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Your guide to the best coffee in Fyshwick

Far removed from its infamous seedy past, Fyshwick is now just as famous for its coffee beans, with cafes aplenty, servicing tradies, retailers and weekend shoppers alike and home to some high-profile baristas. Here is some of the best coffee in Fyshwick:

Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Cafe

A popular choice with CW staff looking for a mid-morning caffeine hit.

The pretty décor, use of local ingredients and in-house bakery add to its appeal.

With so many options in Fyshwick, why take a chance?

Google and Trip Advisor reviews back up our recommendation, with many saying it’s a great place to take kids.

Local Guide Amalia Halim gave Wildflour five stars on Google saying:

“Hidden gem cafe. This place serves nice brunch options, pastries, and good coffee! Friendly service and nice atmosphere. There is a playground for kids.”

Two Hands Café

Two hands cafe. Photos: Facebook
Two hands cafe. Photos: Facebook

With huge support across the reviewing platforms, Two Hands Café is little, comfortable, and serviced by some of loveliest people you’ll find. Oh yes, and its coffee is amazing.

Local Guide Min Shin, gave it four stars and the following review

“Good
-Value for money, 70s 80s feels interior, Friendly staff, Hot coffee.

Bad
Nil.”

Ona Coffee

Ona Coffee: Photo Facebook.
Ona Coffee: Photo Facebook.

Okay, let’s talk Ona Coffee. If you’re new to Canberra, it will be recommended to you as best coffee in Fyshwick, as it’s a point of pride for a lot of Canberrans.

Founded in 2008, Ona’s impressive list of accomplishments makes it is easy to see why: World Barista Champion (2015), Australian Barista Champion (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), Australian Brewers Cup Champion (2017, 2018, 2019) and Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Champion (2018, 2019).

Ona also has an ethical trading partner and significant reach.

While Trip Advisor reviews haven’t been kind of late, Google’s have been more generous.

Red Baron

Technically in Symonston (the other side of Canberra Avenue from Fyshwick), Red Baron deserves a mention. It’s highly rated by Google users and CW staff for its lovely atmosphere, great coffee and chai, and friendly service.

It’s spacious and has funky décor, comfy chairs and good coffee.

Google reviewer Nellie agrees:

“This place is tucked away in Symonston but it’s perfect for a catchup with friends.
Atmosphere is good.
Food terrific – they have a good variety. They make the best hot chocolate. Prices are reasonable.
Very clean. Staff friendly & helpful. Well run by Peter & Dan.”

Red Baron. Photo: Facebook.
Red Baron in Symonston – well worth crossing Canberra Avenue for.

Fyshwick Car & Dog Wash

And for the best takeaway coffee in this part of town, you won’t beat them.

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