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Cafe Brindabella

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R G Casey Buidling John McEwen Crescent, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6261 1370
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Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The baked goods here are pretty darned good. The lunches are okay but nothing to write home about - sizes are very generous for the price though. The staff are ever friendly. The coffee is fine, but not amazing. Prices are cheap as. Not much by way of ambience - it is attached to a government office though, so expect... More 

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Thank Taryn T
Lyndhurst, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

What a great little eatery for morning or afternoon tea. We called in on our way back to our hotel for a much needed pick me up!!!!!

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Thank 907mandye
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The coffee is good and the cakes and pastries, baked fresh daily, are wonderful little temptations. But best of all in the coffee area they have an efficient system for getting people quickly through. So if you come here and the cffee queue is long, dont be dismayed. The team will have the orders processed and move the customers through... More 

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Thank TanisLea
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Selections of pastries and slices - the brownies' my favourite, coffee and a lunch menu that changes everyday with prices that you can afford not to bring lunch everyday.

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Thank Christine B
Canberra, Australia
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522 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I'm always amazed that this place doesn't sell out by 1230! Today I bought nasi goreng and a beef spring roll. The nasi goreng was excellent and I still consider their spring rolls to be some of the best in Canberra. The staff are super friendly and the prices can't be beat. More people need to check this place out!

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Thank TristanEF
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The barista, Gavin, is lovely and makes good black coffees. Doesn't know much about AFL...but is good for information on board games.

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Thank Peta L
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We were visiting family in the area and called for breakfast. We found parking was at a premium and ended up parking across the road in the carpark for the hotel opposite the DFAT building. Really busy place with good coffee and a nice cooked breakfast. Can thoroughly recommend this cafe.

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Thank LesleyE1960
Canberra, Australia
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522 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is a hidden lunch time gem in Canberra. They have the best spring rolls in Canberra -- bar none! The prices can't be beat. Of course, it is cafeteria style service but this is restaurant quality food. If nearby parking weren't such an issue, I'm sure that this place would have lineups!

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Thank TristanEF
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Excellent value, rotating menu, lots of fresh food, good coffee, outside seating available in leafy courtyard, don't get there between 12:15 and 2pm, breakfast and lunch only.

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Thank ChrisE99
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942 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

This is just an office cafeteria aimed at the hordes of DFAT staff and on a rainy day it will be packed. It has a set of hot dishes plus sandwiches and stuff. Even at $8.50, the hot dishes aren't fantastic - biryani was better than the lasagne. No need to go here unless you work here or are visiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R G Casey Buidling John McEwen Crescent, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6261 1370

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?