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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 #127 of 1,273 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Upmarket maybe, but still a cafe not a restaurant

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Yes, the place has a very pleasant atmosphere, yes the seating is good, and yes, the food is certainly good, and the wait staff are friendly. But, why do you need to wait for somebody to allocate...

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Quality Cafe Food & Atmosphere

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Bookplate is a great spot to enjoy a coffee or lunch when visiting the National Library and bookshop. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here recently. The staff were very pleasant & the menu selection...

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Nice cafe for breakfast.

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I've been here a few times now and found them consistently good. Most recently for breakfast where I enjoyed they breakfast burger and Danish. The breakfast burger was huge with possibly the best...

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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