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EQ Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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70 Kent St, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6161 1666
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why this place has such a high rating. The coffee is decent but that's not enough of a draw card. Food is just ok, the word bland came to mind. Not sure if it's a standard blandness often associated with hospitals as Canberra Private is literally a stone's throw away.

Thank Rebecca G
Rajkot, India
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A busy restaurant loaded with professionals talking current issues and discussing work. Food especially cakes are yumm. Try more than one. Service was upto the mark. Only point I would say is the loud music. Could be better. People come from work to take a break and not to dance. Lol. Would love to visit again.

Thank Back_packer919
Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick business meeting here - convenient to the various businesses next door. Coffee was ok, but nothing soecial

Thank Michael F
Canberra, Australia
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221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Since I don’t work on Fridays (yes, it is nice, thanks for asking), I decided to go out for a relaxing breakfast by myself. I had already checked the EQ menu online and decided on the apple and blueberry polenta pancakes with fruits and syrup but when I got there and saw the ham hock with sliced kipfler potatoes, caramalised... More 

Thank AussieSK
Brisbane, Australia
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

There is one thing about Canberra that always surprises me and I have been there often enough that it shouldn't and that is the great little and not so little cafes in out of the way places. EQ is one of those places, not a little café by any means, plenty of room and a good outdoor seating area as... More 

Thank Litoria2015
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Was around the corner at the Mint and wanted to grab lunch and this lovely cafe came up in the search. Although not all options available from the menu the staff were quite clear on what was. We both had lovely steaks and my husband who is lactose intolerant, had a nice milkshake made with almond milk (which he prefers... More 

Thank Jackster1974
Wodonga, Australia
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297 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Went here for businesd lunch and I was impressed. Great setting,hip and modern. Food was fresh and delicious. Wait staff professional. I will go back there.

Thank ozitis
Canberra, Australia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Business lunch in December. Great venue, nice staff. Only downside is that the menu is pretty heavy on the seafood.

Thank David M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I went to this cafe for the first time recently with a friend, not having heard of this place before, and safe to say we were both overall happy with our experience. Service was good. Food was spot on with delicious flavours and immaculate presentation. Great environment with nice spacious outdoor setting area suitable for the warmer weather. Will definitely... More 

Thank Kate V
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I hadn't heard about EQ until I was invited there for a business meeting. What a great set up. Large indoor and outdoor (but covered) area, brisk friendly service and pretty good coffee. I went back for a second visit the next day and repeated the good experience. Busy, but still lots of parking available. I'll be back as it... More 

Thank Ash J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Kent St, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6161 1666

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