Whether you like to grab your coffee to relax or explore where you are, Canberra has some of the best scenic views for enjoying a cuppa. Here are five cafés with amazing scenic views of the National Capital, perfect for some ‘me’ time.
Sprout Café at the National Arboretum overlooks the stunning mosaic of the Arboretum and beyond. Sit down with friends or family to enjoy some food and the views or grab a takeaway coffee to explore the forests and landscaped gardens.
National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, Weston Creek
Red Hill Café & Bar
Perfect for brunch with a view, the Red Hill Café & Bar is located at Red Hill Lookout under its bigger sibling, Onred. With a light-hearted approach to dining, Red Hill Café & Bar is worth a visit.
50 Red Hill Drive, Red Hill
Coffee Shop and Kiosk at Telstra Tower
Enjoy aerial views of Canberra and the wind in your hair at Telstra Tower. Located on Level 5 along with a souvenir shop, you can enjoy coffee, light refreshments, cakes, sandwiches and more.
Black Mountain Drive, Acton
National Museum Café
With lake views of the spray of Captain Cook Memorial Jet and stunning architecture, the café at the National Museum of Australia is a perfect spot to relax. Choose from a selection of delicious locally made cakes and pastries, seasonal light meals and daily specials or stick to coffee and enjoy the view.
Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
Located right on the southern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin’s Central Basin, Elixir Café is perfect for a relaxed catch-up with friends or an afternoon stroll. Choose from a range of sweet and savoury treats or sit next to the lake and enjoy the view.
Queen Elizabeth Terrace, Parkes
Do you have a favourite café with a spectacular view? Let us know in the comments!
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