Gus' Place

4.4
24 reviews
$40 and under
Café
Gus’ Place is an institution of the Canberra hospitality scene, with a history spanning over 50 years. We are Canberra's first café to introduce outdoor dining, back in the 70s, and has played a major role in the cultural development of the city. Located in the heart of the CBD and bustling with activity, Gus' Place is an all day dining venue specialising in modern Australian cuisine. The famous outdoor dining area boasts large glass windows which allow sunlight to flow into the space, making it the perfect place to catch up for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our team of friendly wait staff are dedicated to providing good old-fashioned quality service, and are sure to take your order with a smile.
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

Poached eggs were overdone so had to send them back. On the second go they were perfect. Our drinks were taken off the bill to make up for it also.

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JudiZ
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Great spot for a quick catch-up or an enjoyable meal with friends. Service is great as is the coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Customer service was a bit
Poor, not much personality, it all looked too much bother for them really, I honestly do not think I saw a single smile, food was good though, we have been a few times and it is always good food

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Completely happy. Good value although the menu was fairly minimal.

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MartC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had made a booking and our table was set and ready for us. Service was great. Unfortunately cafe had run out of a few food items so we needed to substitute. Coffee and juices were good. A perfect spot to catch up with friends.

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RobynL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and service outstanding. Highly recommend eating at Guss's place

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CathTravels
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Gus’ reliably provides a very tasty, pleasantly casual and satisfying dining experience in Canberra’s CBD.

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MattG
Canberra / ACT
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Was a very good breakfast, service was great and food was good - a great long Sunday breakfast

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ThandoS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dined with a toddler, the staff was accommodating and forewarned the food i'd ordered for my kid would be quite big. Great food and coffee.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely choice for breakfast in the CBD of Canberra. Nice, efficient service, we sat in the lovely glass enclosed area outside. Food was delicious, great coffee and a nice overall ambiance. We'll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks - the service is always great. Lovely friendly staff and great coffee!!

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AndrewC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice, it usually is. Generous serves, tasty, very drinkable coffee

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Hlaw
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had an amazing time. Service was fantastic and prompt. Food was delicious and well served. Incredibly impressed.

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Cori
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

The waitress who served us initially was very rude, I had a booking which was "mis-placed" somewhere. It obviously disrupted her day that she had to make up a table for us, once seated outside the sun was directly in our eyes (I booked for inside) so when asked if we could be moved to a shady position we got no response from her, just a sour look, and she just walked away and made up the other table.
You job is in hospitality, if you dont like it, dont do it.
Although we were then greeted by a lovely waitress, who took our orders and looked after us, the initially greeting and start of our dining experience made this a below average experience for us.

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Bell
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. Have been here quite a few times now and we have never been disappointed

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IsabelV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service despite the limits placed by COVID. Cafe followed restrictions, served food quickly and had great customer service.

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Bell
Canberra / ACT
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been several times now with family and friends for breakfast and lunch
the food and service has been great every time

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OpenTable Diner
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great city brunch

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JacintaN
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Booked a table for 5 for brunch. Service was fantastic and the food (brunch) was delicious. All at a reasonable price. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and food was lovely

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great, food was tasty nice atmosphere for Saturday arvo

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qwerky
Canberra / ACT
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food and very speedy service. Coffee well made although I’m not a fan of light and medium roasts as I have my coffee black. I wasn’t impressed with the wait person who reached over my friends sitting opposite me at the table to plonk my plate of food down in the middle of the table, so I had to reach over and pick it up. I would have understood if space was tight behind me, but there was no table behind. They had no warning he was approaching. I thought this was pretty sloppy, rude and unnecessary. All other staff were great.

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NitaC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

The meal I had was well presented, fresh and tasty. The companions who had the chicken burger said they were a little dry but tasty. The pasta was reported as tasty and well done. The table service was friendly and as expected for a cafe. Thank you.

JG
JoyG
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, good location, great service with a group of 8. Thank you

FAQs

Gus' Place does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gus' Place also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6248 5729.

Gus' Place is rated 4.4 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.