Café Culture walking tours are now available!

These small-group (easy) walking tours ensure maximum enjoyment and taste temptation galore. Great for coffee fiends or those who just love cafés. Enjoy coffee tasting and delectable treats. Take part in a Coffee Cupping Session with leading industry and internationally-acclaimed experts. Learn about coffee production from seed to cup, and how to discern and identify flavour and aroma of locally-roasted beans. Discover Canberra’s café past and present as this walk leads you on a café and coffee journey. You’ll unearth quirky stories as you wander through some of Canberra’s hidden café secrets. Most importantly, you’ll have fun! Coffees, treats and optional lunch included.

Book now! (Eventbrite booking fees apply)

Two for one offer this Friday only to celebrate Canberra Secrets first year!
$99 for two people – brilliant value! When you book, pay for one and email two names.


Pictured are the different coffees in different cups, with explainer, Isaac.

Coffee cupping experience








Pictured share platter of cheeses and locally-cured meats.

Optional lunch includes a choice of the set menu or a share platter with delicious cheeses and locally-cured meats, plus a glass of local wine or beer.

Tour Dates – First Friday of the month, frequency will be increased over the next few months.
Bookings are now being taken for the following dates:
Friday 1 December

  • Time: 9am–12noon (if staying on for lunch please allow extra time)
  • Start: Baileys Corner, Corner London Circuit and East Row, Canberra City
  • Finish: New Acton
  • Grade: Relaxed/easy 1–2 km walk
  • Travel: By foot
  • Small groups: Maximum 8
Pictured is a group enjoying Italian treats and coffee.

Delicious treats are a feature of this tour

Pictured is a happy group setting off on a Cafe Culture Walking Tour

A happy group sets off on a Cafe Culture Walking Tour









What’s included:

  • Entertaining narrative from informative guide
  • Discovering Canberra’s hidden café secrets of cafes past and present
  • Coffee Cupping Session – with leading industry experts – these are great fun!
  • All coffees (or tea if you prefer) and tasty treats
  • Lunch is an optional extra – lunch includes a choice of a select menu, OR a share plate that includes delicious cheeses and locally cured meats. Both choices include a glass of locally produced wine or beer.

Cost: $99 per person for guided tour, coffee, treats.

Book now! (Eventbrite booking fees apply)

Two for one offer this Friday only to celebrate Canberra Secrets first year!
$99 for two people – brilliant value! When you book, pay for one and email two names.

Great discounts apply for group bookings!

Group bookings of 4 or more receive the guided tour, coffee, treats, without lunch, for the discounted price of $89 per person.

Private Cafe Culture Walking Tours on a date other than those listed can be arranged for groups of up to 8 people.

Perfect for hen’s parties, corporate functions, team building and those seeking a different experience of Canberra!

We will finish our walk in New Acton, so it is suggested that you park somewhere between the two locations. There is plenty of parking near the City Police Station off Knowles Place, or in New Acton itself. On Saturdays, there is plenty of free parking near the Shine Dome, off Gordon Street.

They said it:

Although I’ve lived in/near Canberra most of my adult life, it’s only in the last 2-3 years I’ve really begun to discover what Canberra and the region has to offer. Your walking tour enabled me to see some familiar territory in a new and different way. Thank you again for this opportunity. I had a great time and I’m really excited to see a venture that will undoubtedly create more Canberra advocates, and spread the pride in our amazing and surprising city.
Jacqui, Casey ACT

You may think that you know a lot about Canberra, but you could be wrong! During her newly introduced Cafe Culture tour, Marg Wade reveals more of Canberra’s ‘secrets’, both historical and new. The highlight is a coffee cupping session conducted by one of Australia’s leading baristas – a sensory experience that raised my understanding to a new and unexpected level. By the time I had completed the walk, the coffee encounters and other treats, I finished on a high – no doubt in part caffeine induced.
Paul, Jerrabomberra, NSW

Thanks for a great tour and for going to so much trouble to make it special for my friend’s birthday.
Kathy, ACT

I would urge people to join a very enjoyable tour of historic Canberra, stopping to enjoy coffee and treats, a wonderfully informative coffee cupping session and tit bits about characters who have helped to make this beautiful city such an interesting place, along the way.
Wendy, ACT