Two Before Ten Aranda & 10 Yards

4.5
314 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Our Aranda café is located in the old Aranda shops site on Bandjalong Cres. What was once a derelict building is now a bustling community hub where people can come to enjoy a quick coffee after dropping the kids to school, spend a lazy afternoon in the courtyard garden, or meet up with friends for a tasty weekend brunch.

The Bolt Bar - Regional Wine Bar & Tap House
Offering a comprehensive range of Canberra Region Wines by the glass & bottle. A suburban bar since 2016, also offering local craft beer & cider alongside a full kitchen menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 314 people are saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MadL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure at 2 before 10. The food and coffee are excellent and the service friendly and prompt.

CB
CathyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Two before Ten as I have just moved to Canberra. Really enjoyed my birthday breakfast and particularly my coffee. It was a lovely way to start the day!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great venue to catchup!! Not too noisy!!
I had soup which I didn’t like the taste- staff fabulous and relayed this back to the kitchen- no charge for soup and offers of anything else freely given.
I will be back!!

SR
SarahR
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely lunch here. The service was exceptional and food was amazing with a reasonable price tag. I highly recommend and will be looking forward to my next visit.

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AimeeR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great coffee and great vibes - best spot for brunch in Belconnen

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Kazza
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

They make great coffee but I was disappointed in the service. Pleasant waiting staff but not that attentive - took ages to get the coffee, it was good when it finally arrived

The Ricotta cake was a cupcake and nothing to get excited about

I would recommend the coffee

JH
JulieH
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed with my food on this occasion. Coffee always great but my serving of chilli scrambled eggs was stingy. That’s the only way to describe the $16 portion on this visit. If I was paying $10 no problem but $16 - no. Not happy.

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SonjaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Some noise dampening on Walls, Ceiling and Floors would be helpful. Very uncomfortable noise levels!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff went out of their way accommodate our requirements. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The coffee was of the usual high standard: perfect temperature, full flavoured without any bitterness. We will be returning!

PJ
PJwill
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local and I like it. Although don’t understand name change. Will always be Bolt Bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and so was the coffee. Great range of dishes to choose from. Friendly service.

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Bc16
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was a little undercooked. Table service doesn’t seem necessary.

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The coffee is perfect and the service wonderful, I wish I could order a cheese burger though for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On a miserably cold morning, it was warm throughout the venue. The service, as always, was impeccable. The coffee was great, and the atmosphere friendly. The best place for coffee and breakfast in town!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was good, as usual, but coffees were a only lukewarm.

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Briannap
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great cafe, good atmosphere, will definitely return!

CL
CookLocal
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It seems booking well in advance and having teenagers with you seems to get you the table that is the furtherest away from an area with any vibe. Perhaps if the place was full and we just turned up without booking then…maybe we should have felt valued by our repeat custom getting us the safest seats being crammed inta corner with a fire hose and a fire extinguisher.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was good although we waited a very long time to be served. Probably 40 minutes. As in, we were seated but nobody came to take our order. After 40 minutes of waiting we hailed a waitress. And the waitress wasn’t happy about it. Otherwise the meal was lovely and so was the company.

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was friendly and prompt, nice family friendly venue with a good menu. Will be back.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always had great potential and this has been improved by the new menu. We had the fish and nasi goreng which were both great. We found that it was a bit cool in the back seating area but otherwise a great evening. Also, would be great to have a stout or porter on tap.

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cold Tuesday night in Canberra, and it was mulled wine, cab sauv and steaks - excellent way to spend an hour or so.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, friendly staff and good service. A good vibe about the place. I would and do recommend it the people.

AV
AsonV
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff are lovely, the food is good, the coffee is fantastic. Easy to get some good advice on blends for whatever you drink. It is easy to see why this is one of the most popular eateries/cafes in the ACT.

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vipNaomi
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Ten Yards Only: Such a shame. Have been to this restaurant and bar many times and food/service was always great, but not tonight. Be aware: there has been a change in management. Menu has changed too. Ordered the miso eggplant and nasi goreng tonight. Tough, dry eggplant and rice dry also. Quite awful really. Just about no flavour. Didn't eat my meal. Will go elsewhere for dinner next time.

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RachelD
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

It seems that the owners have changed? Totally different menu - food was dismal, aubergine and nasi goring inedible, nothing at all like nasi goring and the aubergine was uncooked. Beef burger was raw in the middle. We have been coming to the Bolt Bar for years so very disappointed that the food is so poor now.

KB
KenB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food, very good. Table arrangement/spacing, on the cramped side. Diners by number, too many. Service (given table set-up & numbers of diners), OK. Ambience, barely OK even for breakfast. Value, OK.
Bare in mind please that I am a 1942 model !!!

DD
DrewD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, great coffee, great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

GP
GeraldineP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bit disappointing- Sunday night and not a lot on the menu. Burgers very disappointing.

LB
LaurenB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Drinks were flat at bolt bar.
Food was cold and bland at 2 before 10

KR
KerryR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good Cafe quality food with an emphasis on vegetables and breakfast style menu. Great coffee.

JD
JasonD
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Apple and current toast with espresso butter, it was amazing along with the coffee and service

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Coll
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for brunch with friends or a catch up coffee with a friend. Delicious menu options and lovely chai tea to enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The salad bowl has a really strange taste to it. I would recommend you try it, I don’t think it tastes right.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended to me for a breakfast/brunch destination and it did not disappoint on any front- coffee is amazing and the food fresh, tasty and sustainably sourced. Service was attentive and super friendly. Bravo, we will be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, great choice of beer on taps and local wines.

PC
PeterC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Two before Ten is one of my favourite cafés. The coffee is good, the service friendly and the food delicious.

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RhodM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good spot - great daily specials during the week and an especially good new menu item: beef pie; super!

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FeFiFoFum
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We've had our book club at Bolt Bar for a couple of years.

This time we had a few more people than we had booked for and boy did they get angry, we were happy to squish around the table, which was tucked right out of the way anyway (and was cold with no heating). We were happy to put up with this but the attitude and rudeness of the staff was unbelievable, I have not experienced anything like it. Rude to everyone that arrived, then (the manager?) thought it was ok to come and tell us off in a rude and demeaning way. I'm sure he wouldn't have done this to a group of men.

We wont be going back and wont be recommending Bolt Bar. Previously we had overlooked wrong orders, orders that never arrived, but all of our group felt this was going too far. An adjoining table was vacated about 20 mins after we arrived, but there was no offer to move there instead. When the drinks arrived and we said we were ready to order food we were told that they were too busy with lots of people and they werent sure when they'd get back to us.


Bye Bolt Bar, we won’t miss your rude ways, plenty more place to go to.

BW
BernieW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific fillet steak on $20 steak night! Best ever crisp chips and generous salad. Very busy for Tuesday so a little noisier than expected, but obviously a thriving venue. Thanks!

MM
MrsMc
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Love my local Cafe! Two Before Ten is always a great spot to catch up with friends

FAQs

Two Before Ten Aranda & 10 Yards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0456 500 969.

Two Before Ten Aranda & 10 Yards is rated 4.5 stars by 314 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.