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Six Reasons Why I Like Box Diner

When you dine out frequently, it’s comforting to find a spot you can call your own. Somewhere that looks great but is non-pretentious. Somewhere that welcomes you. Somewhere that serves delicious food that is reasonably priced so you can return time and again. I’m not talking fine dining restaurants here. I’m talking about a great café that becomes your best friend. One such café is in Canberra’s industrial, retail and office area, affectionately called Box Diner. There is a myth that industrial area eateries are only for those wearing fluros who want greasy, heart-attack-type food. This Fyshwick cafe shatters this myth. Here are six reasons why I love the place.  First, I admire this Canberra café’s dedication to simple food, prepared with fresh produce and quality regional ingredients. Box Diner uses fresh herbs, local eggs from happy, free-range chooks, beef from Hereford cattle who thrive on tasty grass, and artisan breads from a nearby bakery made with little or no preservatives. This is food that is good for you.

Box Diner Cafe Restaurant


Six Reasons Why I Like Box Diner

 Second, I respect that Box Diner will feed me all day. The café opens crack of dawn for breakfast and serve delicious food at lunch. But inbetween, this Canberra cafe has an all-day menu and a line-up of sweets you can enjoy with a top-quality, barista-made coffee or relaxing cup of Adora tea. The all-day menu features light rice paper rolls (Thai omelette or chicken), Moorish pot pies, toasted baguettes (3” and 9”) and more.

 Third, I find Box Diner’s breakfast menu is well designed and diverse, with light options, sweet or savoury options and more fulsome options for those who need a super kick start to the day. I adore the spiced Turkish raisin toast with espresso creamed butter and when in the mood, I opt for a crepe—lemon and sugar, apple and cinnamon or hazelnut and chocolate. This Canberra café offers a vegetarian Herbivore, with open range eggs, avocado, fried haloumi, roast tomato, mushrooms and spinach, which makes me feel healthy. Although I’m never that hungry, I’ve watched workers loving every bite of the Big Box Breakfast.  Fourth, I find Box Diner’s lunch menu, including its rotating blackboard and daily specials, has something for everyone. The salt and pepper squid with chilli citrus salad light is refreshing and the batter on the tempura fish and chips super light. When I crave a Box Diner Cafe Restaurant


Six Reasons Why I Like Box Diner

salad, I often select the champagne poached pear with blue cheese and walnuts. And I never tire of the café’s line-up of 11 types of burgers, which features the tangy peri peri, a flame grill lamb with blue cheese and the hearty Portobello mushroom.

 Fifth, I find Box Diner’s fit out comfy and non-pretentious. This Canberra café is very stylish with warm timbers a main feature. You can settle into booth seating or select a table for four if you want to dine indoors. With al fresco dining, Box Diner has weatherproof awnings with gas heaters to keep you warm in Canberra’s cooler months.  And last, but not least, I like Box Diner’s convenience. This Fyshwick café is close to the Parliamentary Triangle and to the shopping precincts in Manuka and Kingston. Essentially, it’s minutes from everywhere. And there’s lots of free parking. So there you have it. My six reasons for loving me dear friend, Box Diner. Box Diner is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm. 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick, ACT. (02) 6202 5555. Dine in or take-away. Take-home dishes available. Corporate catering available. BYO. Box Diner Cafe Restaurant


Six Reasons Why I Like Box Diner

Box Diner Cafe Restaurant


Six Reasons Why I Like Box Diner