4 of the best lunch break spots in the Inner North

If you’re living and working in Canberra you’ll know that there are an abundance of places to visit on your lunch break, no matter which part of the city you work in.

There’s a lot happening in Canberra’s Inner North, so no matter if you work in New Acton, Civic, Campbell or Dickson, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to head for lunch.

Whether it be for a team lunch, one-on-one meeting, or even just a quick bite to eat in between appointments; take a look at 4 of the best lunch break spots in Canberra’s Inner North.


You’ve had a busy morning of meetings and appointments and forgot to have breakfast. Before you know it, it’s lunchtime and you’re craving something sweet.

If this sounds familiar, then head to Highroad in Dickson.

A space designed for everyone, Highroad is a great place if you’re looking for a quick coffee and a bite to eat, or a memorable dining experience.

With speciality coffee, a diverse wine list, local and interstate craft beers and a menu featuring Australian ingredients, Highroad is an all-day venue, and is the perfect place to spend your lunch hour.

They offer brunch until 2.30pm, which is perfect for those that skipped breakfast, yet are craving French toast or a sweet chia pudding for lunch. Their lunch menu offering is vast, with a selection of sweet options, mixed with your usual chicken burgers, salads and even a veggie bowl.

With their range of seating areas, you can easily perch yourself on a table up the back, with enough space to read the morning paper, or prep your notes for afternoon meetings.

Morning Glory

Looking to take the team out for lunch on a Friday afternoon?

Head to Morning Glory in New Acton, a place that offers a new perspective on daylight dining.

The team behind Narrabundah’s contemporary Asian eatery, XO, have brought to you something equally as special and delicious in New Acton.

Morning Glory is all about daylight dining, and their menu plays off their team’s experiences growing up in Australia with strong roots in South East Asia, as well as harmonies between eastern and western morning cuisine.

They create food that comforts, satisfies and surprises, with all day menu offerings including avocado and poached eggs on toast, a delicious black rice pudding, as well as a soba salad and their ‘Terung Burger’ which includes eggplant, spicy sambal and halloumi.

Did we mention that they have an extensive wine list too?

The fit out of the space is uber cool, but comfortable too, and their mix of indoor-outdoor seating options means that you could even turn your team lunch into afternoon drinks.

Teddy Pickers

If you’re feeling under the pump in the office, but know you need to head out for lunch, then turn it into a working lunch at Teddy Pickers!

Located in the beautiful and leafy suburb of Campbell, Teddy Pickers has a delicious range of quick and easy lunch options, “fancy stuff”, exotic teas, speciality coffee and serve alcohol too!

Their quiet corner tables, make it the ideal spot for getting out your laptop and working away while you enjoy a delicious salad.

Whether it be a taesar salad (the veggie version of a caesar salad), green salad with sweet potato and chicken (pictured below), or a cheeseburger, there are an abundance of food options, depending on your palate.

Pair your meal with a cold pressed juice, house made milkshake or smoothie.

The Cupping Room

If you want to head out and get some fresh air over your lunch hour, visit The Cupping Room in the City for a coffee with your colleagues, or for a meeting with a client.

The Cupping Room is a concept cafe, designed to take you on a flavour journey. Designed by the team from Ona Coffee, this is THE place to go if you appreciate a good cup of coffee.

If you’re feeling peckish, they have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, and their Autumn salad with eggplant, zucchini, olives and more is the ideal pick for this time of year.

Alternatively if coffee and food aren’t what you’re after, then their extensive range of cold drinks may tickle your fancy.

Try their salted caramel & popcorn or Oreo & peanut butter shake; we guarantee you’ll be the envy of your colleagues once you taste it!

Take advantage of their outdoor seating, or if you’re in a rush – they have a great takeaway menu as well.