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The Cupping Room

$$ - $$$Cafe, , International
1/13 University Ave, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6257 6412
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“huevos” (10 reviews)
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7:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/13 University Ave, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a late breakfast during the week. The place is obviously popular. Whislt busy, I didn't wait long for my order. Friendly staff, descent breakfast, good coffee. Recommended.

Thank Berniej27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cupping is the process coffee graders use to judge the merit of different coffees. Graders rate each coffee by body, sweetness, flavour, acidity and aftertaste. Using a similar process to rate the cafes I visit, I’m struck by the fact that if I’d written up...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place prides itself on coffee. With a small menu of bean choices and coffee styles, you're bound to find something for your palate. The coffee is well made and worth the unnecessary wait. From the start, we had to wait in a queue (which...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always come here when I am in town from Sydney, if you are dining in or taking away the coffee is always excellent and strong, and the food is always good.

2  Thank Ari T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with Michelle's post that The Cupping Room is trying to be different with coffee ordered from a list of ‘in-house labels’, but basically The Cupping Room is a coffee place for breakfast and lunch. No reservations accepted so if you want to go be...More

Thank MJK74q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was by all means good coffee and food, but it was so busy and we had to wait outside during winter for 40 minutes. "I just want a cup of coffee" this is the complaint I overheard, which also reflected what I thought at...More

Thank Shane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn’t particularly fancy the coffee (sorry, mates) but the young student vibe was fun and the food very good

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I felt like The Cupping Room didn't really know what style it wanted to have. Hipster, hippy, or coffee snob...? No bookings, alternatively dressed staff, a small, unusual space.... This cafe was confusing. We liked that the menu is an all-day one (hot chips for...More

Thank michelle863
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I ordered just a basic bacon and egg on toast, an. The bacon and eggs were consistently cooked without being too fatty or runny, the toast itself was crunchy, and that's all it was. I can't fault it really. The coffee was fantastic, so good...More

Thank jebskulker
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Have to be one of the best cafe in Australia. The avo breakfast was perfect, coffee selection and quality was impressive and the service was also spot on. If I lived here it would become my regular

Thank Damien B
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Stephen G
23 March 2017|
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Response from Diana T | Reviewed this property |
I think it closes at 3 or 4pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/13 University Ave, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6257 6412
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