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Foodie Father’s Day- Our Four Favourite Places to Celebrate our Fathers

Father’s Day is an opportunity to show dad just how much you appreciate him. Dads here, dads gone, new dads, old dads, grandads, dads-in-law, stepdads, pseudo dads, serious dads, goofball dads. There are a million fatherly types and figures out there and without a doubt, there’s at least as many reasons to celebrate them on Father’s Day. 

And how better to celebrate Dad than over a delicious bite to eat! We’ve got you covered with four of our favourite foodie spots across Canberra. These locations are on high rotation with our team and have been tried and tested many times. 

Chifley IGA- The Friendly Grocer 

Chifley Grocer is a hive of activity for so many Canberrans. Not like any ordinary IGA, The Friendly Grocer is so much more than just Chifley’s destination for local fine food and wine. In store you will be delighted to find a cafe serving up some of Canberra’s best coffee, along with an in-house bakery offering freshly baked breads and sweet treats! Pies are delivered from the infamous Ulladulla Pie Shop, the perfect indulge on a cold Canberra day!

After extensive renovations at the Chifley shops a few years ago, an impressive kids’ playground was included in the upgrade, and is a hub for local residents and their families. 

If you weren’t already sold, the team at the Friendly Grocer have developed their own app for the time poor and tech savvy! Pop your order into your app and select when you want to pick up! It’s as simple as that! The atmosphere and culture created at Chifley IGA is like no other, with the team knowing at least 80% of their customers by first name! 

If you feel like enjoying some sun while sipping on your coffee and telling Dad how great he is, we suggest the Chifley IGA. 

XO Narrabundah 

Located in the Narrabundah local shops, XO is founded on a passion for food and the communal share plate culture of Asian dining! Chequered floors and white-washed brickwork bring a sleek, contemporary style while still maintaining a fun and casual atmosphere! Their menu takes inspiration from the owner’s family background, a playful pan-Asian menu with a variety of spices and flavours! An office favourite is the asian bolognaise. 

XO delivers an innovative, modern approach to traditional South East Asian cuisine that is grounded by an unwavering commitment to unpretentious, honest food and the highest standards of service.

If Dad is more of a dinner man, then XO is the place to be. 

Pialligo Estate 

Relax, sit back and take in the picturesque Pialligo Estate, a sensational food, wine and lifestyle destination on the banks of Canberra’s Molonglo River. The Estate incorporates the Garden Pavilions, an olive grove, vineyard, orchard, academy, market garden and the award-winning Pialligo Estate Smokehouse. 

Piallago is hosting a Father’s Day event to spoil those special men in your life, to find out more information and secure your spot, follow the link here. 

Cafe Injoy 

Established in 2000, Cafe Injoy is a family friendly cafe with a relaxed atmosphere! Located in the heart of Gold Creek, Cafe Injoy has been a favourite amongst Gungahlin locals and is a hub for quality food and exceptional customer service. 

The perfect spot for the whole family of all ages, their menu offers plenty of options for breakfast and lunch. Cafe Injoy is proud to support local businesses with all our food locally sourced and supplied from the Canberra region, and endeavours to support local businesses wherever possible!

For those that reside on the north side of Canberra, café Injoy is a favourite of the inStyle Dad’s.