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Silo Bakery Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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36 Giles Street | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 6060
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Angus S
Canberra, Australia
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220 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 23 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 

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Picton, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I lived in Kingston for years and Silo reminded me of a European cafe. Went back today and really disappointed. Had breakfast and at $18 for Eggs Florentine it was way overpriced for the average quality. Eggs were just not great poached eggs on tiny pieces of toast with a bit of watery spinach. Husbands Chorizo Omelet didn't looked real... More 

Thank Bali065
Perth, Australia
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145 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After reading reviews that this was the place to come for great french style pastries and cakes, we visited on a Saturday morning and got a table straight away, albeit in the corridor. The place was buzzing and completely packed. The presentation of all the cakes and pastries were amazing. Juice was delicious, the ham and cheese croissant was as... More 

Thank pepe_of_perth
Yatte Yattah, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had brunch today with two friends who rave about Silo so I was really looking forward to finally eating there. Had a sensational omelette with chorizo and tomato. It was perfect and the toasted bread with it was great. Coffee was excellent (have found it hard to find extremely good coffee each time I visit CBR) and the service was... More 

Thank Ristin V

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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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 Street | 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?