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Outdoor photo with Staffies

Welcome To Stella's By The Lake

Canberra's Favourite Dog Friendly cafe

About Us

R&CA National awards finalist
AFE 2023 Winner
Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2024
OneMusic Proud to Play digital logo 2023
R&CA 4 Star Member Plate Decal 2023
Local Business Awards Most Outstanding Cafe

Welcome to Stella's By The Lake, Canberra's favourite dog friendly café!


Owned by father and daughter duo, David and Ashlinn Reid, we are proud to offer a warm and friendly café experience. Named in honour of our late beloved dog, Stella, we warmly welcome all four-legged friends to join us on our outdoor seating area.

We focus on serving simple but delicious food in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Our all-day breakfast and lunch menu has become a local favourite, featuring dishes like the potato & halloumi stack, and the Tank's breakfast roll, named after one of our late cherished dogs.

We take pride in our dog-friendly amenities, providing beds, water bowls and a range of pup treats to make your furry companions feel right at home.


As a testament to our commitment to excellence, we were finalists in the 2021, 2022 & 2023 ACT Restaurant and Catering Awards for best breakfast restaurant and café dining and WINNERS in the 2023 ACT Restaurant and Catering Awards cafe dining category. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that we won the most outstanding café in the Canberra region of 2023 in The Local Business Awards!


Experience the warm hospitality, award nominated cuisine, and a dog-friendly environment that sets us apart. Join us for a memorable café experience where everyone, including your four legged friends, is welcome!


Local Barkery (Pup Menu) Stella's By The Lake
Weekend Specials
Husky waiting patiently for his donut
Fantastic view opposite Lake Ginninderra.
Sit outside and get some morning to midday sun💪🌄
Or if it's raining or cold they got plenty of comfy chair inside. Dog friendly and they even have treats for the dogs on the menu. If you want a vino or a beer I believe they are licenced.

Sam Nicholls

Contact Us

2 Samoyed's sitting on a grass mat for a photo outside of Stella's

1 Beissel St, Belconnen ACT 2617

Weekdays - 7am to 2pm

Weekends - 8am to 2pm

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