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Cafe Brindabella

R G Casey Buidling John McEwen Crescent, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6261 1370
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  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
23 Apr 2017
“Hidden in the DFAT building - great (subsidised?) prices!”
17 Jan 2017
“Great baked goods, lunch options cheap”
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R G Casey Buidling John McEwen Crescent, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Brindabella is an old-style cafeteria with bain marie food and sandwiches and salads. Mostly a bit greasy, but the prices are amazingly cheap! Where they excel is their pastries, baked on the premises. The coffee is as good as the barista Gavin can make a...More

Thank Lucy B
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...More

Thank Taryn T
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!!!!!

Thank 907mandye
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,...More

Thank TanisLea
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.

Thank Christine B
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...More

Thank TristanEF
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.

Thank Peta L
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...More

Thank LesleyE1960
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,...More

Thank TristanEF
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.

Thank ChrisE99
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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