Father’s Day lunch in Canberra: 3 September 2017

This Father’s Day treat your dad to the perfect lunch in the nation’s capital.

If there is one thing dads have in common it’s that they love good food. We’ve sourced some of the best eating hotspots in Canberra, to help you find the perfect spot to treat dad.

Top places to take dad for lunch in Canberra


Penny University

This is one of our favourite cafes in Canberra. It's got oodles of atmosphere and indoor and outdoor seating so you can soak up the sun if it's bright out or keep warm and dry if the weather's still a bit too chilly.

Breakfast is healthy or indulgent, whichever way you choose to play it portions are large, so he won't be disappointed. It's open 7 days a week from 7am-4pm, making it great for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Address: 15 Kennedy Street, Kingston

Website: Penny University


The Cupping Room

For lovers of a good java, make your day with dad one at The Cupping Room.

It's a flavoursome journey through some of the best roasts which you can complement with the cafe's seasonally driven menu.

The kitchen is open until 2:30pm daily.

Address: 1/1-13 University Ave, Canberra ACT

Website: The Cupping Room



This beautiful Italian cafe/bar has everything you want from an Italian restaurant: homemade pizza, pasta and gelato, all served in a charming garden courtyard.

Address: 1/15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra

Website: Bicicletta



High quality pan-Asian cuisine is served up fast and hot in this stylish restaurant.

Plenty of options are available for different tastes, making it ideal for large groups.

Address: 2601, 40 Bunda Street, Canberra

Website: Akiba

Barrio Collective

Barrio Collective

This funky new coffee shop is more a sport for brunch than dinner, but it has a fun, friendly atmosphere and turns out a great cup of coffee.

Address: 59/30 Lonsdale St, Braddon

Website: Barrio Collective

Capitol Bar & Grill

Capitol Bar & Grill

This chic, spacious dining room and bar serves some of the best steaks in Canberra.

There is also a wide selection of classic and custom cocktails to wash that steak down.

Address: 1/1 London Circuit

Website: Capitol Bar & Grill



A trip to the library may not be what dad had in mind for Father’s Day, but this clever cafe offers great views and lunch favourites.

Tip: grab a few books while you’re here.

Address: National Library of Australia, Parkes

Website: Bookplate

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