Make Yourself at Home

Serving delicious espresso coffee 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 - currently closed

"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.


In the Press


“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


“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

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