Mother’s Day in Canberra 2017: Breakfasts, gifts & flowers

Spending Mother's Day in Canberra and out of ideas on where to take mum? Look no further. Here is our selection of some of the best places for eating, drinking and spending time together.

We all know how it is. You want to do something nice this year but somehow the time gets away from you. You have so many things on your plate that you forget to make a reservation, leave the present late, and end up going to the same old place. This year, we’ve done the hard work for you (so no excuses!) Here is our pick of the best places to go for Mothers day in Canberra.

Top 5 cafes for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Canberra 2017


Cupping Room

Canberra's largest speciality coffee roaster, the Cupping Room offers coffees sourced from around the world and seasonal menus that serve fresh eats until 2.30 each day.

a: 1/1-13 University Avenue, Canberra

p: (02) 6257 6412


Mocan and Green Grout

Mocan and Green Grout are a multi-talented bunch of people. For a start: the place is half coffee-shop, half bike-maker (handy if you get a flat on your morning coffee run). They open early with lovingly prepared coffee and standard breakfast fare. The ingredients are local, seasonal, and sustainable.

a: 1/19 Marcus Clarke Street, Newacton South

p: (02) 6162 2909



So… It’s not exactly in Canberra city, but its definitely worth the 15 minute drive out there. Podfood is housed in a refurbished 1930’s cottage set amongst the Pialligo nursery. The menu is described as ‘modern Australian’, but changes to suit the seasons. It’s popular. If you're planning on going there for Mother's Day, book ASAP! The restaurant will be offering special degustation menus for breakfast (yes!), lunch and dinner.

a: 12 Beltana Road, Pialligo

p: (02) 6257 3388


Lonsdale Street Roasters

As the name suggests: Lonsdale Street Roasters are first and foremost, a coffee roasterie. That’s great news for the slavishly caffeine addicted among us (guilty). They also do great breakfasts. The best bit? When you have finished you can grab a bag of that excellent roast to take home with you.

a: 3/7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

p: (02) 6156 0975


Cafe Essen

Cafe Essen is a well-loved regular in the inner city, known for its friendly faces, good prices, and high standards in food and service. Perfect if you don’t want any fuss, just a laid-back place to chat and drink coffee with Mum.

a: Shop 5, 6 Garema Place

p: (02) 6248 9300

Top 5 restaurants for Mother’s Day Lunch in Canberra 2017


Pialligo Estate

Sitting along 800 metres of riverfront just outside Canberra CBD, Pialligo Estate is a vineyard and olive grove with an on-site restaurant and smoke house. You'll have two options here, the hatted Farmhouse Restaurant and the Garden Pavillions.

a: 18 Killaroo Road, Pialligo

p: (02) 6247 6060


Water's Edge

For the mum who deserves something extra special this Mother's Day, treat her to a European-inspired lunch at the lake's edge. Some of the savoury options include Mandagery creek Venison and confit duck leg.

a: 40 Parkes Place West, Parkes

p: (02) 6273 5066



A. Baker

From cheese and meat boards to a range of share plates and grazing dishes, A. Baker's menu is ideal for a joint meal any time of the day. It's got an industrial-chic vibe, serves local produce and wines and bakes fresh artisan breads.

a: Unit 2 New Acton Pavillion, 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra

p: (02) 6287 6150


Monster Kitchen and Bar

Monster Kitchen and Bar is the culinary side to uber cool Hotel Hotel (yes, it was intentional). The Kitchen is headed up by Chef Sean McConnell. Bring. Your. Appetite.

a: 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra

p: (02) 6287 6287


Bring mum to breakfast or lunch in style

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Top Mother’s Day Flowers

Instead of a bouquet this year, consider a potted plant instead.

Toni Succulent
Tiger Lily Love Asiatic Lily Bouquet
Flowers for Everyone
Salar Potted Herb Selection

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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