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Canteena

$$ - $$$European, , Cafe
2/18 Prince Street, Gisborne, Victoria 3437, Australia
+61 3 5420 7249
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (20 reviews)
“lamb pasta” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
2/18 Prince Street, Gisborne, Victoria 3437, Australia
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this cafe/restaurant on several occassions with various friends. Always excellent service and the standard of food is extremely high. A twist of spice on some popular staples. Wonderful cakes including gluten free (for me). Highly recommended

Thank Rhodd2818
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to get a Friday night back in Gisborne after lots of travelling. Canteena is a stand out for dinner. Easy parking, always spotlessly clean and great food. Lots of effort to make you feel welcome and you dont have to wait all...More

Thank b0ris2
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t actually eat here, admittedly, but walked in for lunch over an hour before closing time to be told the kitchen was closed. Not what I would expect from a town’s ‘Number 1’ restaurant.More

Thank Mike W
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are disappointed to know that your experience at Canteena was not to your satisfaction. Guest satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and we assure you this is a typical of the standards we follow. Canteena is open for...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

After checking this place out on TA we decided to give it a go. When we walked in we were greeted warmly by a member of the floor staff. From the lunch menu we ordered the pork belly and the balsamic field mushroom. Both were...More

Thank LeggyLorna
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We took another couple to Canteena last Saturday night and we were all really impressed with everything about the restaurant. It has a lovely presentation. Serene and very pleasant ambience. As soon as you are seated iced water is presented and poured all night long.We...More

Thank Glenys M
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you Glenys for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Had good reviews and were accurate. Good meals, excellent service, interesting menu with a touch of Indian. And good value. Recommended

Thank John H
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Amongst so many places for coffee and lunch in Gisborne, this is a little gem. The decor and service is a cut above any other in Gisborne. It has a lovely atmosphere and isn't noisy like some of the eateries can be. Great coffee!

1  Thank janine911
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Lovely lunch in this great little restaurant. Great menu, food and service. Little gem in the heart of Gisborne.

1  Thank Toastie24
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This was our second time going here and once again we were not disappointed. Huge servings of good fresh delicious food. The staff are friendly and great value for money, we had 7 on our table, we all had an entree and main and most...More

Thank scatterbolts
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for reviewing Canteena. We are greatly thankful for your appreciation of the overall dining experience. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Arnu has created some amazing new dishes and sauces to tempt your taste buds. Prawns, chicken, fish and beef on offer, makes it a real challange to choose. The result is always great, so be adventurous. Thks all at Canteena, luv your work.

Thank b0ris2
Anupam G, Manager at Canteena, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for reviewing Canteena once again. Glad you liked our new dinner menu. Your positive comments have been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/18 Prince Street, Gisborne, Victoria 3437, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Macedon Ranges  >  Gisborne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5420 7249
  • E-mail
Description
Canteena is an exciting addition to the Gisborne café scene. Come to 18 Prince Street (behind the Gisborne Central Shopping Centre) and find a warm, cosy and quiet café known for great food with an exciting ethnic twist. We are open for breakfast and lunch six days a week. Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday evenings. Using fresh ingredients we create dishes with a classic continental flair, to be enjoyed with a glass of wine and most importantly - the best coffee in Gisborne. The coffee is the specialty of the house. It is the Humbler blend from the renowned Proud Mary Coffee Roasters. Anupam is an experienced chef with 25 years in the industry and barista with more than nine years running a successful Michel's Patisserie franchise. Canteena is a little bit special. Alongside the classics, there are dishes with an ethnic flair not yet seen in Gisborne. Come and cradle a glass of wine by the fire, indulge in great food freshly prepared at an affordable price. Enjoy our friendly welcoming service, 'real' hot chocolate and unbeatable coffee.
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