The Barracks Espresso Bar and Eating House

The Barracks, T/A The Lanyon Café, located in one of the outbuildings of the historic Lanyon Homestead. Breakfast, Lunch and Various catering options are served with a modern Australiana theme. With spectacular open plane views of the Murrumbidgee river and Brindabella ranges from the Marquee and outdoor seating area.

While here one can stroll through the stunning gardens, take a tour through the historic homestead and explore the various outbuildings.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Dinner available by appointment, Thursday to Saturday.

The café also caters for wedding receptions, group bookings, bus tours and corporate functions.

The Barracks:
The cafe seats up to 30 guests.

Murrumbidgee lawn:
The cafe has 8 wooden picnic tables, additional tables can be arranged.

The Marquee:
The cafe has a 10m X 12m Marquee that seats up to 118 guests (90 with dance froor).

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  • We Thought it was the prettiest place on earth.

    Lily Brown (1988)

  • It was a special night and all of our guests loved the venue and the dinner. The food was absolutely delicious!!.

    D Adams

  • Lanyon is one of Canberra’s hidden gems. Full of pastoral history.
    The homestead and surrounding buildings tell of days gone by.
    Lanyon has a wonderful cafe with a unique menu
    and often includes local grown fare from the gardens of the homestead.
    A definite place to go and visit when in Canberra

    Lucas van Laar

  • Amazing food in beautiful surroundings, A favourite of mine.

    K Gordon

  • We had a great time at the cafe today.
    Great and interesting food and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.

    C Ensor

  • A lovely cafe with some delicious local made goodies. The serving staff were really lovely and the Rocky Road was absolutely amazing! The grounds of the homestead was also just wonderful for a toddler to explore.

    D. Bradfield

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