From gluten-free delights to flavourful Asian cuisine, Belconnen’s food scene has grown in recent months. Here are some of our new favourites—all within easy reach of Ginninderry.
Gluten Free Café & Shoppe
Canberra now has a 100 per cent gluten-free café and shop. Born out of a collaboration between popular wholefood café Eighty/Twenty and Gluten Free 4 U, there is an astonishing range of over 200 products available for delivery and pick up as well as the complete Eighty/Twenty menu, all totally gluten-free.
23 Lathlain Street, Belconnen | @glutenfreecafecanberra
Donburi, Udon, Sando and more—this new place to eat is bringing another Japanese option to Belconnen and it look delish. And with a very diverse menu (yes, including dairy-free, vegetarian, and gluten-free options) pop in for lunch or dinner.
2 Grazier Lane, Belconnen | kpos.com.au
Fricken has a brand-new pop-up in Belconnen. Serving all of your favourites (including gluten-free and vegan options)—and available via UberEats and DoorDash—they’ll be open every lunch and dinner.
Westfield Belconnen, Level 3 Carpark | fricken.au
La Sable Patisserie
A slice of France has opened in Belconnen for those who craving a coffee and croissant with a side of their shopping. Buzzing and baking from 3 am, visit La Sable Patisserie (which is located on the ground floor of Westfield across from Aldi, Dan Murphys and Amcal Pharmacy) to pick up all your favourite traditional pastries, Danishes, Petit Gateâus—as well as some hot and savoury offerings (including pies and quiches).
Level 2, Westfield Belconnen | lasablepatisserie.com.au
Oscar’s Bakery Café
A regular favourite of the University of Canberra students, Oscar’s Bakery Café is now open in Weetangera to bring a fresh taste of the Mediterranean to locals. Making everything from scratch (yes, including the pasta, pastries, and bread), from hummus to doughnuts, pide, apple turnovers, coffee, and more. There’s something for everyone at this fresh and delicious shopfront.
4 Weetangera Place, Weetangera | oscarsbakerycafe.com.au
It made waves when it opened in Belconnen and brought locals the option to indulge in gluten-free Pide, pizza, kababs and more (as well as becoming the only place in town that sells freshly shaved kebabs) but 55 Turkish has now opened another location in Kaleen. Anyone with dietary requirements (including vegan and vegetarian foodies) better run to get their hands on some authentic Turkish food.
163 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen | 55turkishcuisine.com
Muku Ramen Bar
Muku Ramen Bar serves plant-based Shōjin and Hokkaido-inspired food and drinks. Promising Japanese dining you’ve never experienced before, they had us at their mochi cheese potato dish.
5/9 Scullin Place, Scullin Shops | mukuramenbar.com
Love Café MAMÉ? Meet Drunken Tiger – their new Asian takeaway. Designed to be incredibly flavoursome but easy to take home to enjoy, the menu includes everything from Seafood Pad Thai to Pork Belly and Kimchi Fried Rice, Soy Garlic Fried Chicken, and Dan Dan Noodles (with either mushroom or beef).
Shop 1/8 Melba Court, Melba | drunkentiger.com.au