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Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT
Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT
Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT
Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT
Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT

Gus' Place

4.7
4.7
106 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Modern Australian, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 7:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6248 5729
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

106 Reviews
  1. NevilleT

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    With all the construction work taking place on the street, it was extremely noisy. I relocated to another table but then my the person I was meeting with could not find me, so we lost valuable time. As we were both pressed for time, it was most unfortunate we lost valuable time at the start.

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  2. ChristineR

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm Gluten Free and so is my daughter. We enjoyed our meals. Loved the seating and it was a beautiful summer day

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  3. LauraH

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fans weren't working on the hottest day of the year so far so it was very uncomfortable being outside in the heat. Staff did their best though, food was yummy!!!

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  4. TonyH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great. Food was lovely. Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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  5. Jolin

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were incredibly quick and friendly. Wasn’t too busy in the morning although it was obvious that it’s quite a popular spot. The juice was amazing, best orange juice I’ve ever had and the French toast was delicious. Overall a lovely experience!

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  6. KarenS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gus's place is a must on every visit to Canberra. Service, food, atmosphere are always great.

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  7. Colin

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must place to visit in Canberra always beautiful food,good service,nice vabariant atmosphere. We come down every year and never disappoints. Highly recommend.

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  8. RubyD

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little breakfast spot! Fast service, delicious food & coffee! Would definitely come back next time I’m in Canberra.

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  9. RonnieF

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the place. Our favourite meeting spot. Quick service. Pleasant staff. Excellent food!!! 💚💚💚

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  10. AlisonK

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, friendly, efficient table service. Yummy breakfast!

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  11. MaureenG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Generous and tasty portions of food. Very attentive service and reasonable prices.

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  12. MarilynT

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service even though it was flat out. Could do with a heater or two inside as it was super cold.

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  13. JenniferJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place - visit everytime we go to Canberra

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  14. JanaM

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience would definitely come back in the future.

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  15. KerryH

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had seen great reviews BUT our food wasn’t great - soggy French toast and dry hotcakes. Was busy so service was very slow. Soooo disappointed as the menu seemed great

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  16. AnnieP

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our order was forgotten and we had already been waiting for almost an hour with a 2 year old. Was a terrible experience.

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  17. MaureenG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, delish food. Very friendly staff who are very helpful.

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  18. TashV

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outdoor area in the city with good food. Falafel wrap was brilliant. They should probably make it clearer on the menu that the Reuben comes with crisps instead of fries because two of our party were surprised to see crisps on their plate!

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  19. ShaneF

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice sunny spot for breakfast when in Civic Canberra.

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  20. JorgeA

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, just the right amount, fair price. Service is very good as well

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  21. KellyH

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great brunch, glad I booked a table. Great location, friendly, efficient service and good food. Will go again for sure.

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  22. Leesa

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food delivered with fantastic service. Will definitely be back.

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  23. NicoleJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an awesome place to have breakfast, amazing tastes friendly staff and fantastic ambiance… will definitely visit again next time I’m in Canberra

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  24. Cait121

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always go here when we visit canberra for breakfast . Service is great , breakfast is always delicious and never wait to long .

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  25. AshD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food for a fair price, friendly staff who are prompt without hovering.

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  26. GraemeS

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It's nice enough but nothing special. Service was good

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  27. Colin

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service great coffee the whole place is a credit to Canberra. No wonder it has been in operation for so long.

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  28. MoniqueS

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and staff, right in the middle of the city.

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  29. WayneC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place awesome meal and lovely staff We will definitely be back

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  30. CorinaF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very comfy! Very warm and the food was so good, the menu has something for everyone

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  31. JorgeA

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, great food, conveniently located. WCs are not inhouse, need to go to the shopping mall though. They had a small error with our order which they fixed quick. Delicious coffee

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  32. LozW

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing breaky. Staff were very accommodating when we had some extra seats needed. Service was so quick despite being very busy and food was delicious.

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  33. AlexG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed, nice place 100% recommended, Try Huevos Sucios

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  34. KusP

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service; tasty food. Glad to see Gus’ is still a reliable place to go in Canberra

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  35. AdamA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience all round with the best breakfast in Canberra.

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  36. Grets

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had breakfast there with family. The food was good value for money. The service was amazing. I booked it the day before and we got a pretty nice spot in the cafe.

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  37. AlexG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, quick service. Excellent Customer service.

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  38. CaraE

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but menu has changed a bit and may not have what you were hoping for anymore (e.g. pancakes)

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  39. Hailey

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Foods are nice and it’s better than some other famous cafes

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  40. PrueC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. We sat outside and it was warm with the heaters on. Overall, a great place to stop on our way through Canberra for a quick lunch.

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FAQs

Gus' Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6248 5729.

Gus' Place is rated 4.7 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

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–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • 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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