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As You Like It

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Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 8085
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

I know cafes have their systems ... but this cafe needs to think again! I was sent here, because I could get a cheapish ready made sandwich and a cake. Both items were right in front of my eyes as I selected and paid. So, the till operator (because I now know that this is all that he does) takes... More 

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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

While the Cafe isn't cheap as chips it does have really nice food and a great selection of tea. It also has loads of space and doesn't echo which makes it a great place to catch up with friends.

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Thank Micci H
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

My cup of tea arrived with no tea in the pot. When I enquired inside, I was told to go back and check for the teabag on the tray. I did so and still found no tea provided. Twice I went through this process before they believed that they had made an error, and was then told 'it was only... More 

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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It's worth mentioning that when a coffee shop is in business for this long with the same owner, it is safe to say you are not going to be disappointed. I've seen him jump in the kitchen and take over the grill, wait on tables and even wash the dishes but his real talent is in customer service and his... More 

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Thank Justin C
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We just had a few drinks, outside on a balmy evening, and later to carry in to a performance. The staff here were good, the house wines quite acceptable, and the atmosphere excellent. Recommended before, during, and after a Street Theatre performance.

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Thank Dossier48
Canberra, Australia
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

I like coming to As you like it for lunch with my partner or family to catch up. My favorite things are the food is excellent (try the cheese burger), the staff are friendly and there are toilets located on the facility.

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Thank RobndAnge
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2015

I may not have had a coffee from every chop in Canberra but the ones I do visit, this one is the best by far. Joe and his staff are customer focused and it shows in the food they present and the drinks that they make. I really feel at home here and the atmosphere is fantastic

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Thank Justin C
Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

I visit the Australian National University regularly for various activities I am pursuing in retirement. There are plenty of cafes on and near the campus but my favourite is As You Like It. Whether it's a take-away coffee, a sit-down coffee and cake, or a nice lunch with a glass of wine, it's always relaxed and friendly. The menu has... More 

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Thank Marcel D
Sydney, Australia
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317 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Came here with a good friend who works close by. Said the coffee was great and so too the 'tomato toast'. I'll take her word for that while I had eggs Benedict and oj. Generous on the smoked salmon BUT can nobody actually make a hollandaise sauce? Then why serve up something cold and pale yellow from a squeeze bottle?!... More 

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Thank Andrew N
Sydney, Australia
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1,213 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2014

I first visited this cafe a few years back with a local who assured me it 'had the best coffee in Canberra'. It was excellent, I won't argue with that. Revisited last week, this time for lunch. The coffee was still as good as I remember, though as an occasional visitor to Canberra I am not really in a position... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 8085

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