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Bunda Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6257 5966
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Today
07:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 17:30
Fri 06:30 - 18:30
Sat 07:30 - 17:30
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything looked great and what we bought was tasty. Sour dough rolls were light and had a lovely crust. Must go back for sausage rolls. They looked fantastic.

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Thank Robert T
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a light lunch with friends on a Sunday, and this very popular cafe and bakery caters to the quick takeaway as well as the sit down leisurely meal. The pluses were help-yourself water, indoor or outdoor seating, and a wide variety of food available. The minuses were no table service, small changes to a selection off... More 

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Thank Sharyn W
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dobinsons breaks all the rules. Not only do their cakes look good but they taste great. All their pies, cakes and sandwiches are all delicious and very reasonably priced. They also serve nice pots of tea.

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Thank Micci H
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a must to visit for coffee, brekky or Lunch. The cakes are fabulous, their pastries are faulous, everything is fabulous. If you are watching your weight, steer clear otherwise you will be at the gym an hour extra....

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Thank MrsFussy1962
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Dobinsons is convenient to the Canberra Centre and a short walk from the Crowne Plaza where we usually stay when in Canberra. Breakfasts are great value - good portion sizes and all freshly prepared. Can recommend the freshly squeezed orange juice (well worth the small extra over the bottled variety), great coffees, and the bacon roll - which has loads... More 

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Thank yhi904
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A good lunch. I had a cheese burger and ice coffee. My guest had barramundi and leach ice tea. All good choices. Fast and friendly.

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Thank Andrew C
Dubbo, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Order came out incorrectly and food was average, milkshake tastes like it was made off powdered chocolate and coffee had a lot to be desired. Couldn't give feedback directly because we never saw the waitress.

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Thank Yoshi2008
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered bacon and eggs got no bacon. No crema on black coffee. Chocolate milkshake poor. Would give zero stars if could

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Thank Matthew Q
Albany
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The biggest gluten free burger I have ever had, could not eat it all, served with a large serving of chips. Amazing coffee, the best I have had on my holiday of two weeks.

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Thank petasc
melbourne
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a breakfast with kids, poached eggs with bacon on toast was enough for several families, good bread good value. Coffee could have been hotter and hot chocolates big and full flavour, good value.

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Thank MelbDave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:30
Thursday
06:30 - 17:30
Friday
06:30 - 18:30
Saturday
07:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bunda Street, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6257 5966

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?