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As You Like It

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Cafe, Australian
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Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 8085
07:30 - 18:00
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Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know cafes have their systems ... but this cafe needs to think again! I was sent here, because I could get a cheapish ready made sandwich and a cake. Both items were right in front of my eyes as I selected and paid. So, the till operator (because I now know that this is all that he does) takes... More 

Thank John G
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

While the Cafe isn't cheap as chips it does have really nice food and a great selection of tea. It also has loads of space and doesn't echo which makes it a great place to catch up with friends.

Thank Micci H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My cup of tea arrived with no tea in the pot. When I enquired inside, I was told to go back and check for the teabag on the tray. I did so and still found no tea provided. Twice I went through this process before they believed that they had made an error, and was then told 'it was only... More 

Thank Sango M
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It's worth mentioning that when a coffee shop is in business for this long with the same owner, it is safe to say you are not going to be disappointed. I've seen him jump in the kitchen and take over the grill, wait on tables and even wash the dishes but his real talent is in customer service and his... More 

Thank Justin C
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We just had a few drinks, outside on a balmy evening, and later to carry in to a performance. The staff here were good, the house wines quite acceptable, and the atmosphere excellent. Recommended before, during, and after a Street Theatre performance.

Thank Dossier48
Canberra, Australia
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I like coming to As you like it for lunch with my partner or family to catch up. My favorite things are the food is excellent (try the cheese burger), the staff are friendly and there are toilets located on the facility.

Thank RobndAnge
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

I may not have had a coffee from every chop in Canberra but the ones I do visit, this one is the best by far. Joe and his staff are customer focused and it shows in the food they present and the drinks that they make. I really feel at home here and the atmosphere is fantastic

Thank Justin C
Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I visit the Australian National University regularly for various activities I am pursuing in retirement. There are plenty of cafes on and near the campus but my favourite is As You Like It. Whether it's a take-away coffee, a sit-down coffee and cake, or a nice lunch with a glass of wine, it's always relaxed and friendly. The menu has... More 

Thank Marcel D
Sydney, Australia
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317 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Came here with a good friend who works close by. Said the coffee was great and so too the 'tomato toast'. I'll take her word for that while I had eggs Benedict and oj. Generous on the smoked salmon BUT can nobody actually make a hollandaise sauce? Then why serve up something cold and pale yellow from a squeeze bottle?!... More 

Thank Andrew N
Sydney, Australia
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1,166 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I first visited this cafe a few years back with a local who assured me it 'had the best coffee in Canberra'. It was excellent, I won't argue with that. Revisited last week, this time for lunch. The coffee was still as good as I remember, though as an occasional visitor to Canberra I am not really in a position... More 

Thank JElliot32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 8085

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?