Gus' Place

Gus' Place

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.

Gus’ is an institution of the Canberra hospitality scene, with a history spanning 50 years. It was the first Canberra café to introduce outdoor dining, back in the 70s, and has played a major role in the cultural development of the city. The recent renovation features materials of the highest quality, such as brass, marble, and teak, while maintaining the venue’s classic European feel.

The famous outdoor dining area boasts large glass windows which allow sunlight to flow into the space, making it the perfect place to catch up. The team of friendly wait staff are dedicated to providing good old-fashioned quality service, and are sure to take your order with a smile.

The menus offer classic seasonal options that you know and love, but with a Gus’ Place twist. Rather than try to reinvent traditional dishes, Gus's elevate them so they hit all of the senses. They cater for a variety of allergies and dietary preferences, and are fully licensed, stocking a variety of local beer and wine.

  • Front window with Gus' Place logo
  • Colourful plate
  • Gus' place interior
  • Gus' Place interior through the front window
  • Colourful sweets
  • Gus' Place exterior
  • Gus' Place interior black and white photo
  • Exterior



  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch


Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Gus' Place

68 Bunda Street, Shop 8 Garema Arcade, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #89 of 1,474 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Delicious and fresh”

Reviewed on 05/10/2020

My family shared breakfast here and were not disappointed. The fresh juices started with a wow factor then the food just kept delivering on taste. Great value and lovely staff who were very friendly...

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Monique S

“Breakfast on a busy saturday”

Reviewed on 26/09/2020

Arrived to a full house. Swiftly seated and served by pleasant staff. Food came out really quickly. Overall a great experience. P.S The heating in the outdoor area is lovely and warm

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“GUS’ place amazing food and even better staff”

Reviewed on 26/09/2020

WOW, I’m from Sydney and came to Canberra for the weekend with my family. We stumbled across Gus’ place in civic and it was delicious. Would recommend the dirty eggs or the ricotta hotcakes. Staff...

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