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Franklin Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6295 9783
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Barbados
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a slightly updated menu but same wonderful flavours we went back and will be returning again again. Great service and i love that vintage look. So cosy and and we love that the staff are so social. We had the special Atlantic Salmon which was superb ans presentation excellent. We also had one of our favs, honey chilli prawns.... More 

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Thank bajkat
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caph's is an old fashioned place and would not be classed as fancy, however, the meals are really lovely and the staff excellent.

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Thank Sue B
Toowoomba, Australia
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Met old friends here for a nice quiet dinner and it was a good choice. All servings were generous and delicious. Maybe a little quick between courses, but I had the light curry prawns (yummy) and then lamb which melted in your mouth. Great service, what can I say. Not cheap but we'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank Judith J
Canberra, Australia
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Menu is always full of options and the food is plentiful and delicious. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Love the milkshakes and cakes.

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Thank Elizabeth T
Wollongong, Australia
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226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our group of four friends tried Caph's for lunch on a wet Sunday. Staff were friendly and professional in this historic cafe but the food let it down badly. Especially disappointing was the spaghetti marinara and the spinach pie. The seafood was overcooked in the marinara and was tough and rubbery in texture. Coffees were however good.

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Thank OpaMarnie
North Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We've been eating here on and off for years when we visit Canberra. It's always a full plate and we're never disappoint. Love the bacon and eggs with s side of hash browns. Nerver soggy or oily and very delicious. The staff are also very friendly. The tables are always clean and I suggest you give it a go one... More 

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Thank anniesbox
North Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Unfortunately the service is absolutely terrible at Caph's these days. We have been patrons of Caphs for many years but the last 3 times the waiters have not been up to scratch, slapping the menus on the table without a word and just plain rude with their "Too Cool for School" attitude. I observed one waiter arguing with another customer.... More 

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1 Thank leew0ng
Canberra, Australia
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I was pleased that my meal arrived so promptly. The waiter was very attentive. My sirloin steak was quite good. The only problem I had was with the sauce. It was a bit too watery. Otherwise, I did enjoy this meal. The serving was generous. I can recommend Caphs.

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Thank KevinVoyage
Troon
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This friendly restaurant has a great menu and we were not disappointed with our first visit ! Our only complaint was that there was too much !!!

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Thank Andrew K
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have been a regular at Caphs for over 20 years because of its relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff however now feel completely disenfranchised with it and will never return. It could have been a relatively straightforward issue. We were charged for an item we were not told was not included with the main course. It had been included the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Franklin Street, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6295 9783

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