Bookplate

Bookplate

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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

Mon to Fri: 8:30am-3:30pm; Weekends: 9am-3pm

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 348 REVIEWS

Ranked #132 of 1,512 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Lovely food, perfect location”

Reviewed on 03/05/2021

If you're near the lake and looking for a decent, well-priced meal, Bookplate never fails.
Tucked inside the National Library, it has a lovely outdoor area with views over the lake if weather...

Review by

Stephen S

“Delicious breakfast, great service.”

Reviewed on 04/02/2021

Breakfast with some of the girls.
Still all in COVID restrictions here in CBR, but Bookplate has nailed it with lots of sanitizer everywhere, good check in procedure, and social distancing...

Review by

kitiCate3597

“Don't forget the Sunday surcharge”

Reviewed on 24/01/2021

There's no service worth talking about as you line up at the counter to place your order and collect cutlery etc but the food is brought to your table. It's nothing special except for the cost; 2...

Review by

Erica J

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