We’d visited Urban Pantry before and loved it, though the menu there at the moment seems pretty generic so we opted to try their sister cafe, Double Shot, in Deakin since the menu looked more interesting and extensive.
We get there early, which was lucky, for around 10:30 it got crazy busy, both for dine ins and takeaway.
I loved the colourful Nourish Bowl, complete with roasted pumpkin, miso eggplant, kale, beetroot jam, cashew and cauliflower cheese, organic kimchi, house pickles sitting atop brown rice. This is a dairy free vegan dish, but I chose to add on an egg for the protein hit. The bowl was flavoursome and filling and an enjoyable brunch dish (albeit expensive at $19 + 4.50 for an egg).
We also had one of their pies – crispy and buttery pastry, filled with slow cooked beef. Kurt thought it was a quality pie.
Other dishes available on the current menu include spiced chai porridge, oven baked granola, eggs Benedict, smashed avo, a breakfast burger, hot cakes and toasties to name a few. There’s also some healthy treats in the window.
Drink wise, there’s milk based coffees, espresso as well as milkshakes, thickshakes, organic tea, cold pressed juices and a smoothie bar.
The cafe has a homely yet busy atmosphere. It is large, with indoor and outdoor seating and a natural wood cabin style feel to it with its stacked log wall display and hanging greenery, ropes and planter boxes.
Service was fast, except my three friends got their meal half an hour before me and I had to remind them. I’m also not fan of single use packaged boxes and plastic cutlery. This was implemented for Covid19 takeaway but they’re continuing to use it. I would much prefer proper plates and cutlery.
Shop 7 Hopetoun Circuit
Deakin, Canberra ACT
7 days a week
6:30 am – 5pm
7am – 4pm