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Breakfast in Canberra?

By sunshine 30 July 2010 38

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best cafes/restaurants to go to in Canberra that serve breakfast?

I took the family to Silo in Kingston the other week and whilst the food was ok, it was very noisy not to mention expensive! $50 for eggs on toast and coffee for two.

I could have bought the whole chicken for that i’m sure.

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zllauh 2:08 pm 28 Jul 15

the cupping room’s spanish mess is my favorite with fresh ingredients.

steveski74 10:06 am 10 Dec 10

el said :

el said :

Mothy said :

But how can you be in Canberra and not suggest Gus’s?

Because the service is generally appalling?

Mothy said :

Go the Spanish Omlette, sit outside under the heaters, and watch the world pass by

…for at least an hour until your food arrives.

Service is appalling everywhere, and if time is that much of a concern to you, you gotta question who you’re dining with ;-p

I just got a couple of take away food containers from Gus’ with toasted bread in one and bacon and eggs in the other after having ordered and paid for a bacon and egg sandwich. The bread was crappy Tip Top white bread and the aioli was flavourless. I was told when they brought it out that they could only make “as per menu”. I’m never going back. Ashame as their coffee is quite good.

steveski74 9:32 am 10 Dec 10

“Far From The Madding Crowd” in Corinna St Woden is simply awesome.
My personally favourite there is a bacon and egg sandwich on pumpkin bread with Aioli. There aioli has seeded mustard which makes it extra fantasmagorical.
There breads are fresh tasty loaves baked that morning and if there’s no pumpkin try the Spinach and Parmesan cheese bread 😮

I just made the same order (normal bread though) at Gus’ in Garema Arcade Civic. I made the order as a sandwich and it came with the egg and bacon in a takeaway food container as well as second container with toasted cut bread. They said they can only do it “as per menu”. Retards!!! They went to more effort given I asked for a fresh “sandwich”. Obviously McDonalds still has the edge over some cafes. At least they will do custom orders. So as I’m scooping my egg out of a plastic container I’m considering where else to go. I’ll never go back to Gus’ for anything.

3Jane 11:31 pm 09 Oct 10

+1 for A BITE TO EAT in Chifley. I have been there about 50 times and all I can suggest is that you take the menu to your table and consider it carefully before you order. There are lots of very good breakfast options from $3 date bread to +$20 big breakfast (sometimes called The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – it has everything). The coffee is fantastic and consequently there’s a line-up. Sometimes the staff have had enough of mothers’ groups and middle-class lard-arses (see the Mouse comics on the noticeboard) and sometimes they are just great. I guess you are just going to have to try it for yourself.

I also recommend the ITALIAN CONTINENTAL BAKERY in Mawson Place, Mawson (next to the petrol station). The food is spectacular, be it either savoury (such as eggs benedict) or sweet (eg cannoli), so expect a queue (though the staff work fast). Unfortunately, the coffee is not so great.

M.K 8:40 pm 14 Sep 10

-1 for Bite to Eat Chifley.Some of my friends rave about it. I’m not so keen. Try this on. Line up for Coffee, no Table service, lining up to place your meal, expensive Big Breakfast (Over $20 last time I was there) and then getting slugged 10% surcharge for going there on a weekend.
I also had a friend who advised me that they were there on a Friday night, quite a few of them and were drinking not causing trouble, spending a lot of money and then got moved on at about 9.00pm. I mean really. Pull your head in Bite to eat.

Belles 8:57 am 03 Aug 10

Try Hansel and Gretel in Belconnen/Phillip.

We go to the one in Belconnen every friday for breakfast and they are fatastic. The coffee is great, the service is great, the people are nice and friendly (owner/operators and not kids fumbling around not knowing what to do) and the food is always good too. And you get a decent deal, Coffee and a Ham & Cheese Croissant for $8.00 and a Coffe and an egg and Bacon Roll for $8.50. They also do a variety of other awesome breakfasts as well. Have had there eggs benedict with Avocado (yummy and huge for the money you pay) and same with the Big breakfast.

