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As You Like It

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Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 8085
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07:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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62 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Dossier48
Canberra, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

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.

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act
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

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Thank Justin C
Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank 361marceld
Sydney, Australia
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193 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank Andrew N
Sydney, Australia
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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 

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Thank JElliot32
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

This used to be my favourite place in City West but since its refurb (and loss of chef) it's starting to get a reputation that it should seriously take notice of. I've had lunch there a number of times over the last few months and it's got worse each time. The service on my last visit was just slack and... More 

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Thank Cliffie_D
Canberra, Australia
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331 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I've been going to As You Like It for several years now, though less frequently now that I don't work in the area. The ambience is a little noisy inside, and the decor, even since the refurbishment, is not particularly exciting, but sitting under the trees outside is special. The food - particularly lunch specials - is always good. They... More 

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Thank Sue T
act
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

recently renovated, new look café doesn't disappoint! The old café was brilliant, the coffee was world class and always made with the utmost care and precision! the new café now has a new barista and while not to the same standard, I'd cut them some slack as it is still very good and I look forward to seeing some awards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 18:00
Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
Friday
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?