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Silo Bakery Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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36 Giles St | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 6060
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07:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A delightful light lunch of grain salad with haloumi and the tarte flamiche, with austrian beer and glass of wine - Silo never disappoints. And of course,a slice of delicious fruit tart to take home.

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Thank wazbud
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely made bread and pastries. Expensive to eat in for lunch. Not sure if it was worth the wait; been meaning to come here for a long time but was disappointed.

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Thank Mandy R
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a huge fan of this place for years and years, their bread, tarts etc. are fantastic. BUT their table service is terrible which made me stopped going there. I thought I would give it another go yesterday and was again hugely disappointed again. I was totally ignored for over 5 minutes and when a waitress served a... More 

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Thank Pocket_Rocket_CT
Melbourne, Australia
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443 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember when this joint was all the rage many years ago upon opening. What a disappointment it has become now. No doubt the bakery side of the business continues to be excellent. That cannot be said of the food served at breakfast/brunch which was, to be polite, underwhelming and over priced. The Bircher muesli was no bigger then 2... More 

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Thank Webster27
New Zealand
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually buy my bread and pastries from Silo to takeaway but recently my husband and I decided to order two items from the counter and sit down to eat them there. On approaching the counter we were told to sit at a table and our order would be taken...no problem with that. We sat for a short while and... More 

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1 Thank kowhai2016
Sydney
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to visit Silo but it was never the right time when I've visited Canberra before so my expectations were high.....and I wasn't disappointed! Great coffee, a great brioche and my friends loved their naughty pastries. We went back in the afternoon and bought a grape bread which was perfect with cheese. There was virtually nothing left late... More 

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Thank Tammy_M43
Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years although have not visited Canberra for the last 4 years. It was my favourite bakery in Canberra so after a hiatus I came back expecting it to either A) have closed down or B) dropped its standards and no longer provide awesome coffee and fresh croissants and the BEST sourdough loaves ever. Well,... More 

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1 Thank Dave C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

3pm nothing to serve with coffee , left and went elsewhere , noticed it was incredibly noisy they close at 4pm

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1 Thank John K
Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bought a few baked goods to takeaway for our afternoon bushwalk. There was already a long line of people purchasing food. Tried the sausage roll, the spinach and feta ciabatta and the croissant/muffin. The pastry to the sausage roll was quite good and tasty but the other 2 were nothing impressive. Saw the croissants at the counter but didn't look... More 

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Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this wonderful cafe for many years and this morning was no exception. You could be anywhere really Brooklyn New York Sydney etc the atmosphere is so cosmopolitan. We chose the Piperade with Chorizo. It was delicious, moist, full of flavour and served with sourdough and a generous amount of butter. Coffee at Silos has always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Giles St | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 6060

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