Table reservations are valid for a duration of one hour.

We are currently accepting table reservations
for the indoor dining area only.


 


 

Make Yourself at Home

Serving delicious espressos and award-winning cuisine, Bookplate offers guests a truly authentic Canberra experience. Open daily, you’ll walk away feeling inspired, comforted, and steeped in stories.

Multi-award Winning Canberra Cuisine

Explore what suits your palate from the all-day brunch and lunch menu, and enjoy the multi-sensory and multi-award winning experience of BOOKPLATE.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:30am - 3:30pm
(Takeaway service from 3:00pm onwards)

Sat - Sun

9:00am - 3:00pm

(Takeaway service from 2:30pm onwards)

Public Holiday

9:00am - 3:00pm

(Takeaway service from 2:30pm onwards)

Bookplate Kitchen closes at 2:00pm

"One cannot think well,
love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
~ Virginia Woolf.

Take a Break from Your Day

A prime brunch and lunch spot thanks to its traditional interiors and much-loved menu. If the library surroundings and luminescent glow don’t impress you, the culinary experience will. 

 

The menu sits somewhere between cafe and restaurant and offers up high-impact cuisine. Join us for casual yet elegant dishes, serving as a spot for a hearty, wholesome brunch or fresh, light lunch. 

 

Take a break from your day with the ultimate breakfast, elevated coffee and cake, or a luscious liquid lunch, courtesy of the fine wine list.

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In the Press

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“It’s not every day you come across someone with the fortitude to take an ordinary restaurant to supernova levels. Award-winning restaurateur, Tracy Keeley has transformed BOOKPLATE  into a destination café.”

— RiotACT

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“The calling of  BOOKPLATE cafe operator Tracy Keeley is to breathe life into eateries that have lost their flavour. They now serve well over 400 meals per day.”

— Restaurant & Catering Magazine

Contact Us

T: (02) 6262 1154

For general enquires email hello@bookplate.com.au

For event enquiries email events@bookplate.com.au

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