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The Cupping Room

$$ - $$$Cafe, , International
1/13 University Ave, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6257 6412
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“avo smash” (7 reviews)
“hotcakes” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/13 University Ave, Canberra 2600, Australia
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1 - 10 of 722 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a busy place. Waited for about 20ish minutes for a table and it was worth the wait. A server greeted me immediately and I selected one of the filter coffees, single source peabody. It was good but I did not find it exceptional....More

Thank Scifchic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place to grab a morning coffee and sit outside on a sunny day! Pretty reasonably priced and great berry smoothie🤤

Thank Iz J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A suburb breakfast menu with a lot of options, often with a middle eastern influence. Coffee is splendid also, they offer you full bodied or medium!

Thank EnglishTravellerBoom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ONA coffee would have to be in my opinion the best 10 out of 10. The French toast is amazing. It's worth waiting a bit to get in.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy and helpful staff. Delicious coffee and scrumptious meals that cater for everyone. Already thinking about returning as we walk out the door.

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very unpleasant and the food is completely basic. I guess 'trendiness' feeds on itself with no underlying virtue required. Like a Kim Kardashian of cafes.

1  Thank johnblack12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always daunting but somehow reassuring to see a waiting line to get into a cafe. That being said, we only had to wait less than 10 minutes sitting on stools (set up for the waiting line because clearly the word is out!). Worth it!...More

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the city so chose to visit here again. Always love Ona coffee. Breakfast was great, eggs cooked to perfection and the other components all combined well. Very generous with the avocado.

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit here, the first time being over a year ago and just as good the second time round. I must say they do excellent coffee and very good food. Will be a must visit when we are back in Canberra again.

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

If it wasn’t for a client meeting then I probably would have got up and left. The establishment might pride itself on the owner being the world barista champion, but not in customer service or attitude. Being told that i cannot have a cappuccino is...More

1  Thank MarkFlintoff
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Gary J
14 August 2018|
Response from joe_rodrigo | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. It is First come first served. I will ask if I go there tomorrow and provide further response.
Stephen G
23 March 2017|
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Response from Diana T | Reviewed this property |
I think it closes at 3 or 4pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/13 University Ave, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6257 6412
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