Brindabella Café (Inside the DFAT building, Barton)

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Three #Canberra Beanies

Brindabella Café in Barton is one of those classic Canberra gems that you could easily (and regularly) drive past without ever noticing what was there or what you were missing. This is what the building looks like from the outside:

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The Cafe has a web presence via facebook where the chef regularly posts details of their daily specials. As well as amazing lunchtime fare and quick service there is also an excellent coffee service with a wide selection of cakes and biscuits for those he seek sweet temptations.

I’ve always believed pictures speak louder than words. Here are a few examples of recent meals that my colleagues and I have enjoyed here;

DFAT duck

Delicious slow/cooked duck leg, potato ‎gratin, rocket/Parmesan/pear ‎salad only $10.50!

 

DFAT chicken curry

Delicious Malay-style chicken curry with potato, coconut and rice. Only $12 with a 500ml drink!

 

DFAT salads

Only $12 for 500ml sugar-free mother & a large plate of 5 tasty salads.

 

DFAT fritters

In the APH triangle there are still good affordable lunch around if you know where to look!: pumpkin, ricotta, fritters, salad, prawn spring roll and sugar-free mother all for $14

The Brindabella Café is well worth a visit. Even if you forget your lunch break you can occasionally (if you’re lucky) pick up boxed left-overs from the fridges after the café staff have started to clean and pack up. But if if you want to see why DFAT staff like their cafeteria so much, get here early for the best choice of freshly made food. In fact, its probably best to get here slightly before they do! No hesitation in giving the Brindabella Café in DFAT three #Canberra beanies.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Brindabella Café (Inside the DFAT building, Barton)

    ladysharon said:
    February 13, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I used to love having lunch there when I worked in Barton! Such a gem. Their stiry fries are the best!

      cbrfoodie responded:
      February 13, 2015 at 12:38 am

      Yes LadySharon it’s a great little secret gem – DFAT staff must be a bit special to have such a lovely place in their building 🙂

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