Portrait Cafe

Portrait Cafe

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.

Located at the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Café is the perfect spot for a relaxed coffee, weekend brunch or weekday lunch with friends.

Unwind with a locally brewed beer or homemade iced chai overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, the High Court & Reconciliation Place.

Bookings welcome groups of 4 or more. Make a booking online or call on 02 6102 7162.
  • Portrait Cafe
    Portrait Cafe
  • Homemade Granola with Poached Pears and Rhubarb
    Homemade Granola with Poached Pears and Rhubarb
  • Sweet and Savory Brunch
    Sweet and Savory Brunch
  • Smashed avocado & goats curd w/ poached eggs & dukkha on grilled rye toast (v, gf*, df*)
    Smashed avocado & goats curd w/ poached eggs & dukkha on grilled rye toast (v, gf*, df*)
  • Soup of the day w/ sourdough toast (gf*, df*)
    Soup of the day w/ sourdough toast (gf*, df*)
  • Lemon grass & ginger braised beef cheek w/ sweet potato noodles & crunchy vegetables
    Lemon grass & ginger braised beef cheek w/ sweet potato noodles & crunchy vegetables

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri: 9am to 3pm; Sat - Sun: 9am to 4pm

TYPE OF SERVICE

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Portrait Cafe

King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Bar

Carpark

Family Friendly

Outdoor Dining Area

Pet Friendly - Enquire

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 190 REVIEWS

Ranked #127 of 1,525 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“I've got some legitimate feedback”

Reviewed on 16/06/2021

We brought friends here, thinking it was a nice, casual location (you place your order at the counter) that would be likely to have seating for a leisurely weekend brunch. However, we were...

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RedditSavvy

“A disappointing visit.Could be so much better!”

Reviewed on 07/06/2021

The cafe was freezing,it would have been warmer outside under a heater.The music was really loud, adding to the general chaos behind the counter.I counted seven staff in and around the counter...

Review by

giddyupcanberra

“Appalling coffee”

Reviewed on 06/06/2021

We ordered 2 flat whites, 1 on regular milk, 1 on skim. Took ages to arrive. The regular was weak, milky and warmish. Drinkable but only just. The other was stone cold, as if from the fridge. My wife...

Review by

ACTterrier

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