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$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
69 Canberra Avenue | Kingston, Canberra 2602, Australia
+61 2 6178 0024
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (2 reviews)
“chia pudding” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Wine Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
69 Canberra Avenue | Kingston, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice coffee and breakfast, has a library next to it which is good for kids, get them off the phones!

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn’t been here before and loved the stylish cafe with reading books on the lower level and fabulous decor throughout. We ordered the same meal and loved it. Coffee was good too. Service, food and relaxed, contemporary vibe made our friends 50th one to...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an impromptu, kid-free, mid week date night at Muse - a first-time visit for us both. It was just so lovely and the food was spectacular! We ordered a starter and meal each, but shared everything. We had the Dumplings,...More

Thank Armouree
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I really like the menu here. I found it difficult to choose, because there were at least 6 dishes I would’ve liked have tried. I settled on the bacon and egg roll, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The coffee is also excellent and service is friendly....More

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We had a very pleasant breakfast experience at Muse, the decor is fresh an modern and the food professionally served is of high quality likewise is the coffee.

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Food is excellent. Staff are very friendly. Truly awesome wine list. Really nice atmosphere. I love that Muse is also a bookstore! That the staff are so lovely and clearly enthusiastic about the food and the wine. The service is outstanding. The wine list has...More

Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have been to Muse before and had a nice breakfast (coffee is okay) but the inexperienced service here really lets the place down. We arrived at at 9AM on Saturday and they were busy, (not a problem - it's the weekend!), but staff walked...More

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The East hotel offers three great options, including Muse. While I've been numerous times for breakfast, Saturday was the first time I visited for dinner. Initialy we were keen for Joes Bar but as the menu had changed, we decided instead on Muse where we...More

1  Thank Lizzie1182015
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Could not recommend this place enough. We went for dinner and the staff were absolutely delightful, the food was delicious and being surrounded by books is just wonderful. I will definitely be going back to try their brunch next time I am in Canberra.

2  Thank Nelle S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I've attended Muse for brunch on 3 or 4 occasions now, ranging from a birthday treat with my partner up to rowdy catch ups with groups of 5 or more. We are always warmly greeted, requests readily accommodated and the food has never failed to...More

1  Thank Melanie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Wine Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Canberra Avenue | Kingston, Canberra 2602, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6178 0024
  • E-mail
Muse is a bookshop, a cafe and a wine bar. It is a space where good food, great wine and the magic of the written word come together in exciting and unprecedented ways. Nestled between Kingston and Manuka in the stylish EAST Hotel on the edge of the Parliamentary Triangle, Muse is a meeting place for those who enjoy a grenache with their Grenville, and their Winton with a good washed rind. We'll be serving food from dawn and into the night, and our selection of new and second hand books will be on sale all day. Our drinks list features a proudly all-Australian selection of wines, beers and spirits sourced from the country's small, independent and boutique producers. We also host a busy calendar of events featuring some of Australia's top writers, thinkers, politicians, artists and winemakers. Award-winning architect Anthony Gill has designed a space that is inspired by Canberra's modernist heritage. Contemporary yet warm and inviting, Muse is a fitting venue for conversation, ideas and indulgence, both literary and epicurean.
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