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 345 REVIEWS

Ranked #133 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Short and sweet breakfast”

Reviewed on 30/12/2020

Very small breakfast menu but good drinks on offer. Tasty and solid servings. Eggs well cooked and very hospitable staff.

Review by

Kages777

“Hurried service”

Reviewed on 04/12/2020

Food choices are few but the food is quality. The service unfortunately is robotic, and many waitresses but not all have no idea about hospitality, including the Covid usherette. They could not be...

Review by

Kalimera007

“Not that impressed. Shuffled”

Reviewed on 31/10/2020

Not that impressed. Shuffled guests in and out with sittings only one 1hr long! Queue for sign in, queue for orders. Waiters unable to identify the biggest table in a small room or use basic...

Review by

rebeccadorn81

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