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Silo Bakery Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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36 Giles St | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 6060
07:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years although have not visited Canberra for the last 4 years. It was my favourite bakery in Canberra so after a hiatus I came back expecting it to either A) have closed down or B) dropped its standards and no longer provide awesome coffee and fresh croissants and the BEST sourdough loaves ever. Well,... More 

Thank Dave C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3pm nothing to serve with coffee , left and went elsewhere , noticed it was incredibly noisy they close at 4pm

Thank John K
Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a few baked goods to takeaway for our afternoon bushwalk. There was already a long line of people purchasing food. Tried the sausage roll, the spinach and feta ciabatta and the croissant/muffin. The pastry to the sausage roll was quite good and tasty but the other 2 were nothing impressive. Saw the croissants at the counter but didn't look... More 

Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this wonderful cafe for many years and this morning was no exception. You could be anywhere really Brooklyn New York Sydney etc the atmosphere is so cosmopolitan. We chose the Piperade with Chorizo. It was delicious, moist, full of flavour and served with sourdough and a generous amount of butter. Coffee at Silos has always... More 

Thank julie_higgins
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went there for coffee on a two day trip to Canberra. The service was non-existent, and - when there was service - it was unhelpful (questions about items on the menu went unanswered) or rude (waitress telling us that the tea we ordered was delayed by about 20 minutes because they "were a little busy" (sarcasm intended)). I've worked... More 

Thank Ana C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Cold Toasties, the slowest service I've ever experienced. The waitress was all around rude and forgot our order for a juice, we only found out when we finished. My advice is to buy pastries and get out.

1 Thank Angus S
Canberra, Australia
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221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

On this occasion, after a busy day of chores while out and about, I decided to reward myself with a coffee and almond croissant at Silo in Kingston. Top coffee and lusciously yummy almond croissant filled with a custard cream. Indulgent, but so worth it. Why not reward yourself? Silo has many tasty cakes, tarts and biscuits to enjoy with... More 

Thank AussieSK
Huskisson, Australia
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Had the best lunch and coffee yesterday and back tomorrow for goodies to take home. We had a grain salad and some great stuffed zucchini flowers which were amazing. This was a daily special. The service was also spot on.

Thank WAW2312
Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to silo since it opened. It must be about 23yrs. The patisserie items on offer are always first class. Often they have a special but you will always find classics available. Their breakfast's are very good value and you can tell they use the best and freshest produce. Always interesting lunches available. But the big deal... More 

1 Thank PHIL M M
Picton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were told to visit the bakery, and we were not disappointed. Intimate, busy, great coffee, amazing selection of beautiful fruit tarts, small and large, great bread. We took away a large fruit flan, which we had for dinner that night. I have noted some people say it was expensive. The coffee, the food, and the experience was well worth... More 

Thank Neta H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Giles St | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 6060

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