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California Cafe

Shop 3-4 | Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson, Canberra 2607, Australia
+61 2 6286 2261
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“meat patties” (2 reviews)
“fried potato” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Shop 3-4 | Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson, Canberra 2607, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem, good coffee, excellent staff great atmosphere. I cannot recommend this restaurant any higher

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our meal here. Genuine and generous American food. There are plenty of rules surrounding the menu, which I found a bit intimidating. Apart from that though, it is worth the visit. Loved 2CA in the background; added a kind of bouncy 70s, 80s feel!

Thank Simon-in-Civic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn’t expecting much and that’s about what I got. Very American burgers ect. Decor is intended to be American Diner but they missed the mark.

Thank siennalee1800
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Went with my kids for a lunch during the school holiday. Don't think there is any catering so need to queue up for order (which took around15 mins). Food with a reasonable good portion. Taste good.

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This was our first visit - an informal lunch/chat for 5. Very relaxed comfortable atmosphere and smiling staff. You order at the counter and pay and food is delivered (no alcohol). We tried the Omelette (comes with grilled tomato & toast), smashed avocado & feta...More

2  Thank KandTCanberra
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We popped into Mawson for a late breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants. Just grabbed a simple bacon egg breakfast which was large for the modest price. Quality was great as always. Staff are very particular about getting things like the eggs and coffee...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stopped here for coffee recently, not having been here before. Cool decor and has a good menu to choose from. The coffee was good, though the service was not so friendly. Not sure I would visit again.

Thank Jon Q
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is the sort of café that reminds me of the good old days. The food is generous and the service friendly. The price is reasonable. I am always impressed with the cleanliness and the ambience is relaxed with plenty of seating inside.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The location is good and the layout nice. Very American diner in that regard. What was annoying was that some of the different menu options were the exactly same when delivered to the table. What I found most annoying was the sign saying EFTPOS temporary...More

Thank CanberraIan4444
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great diner experience. The menu is packed with variety and the serving sizes are very good. The pizzas are excellent. Fresh ingredients, flavoursome and the crust and base is crunchy and light. I can recommend the club sandwich and chips are absolutely...More

1  Thank Ross D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3-4 | Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson, Canberra 2607, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra  >  Mawson
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6286 2261
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