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Purple Pickle Cafe
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Not a bad little cafe - tasty food, good location on campus and not overly hard to get a seat, but let down by the service, prices and lack of parking at lunchtime. Although its easy to have lunch there with fellow ANU people, meeting someone from outside is often an issue as major building constructions on campus have cut car-parks in half. Prices are also a bit over the top for what they are serving sometimes and I've often either been ignored at the takeaway counter or treated less than politely during the lunchtime rush. Some good and bad points but the lack of good close alternatives at ANU means people keep it in business

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Thank Jas777
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I've been to purple pickle cafe quite a few times. Its a nice cafe and is pretty central to the ANU campus. Parking is also ample with 2 major car parks close by. Can't say my first experience was the best, I was with a group of friends and we were all looking through the glass to see what we wanted to eat. We were told by an obnoxious male standing behind the counter (i think it was the owner), to move out of the way. Not a very nice way to treat customers. Anyway i have been back since and it must have been just an off day, because the service has been quite good ever since. The milkshakes are especially good and the ice chocolates are good as well with whipped cream..yum! Would recommend but it is a little overpriced compared to other university eating spots.

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1  Thank flowerrosepetal
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

An affordable place with a good selection of food and drinks. Freshly squeezed juices are available. Breakfast menu appeared to be a little more interesting than lunch menu, but it might be just a matter of taste. Parking might be problematic as it is located in the ANU campus, but a proper car park is available in the walking distance from the campus.

1  Thank immotus
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