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“Lovely breakfast and tarts”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Silo Bakery Cafe

Silo Bakery Cafe
Ranked #2 of 14 Bakeries in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely breakfast and tarts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Love their breakfast - best time to go is mid-week, otherwise it's just too busy. The poached eggs with chilli jam is outstanding. Tarts are outstanding. Service is variable.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

When you look at the place, with several people going in and out, all the goods going off the shelf in astounding speed, you might question yourself why so many people say so much about this place... When you try anything, from tarts to bread to cheese, then you get your answer.

Unfortunately I can't have late Saturday tea, or a Sunday brunch as they don't open or late you won't find the best delicacies, but it worth the effort to adjust myself to their timings.

Visited April 2013
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Thank VanderLeal
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Rude owner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

The old guy behind the counter shouldn't be working tables.. He's abrupt and rude.. Flustered and gets orders wrong.. The coffee here used to be good years ago but they've not had a decent barrister in yonks...my scrambled eggs were swimming in cream.. Not cooked long enough..
At times the owner talks to regulars for ages... You can see they want to say... I'm not really interested in what your daughters up to or where you went for holiday.. I want to drink my not so great coffee before it gets cold...
Am over silo

  • Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cafe atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Buzzy, busy, local, Saturday morning hustle and bustle, clearly a Canberra institution. Service great (but coffee slow), perhaps they should split the bakery service from the cafe service? Would go back on a different day of the week to check it out again...

Visited March 2013
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Thank Lorrae777
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's all so busy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Silo is almost like a landmark for canberra for many years.
I have been there many times , however there is always a rush within this lovely space, everyone seemed to be in a hurry, the wait stuff seem to want to get rid of you as soon as you sit down, as for me i think a little bit of a smile on their face and a joke here and there wouldnt hurt.

Even with their fantastic bread , lovely cheeses , it would always be a take away joint for me now. There are more places in canberra these days provide more relaxing surrounding and much coffees than silo.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Clack L
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