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“try the bread!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dobinsons

Dobinsons
Bunda Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61262575966
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Ranked #59 of 809 Restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“try the bread!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The crocodile bread is amazing! Either buy one of the pre-made sandwiches (although sadly all vego options normally go by 1) or grab a loaf. Plus they make mini cakes and tarts that are almost too pretty to eat. It's also one of the better places to get a takeaway coffee around the Civic Mall.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tasmania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Don't get the fuss at all - if this is Canberra's highest rated cafe on trip advisor I hate to think what the competition is lik”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We were mystified as to why this gets consistently brilliant reviews. It's a 3 star at best in our experience. Coffee wasn't great.. Scrambled eggs were decent - nothing special. Grilled croissant had processed ham and was very salty and the fruit toast was bought in 'super market' bread. We saw them being delivered whilst we waited for the average coffee. Everything was edible and drinkable, service was fast but when the cutlery came out they were wrapped in the serviettes which were wet and unusable. Best bit was that it was cheap. Maybe people get more excited by bland cheap food than us around here?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Enormous, Well Priced Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

I've never had an avocado BLT that made a steak sanga look small until today - and it was GREAT! Fresh veggies, big servings and soft bread. The team at Dobinsons are doing something very right. Food was quick, delicious and priced well. I'll be back for sure!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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canberra
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“Great chilli meat pies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Reliably good hot chillies australian meat pies. Moorish, great consistency meat filling, not gluggy, great taste.

Visited November 2012
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Canberra
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Consistent quality goods & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Dobinsons is the city centre's long running bakery of choice particularly for those with a sweet tooth.

The usual pies, sausage rolls and pasties are complemented by a blackboard menu of salads, burgers and focaccias in the cabinet. Coffee is always consistently ok but having something sweet with it like a friend, creme brûlée or any of the other delights from the central cabinet is the real highlight of any visit.

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