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Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT

Gus' Place

4.4
4.4
63 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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, Modern Australian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:30 am–3:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6248 5729

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Ambience

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Group Bookings

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Lunch

  • Inner North

    Best Overall

  • Inner North

    Best Food

  • Inner North

    Best Service

  • Inner North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner North

    Best Value

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sara

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Sadly I cannot give a positive review on this occasion. We booked lunch and were not informed (as we were told we should be) that cooking equipment was not working which meant our options were limited which also meant a further delay to providing our order to the waiter. We both then ordered a fairly straightforward single dish meal and coffee. Both items for my friend were incorrect and had to be amended. The meals were brought out quite quickly, but no point in that if you’re not paying attention to the order snd we have to have it taken back or replaced.
  2. RF

    RonnieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is necessary to book or you will miss out on a dining experience. I love the ambience, the outdoor seating and the history. The staff are so patient.
  3. CA

    CatherineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect sized, very tasty breakfast. Big wraps for a real hash brown and three different toast options. Excellent all round.
  4. S

    Squirrel21

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great coffee and seriously the best ever French Toast!! All our breakfasts were delicious. Recommend making a booking as this place gets very busy.
  5. S

    Seph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10, good as always. Smoked hollandaise is 👌. Eggs are never over cooked, bacon perfectly crispy. Fairly quick service and friendly staff.
  6. SO

    SimonO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy at the time we were there and our food came out in good time , hot and we al annoyed our breakfasts.
  7. AF

    AdrianF

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for brunch. Food was delicious, and excellent customer service.
  8. TM

    TayMir

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing as always I had the bacon and egg roll would highly recommend
  9. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, little noisy if sitting outside close to the walk way but other than that good.
  10. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. We were all impressed with the quality
  11. c

    charlie

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was very nice, the service was great and friendly. I liked where we were seated.
  12. EW

    ElisabethW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent service during a trying time for Canberrans. Website needs updating guys!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and drinks arrived quickly and were great. When drinks came out, they noticed we still had our menus/hadn’t ordered food yet so they sent a waiter back immediately without us even asking. Think there should be a divider or some sort of clearer line out the front as people were standing about waiting for tables and it took a while to tell them we had a booking but they were very helpful and polite once they got to us.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet up and the menu has a large variety and eating options available. We have a few dietary requirements and everyone found something to eat.
  15. EE

    EmEe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good overall especially the food. But cool outside as it was 14 degrees. Requested to be inside on booking but seemed like there wasn’t enough space for our table for 4 inside.
  16. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, great environment! Loved it!
  17. MM

    MMacca

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Not sure what happened to this place. It use to be amazing. Waited 25 mins for our drinks which came out wrong. Waited 50 min for food to come out which was cold. New owners?
  18. AL

    AmandaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great breakfast food. Good price and good coffee.
  19. A

    Annette

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely quiet place for a family birthday get together catch-up lunch. Our time was limited so appreciated the prompt friendly service. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals and relaxed outdoor atmosphere.
  20. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great staff, one of my favourite places to go in Canberra
  21. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always a great place for a nice lunch and good coffee in the city
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great, but wait staff an time to get food could be improved. Thank you!
  23. D

    Deigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Sadly, with recent menu changes, the quality of the food has deteriorated. The dirty eggs are completely different from previously. Untoasted breads. The corn fritters (my go to dish at Gus' for years) now feel and taste as though they're bound with glue. The ricotta pancake has disappeared altogether which is a huge loss. Great staff though, although if a booking is for four people you should provide them two tables rather than trying to squeeze them onto a small square table to eat - particularly when business is quiet and we're meant to be distancing as much as possible. First time in 25 years I've felt like I could no longer recommend Gus' to a friend.
  24. E

    Ella

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was awesome but the waiter for our table was not. When asked for our order he barely spoke and we couldn’t understand him when we asked a question. The food took an extremely long time and when we asked him if it would be ready soon he just mumbled and again, didn’t really help.
  25. LF

    LeanneF

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband ordered the Big Brekkie which was amazing. I had the Corn, Sweetcorn & Zucchini fritters. They were delicious! Highly recommend both! Unfortunately my coffee wasn't great. Lukewarm & too milky for a skim flat white.
  26. AG

    AndrewG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and nice vibe. Service was efficient but they were one service person short.
  27. PC

    PaulaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were seated opposite the open door. Meal would have been more pleasant if we had been seated somewhere warmer
  28. P

    Penycraig

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A reliable cafe boasting a varied menu and delivering good food and coffee. A no-risk brunch option in the heart of the city.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of food. Good value on meal portions. Definitely book again.
  30. AS

    AbbyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a really nice place for breaky! Staff was helpful and the food was great!
  31. HK

    HayleyK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We waited in line for 10 minutes while staff tried to find a table for 6 people who were obviously not going to fit. We were then taken to a table for Two despite booking for 3, it was a tiny table so we all squished for the whole time. Food was okay, but that's it - just okay. A toastie which was hardly toasted, cheese and bread still cold. shakshuka which was less than inspired, we paid near on 20 dollars for 2 eggs and 3 tiny meatballs. The pasta was nice although a touch on the cold side. Coffee was also pretty good, but the grand total being 77 dollars made me wonder why people rave about this place. I wouldn't come back quickly. There are much better brunch spots in Canberra.
  32. JL

    JLCraw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had a great time at Gus’. Good coffee and attentive staff
  33. IS

    IlanS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great coffee and excellent service. I really liked the tent which combined the indoor and outdoor dining experience
  34. LG

    LincolnG

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Food was pretty good. Ambience and service not so good. Not coming back.
  35. JM

    JuMB

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They were very busy but where still attentive and we have a nice morning.
  36. RS

    RachelS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Was easy to book in and they confirmed 24hours before
  37. ME

    MarkE

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside, for a table of 8. It was really great and the food was delicious and fast! Highly recommend and will be going back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great breakfast. Gus’s is back to the good old days!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All fine thanks
  40. AN

    AmandaN

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

FAQs

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

Gus' Place is rated 4.4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Gus' Place

Shop 8 Garema Arcade 68 Bunda Street Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Area

    Canberra City

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:30 am–3:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café, Modern Australian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking available at the Canberra Centre

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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