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“We believe that coffee is not just a drink, but it is a perfect experience”

The Coffee Grounds is all about exploring the flavours of coffee while relaxing and enjoy the unique aroma it has to bring. We are the perfect place to treat yourself with delicious food and beverages while you are studying or catch up with friends.



“The Coffee grounds goal is to serve the best speciality coffee and unique food, coupled with unmatched levels of services.


Come in, experience The Coffee Grounds Way!”



The Coffee Grounds is a Specialty coffee house, serving a unique atmosphere together with delicious, healthy, and inspired food and beverages. Our philosophy is based on the specialty coffee for you and your special ones. While strive to provide unmatched and a unique experience for each customer.


Started its humble beings in the Australian National University and quickly growing on two of the most prestigious Universities in Australia. Offering Students a tranquil ambience for studying, catching up with friends, or those quite times needed alone. The Coffee Grounds caterings to your needs weather it’s that unique dish or inspired coffee you crave.



“Coffee is an integral part of life. Research suggests that 40% of the people who drink Coffee stay slim and smart, tend to be more productive, exhibit positive behaviour’s and bring more innovation in their work.”

The Coffee


What makes a coffee perfect? The beginning is our answer. To serve our customers with the highest quality Coffee, The Coffee Ground’s untiring efforts start at ground level.

The preparation of great coffee starts with great beans, which is why The Coffee Grounds works with local award winning roaster ONA Coffee. ONA provide a worldwide array of best quality coffee beans fresh into every cup. ONA is a Canberra based company that is also the founder of Project Origin.

ONA’s Project origin relies on independent farmers for better beans and encourage them at each stage of the growing and selection process. This helps serve you the most eco-friendly coffee from the beans raised from sustainable green and fair practices.


“Life is too short for bad coffee, so our barista’s want you to walk away having the feeling as seeing that first sun rise on the beach, or that first coffee that hooked you.”

The Coffee Grounds  –  Memories that last a lifetime.

Our Specialology

We strive to provide a menu that that inspires your taste buds and flavours to provide experiences like no other.

Our menu has dishes for everyone during breakfast, lunch, dinner or those snack in between with our all day kitchen. Such as our famous The Grounds Burgers or a delectable salad to take away handy wraps or muffins to settle your hunger. While our enticing beverages range for teas, juices, smoothies and milkshakes and The BEST COFFEE ON CAMPUS.

We achieve this by sourcing the highest quality produce and ingredients to make delicious and healthy options you desire. Not to mention a huge range of decadent desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

So come find why our customer rave about our service and get excited about our menu, by trying one of our specialty coffees or bite to eat at The Coffee Grounds today and find way you will never want to leave.

Trivia Time: Years ago coffee beans were eaten whole by African tribes! They would mix coffee beans and animal fat to make balls of concentrated energy, how about that?


For those Seekers; that are looking for great deals and who are comfortable with trying something new. These specials make your taste buds cheer with a great sensory experiences. Keep eye on our board for all the latest specials as they posted.

The highest quality beans from around the world, matched with uniquely unmatched service. Giving the ultimate coffee and dining experience, which can only be found at The Coffee Grounds.


We are proud to present our dedicated staff and we believe that they are key to a great dining experience. Our talented chefs and baristas are in place to ensure a mouth-watering order every time. To learn about the amazing people behind The Coffee Grounds and their experience, just come in and admire their work and get know why we are consistently renowned for our amazing quality service and coffee.

“When it comes to Quality, Freshness and Healthiest Options –

We surely take the lead.”


The Coffees ground provides a unique and affordable catering options for events of all sizes.

We strive to impress your guests with one our unique packages that is tailored to make your event fabulous. So what are you waiting for, we are just a click away to fulfil your catering needs.

Live at the grounds

The Coffee Ground believes strongly in supporting local musicians and showcasing their talents, with unique sound performing every week. Your favourites repeating performances on request.

So join us and enjoy some great food and vibes on Wednesdays.


Be sure to keep track of all the latest Goss at The Coffee Grounds. By following us on Facebook or check in here to catch the latest events and news from your favourite UC and ANU Café

We hope to see you soon

Our Locations page

The Coffee Grounds UC

Opening Hours:
Monday to  Friday  7:00am – 9:00pm
Saturdays  10:00am – 4:00pm

Address: Shop 10, Cooper Lodge, Telita Street, University Of Canberra Bruce, ACT, 2617

For jobs email your resume to

The Coffee Grounds ANU

Opening Hours:
Monday to  Thursday  7:00am – 6:30pm
Fridays     7:00am –  5:30pm

Address: Building 19, North Road, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601


For jobs email your resume to


Say hello

We would love to hear from you! So do you have a question, feedback to give or an event you want us to cater? Let us know! By leaving us a message. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can, and we hope to see you shortly at The Coffee Grounds.