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36 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
(02) 6260 6060
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is pretty close to an 'authentic' French patisserie and the pastries and other products are mostly fantastic. Unfortunately, the staff on all my visits have been snotty, haughty and unpleasant, as if they're doing you a massive favour just by noticing your existence and deigning to serve you. Granted, that's pretty common for Australian cafes, but Silo has kinda... More 

Thank Max E
Canberra, ACT
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Silo's breads, tarts, etc are consistently delicious, especially the breads. However, I found the breakfast menu to be a bit limiting this time, hence the 4 stars. The price is mid-range. The service was good and prompt. Otherwise, the atmosphere is good and it is certainly crowded.

Thank bluezen
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Silo has decent size menu for breakfast or lunch. But I come back again and again for the pastries and bread.

Thank Christine B
Wollongong, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

First impression - wow look at those tarts!! Greeted upon arrival and already asked what drink I would like. Prompt service all around. Ordered the eggs florentine which was spinach and eggs...for $18 I expected hollandaise with it however eggs were huge and well cooked and at least three were two pieces of bread! Ordered a range of tarts which... More 

Thank emmar852015
Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Delicious baked eggs with a buttery creamy washed rind cheese sauce, soft celery and grated truffle with sourdough.... Mmm drooling just thinking about it. Wish I lived closer. Good coffee too

Thank Tania B
Queensland, Canada
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The queue was long and we got there early, but the waitress was incredibly efficient at dealing with the crowds. She had arranged a table in moments and we were seated. Amazing considering the number of people in the tiny store. Food was good and the service positive. No big breakfast on offer but what was available was good.

Thank KCnLC
Wollongong, Australia
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Bustling bakery and coffee shop in the heart of Kingston. Warm atmosphere and friendly efficient service. Highly recommend the home made strawberry and yoghurt tart.

Thank Simon W
Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Silo offers a very interesting menu, an excellent range of French wines and the most amazing tarts, flans and spectacular artisan breads. As I particularly wanted their seasonal potato and truffle pizza for my birthday lunch the staff went to a lot of trouble to ensure that truffles would be available on the day and even phoned me the day... More 

Thank cerato2016
North Ryde
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Possibly my favourite bakery in Australia! Seriously good food here, coupled with great service. I always have something healthy like poached eggs and spinach on sourdough, accompanied by a great cup of coffee. But I never leave without also purchasing some delicious crusty sourdough bread and/or a selection of tasty baked tarts.

Thank 158aj
Shellharbour, Australia
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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We had a late breakfast here. The food is also delicious. We love the poached eggs with chilli jam! The queue for take away breads and baked goods is always long! The locals love this place!! Although you cannot book and sometimes have to wait for a table, they will take your number and call you once they have the... More 

Thank LyNeTtE29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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 - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Giles Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: (02) 6260 6060

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