Holden Caulfield 5:35 pm 02 Aug 10

Mothy said :

…Continually bemused by people’s recommendations of Cafe Injoy at Gold Creek…

+1

To be fair, I was scared off by my first experience which was quite a few years ago now. But I was speaking to some friends on the weekend who have been in recent times and, like me, they don’t have too many positive things to say about the place.

georgesgenitals 3:56 pm 02 Aug 10

Brekky at the RUC. Bacon and eggs for 9 bucks, can’t go wrong.

It’s strange – although brekky out is OK, I really miss my weetbix or oats if I go out.

Mothy 3:39 pm 02 Aug 10

el said :

Mothy said :

But how can you be in Canberra and not suggest Gus’s?

Because the service is generally appalling?

Mothy said :

Go the Spanish Omlette, sit outside under the heaters, and watch the world pass by

…for at least an hour until your food arrives.

Service is appalling everywhere, and if time is that much of a concern to you, you gotta question who you’re dining with ;-p

el 1:02 am 31 Jul 10

Mothy said :

But how can you be in Canberra and not suggest Gus’s?

Because the service is generally appalling?

Mothy said :

Go the Spanish Omlette, sit outside under the heaters, and watch the world pass by

…for at least an hour until your food arrives.

andym 9:24 pm 30 Jul 10

Cafe in National Botanical Gardens – also called Hudsons ?!
Great spot, best when the weather warms up though

Grumpyoldman 7:21 pm 30 Jul 10

I have coffee and breakfast most days at the Down Town Milk Bar at Manuka. Toasted sandwich or a bacon and egg roll with a mug of excellent coffee for under $10. You can have a full breakfast for about $12 and old fashioned hamburgers and steak sandwiches. It is value for money in quality and quantity. The same people have been running it for about 30 or more years.

John the Grump

Buggles 6:50 pm 30 Jul 10

prhhcd said

‘The black peppercorn in Belco is fantastic and always very busy. Great coffee, awesome food. So thats where we go now’

Black Pepper is over rated.

Went there a few weeks back and ordered their champagne breakfast, which comes with Eggs Benedict and a crepe, with of course a glass of champagne.

Eggs Benedict came out quickly with the champagne, however then had to wait well over an hour the crepe served, despite approaching staff three to hour times to ask what the hold up was.

Cafe Injoy, Edgars, Cream and Tilleys, are all a much better experience….

Rawhide Kid No 2 5:36 pm 30 Jul 10

Jim Jones said :

Sometimes humans like to leave their houses and interact with other humans – strange but true.

Ah.. I get it now. I was thinking along the lines of family. By all means go and mix with the masses. Sorry I don’t have a breakfast suggestion for Sunshine.

Pork Hunt 5:14 pm 30 Jul 10

Dobinsons and a couple of places in Dickson shops whose names escape me. Hudsons is one of them?

Mothy 4:37 pm 30 Jul 10

Hudsons in Dickson used to be a favorite of my wife and I, despite this previous RA review. Then again, we were usually rocking up for a breakfast late enough in the morning when you can rationalize a chicken burger and chips and call it an early lunch. Damn, I want that now.

+1 for Black Pepper in Belconnen.

Continually bemused by people’s recommendations of Cafe Injoy at Gold Creek. When out for breakfast, I want my toast THICK dammit. Injoy has struck me each time not as “cafe” food but as “home cooked breakfast served out”. Not my bag.

But how can you be in Canberra and not suggest Gus’s? Go the Spanish Omlette, sit outside under the heaters, and watch the world pass by 🙂

And if splashing out on the Hyatt Buffet – Go early. That place fills up FAST.

pug206gti 4:17 pm 30 Jul 10

Dobinsons, Bunda St Civic. Cheap and tasty. Although I was never keen on Eggs Benedict on a croissant. Just a bit much.

Clown Killer 3:41 pm 30 Jul 10

… rude uninterested staff …

This is Canberra. It’s a fairly homogenous market.

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