The heritage-listed, sleek and European-style cafe, Gus’ Place on Bunda Street has been a Canberra institution since 1967. Its sunny, enclosed outdoor dining area was the first of its kind in Canberra and is popular even in winter as a place to huddle over a cuppa.

Originally opened by Gus Petersilka, the café’s heritage listing acknowledges the physical fabric of the building and its role in Canberra’s social and cultural history.

Take a look at the newly refurbished area indoors which includes brass, marble, and teak, and sample the classic food over a wine or local beer.

Fully licensed, the cafe serves all-day breakfasts and makes a point of catering for people with food allergies. Try the middle eastern Shakshuka of baked eggs, meatballs, tomato sugo, labne and sourdough, or the chilli crab scrambled eggs. For dinner and dessert, order the tomato and chorizo spaghetti and, if you have room, the green tea hot cakes. Gus’ Place is a little slice of Paris, Canberra-style.

Gus’ Place
Shop 8 Garema Arcade, 68 Bunda St Canberra City
Breakfast and lunch Monday–Saturday 7.30am – 3.30pm. Dinner 5.30pm ‘til late

gusplace.com.au

 

 

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