Lachlan Café lunch specials (Barton)

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I’m back to this blog from a short work/family-focussed hiatus. I recently changed jobs and now work in Barton most days (as opposed to the centre of Canberra City, commonly referred to as Civic). This move means that I’m more likely to have lunch around the parliamentary triangle, but after focussing on Civic for most of last year that’s probably a good thing!

Although within walking distance of Kingston and Manuka, the many office blocks in and around Barton have historically relied on a smaller variety of lunchtime food options than workplaces in larger centres such as Civic, Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong, with their shopping centres and numerous community clubs.

That seems to have all changed recently with the invasion of hipper eateries like Brodburger and Double Drummer, which, along with new contractors and chefs in many of the local pubs, clubs and cafes, have re-energised the local food scene.

Even old and reliable food outlets like the famous Lachlan Café have been, through this newer competition, preparing and selling tastier, healthier and better value food. Food competition has been good for the workers in Barton.

My two most recent excursions to Lachlan Café have left me impressed and changed my previously created impression that this was more like a bistro diner than a café in a cosmopolitan urban centre.

A few weeks ago I enjoyed a very healthy baked fish with roasted vegetables. $11.80 for the fish and vegetables and $3.80 for a large 500ml can of drink was good value.

Lachlan Cafe grilled fish w roast vegies

Earlier this week I went back and liked the look of the chicken stir fry. For some reason I felt like having some veggies with it instead of rice – no problem! I also bought a diet ginger beer and the delicious and reasonably healthy lunch below set me back $14.

Lachlan Cafe chicken stri fry with veg

Lachlan Café is located on Brisbane Avenue near the corner of National Circuit and is a good option if your looking for fast and affordable food in the parliamentary triangle. Two #Canberra Beanies.

4 thoughts on “Lachlan Café lunch specials (Barton)

    Gary Lum said:
    February 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Good to see you back blogging after your hiatus 😀

    shenANNAgans said:
    February 12, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Missed your face Elias. Good to see ya back. 🙂 We hit up Lachlan Cafe often, mostly just for a cheeky coffee.

      cbrfoodie responded:
      February 13, 2015 at 12:37 am

      Really! We are definitely spoilt for coffee choices now in Barton!

    Taryn Tee (@guinspeg) said:
    February 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I’m so glad to hear you have done the move too, and survived! I’ll be hanging on your every post for good tips in the Triangle 🙂

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