On the one hand, you could kick off your day with an acai bowl with muesli, banana, blueberries, and coconut milk, but just as easily you could find that you actually want strawberry and cream hotcakes, because you’re a dessert person who isn’t afraid to start the day with vanilla cream, berry sorbet and rose white chocolate. The little details show here, where they serve locally smoked Pialligo bacon, potato rosti with their Benedict, and a brekkie burrito with kim chi and hollandaise. Shop/7 Hopetoun Circuit, Deakin 2600. 02 6162 2027. Mon-Fri 6.30am-5pm; Sat, Sun 7am-4pm. $
When you visit Canberra, you’re opening the larder door on an eclectic mix of cuisines and experiences. With award-winning restaurants and baristas, plus must-try dishes, it has earned its place on the gourmet map. The star of the show is Canberra’s local produce – including truffles and smoked meats.