Ever since we were kids, we have always told "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"
- so why not enjoy it all
day? Many cafes around Canberra keep their breakfast menu running all day, so it doesn't matter if you roll out of bed at 8am or 12pm, you can still stumble down the road bleary-eyed and order a bacon and egg roll to get you up and going. Some people, like myself, just prefer the breakfast options over lunch options - avocado on toast or a delicious rosti stack can be enjoyed just as much for lunch, as it can for breakfast. The All-Day Breakfast is the perfect solution!
So where can you go for a good all-day brekkie around Canberra? If you have a favourite, please leave a comment at the top of this article with your local secret. Here are some popular ones to try, next time you sleep in and have a craving for bacon at lunchtime!
Lonsdale Street in Braddon is just a short walk from the city centre and has a large number of cafes and restaurants all in the one location...
Relax with an All Day Breakfast at Rye, Braddon. Image: Original photos from Rye Facebook
is a healthy café at the start of Lonsdale Street, which offers a wide range of wholesome breakfast dishes on their All Day Breakfast menu
between 6:30am - 4pm, 7 days a week. If you have had a rough night, they also have a Bloody Mary on the menu with vodka and Tabasco sauce to kick-start you back to life! See here
Elk and Pea
is located near the far end of Lonsdale Street from the city and offer their All Day Breakfast menu
each weekend between 7am - 3pm. If your stomach is grumbling, why not order "The Grande - 2 eggs your way, bacon, chorizo, paprika & garlic mushrooms, braised beans, sautéed spinach and avocado on two pieces of sourdough ($25)".
is Canberra's first Toast Bar, so you can enjoy a wide range of toppings on your toast - all day! Choose your base toast and then a sweet or savoury flavour combination from the menu
on top - or choose from their delicious range of toasties for a carb hit to get you through the rest of the day. Toasted is open between 7am - 3pm weekdays and 8am - 3:30pm on weekends. See here
for details. For a full article on Toasted, see here
If you live in the north of Canberra, why not try...
The Knox Made in Watson
Toast and coffee = the perfect match all day at Toasted, Braddon
has a true All Day Breakfast menu
starting at 7am on weekdays and 7:30am on weekends, until late in the afternoon. If you are looking for something with some spice to wake you up, why not try the Mexican Eggs
or Brekkie Taco
. See here
for details. For a full article on The Knox Made in Watson, see here
in Belconnen has their breakfast menu
running between 6:30am - 2pm during the week and 8am - 1:30pm on the weekends. If you are hungry, but not starving
, they offer a half size meal for most options. Check out their two most popular dishes - the Smashed Avocado
and Potato Stack
. See here
café in Macquarie is a popular venue for their out-of-this-world desserts, however they also offer an All Day Breakfast menu
during their opening hours, between 7:30am - 5:30pm during the week and 7:30am - 4pm on weekends. If you feel like something savoury, try their "Breakfast Fritters - Corn, zucchini & haloumi fritters, poached eggs, beetroot hummus, Moroccan couscous, dukkah & dill yoghurt ($19.90)"
- see photo below. You will find Ricardo's in the Jamison Plaza shopping centre, with inside and outside seating. See here
for details. For a full article on Ricardo's, see here
The south of Canberra also has a range of exciting options, such as...
Maple and Clove
All Day Breakfast Fritters at Ricardo's. Image: Ricardo's Facebook
offer a weekend All-Day Breakfast menu
between 8am - 3pm, with menu items such as "Sweet Potato Hashbrown - Served with gypsy ham, scrambled eggs, dukkah and rocket ($19)"
. This popular and healthy café is located in the Hotel Realm district in Barton, with views to Realm Park. See here
Fox and Bow
is a colourful café tucked away at Farrer shops, in Woden. They offer an All Day Brunch menu
between 7am on weekdays (8am on weekends) until the kitchen closes at 2:30pm. Why not try a "Princess Fiona - Blueberry Hotcake, Lemon Curd, Spanish Almond Brittle & Pepe Saya Mascarpone, Burnt Orange Caramel ($16.90)"
to waken your tastebuds! See here
for details. For a full article on Fox and Bow, see here
Local Press Café
is a healthy café located on the scenic Kingston Foreshore. Their All-Day Breakfast is a popular one, with the breakfast menu
on offer between 7:30am - 3pm on weekdays and 8am - 4pm on weekends. You also have the option to "build your own breakfast" with toasts, eggs, salmon, ham, avocado, seeds, lentils and more to choose from. See here
for details. For a full article on Local Press cafe, see here
Enjoy a healthy start to your day at Local Press Cafe - what ever time that may be!
These are just some of the All-Day Breakfast options around the Capital to try this weekend. It is always good to know, when you have a little lie-in, that you're not going to miss out on the breakfast menu - these delicious meals are waiting for you all day. An All-Day Breakfast is the perfect way to get the day started. So relax, enjoy your weekend and take your time savouring the sleep-in.
Isn't that what weekends are for?
Relax with a hearty All Day Breakfast at Little Bird Cafe, Barton
Details and times are correct at the time of writing (December 2017) - please check café websites before you visit. Opening times can differ on public holidays.