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36 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6260 6060
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Didn't live up to hype, bad service and overpriced.

Went for lunch on a Thursday. It was busy, there were about 7 staff on the floor, yet no one seemed to do anything much or care. It took forever to get a sandwich served which was pre made and when it eventually arrived it was cold when I was promised it was going to be toasted. Another half hour... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
jozieMelbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Thursday. It was busy, there were about 7 staff on the floor, yet no one seemed to do anything much or care. It took forever to get a sandwich served which was pre made and when it eventually arrived it was cold when I was promised it was going to be toasted. Another half hour... More 

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Always the food is great, the matching wines interesting and unusual and the menu creative. We go again and again and have never been disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A trip from Sydney always involves a stop at silo in Kingston. And once again we had a delicious lunch. Silo has renovated. A new interior design with hints of the contemporary industrial look makes for a fresh look. The menu also continues to reflect contemporary times and is very fresh for the summer. We shared three crossing topped with... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Love this bakery. Never had a bad meal. Food is quality. Staff could be friendlier but this is a problem in canberra. Service stinks. Need to take lessons from ellacure or hyatt!

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Huskisson, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: (02) 6260 6060

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?