Gus' Place

4.4
37 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
Gus’ Place is an institution of the Canberra hospitality scene, with a history spanning over 50 years. We are Canberra's first café to introduce outdoor dining, back in the 70s, and has played a major role in the cultural development of the city. Located in the heart of the CBD and bustling with activity, Gus' Place is an all day dining venue specialising in modern Australian cuisine. The famous outdoor dining area boasts large glass windows which allow sunlight to flow into the space, making it the perfect place to catch up for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our team of friendly wait staff are dedicated to providing good old-fashioned quality service, and are sure to take your order with a smile.
What 37 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated opposite the open door. Meal would have been more pleasant if we had been seated somewhere warmer

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Penycraig
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A reliable cafe boasting a varied menu and delivering good food and coffee. A no-risk brunch option in the heart of the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food. Good value on meal portions. Definitely book again.

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AbbyS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really nice place for breaky! Staff was helpful and the food was great!

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HayleyK
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited in line for 10 minutes while staff tried to find a table for 6 people who were obviously not going to fit. We were then taken to a table for Two despite booking for 3, it was a tiny table so we all squished for the whole time.

Food was okay, but that's it - just okay. A toastie which was hardly toasted, cheese and bread still cold. shakshuka which was less than inspired, we paid near on 20 dollars for 2 eggs and 3 tiny meatballs. The pasta was nice although a touch on the cold side.

Coffee was also pretty good, but the grand total being 77 dollars made me wonder why people rave about this place. I wouldn't come back quickly. There are much better brunch spots in Canberra.

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JLCraw
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a great time at Gus’. Good coffee and attentive staff

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IlanS
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great coffee and excellent service. I really liked the tent which combined the indoor and outdoor dining experience

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LincolnG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was pretty good. Ambience and service not so good. Not coming back.

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JULIAB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were very busy but where still attentive and we have a nice morning.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Was easy to book in and they confirmed 24hours before

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MarkE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, for a table of 8. It was really great and the food was delicious and fast! Highly recommend and will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great breakfast. Gus’s is back to the good old days!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All fine thanks

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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Poached eggs were overdone so had to send them back. On the second go they were perfect. Our drinks were taken off the bill to make up for it also.

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JudiZ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great spot for a quick catch-up or an enjoyable meal with friends. Service is great as is the coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Customer service was a bit
Poor, not much personality, it all looked too much bother for them really, I honestly do not think I saw a single smile, food was good though, we have been a few times and it is always good food

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Completely happy. Good value although the menu was fairly minimal.

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MartC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had made a booking and our table was set and ready for us. Service was great. Unfortunately cafe had run out of a few food items so we needed to substitute. Coffee and juices were good. A perfect spot to catch up with friends.

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RobynL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service outstanding. Highly recommend eating at Guss's place

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CathTravels
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gus’ reliably provides a very tasty, pleasantly casual and satisfying dining experience in Canberra’s CBD.

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MattG
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was a very good breakfast, service was great and food was good - a great long Sunday breakfast

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ThandoS
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined with a toddler, the staff was accommodating and forewarned the food i'd ordered for my kid would be quite big. Great food and coffee.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely choice for breakfast in the CBD of Canberra. Nice, efficient service, we sat in the lovely glass enclosed area outside. Food was delicious, great coffee and a nice overall ambiance. We'll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks - the service is always great. Lovely friendly staff and great coffee!!

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AndrewC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice, it usually is. Generous serves, tasty, very drinkable coffee

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Hlaw
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had an amazing time. Service was fantastic and prompt. Food was delicious and well served. Incredibly impressed.

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Cori
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waitress who served us initially was very rude, I had a booking which was "mis-placed" somewhere. It obviously disrupted her day that she had to make up a table for us, once seated outside the sun was directly in our eyes (I booked for inside) so when asked if we could be moved to a shady position we got no response from her, just a sour look, and she just walked away and made up the other table.
You job is in hospitality, if you dont like it, dont do it.
Although we were then greeted by a lovely waitress, who took our orders and looked after us, the initially greeting and start of our dining experience made this a below average experience for us.

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Bell
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Have been here quite a few times now and we have never been disappointed

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IsabelV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service despite the limits placed by COVID. Cafe followed restrictions, served food quickly and had great customer service.

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Bell
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been several times now with family and friends for breakfast and lunch
the food and service has been great every time

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great city brunch

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JacintaN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked a table for 5 for brunch. Service was fantastic and the food (brunch) was delicious. All at a reasonable price. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and food was lovely

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was tasty nice atmosphere for Saturday arvo

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qwerky
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food and very speedy service. Coffee well made although I’m not a fan of light and medium roasts as I have my coffee black. I wasn’t impressed with the wait person who reached over my friends sitting opposite me at the table to plonk my plate of food down in the middle of the table, so I had to reach over and pick it up. I would have understood if space was tight behind me, but there was no table behind. They had no warning he was approaching. I thought this was pretty sloppy, rude and unnecessary. All other staff were great.

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NitaC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The meal I had was well presented, fresh and tasty. The companions who had the chicken burger said they were a little dry but tasty. The pasta was reported as tasty and well done. The table service was friendly and as expected for a cafe. Thank you.

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JoyG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good location, great service with a group of 8. Thank you

FAQs

Gus' Place does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gus' Place also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6248 5729.

Gus' Place is rated 4.4 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.