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Muse - Food, Wine, Books

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Griffith, ACT

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Ben Wood Apr 07, 2022
Great staff, sensational coffee and food. It’s an amazingly relaxing venue. Will be back See less
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Lorraine Johnson Jan 15, 2022
Stayed at The East Hotel last week and visited Muse Cafe 3 times for breakfast. The coffee and food amazing. Staff very helpful and friendly. Usually go down to The Foreshore for breakfast but couldn't be bothered after visiting this cafe on the first morning. See less
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Rachel Stevens Dec 02, 2021
Pretty good nasi goreng, but could have had more veggies and a tofu option. Staff attentive and kind. See less
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Din Nov 18, 2021
Delicious food, and excellent adherence to coeliac dietary requirements. My partner couldn't believe her french toast was actually gluten free, it was that good (and it was gluten free). See less
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Lee Shipley Jun 11, 2021
One of the best morning venues in Canberra. Even for a quiet morning coffee this place scores well. A few of tables are outside on nice days and the staff are happy to serve. The menu is consistently good and does not try to bulk-up instead pleasing with variety in the plate. Don't forget to checkout the books on offer..they always amaze with their relevance to current affairs and history from the Australian perspective. See less
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Sybil Yeung Jun 05, 2021
We had our ceremony reception at Muse and just wanted to say how great everything was. The food was delicious and Dan and Paul even helped us decorate the venue. Everything was very well looked after and everyone had a great time! It's also very conveniently located so that our guests could stay over at the East Hotel. P.S. They also make one of the best coffees in Canberra! See less
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Gavin Plunkett May 22, 2021
What a fantastic experience. The perfect fusion of cafe and book shop. Fantastic food and wine selections. See less
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Ken Burgin Apr 18, 2021
Friendly, happy and efficient, very comfortably furnished. A great manager keeps it all moving smoothly - well with a visit. See less
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Steven Lewis Apr 11, 2021
Browsing interesting books while waiting for my Tasmanian-cheese soufflé, I can’t think of a better way to spend breakfast in Canberra, which is why we ate here every day and left with at least one book every time. See less
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Matilda Miller Mar 08, 2021
What a wonderful atmosphere, although I only had the fruit salad the dishes around me where refined and elegant to say the least. A added bonus was the attached small book shop :) See less
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Charlene Kim Oct 18, 2020
It was satisfying experience. The souffle was creamy and soft and definitely signature menu here! But it might be too heavy for breakfast🤣 Egg benny was delicious. Coffee was good as well, nice temperature, and flavour. They use my favourite coffee bean from redbrick:) I spent my sunday morning happily here. See less
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Jackie McMillan Mar 15, 2019
(3.5 stars) Fresh from a great sleep upstairs in the East Hotel, we didn’t have to wander far to find an interesting breakfast. Muse: Food, Wine & Books is another of the hotel’s onsite restaurants. Part bookstore, part all-day diner, you can access Muse either through the hotel’s stylish lobby, or from the street if you happen to be a Canberra local. The audience is clearly a good mix, testament to the hotel giving each internal restaurant an external face and identity. Being a bookshop restaurant, obviously books are a big part of the attraction, and you can buy a book at any time the restaurant is open. It’s not a gimmicky bookshop either, there’s a decent collection of contemporary fiction, current issues, arts and culture, food and wine, plus a political shelf where you can pick up a biography of your favourite ex-Prime Minister, with quite a few to choose from over the last few years. The other printed work I should mention is the wine list. It’s interesting, wide-ranging and cleverly arranged; enough to make me regret dining here too early in the day to give it a thorough going over. After a slightly shaky start where staff show irritation after we arrive without a reservation for an 8.30am breakfast on the advice of hotel reception staff, we’re seated in the dove grey dining room. With a baby grand piano in one corner, and natural light streaming in from both sides, it’s an attractive but simply furnished space. We’re quickly delivered our locally-roasted Red Brick Espresso coffees, in a pale-hued Latte ($4) and a Strong Flat White ($4.50). It’s smooth without being remarkable, a bit hollow in the middle for my liking. The breakfast menu is interesting, with dishes like Sriracha Eggs Benedict ($20) instantly grabbing my attention. A pair of poached eggs sit with pulled ham hock on sourdough toast under an eye-catching orange sriracha Hollandaise that eats as well as it looks. I find the ham hock a bit intense for breakfast though, and in such a generous portion, it tends to dominate the other ingredients on the plate. Ordering a Full English Breakfast ($26) in regional areas is a good way to taste test local produce without much adornment. Described as “no ands, ifs or buts”, Muse’s big brekky includes fried eggs, sausage, thick cut bacon, black pudding, grilled tomato and a whole grilled field mushroom (my favourite thing on the plate). With this much food on one plate, it would be advisable for the kitchen to heat their high-end crockery to ensure the diner gets to enjoy all of their food hot. See less
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Bendeguz Devenyi-Botos Sep 28, 2018
A wonderful trendy little cafe/restaurant in Canberra. The atmosphere is delightful with a wealth of lovely books and charming music, and the food and drinks is absolutely ravishing. I highly advise visiting for breakfast. I recommend the eggs Benedict with the pulled ham, the sauce has just the right amount of spice and the ham is phenomenal. My dining companions brown rice bowl also went down a treat with fantastic pumpkin. See less
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Katherine wookie Jun 23, 2018
Friendly professional staff, efficient service and a good quality well priced meal. Lovely atmosphere inside. Menu has a variety of options so should cater to all needs See less
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Jasmine Tern Apr 03, 2018
Entering into the bookshop is welcoming and warm, and the lucky table sitting there will feel either lucky or uncomfortable as they are right near the front window by themselves but surrounded by so many lovely books! A number of options to eat but dishes were hit-and-miss; my Green Bowl was nicely seasoned and exactly what I wanted, but my sister's Hawaiian Poké Bowl was bland and disappointing, with cold undercooked rice and no exciting flavours. My soy coffee was nicely done. A little on the expensive side coming from Melbourne at $18-$20 per dish but a pleasant option for those staying at the attached hotel or in the area. See less
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Does Muse - Food, Wine, Books offer takeaway?

Yes, Muse - Food, Wine, Books offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Muse - Food, Wine, Books located?

Its located at 69 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603, Australia

About Muse - Food, Wine, Books


69 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603, Australia
+61 2 6178 0024
Opening hours
  • Sunday: 7AM - 12PM
  • Monday: 7AM - 12PM
  • Tuesday: 7AM - 12PM
  • Wednesday: 7AM - 2PM
  • Thursday: 7AM - 2PM
  • Friday: 7AM - 2PM
  • Saturday: 7AM - 2PM
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