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NGA Cafe

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Parkes Place | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6240 6411
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“salad” (7 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Parkes Place | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a cafe at the gallery allows people to take a break between galleries to eat, drink & refresh.

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very nice atmosphere sitting outside at the National Gallery. Nice cakes and coffee and thoroughly enjoyed the Gallery which is free of charge.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were really impressed with the cafe and the menu. We enjoyed a light lunch, after our wander around the Gallery, and we all enjoyed our meal. Will definitely be back.

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Stopped here after a few hours at NGA. Coffee was excellent as was the sandwich. Service quote slow and a little unfriendly, perhaps too busy to focus on good customer service so all forgiven for another time.

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I reread my previous review and can say this place has improved a little in terms of the fare and service. It still feels like a cafeteria, but there's no where else to go unless you want to try the Portrait Gallery Cafe across the...More

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed afternoon tea here after visiting the gallery. The scones were delicious and the coffee was good too.

Thank 484Michelle
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The NGA Café is well located with a great outlook over the gardens towards the lake. Food is generally good. A great place to pause whilst visiting an exhibition.

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This cafe sits looking out on to the sculptures set amongst the plants immediately outside. It has a light and artistic feel to it as the world outside and the sculpture garden surround it. The views are delightful, the food, drinks and menus equally so....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This restaurant inside the NGA is a welcome place to go after viewing all the lovely art in the gallery. The restaurant is bright and airy, given the high ceiling. But food is just okay. It does not help that the prices are a bit...More

Thank Hogan2008
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The NGA Cafe, outside the National Gallery of Australia has a lovely ambience mingled with nice food and drink and is a welcome relax-time after exploring through the Gallery, or as a rest-point during your time exploring the great exhibits in the Gallery. Highly recommend...More

Thank AvidWchrTraveller
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkes Place | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6240 6411
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