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Poppy’s Café Welcomes New Menu and Foodie Events this Winter

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Poppy’s Café Welcomes New Menu and Foodie Events this Winter

Poppy’s Café at the Australian War Memorial has had a fresh food makeover with a brand new menu and range of tasty food specials to suit every palate this winter.

Created by Group Executive Chef Keith Jones, the mouthwatering new menus features a range of classic and affordable dishes for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

The new breakfast menu, available until 11.30am daily, includes all the traditional brekkie favourites from a Bacon and Egg Roll to the hearty Diggers Breakfast. New healthier options include the Signature Avocado Smash, Morning Muesli and Healthy Start with flatbread, hummus, sweet potato, roasted seeds, spinach and lemon dressing.

The lunch menu has also had a complete makeover to cater for a wider range of tastes and appetites. Classic café fare includes a selection of fresh salads, The Chief Pot Pie, Flat Head with Chips and the Poppy’s Burger, while the Vegetable Laksa or Pork Belly with braised lentils and apple glaze will tempt the more adventurous. For dessert there’s a traditional Bread and Butter Pudding, decadent Warm Chocolate Fondant Cake or Poppy’s Pavlova with fossilised fruits to finish off the meal.

For the kids, there are a number of breakfast and lunch options to keep any little tike happy, all for under $12. Dishes include Egg and Toast Fingers, Spaghetti Bolognese and a Mini Slider and Fries.

From Monday 19 June, visitors will also be able to enjoy a sparkling High Tea available daily at 2pm. For just $43 per person or $50 including a glass of French champagne, guests will be treated to a glass of sparkling on arrival followed by ribbon sandwiches, handcrafted scones and homemade pastries along with a pot of specialty tea or coffee from local roasters ONA. There’s also the option of a new Let’s Lunch set menu - two courses for $35 or $40 with a glass of house wine.

Situated adjacent to the main Memorial building and accessible to everyone, Poppy’s is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. The cosy interior is adorned with colourful vintage advertisements, war memorabilia and old-fashioned wartime recipes including the famous Anzac Biscuit. Views from the café are breathtaking, with wrap around vistas of the Memorial’s serene grounds and surrounding countryside that can also be enjoyed from outdoors when weather permits.

Such an iconic venue makes the perfect space for gala dinners, charity events and cocktail soirees for up to 200 people cocktail style or 120 seated. Event organisers looking for something a bit special can also request a specially created martini or oyster and champagne bar to add sparkle to any event.

Contrary to popular belief, the café isn’t named after the poppy flower but instead after Trooper David Pearce, the first member of the Reconstruction Task Force to be killed in action in Afghanistan. He was affectionately named Poppy as he was nearly twice the age of most of his comrades. His stories now adorn the café walls.

For further information or to make a booking, email, call 02 6262 7380 or visit

Poppy’s Café at the Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent (top of Anzac Parade), Campbell, ACT 2612
Undercover parking available

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