Restaurant sign in the park

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.

NOTE: Bookplate will be closed for renovations from May 23 - June 24 2016. During this period Paperplate Cafe will be open 7 days.

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 #116 of 1,258 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Beautiful renovations, great coffee

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Today in the Bookplate café I was delighted to find friendly staff, a beautiful renovation including comfortable chairs (the others were too high), and delicious coffee and Danish pastry. I highly...

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Not as good as before

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We have dined at the Bookplate cafe/restaurant often and always enjoyed the atmosphere and meals. Most recently was our first visit since their re opening after some renovation work. The new look is...

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Very disappointing

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Visited for Saturday lunch at 2.30pm. Most lunch items and cakes were sold out. Ordered quiche and did not receive the type we ordered. Waiter was not interested in resolving this. Ordered a glass of...

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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