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Blue Olive Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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56 Alinga St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6230 4600
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Today
09:00 - 12:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 09:00 - 12:00
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you want delicious take away coffee, sandwiches or rolls in Civic/the city this is it. Or if you want to relax and enjoy your sandwiches, roll and coffee then dine here. The servings are huge and the food is delicious. The coffee is hot and smooth. They also offer a variety of muffins and cakes to have with your... More 

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Thank Stephturk
Reading, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Central location near CBD. Went there for breakfast and it was very popular with office groups having brekkie on the way to work which says a lot. Good coffee too

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Thank Brian D
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

The staff are friendly, the food is very good and the atmosphere is great. There is outdoor seating which is great during the warmer months

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Thank SamA63_12
Canberra, Australia
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Blue Olive is a hip little cafe near where me and my partner work. Its a good little spot to catch up with a someone or a small group of people. Pros and cons from us below; Pros: > Best thing about blue Olive is that they get the basics right, service speed is right, staff are friendly and food... More 

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Thank RobndAnge
Sydney, Australia
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1,141 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Stopped in for lunch at the Blue Olive - the food was fine and the coffee very good but have marked the place down a notch or two because the of the stern, no-nonsense approach of the operator. She had a lot of trouble cracking a smile. (In fact she didn't.) Back to the food, enjoyed one of their 'New-York... More 

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Thank JElliot32
Sydney
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Really relaxed cafe with great coffee and food. I had some time to kill before catching the bus to Sydney and rather than sitting at the bus station, I came to Blue Olive. Definitely a better option! A nice, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank euroetraveller007
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Good coffee and all day breakfast place. Good raisin bread and eggs on toast. Nice terrace and friendly service . All age clients tha obviously like the place to chat. Fresh juices .

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Thank Doroted
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I recently visited Blue Olive Cafe with a friend for lunch. The food was pretty good, however, the service was slow and a staff member was rude. We ordered two coffees and two sandwiches and after waiting for over 35 minutes we inquired how much longer the food would be. The food should not take that long, especially because there... More 

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Thank Sheree T
Dilston
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Right around the corner from our hotel, we discovered this gem. Really, really good coffee. Good breakfasts too. And it opens at 7 a.m. Highly recommended.

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Thank tassiegold
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a surprise for our very straight capital! Tradition fused with adventures and fun. Obviously a family restaurant in every way and more. Members of the same family in the kitchen and on the floor serving families and friends and not only. A place we feel happy returning every time.

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Thank Dimitri T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
09:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Alinga St, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6230 4600

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