Friday, February 6, 2009

Gus' Cafe (Canberra)

Address: Shop 8, Garema Centre, Bunda St, Canberra City ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6248 8118

This was one of the first restaurant/cafes I visited during my short term stay in Canberra - it was recommended to me by a friend who had studied here. It is one of the few places in Canberra which will still serve a hot breakfast (bacon & eggs pictured below) for under $10.

Pictured below: Spicey lentil burger with avocado, tomato relish, carrot, baby spinach, cucumber yoghurt & sweet chilli sauce. The presentation is quite remarkable however ruins the actual experience of eating the meal - the sweet chilli sauce drenched the underside of the bread making it impossible to pick up and eat in a sandwich-style.

Above: Watermelon kiss – watermelon, pineapple, mango & coconut fruit juice - was quite thick and more of a frappe, definately get bang-for-buck trying to get through this drink!

Gus' is busy everytime you look, however I was shocked by the cleanliness and the somewhat slow service. The surfaces of tables felt sticky and this was backed by sightings of pests on the cafe shop floor.