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Bittersweet

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££ - £££
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Jardine Street | Green Square, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 7263
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is great, the salads are delicious - was very happy with my causer salad. The atmosphere is relaxed and it was a very busy public holiday and the staff kept their cool and were very friendly. Very happy and look forward to returning.

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1 Thank reddaydream
Canberra, Australia
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunched here with family recently on a Sunday afternoon. The food was great and menu selection was quite varied. The service was also friendly and helpful and there is plenty of seating both inside and out. Would definitely visit again.

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1 Thank Jon Q
Canberra, Australia
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616 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

PROS: Nice outdoor seating with gorgeous huge umbrellas ; friendly staff; excellent coffee; my granddaughter is helping me to write this and she said that there were plenty of bananas in the smoothy. A bit sweeter than we're use to at home but still delicious! All very well priced too - $7.30 for my coffee and her smoothy. CONS (more... More 

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Thank NotMolly
Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bittersweet for a Saturday morning breakfast. The cafe is busy at this time, and so service was a bit slow. The menu has all the standard breakfast options, including a few which are interesting (such as the vegetarian big breaky, and 2 kinds of potato rosti)- but nothing especially hipster or quirky if that's what your looking for. Gluten... More 

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1 Thank VincentVasco
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148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Kingston for lunch with my wife and was pleasantly surprised to find the Bittersweet Cafe. I had the Big Breakfast and my wife had the Caesar Chicken Salad. Both were very good. There is a nice outdoor seating area and the staff were helpful. Breakfast is served until 3pm. Nice cafe in the Kingston shops.

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1 Thank Bytor56
Canberra
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The staff are friendly but the kitchen is slow (yes, it was busy). The coffee is excellent. The omelette roll with ham pieces was ordinary. The salmon rosti was okay. The burgers looked great but a little small. Sad to say, this was an entirely average experience.

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Thank Jackfrost14
Sydney
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Quick service, delicious meal great coffee. We were met with a smile and water and a menu. We ordered and before we knew it our coffee arrived, then quick as a wink our lunch. Considering how many people were there, I was most impressed.

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Thank Mictay
Canberra
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Whenever I have the chance, I choose the breakfast menu when having lunch at Bitter Sweet. They roast and grind their own coffee and their Eggs Benedict is just wonderful.

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1 Thank CanberraBundyboy
Weston, Australia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Met up with a friend who's been living in Ireland for brunch at Bittersweet. We both choose Eggs Benedict, I had salmon and Bronwyn had bacon. We both loved our meal and the coffee was good too.

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Thank Nige-ACT
Hobart, Australia
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211 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I love the coffee here, have been many times and it is always perfect. The roast and blend their own coffee, perfectly brewed and served at the right temperature. The food is cooked across the the lane at Bittersweet and is good breakfast fair. It can get noisy at times when there are large groups, but that is just a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jardine Street | Green Square, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 7263

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