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Outdoor cafes

When you see the myriad of outdoor eating spots in Civic you have to give a thought to Gus who when I first moved to Canberra was having a monumental battle with the authorities to establish European style outdoor eating which was against the regulations.  They took his tables and chairs.  They took his awnings and poles and he persisted.

Now the windy alleys around Garema Place where his cafe remains has an almost Melbournian feel of conviviviality.


  1. Good on Gus for persisting. I remember the shock horror when a cafe in a country town, where we once lived, wanted to put one table with two chairs out the front of their shop ... the paperwork and approvals process was incredible!

  2. Amazing how much our dining scene has changed in such a relatively short space of time.


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