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Located within the Australian National Botanic Gardens at Canberra, the award-winning is where you can enjoy a wide range of cafe-style food ranging from all-day breakfast dishes to lunch dishes covering various cuisines. It is known to get quite busy so arriving early is advised to avoid having to wait for a table.
As its name suggests, Healthy Breakfast provides a healthier alternative to the Big Breakfast that Australians are familiar with. The roasted eggplant and tomatoes were soft while still retaining a bit of bite, and the poached eggs had lovely runny yolks. Extra texture was provided by chickpeas and fried basil leaves, and dukkah and za'atar made the dish very flavoursome. A nice touch was the use of injera, a spongy pancake-like flatbread that features in Ethiopian cuisine.
We liked that the scrambled eggs in the Green Chilli Scramble were light and fluffy. The degree of spiciness is suitable for most tastes. Ginger gave the dish a bit of an Asian flair and a scattering of shredded coconut balanced out the spiciness along with adding a bit of crunch. Accompanying the scrambled eggs were slices of sourdough toast and butter.
One of the pastries and cakes available during our visit, their Lemon and Rosemary Cake was very moist with a delightful fluffy texture. The lemon gave the cake a refreshing and citrusy flavour and while the inclusion of rosemary may seem a bit strange, it actually brought out the flavour of the cake delightfully.
Customers have the choice of indoor and outdoor seating. Its close location to the entrance of the gardens makes it a convenient dining stop before or after you are done exploring the gardens.
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