Some friends and I wanted to try out Chatterbox in Belconnen and made it there one Saturday morning. There are bright yellow banners displayed outside so you can’t miss it. When I got there, all outdoor tables were taken. Must be a popular spot with the locals.

Chatterbox espresso belconnen

I love the wall of potted plants inside – it separates the front counter area from the gorgeous long tiled communal table.

Chatterbox espresso

Our waitress took our drinks order as soon as everyone had arrived and I was impressed with how quickly the coffees came out. I enjoyed my soy mocha (don’t quite remember how much this was) and it came out in a huge cup with a mini biscuit placed next to it.

Chatterbox espresso mocha

Fresh juice comes in a cute bright yellow cup.

Chatterbox espresso oj

It wasn’t hard to decide what I wanted – as soon as I read potato stack with poached eggs and salmon ($14.50), I was sold. The whole thing really is a massive stack. One of the poached eggs hiding under a potato rosti had broken when the dish came out so the yolk had spread onto the plate. I don’t know how it could not break considering the weight of the rosti and the other egg on top. I wasn’t fussed either way.

Chatterbox espresso potato stack

Everyone who ordered the rosti all absolutely loved it – two thick rosti patties which were crispy on the outside, yet filled with soft fluffy mashed potato and chives inside. One of the best rosti I’ve ever had in Canberra. I thought the fetta and salmon added just the right amount of saltiness to the dish. I’d come back for more!

Chatterbox espresso 2

Food porn of friends’ dishes

Chatterbox espresso potato stack 3
Potato stack with bacon ($14.50)


Chatterbox espresso potato stack 2
Potato stack with scrambled eggs on the side ($14.50)


Chatterbox espresso smashed avocado
Smashed avocado ($13.50)


Chatterbox baked eggs
Chatterbox baked eggs with spiced mince lamb ($15) – my friend mentioned this was a little dry but with heaps of lamb mince


Chatterbox espresso eggs benedict
Eggs benedict with salmon ($15)


I enjoyed my breakfast (both food and coffee) and I’m happy with the cheap prices. There’s a relaxed atmosphere here, though it can get a little noisy from people happily chatting over brunch.

Chatterbox is located on the corner of Cameron Avenue and Chandler Street in Belconnen. Open both Saturday and Sunday for brunch 🙂

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1 comment on “Brunch @ Chatterbox Cafe”

  1. We went here after I googled ‘best smashed avocado in Canberra’ and it was mentioned in an article on people’s favourite breakfasts in Canberra. I ordered the smashed avo with a rosti and absolutely LOVED it. The fetta was amazing and those rostis are so, so good. We were also full allll day. The service was really friendly too!

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