Top Cafes of 2016 - Canberra - Queanbeyan

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Canberra - Queanbeyan, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe Espresso Room (Canberra) in canberra for 2016

Great ONA’s Black Betty blend. We had flat white and cappuccino and was great blend for both. Nice strong with lovely smooth overtones. The cafe has plenty seating. The service was quick when we visited. The baristas worked smoothly and quickly through the orders so people waiting for take away weren’t waiting long. Great place for break from shopping.

Good coffee in a coffee desert. Been here a few times and always worth while.

The coffee here (black or milk-based) is consistently decent, likewise the service. And while I’m not one for overly existential pinings, the fact that a small minority of the staff have the personality and efficiency of a lone cinder block in an empty paddock, makes for a potentially mediocre experience. Any yes, the probobility of mediocrity is low, but the consequence is high (i.e. a lousy time). Anomolies matter.


The Cupping Room

Canberra City

Best cafe The Cupping Room in canberra for 2016

Healthy crema’ed espresso had a tasty nuttiness. Strawberry milk vibe to the FW on Raspberry Candy blend.

Espresso on Ethiopian natural was ok with a bit of cacao Natural Panama Gesha for filter had more to offer with some stone fruit - maybe nectarine

Enjoyed the Ethiopian Ona espresso, it had a plain speaking stone fruit taste with minimal acidity. Bright clean flavour to the filter on a Panama Gesha.

Best cafe Barrio Collective in canberra for 2016

Amazing! Long black was delicious and the vibe of this place is very cool. Friendly staff tops it off.

Double espresso was delicious, had a syrupy mouthfeel and fruity finish.


Coffee Lab

Canberra CBD

Best cafe Coffee Lab in canberra for 2016

El Salvador espresso was a fairly balanced number more to the toasty caramel end of town rather fruity-ville. Filter on Ona washed Honduran had some apple goodness.

Ona El Salvador espresso had a bit of unripe strawberry gear going, a fairly chewy number. Batch to-go on the Ona Don Batchy blend was a nicely fruity number that was very drinkable

Great choice of beans straight and blend No wonder this has so many positive reviews Great flat whites thanks

Best cafe Ona Coffee House in canberra for 2016

Espresso was a solid toasty tasting number. Flatty to go on Black Betty was well made and went down well. Service was fairly harried.

What a relief to find this place open on a Sunday afternoon. My cappuccino didn’t have as much froth as I would have liked but it was better than many. Thankfully and importantly the coffee was in the right size cup, the right temperature, the right texture and the right strength - yum !

Ethiopian natural for the double espresso was a deliciously tasty pear flavoured number. Take away FW on Black Betty was nicely nutty

Best cafe Penny University Coffee Roasters in canberra for 2016

Super good coffee. There’s usually a long wait though... They serve great vegan balls too

Good coffee, shame I did not try the single origin. Service and atmosphere are great.

Tried this place today, a first and last time, it appears busy and only table for four was near the very noisy end of the kitchen. Service was slow, had to wait for table service, some tables not cleared for a while, coffees basically OK, but arrived in two well separated batches. Car parked in one hour parking, almost did not get back in time. Will stick to more conventional coffee places next time in Kingston.

Best cafe Farmers Daughter in canberra for 2016

Have tried the coffee twice in recent months and was disappointed. Not sure if they are still using Lonsdale Roasters but the coffees were warm at best and left no lasting taste memories. Food seems to have lost its edge too and we left feeling that it’s no longer worth the visit.

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