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Cafe Lella

Cafe, Italian, Australian
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Jardine St, Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6239 6383
08:30 - 17:00
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

I tried to make a booking here for my Dad, as we went here before and it was good. The guy on the phone said 'do you know you have called a cafe in lunch service, call back' then he hung up on me. I have worked in hospitality and taken bookings during busy hours. Not once did I find... More 

1 Thank Hannah M
Canberra, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Looks like someone has taken charge, new menu, good service and nice coffee, enjoyed a lovely breakfast, maybe the older guy is the new owner behind the coffee machine calling the shots, keep up the good work, big improvement on our last visit. We will be back.

Thank Tiny T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

The staff are so accommodating and friendly. The food was delicious and well priced. Love coming to this restaurant - feels like coming home!

Thank G_00009
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

When I first came across this blog, thought would never go there but since the ones next door were full decided to stop by @Cafe Lella.. I should say, a huge improvement in the service, food and overall environment.. Though the Cafe was busy, I was served by a very welcoming waitress and all the food and coffee was served... More 

Thank Truein
Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Last Sunday morning my sister, elderly mother, 9 year old niece & I stopped in for coffee and a bite. After being ignored for ten minutes I went inside to see if we could order coffee. I was told by an irritated waitress that no orders would be taken for 20 minutes. I commented that it would've been nice to... More 

Thank ShellisOut
Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday morning for brunch. I understand this is a busy time so I normally don't mind waiting but we waited over 40mins for coffees and were then told that they were no longer taking food orders because they were simply to busy. There was no apology and when we asked for water we were rudely... More 

Thank Simone S
Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

Had a very dissapointing lunch at cafe Lella. For starters the waitress looked like she'd rather be somewhere else and couldn't be bothered. Though she wrote everything down, she still kept forgetting to bring things (like wine glasses for the wine that was already on the table, an extra plate for our toddler), The food was very bland and uninspired.... More 

Thank Maccaliscious
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

My family spent a sunny lunchtime chatting and enjoying a variety of dishes. The service was very good and friendly (I suspect the owner). Both the food and coffee were good enough to draw me back when I'm next wandering around Kingston Square.

1 Thank TheEscapeGoat
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

Xmas eve Monday, lots of stress in the air but all serene @ Cafe Lella. Coffee & brekky all accomplished within the half hour. Top service, good food, great coffee. 'Nough said.

Thank Ozrocket
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219 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We met friends at Cafe Lella for lunch on a sunny Saturday. There were 3 adults and 6 kids and everyone enjoyed what they had. Pumpkin ravioli with hazelnuts, sage and butter was tasty. Kids had pancakes or pasta with milk shakes or smoothies. Service was friendly

Thank jaynic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Italian, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jardine St, Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6239 6383

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