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Phone: (02) 6257 1225


Hours Open:

  • Monday: 7am–12am
  • Tuesday: 7am–12am
  • Wednesday: 7am–12am
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Amenities: Toilets, Food Available

Suitable for Ages: Families

Ticket Information:

  • 0401 084 773
  • Additional fees may apply

An alternative independent bookshop since 1976, Smith's has recently transitioned into an alternative performing arts cafe, bar and gallery.

A home for Canberra's artists, musicians, philosophers, dreamers, outsiders, activists... Smith's is the epitome of a bohemian cafe, a feast for the senses, hosting a wide range of events and exhibits (music, poetry, comedy, theatre, performance art, visual art, literary, burlesque), often several each day.

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