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Seek an alternative to after-hours venues at Canberra's only all-night cafe.
By Angela Law and Nick Carolan
June 24, 2021
By Angela Law and Nick Carolan
June 24, 2021

If the owl perched in the Kita signage isn't an immediate giveaway, the stream of customers vying for a table at all hours of the night should be: this place is for night owls. As Canberra's only all-night, alcohol-free cafe, the family-owned and operated Kita — meaning 'us' or 'we' in Bahasa Indonesia — has carved out a niche of its own since first opening in late 2018.

It's one that has been readily filled by students, shift and service workers seeking an alternative to after-hours venues. The menu and dining offering is more akin to a home-cooked Indonesian meal than one of a late-night venue.

Located on a quiet shopping strip in Narrabundah in the city's south, Kita more than lives up to its ambitions to be a nocturnal hotspot for all — one as committed to nourishing its community as to cultivating it.

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