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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Shopping Centre
“The main mall in Canberra also has a great outdoor shopping precinct that includes cafes, clubs and gyms.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Asian fusion place down near Canberra centre. Stays open longer than most. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cinema
“Small cinema complex with arthouse and mainstream movies. Keep an eye out of events and movie festivals. Great bar and snacks menu. *Hint: You don't have to go see a movie, stop past to pick up their home-made choctop icecreams. Cafe Grande is the best flavour.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Corner University Ave and London Circuit One of the best coffee shops in Australia, if not the world - their baristas have won the World Championships. They don’t take bookings so on the weekends expect a queue of people waiting for a table – it’s worth the wait, or get there just before opening. The food is excellent and the coffee even better. *Our favourites: - Flat White on Raspberry Candy blend. - Avo. - Salted Caramel Popcorn Milkshake 7am to 4pm weekdays, 8am to 3pm weekends. Hint: There’s a takeaway window around the corner for coffee and pastries (near the grassy area) ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Monster Bar has become the poster child of Canberra ‘cool’. The main dining area is worth a visit. The menu is mostly share plates of local produce. Try to get a table near the fireplace. Reservations highly recommended”
  • 25 locals recommend
Theatre
“The place to see touring musicians, theatre, dance. Check out the program online. Google Canberra Theatre program.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Speakeasy - Wooden Door, Odgers Ln Find Lemongrass Thai, go down the laneway, look for the wooden door on the right hand side, go up the stairs, keep going… Great whiskey and cocktails.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Bottom of Marcus Clarke St, New Acton (Look for the Modern Man sculpture out the front – you’ll know it when you see it) Crowded, quirky and friendly. Mostly local produce. *Our favourites: Porridge or the Ricotta & Honey Toast 7 am Monday to Saturday, 8 am on Sundays. Dinner from 6pm Tuesday – Saturday. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Old fashioned whiskey bar with great selection of rare and premium whiskies. Also hosts cocktail masterclasses and whiskey tastings”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Tickets are MUCH cheaper if you have a MyWay card. These can be purchased at the 24 hour convenience store on the corner opposite McDonalds.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“ALDI is a discount supermarket that offers Smarter Shopping, providing customers with incredibly high quality items at the lowest possible prices.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kendall Lane. Their lunch special $20 for meal & wine is a bargain. On Friday afternoon and weekends make sure you reserve a table”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“This hidden gem is hard to find. You'll feel like you're being led into trouble as it's only accessible via a fire escape. Don't let the outside fool you....the stairs are worth it once you get inside as you'll find an amazing assortment of cocktails expertly made by the talented staff. Well worth a visit.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Because why wouldn’t you name a Mexico styled bar Honkytonks? Sangria jugs and tacos on tap.c”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casino Canberra is a casino located in the Central Business District of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It was the first legal casino to open in the Australian Capital Territory, built on land excised from Glebe Park under a 99-year lease agreement between the casino licensee and the territory government”
  • 3 locals recommend