and busy atmosphere!

9 Lonsdale St. Braddon

Les Bistronomes

Smart casual French bistro focusing on seasonal ingredients. Located in Braddon, with a variety of both modern and traditional provincial dishes, you can be assured a first class dining experience. With an award winning head chef, this really is something special.

8/36 Mort St. Braddon; 6248 8119

Lonsdale Street Roasters

Boasting in-house roasting, single origin blends, wholesaling and retailing, barista training and an espresso bar, this trendy little cafe is what Canberra has been waiting a very long time for.

7 & 23 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6156 0975

Marble and Grain

Linked to the Canberra’s 5 star hotel ‘The Avenue’, Marble & Grain is a European Steakhouse showcasing local produce, with the paddock to the plate concept, at the forefront of the menu. The simple philosophy of Marble & Grain is to look at the classic elements of European Steakhouses, and deliver them in a modern form. The Blood Pudding is an excellent execution of this mantra.

25 Mort Street, Braddon; 6246 9555


The famous golden arches are located at the James Court Serviced Apartments. Whether it’s either a burger or sundae on the go, your need for convenience is well catered for.

Cnr Cooyong & Mort St. Braddon; 6247 9533

RYE café and bar

If you’re looking for something on the greener side of life, Rye offers healthy breakfast, lunches and casual after-work eats, all with a bit of a Danish touch. They also have a sneaky wine list mixing in the locals with the rest of Australia.

9 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 61569694

The Mandalay Bus

As a true cultural icon, the yellow double-decker Mandalay Bus serves up quality yet convenient food. Located in the carpark on the corner of Girrahween Street and Lonsdale Street in Braddon, The bus boasts an international menu, combined with a tradition of great service.

Corner Lonsdale St and Girrahween St. Braddon; 0405 551 782

Tallow and Thyme

With a focus on serving fresh, seasonal produce, Tallow & Thyme offers 100% gluten free, nourishing breakfasts, lunches & snacks utilising healthy fats & natural herbs and spices for flavour. Located next door to Black Fire, head here for an abundance of health food options.

44/38 Mort St Braddon ACT 2612; 6230 1069

Tipsy Bull

If gin and tonic is your drink of choice, you will love Tipsy Bull. But that’s not all they have to offer, their food is served with a twist of Spanish, European and Asian flavours, and there are plenty of cocktails, beers and wines on offer too.

2/5 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 62487999

Pizza Gusto

When it comes to pizza, simplicity is best and Pizza Gusto ticks those boxes. Located next door to Lonsdale Street Roasters, this small gem has a great range of wood-fired pizza’s.

23 Lonsdale St. Braddon

Ploy Thai

There‘s something for every taste on Ploy Thai’s ever changing menu. Check out the fresh and super affordable lunches, light filled location, and the ever friendly family service.

Unit 1/ 14 Lonsdale St. Braddon;  6248 8802

The Pita Pit 

The Pita Pit offers a choice of fillings, seasonings, toppings, and sauces. The choices are abundant, with the ability to pretty much get yourself a wrap spanning the world’s culinary landscape.

38 Mort St. Braddon; 6247 2629

Sage Restaurant

The award winning Sage restaurant has a lot going for it. With real Canberra heritage, growing from a small but always classy eatery hidden in the belly of the Gorman House Arts Centre, to now a shining restaurant, with a beautiful bar outside, it has grown with us. A highly popular eating institution.

Gorman House Arts Centre Batman St. Braddon; 6249 6050

Sweet Bones Café and Bakery

Sweet Bones Bakery Cafe is an organic, vegan café. The menu’s split into light meals, meals and goodies, with gluten-free and raw items available.

8/18 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 0413 067 890

The Civic Pub

With a wide range of beers and spirits, Civic Pub has been crafted to create an offering of delicious food fare, while retaining that famous pub-grub for all. Pool tables and the Whisky room are a plus.

8 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6248 6488

Vitis Eatery

The owners of this very fine establishment have have created the Vitis eatery in order to create a relaxed, and organic feeling venue for both dining, or for just enjoying some drinks into the night. With a modern yet relaxed feel, you will be sure to keep going back.

1/9 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6249 7078

Wok it Up!

Wokitup is a casual Asian Noodle Bar that specialises in preparing and cooking it up to your request. With a range of menu choices, you won’t be left without choice.

Shop 135/22 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 6162 4747

Yat Bun Tong Dumpling House

Yat Bun Tong is the second restaurant  of owners Eddie Leng and Yang Yang Shen, who also own the Chinese Kitchen Dumpling House in Woden. Located on the ground floor of the Arte building, dumpling lovers unite.

10-12 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612; 6152 0880

Zaab Street Food

Authentic Lao and Thai street food with a twist. Owner Becky Khanthavongsa wants to share the food her Lao family loves the most, and she has her dad Sangkeo cooking it. Also, enjoy some Thai classic’s, overseas beers, and fancy cocktails.

9 Lonsdale St. Braddon; 61565638