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36 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6260 6060
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Ranked #77 of 809 Restaurants in Canberra
Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Huskisson, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

First and last stop when we visit Canberra at least twice a year. They have the best coffee, pastries and breads. Breakfast and lunch are also great, not too heavy but tasty and filling. We always go home with treats to eat on our 3 hour drive home plus extras for home.

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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Have eaten here before and it was great, this time was just as good. The best coffee and a crusty brochette with hame and cheese filling, yum.

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canberra
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121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Canberra Times ranking was Number 12. What always surprises me is that Silo is even called a restaurant. It is a sandwich shop that sells good bread and pretty sweets. The sweets are Germanic (or Swiss) rather than French. That is, they look better than they taste. Saturday mornings are a sort of sober cocktail party for South Canberra... More 

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Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Service was great. Coffee also. But the cakes and bread and savoury tarts are to die for! Best fruit/custard tart I have ever had anywhere. And the bread is genuine artisan stuff. Delicious!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had Pear & Caramel Tart and it's by far the best in Canberra. I reckon Silo does the best sourdough bread as well. It's a bit busy if you don't come in early. We arrived at around 8AM on the Saturday morning and it's started to queue up. Only thing is it has surcharge of 2% for AMEX cards.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A wonderful array of GREAT food, sweet and savoury, whatever tickles your fancy. Service, hit n miss, depends on who you get. Owner/operator a bit cold!

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Everything was delicious, from the cooked breakfasts, the pastries and the tarts, There were just not enough days to sample them all.

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Traveller
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've eaten here a lot and the food is good but over priced. On the last occasion I visited for a coffee and ordered a chocolate croissant. It came out cold, do it had a bar like lump of chocolate in the middle which if warmed would have been delicious. Poor service really. I'd still recommend as it surprised me... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I used to make a point of visiting Silos every time I visit Canberra (which is about once a month). I've been going there for the past few years but this time I hadn't been there for about a year. The pastries and baked goods are exceptional. If you are visiting to grab a takeaway pastry or bread, the place... More 

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Melbourne
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The pastries at Silo are simply outstanding, and I have experienced them both eating in-house and also take-away. Coffee and a pastry is a great experience from this well known spot well located in the Kingston shops

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Additional Information about Silo

Address: 36 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6260 6060
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
Open Hours:
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery

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