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Gus' Place, Canberra, AU-ACT

Gus' Place

4.6
4.6
83 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 6 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 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  • Canberra

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambiance

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for Groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Great for Lunch

  • Canberra

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inner North

    Best Overall

  • Inner North

    Best Food

  • Inner North

    Best Service

  • Inner North

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner North

    Best Value

  • Inner North

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner North

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  1. NJ

    NicoleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome place to have breakfast, amazing tastes friendly staff and fantastic ambiance… will definitely visit again next time I’m in Canberra
  2. RW

    ReeceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always go here when we visit canberra for breakfast . Service is great , breakfast is always delicious and never wait to long .
  3. AD

    AshD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food for a fair price, friendly staff who are prompt without hovering.
  4. GS

    GraemeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It's nice enough but nothing special. Service was good
  5. C

    Colin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great coffee the whole place is a credit to Canberra. No wonder it has been in operation for so long.
  6. MS

    MoniqueS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food and staff, right in the middle of the city.
  7. WC

    WayneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place awesome meal and lovely staff We will definitely be back
  8. CF

    CorinaF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very comfy! Very warm and the food was so good, the menu has something for everyone
  9. JA

    JorgeA

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  10. LW

    LozW

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  11. AG

    AlexG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed, nice place 100% recommended, Try Huevos Sucios
  12. KP

    KusP

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service; tasty food. Glad to see Gus’ is still a reliable place to go in Canberra
  13. AA

    AdamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience all round with the best breakfast in Canberra.
  14. G

    Grets

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  15. AG

    AlexG

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, quick service. Excellent Customer service.
  16. CE

    CaraE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good food but menu has changed a bit and may not have what you were hoping for anymore (e.g. pancakes)
  17. H

    Hailey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Foods are nice and it’s better than some other famous cafes
  18. PC

    PrueC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  19. RF

    RonnieF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Gus's Place. We had seats outside but it was quite warm where we sat. I enjoy the quickness of service and appreciate their efforts to please even when they are so busy.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and quick service
  21. S

    Sara

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  22. RF

    RonnieF

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  23. CA

    CatherineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    Squirrel21

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 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.
  25. S

    Seph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

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

    SimonO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

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

    AdrianF

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

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

    TayMir

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

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

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

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

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

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

    charlie

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

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

    ElisabethW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 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.
  35. EE

    EmEe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 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.
  36. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

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

    MMacca

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 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?
  38. AL

    AmandaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

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

    Annette

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 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.
  40. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

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

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 4.6 stars by 83 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 6 times today
Google Map for Gus' Place

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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