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Silo Bakery Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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36 Giles Street | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 6060
07:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Picton, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were told to visit the bakery, and we were not disappointed. Intimate, busy, great coffee, amazing selection of beautiful fruit tarts, small and large, great bread. We took away a large fruit flan, which we had for dinner that night. I have noted some people say it was expensive. The coffee, the food, and the experience was well worth... More 

Thank Neta H
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Kingston for years and Silo reminded me of a European cafe. Went back today and really disappointed. Had breakfast and at $18 for Eggs Florentine it was way overpriced for the average quality. Eggs were just not great poached eggs on tiny pieces of toast with a bit of watery spinach. Husbands Chorizo Omelet didn't looked real... More 

Thank Bali065
Perth, Australia
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145 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading reviews that this was the place to come for great french style pastries and cakes, we visited on a Saturday morning and got a table straight away, albeit in the corridor. The place was buzzing and completely packed. The presentation of all the cakes and pastries were amazing. Juice was delicious, the ham and cheese croissant was as... More 

Thank pepe_of_perth
Yatte Yattah, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had brunch today with two friends who rave about Silo so I was really looking forward to finally eating there. Had a sensational omelette with chorizo and tomato. It was perfect and the toasted bread with it was great. Coffee was excellent (have found it hard to find extremely good coffee each time I visit CBR) and the service was... More 

Thank Ristin V
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Silo is tucked away on the back end of Kingston shops, parking is easy. The coffee is served quick and is good quality, as is the large range of delicious pastries and cakes on offer. Service is good with a little bit of Canberra quirkiness from the staff, makes a pleasant experience. I'll visit again when next in Canberra.

Thank 14pmcd
Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Every time I am in Canberra this is a must place for breakfast, pity it was not open on public holidays but we visited Tue instead, the menu and the tarts are to die for, take a few home with you well worth the trip to Kingston

Thank 380800
palmyra western australia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Love this place for breakfast and pastries. Coffee great too. And the fresh baked bread is sublime. Becoming an institution in Kingston.

Thank tonyusher
Brisbane, Australia
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362 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This bakery had a nice range of freshly baked pastries and tarts as well as a variety of sourdough breads. The baguette was amazing. The rhubarb and almond tart was very good but the pear caramel tart was not as sweet as expected so we were a little disappointed.

Thank MarjofromBrissie
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is pretty close to an 'authentic' French patisserie and the pastries and other products are mostly fantastic. Unfortunately, the staff on all my visits have been snotty, haughty and unpleasant, as if they're doing you a massive favour just by noticing your existence and deigning to serve you. Granted, that's pretty common for Australian cafes, but Silo has kinda... More 

Thank Max E
Canberra, ACT
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Silo's breads, tarts, etc are consistently delicious, especially the breads. However, I found the breakfast menu to be a bit limiting this time, hence the 4 stars. The price is mid-range. The service was good and prompt. Otherwise, the atmosphere is good and it is certainly crowded.

Thank bluezen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Giles Street | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 6060

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