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Two Before Ten Aranda & Bolt Bar

4.5
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131 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
Our Aranda café is located in the old Aranda shops site on Bandjalong Cres. What was once a derelict building is now a bustling community hub where people can come to enjoy a quick coffee after dropping the kids to school, spend a lazy afternoon in the courtyard garden, or meet up with friends for a tasty weekend brunch.

The Bolt Bar - Regional Wine Bar & Tap House
Offering a comprehensive range of Canberra Region Wines by the glass & bottle. A suburban bar since 2016, also offering local craft beer & cider alongside a full kitchen menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 131 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Great table, away from others but with an outside outlook. Felt safe. Coffee good.

JG
JulissaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice food, chai latte no that great. But overall a good service.

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PeggyfromAustralia
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food at 2B410 is now consistently good - and I tell all my friends. We had a wonderful time, the service was friendly and welcoming and the food/coffee great.

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Durds
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Bolt bar is unusual, discreet, and fun. The service is professional and friendly. Great bar!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty menu options and great service. Pour over was delicious!

KM
KenM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local with good menu selection, friendly staff, prompt service and good overall value. Strongly recommend as they have outside as well as inside dining.

PB
PeterBruce
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

No food but only coffee - so good we had a second cup.

DM
DanicaM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Place is great just need umbrellas in back courtyard as too hot to sit in direct sun

KB
KateB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely friendly service. Great range of options for people with food intolerances. Delicious food.

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Camilla
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two Before Ten is a local institution. The food and coffee are exceptional, as are the staff. It has been a home away from home for me for many years.

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BronwynM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice in menu.
Excellent service on a busy Saturday morning.

LD
LeishD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, staff were so lovely and very easy going. Definitely be back..

KK
KittyK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Bolt Bar, never disappoints! The refurb looks good too

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WendyT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love our local and staff are efficient friendly and trained ☺️

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SueC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great staff, very good food and coffee (though coffee could be a bit hotter). What the staff have achieved in this place in 6 years is amazing. Booking a table is a must on weekends and certainly recommended during Covid restrictions.

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Ranko
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, variety of options for lunch including vegetarian. Good coffee too

L
Local
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently excellent. The friendly staff really make this place.

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Number23
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Really good coffee for our Saturday catchup. The meal, on the other hand, was disappointing. The chicken, cheese an relish toastie was extremely light on filling.. so it was more toast than anything else. Had I not ordered chips with it, I would have left hungry! ☹️

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PaulaO
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely local cafe and bar- great menu with fresh vegetables used.

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A little dark and a bit loud but otherwise a great location for a great value meal

DD
DanD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a Bacon and egg roll and Hot Chocolate. Both were really tasty, egg was perfectly runny and a nice relish. Hot chocolate was barely warm which was unfortunate. There was a pungent smell wafting around the room which let the ambience down.

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WendyT
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Organised and with minimal staff and fuss. Down to earth , unpretentious venue

JC
JCros
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Surprisingly large menu for suburban pub and a suitable range of beers on tap to select from. Quite loud and service was initially slow, but nothing to complain about really,

RM
RhodM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good casual bar/restauant for a mid week meal with friends

CW
ChristineW
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed an early lunch, very tasty, plenty of options. Make sure you book.

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Kaloozy
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Always good. Food choice typical pub food tasty with a good selection of smaller plates as well As mains.

DP
DavidP
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is probably the best suburban bar in Canberra. The food is good, the atmosphere is great and the old building is full of interest.

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GabrielleW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The outdoor dining area is lovely to eat in and a great option if you want to bring your dog along.

ZP
ZoeP
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & atmosphere. Love that they grow their own produce!

YR
YanaR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service, great coffee and food. One of the favourite cafes in Belconnen.

SC
SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Really nice venue with great service. Great craft beers on tap are delicious. However I was disappointed in the quality of the food.

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Carmen
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Potatoes were not cooked through and were underwhelming but the other food was lovely, the staff friendly and efficient and the atmosphere great.

We'll return to eat again

L
Local
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location to sit outside and enjoy the spring weather, a few beers and snacks.

KS
KarenS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was tasty, but luke warm. Good coffee. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

DA
DavidA
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It's our comfy local. Love it as happy haven with friends

KK
KylieK
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Brownie and Coffee - good COVID controls in place

GN
GailN
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first visit to this place and I am happy! I made a booking by phone and it was quick and easy. The waitstaff were polite and efficient, and seated us promptly. The food was appealing to the eye and delicious.

There is a good amount of parking behind the cafe, but there is no through road, which I didn't know, so it was a little difficult to get out once I took my car all the way to the end. I saw others encounter this same problem. Would be good if there was a sign saying 'No through road'.
However there is plenty of on-street parking, so it's not difficult to get a spot. It's just that everyone tries to park at the cafe first.
Also, the place if not easy to find if one doesn't know where it is. Some sort of signage on the road will help. As a first-timer, I drove well past it and had to turn back.
But it is a lovely place with a good ambience and it is quiet. Will definitely visit again.

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Vickstar99
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff are always so calm, friendly and efficient. The food is consistently good and their coffee is amazing. I love the decor and the ambiance, it is such a nice place to meet friends and enjoy good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always friendly service here, and great food too!

KL
KimL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Would like the toast I had to have butter on it. Bacon was excellent. Eggs were great. Staff were fabulous.

FAQs

Two Before Ten Aranda & Bolt Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0456 500 969.

Two Before Ten Aranda & Bolt Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 131 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.