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Bookplate: At the National Library

Bookplate: At the National Library is a cafe that believes in the simple and healthy things, done well. This applies to all aspects of their extensive food and drink offerings. Bookplate celebrates food and makes what they can by hand.

From the bar they offer fresh pressed juices, fruit smoothies, classic and craft beers and local wines. Stop by and have a chat with their highly skilled baristas who can create outstanding quality coffee and tea.

Located within the National Library of Australia, Bookplate has a warm and inviting indoor dining space as well as an outdoor terrace with magnificent panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin.

Bookplate won the 2015 Savour ACT Restaurant and Catering Awards of Best Tourist Restaurant.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Thursday: 8.30am-6pm, Friday: 8.30am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-3pm

TYPE OF SERVICE

Restaurant or cafe

SERVICE

PRICE RANGE

Mains under $20

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed but no BYO

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #125 of 1,264 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Lovely place for breakfast or lunch

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Had a lovely lunch here with family recently. The menu has recently been changed and there appears to be something for all dietary requirements. The pumpkin salad was delicious. Servings are of good...

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Refurbished in recent years with great indoor and also lake facing outdoor seating the Bookplate is almost a Canberra institution for those who use or visit the National Library. There are always...

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Pretty good

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I had breakfast here to avoid the overpriced stuff they serve up in the hotel I was staying at. Had some poached eggs and a couple of coffees. The cafe has delightful surroundings, with the lovely...

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CUISINE

  • Australian
  • Bakery/Patisserie
  • Modern Australian
  • Wine Bar

FEATURES

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Waterside Dining