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About Pollen


Nestled in the oasis of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, lies Pollen, known as much for its stunning interior as its delicious menu. Enveloped in fresh florals, abundant bouquets, and flooded with natural light, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a good friend’s home who happens to have exquisite taste.


The Interior

Tracy Keeley has designed Pollen to have it all; the warm welcome of your Nan’s kitchen, the chic interior design of a coveted Hampton’s home, and clean timber furniture sprinkled with feminine decor in an open space that fills with afternoon sun. For serious coffee lovers, Pollen is perfect for an excellent brew and a gorgeous gathering. In this thoughtfully-designed space, set among lush garden views, it’s the cafe you’ll never want to leave. 

The Exterior

Pollen features modern, delicious, healthy food in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, surrounded by the beauty of nature’s most diverse collection of flora. Savour a dining experience in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens at Pollen. Transport your mind to a lush green environment that feels worlds apart from the daily grind.

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The Menu

Options include an all-day breakfast menu, fresh juices, and selection of lunches along with beer, cider and local wines. For serious coffee-devotees and food-lovers, you’ll be wanting to try everything on the menu. Come for the perfect waffles, the renowned croissant benny, or the smoked trout salad. Stay for the caffeine or a glass of chilled bubbles. We can’t wait to see you again!


The Founder

With a Masters in Human Resources under her belt, Tracy Keeley set out to create a beautiful space that felt like home, where guests could relax, chat and dine in a unique setting. Understanding the importance of social connection, Tracy  intentionally created a space where customers can thrive, connect and engage. “Feeling alive, present and fully abundant is what life’s all about. Pollen aims to encapsulate that feeling. I’m so proud of this space, and especially proud of our team members who make every guest feel so welcome.” ~ Tracy Keeley, Founder of Pollen.


Exclusive Events

Enter for dramatic floral installations, fresh white timber and food to remember. Perfect for regular catch ups, special occasions, or wedding ceremonies, Pollen is the ideal place to celebrate the joy of good food, nature's gifts and long-lasting friendships.

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