Just around the corner from the hub of cafés at Garema Place, Dieci e Mezzo sits at the bottom of the new ActewAGL building, an office-building café unlike any other that I’ve visited in Canberra. It has the trappings of a fine restaurant: quality table settings, attentive service, and an elegant ambience.
Their breakfast menu is inventive and remarkably well-priced. I was served one of the best Canberra breakfasts I’ve tasted: a deliciously simple mix of smoked herrings, caramelised onion and potato on sourdough toast. For just $9. You needn’t worry about the coffee either. My double macchiato was well made, good temperature and volume, and tasty to drink.
It’s no wonder this place has a restaurant feel. They are open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and given my breakfast experience, it’s probably worth checking out.