Some good reviews for this cafe’s espresso, but it wasn’t really to my taste. I don’t know what blend they are using or what size baskets are in their group handles, but my espresso was so strong it was almost like syrup.
I know some people think stronger is necessarily better, if that’s you then Gus’ espresso is for you. Personally, I didn’t enjoy it at all and wouldn’t go back. I imagine it tastes much better in longer coffees, though.
Came back to relive memories & still looks pretty much the same after 15 years but coffee….blah
I had a delicious piccolo latte here on the weekend (in a very clean glass).
They seem to have lifted their game in response to the mounting competition, however I can’t help but feel Canberra’s oldest cafe could do a lot more to keep up.
After some bad experiences in my formative years, I’d long avoided going to the Canberra institution that is Gus’ Café. I gave it another go the other day and was pleasantly surprised—the cups are still a little dirty, and the waiters’ still a little hopeless—but the coffee itself was pretty damn good.
One espresso and one ristretto. Both delicious.
Despite its storied place in Canberra’s dining history, I refrain from visiting Gus’. The one reason: dirty glassware. Unless you want your coffee accompanied by months of encrusted scum, do not go.