Bookplate

Bookplate

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Bookplate is a cafe that believes in the simple and healthy things done well. The multi-award winning dining destination celebrates food and makes what they can by hand, including a large range of housemade cakes and petit slices.

Try the fresh pressed juices, healthy smoothies, classic and craft beers and local wines. Stop by and have a chat with their highly skilled baristas who are proud to offer espresso 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.

  • Modern wood and stained glass windows create a warm and welcoming environment
    Bookplate Cafe
  • Breakfast Burger
    Stunning Dishes
  • Three glasses of fresh juices of different colours
    Fresh Juices
  • Waiter holding a tray of full champagne glasses
    Celebrate every day
  • Chargrilled Atlantic Salmon with vegetables
    Chargrilled Atlantic Salmon
  • Blue and gold place setting
    Elegant simplicity
  • Salmon dish with fresh leaves on a blue and gold plate service
    Fresh seasonal food

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Thursday: 7.30am - 5pm. Friday: 7.30am-4pm. Weekends: 9am - 4pm; Closed Christmas Day and Easter Monday

TYPE OF SERVICE

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Bookplate

Parkes Place West, National Library of Australia, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Bar

Carpark

Outdoor Dining Area

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 342 REVIEWS

Ranked #129 of 1,473 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Pretty tasty sushi bowl”

Reviewed on 14/10/2020

Great location- heaps of free parking on the weekend. After lunch we looked at the National Library exhibits and the bookshop.
The staff were a little rushed. The 'specials' board listed items that...

Review by

megb2015

“Event cancelled after weeks of negotiation”

Reviewed on 02/09/2020

Tried to organise an end-of-year dinner here. It was heavy going, with a single entree extra, and a second dessert extra, and the veggie meal a plate of vegetables (finally upgraded). Just as we'd...

Review by

EJHSydney

“Delicious food and great setting”

Reviewed on 21/03/2020

You can't get a much better setting than Bookplate for a sunny brunch. You'd also be hard pressed to find more delicious and reasonably priced food. Three generations ate here, and we were all more...

Review by

Sally B

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