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“Consistent and pleasing”

Caph's Restaurant & Cafe Bar
Ranked #205 of 1,352 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Consistent and pleasing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

I have been there three times now and the service and food has been remarkably consistent. There is a good range of options on the menu including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect a cosmopolitan (almost European) cafe style atmosphere. The service is fast and the meal portions generous. It is popular with the locals too. Really can't fault it. I'll keep going back.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Canberra
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Meals mostly good, not many gluten free options”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

We were a party of 5. Mostly happy with everything - there weren't many gluten free options and so I guess I was a little more disappointed than the others :(
The service was friendly.
There was something strange going on with the powerboard that was situated near our table - kitchen staff kept coming and flicking a circuit breaker which was a little distracting!

  • Visited June 2012
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Melbourne Australia
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Coffee, Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

Been to Caph's a few times over the years when I make the work trip visit to Canberra. We had lunch there on this visit and it was great. I really do love this restaurant. Food is good, chips are great! and nice coffee too. Great service.
The staff are so friendly and accomodating and always a big smile from the young guy who works there, (I think his name is Lewis).
Will definately keep coming back.

  • Visited March 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Caphs is the place to go when you want a good meal without a lot of fuss and expense. The menu hasn't changed for a few years, thank goodness. You can choose from an array of western, Asian and European favourites. It is always predictably good. All day breakfast and a range of sides means you can put together something you particularly like (for example I like smoked salmon, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes which you can order with a piece of toast for a delicious, healthy, low fat and inexpensive lunch). The last time I went (March 25) there was a bit of a problem with slow service. But I recommend this place unreservedly for a good practical pleasant meal. The coffee is great and if you have room the baked cheesecake freshly made and delicious. I like the way the owner seems often around, clearing tables and taking a keen interest, even after many years of success. Caphs, please don't change, we Canberra residents love you.

  • Visited March 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Good food and dependable service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Went to Caph's on the advice of a local and found it to have a good range of meals at a reasonable price. I was in Canberra on business for the week so this is the kind of place that i look for when travelling. The specials were great too and the service was quite acceptable. I went on a week night and it was pouring with rain and it was more than half full so that says something too. Well done....

  • Visited March 2012
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