Two Before Ten Aranda & Ten Yards

4.5
294 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 294 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrankB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AsonV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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Naomi
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Bolt Bar 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.

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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 !!!

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DrewD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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GeraldineP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

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

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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
3 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
2 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.

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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SandeepP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place for awesome brunch choices with excellent service

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David
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day brunch was amazing. Food was great and the staff were friendly, pet friendly too so our pup got to meet some new friends

JD
JasonD
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Our bacon in our burgers wasn’t hot but was warm, overall a great experience and good service and good especially considering it was so busy for Mother’s Day

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local suburb bar/restaurant. Services quiet drink, family feed or group very well.

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Scott
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular here and Tim and the staff always deliver a great experience with good food and drink options. The staff are super friendly and helpful.

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James
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a cute little venue, perfect for a nice quiet evening or a family dinner.

Happy and friendly staff were great.

I had a burger, chips and beer meal. The portions were good and the quality was excellent.

Great selection of locally sourced drinks!

I would eat here again.

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Gman
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Early-ish Saturday breakfast. Table location was not great, coffee came after the food arrived and we had to ask for our juice after 20 min of waiting, and for basics like butter for the toast and a straw for the juice. Menu said two rashes of bacon as a side order, one turned up.

Food was ok but nothing to go back for, though the coffee was good. Options for kids breakfast non existent.

Staff were friendly and happy, though seemed run off their feet and the interior could best be described as 'shabby rustic'.

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JocV
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly flexible service combined with great food.

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stevenf
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The Bolt bar is a friendly and reliable place for dinner. There are are a variety of simple tasty food to have with drinks.

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TanyaB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic night out. Great atmosphere and good food. Staff were especially lovely. Thank you

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LizD
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly, great coffee and food, wonderful local.

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VesS
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. A very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great $20 steak and salad. Fillet, medium rare, excellent.

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LouiseE
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy Two before Ten. Great set up, awesome coffee, and really interesting and different menu options. Food is consistently good and value for money.

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DinerTerriannabella
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bustling & lively venue. Very friendly & obliging staff, fabulous coffee and great food. Good, central location. I’d suggest booking, especially later in the week

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Parker
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food and coffee is excellent. Service hit and miss. Our lovely sunny, attentive waitress of a few weeks ago was on front counter and we had a completely different experience. I would say our waitress on Sunday was rude. It was impossible to get a follow up coffee after the first one, also we didn't feel like it given sullen waitress. At a place where coffee is this good waitstaff should be getting at least 2 coffees out of each die hard customer.

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IanL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Well weordered an entree and specifically asked for it to be served as an entree but as perviously when i saw the adjacent being served mains and entree at the sam time i decided to cancell our entree and aye only the maons
Why put entree on the menu if you dont serve it as an entree. Very sloppy cooking in my opinion.

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VanB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Eggs over cooked and to salty. Service great and coffee nice.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tuesday night, steak night special; just brilliant which adds to the pleasure of going out for dinner.

JD
JasonD
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great service experience and the 3 staff we spoke to throughout the visit were all helpful nice and happy

FAQs

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

Two Before Ten Aranda & Ten Yards is rated 4.5 stars by 294 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.