Braddon is located right next to the CBD and is fast securing a reputation as the ‘little Melbourne of Canberra’.

Non-chain stores, fair trade freshly roasted coffee, cafe style restaurants with delicious tapas style food or a selection of international beers on tap, or step upmarket with some of our top restaurants or an old favourite … not to mention a funky bar or two for a drink after work!

Braddon really has it all and is repeatedly listed as ‘the place to be and be seen’.  Don’t think this excludes you if you are not “hip”, we take the kids and office puppy there all the time and fit in just fine … just like in Melbourne!

Please click above and enjoy visiting some of the places we have mentioned.  It’s a fantastic place to stay, or live if you’re planning on becoming a local.

Some history and stats on Braddon from
The suburb was named after Sir Edward Braddon (1829-1904) who was a Legislator, Federalist and one of the Founders of the Constitution. He was a member of the State House of Assembly since 1879, the Premier of Tasmania from 1894-1899 and elected as a Tasmanian Member of the first house of Representatives in 1901.  The suburb name “Braddon” was gazetted on 20 September 1928.

 Finally, a word from Wikipedia:
Braddon (postcode: 2612) is an inner north suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Located north of the Canberra CBD, Braddon contains a commercial area centred on Mort and Lonsdale streets, which run parallel to Northbourne Avenue. The area includes several small art galleries, car rental agencies, a few mid-market restaurants, cafes and bars, trendy gift and clothes shops, as well as several sprawling car dealerships, liquor stores, a video store and a Centrelink office. The most popular predominantly working-class pub in and around the city area, The Civic Pub, is also located in Braddon. There are also a number of low-rise office blocks in the suburb, including the Canberra offices of News Corporation and Colmar Brunton and the headquarters of the ACT division of the Australian Labor Party.

Away from the commercial areas, much of the previously suburban housing in Braddon has been replaced with apartment buildings that are popular due to their relatively close proximity to the City. Fenner Hall, a residence of the Australian National University, is located along Northbourne Avenue. The suburb is socially mixed with its population including many younger professionals and students, along with some recipients of public housing assistance. Some traditional single-family homes do remain where the suburb borders Ainslie and Dickson.