EQ Café and Lounge is an intimate and versatile venue perfect for corporate events, private functions and parties with the capacity to cater for up to 250 people standing or 100 seated. The heated outdoor area is an ideal al fresco setting perfect for celebrations.

We can arrange additional equipment hire, entertainment and transportation to suit your requirements.


EQ Café and Lounge offers private conference facilities including a Smart TV, Internet access and teleconference capabilities. The conference room can accommodate 50 people theatre style or 30 sitting. We also couple conference bookings with catering and arrange additional equipment hire at request.

EQ Cafe’s Testimonials

Thank you for holding my event on Saturday and the service your team provided for my guests and I. The food was great and the place complimented my theme really well. Thanks for working with me to ensure everything went according to plan. I received some really good comments from my guests and will definitely recommend the venue. Thank you and God bless.

- Grissel Agyemang-Duah.

I just wanted to thank you and your team for the function yesterday. All the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. The food excellent and the service was fantastic.

- Peter Djokovic.

This place is one of Canberra best!

I’ve been to here several times for coffee, breaky, lunch and for special occasions such as Mother’s Day, engagement parties, cocktail functions, Christmas parties - they never disappoint!

Great food, great coffee, great bar selection and brilliant staff! Last weekend they hosted my daughters wedding and it was absolutely fantastic!!!

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- Thanks so much Will & Wal.

“Thanks so much to Wally, Will and the team @ EQ Cafe & Lounge. We recently held our dad's significant birthday party there. From the get-go of planning our event, the owner Wally was incredibly accommodating to our needs and requests. The venue was perfect, the food spot on (we received many compliments on their behalf) and the attention to detail and customer service on the night from everyone from James in the kitchen and Wally, Will and also their young bartender was brilliant. We would highly recommend EQ for any upcoming event you're planning.”
- The Reale & McCracken families - April 2017

"EQ Cafe & Lounge recently hosted my husbands surprise 50th birthday party. There was over 140 guests and we had a stand-up cocktail style event. Wally and the team cooked up a giant, delicious seafood paella on the floor and served canapes all night. Our guests were so impressed with the food, service and evening in general. We were so happy especially Peter (my husband) was blown away not only because of the surprise also the organisation and how lovely the venue looked and how roomy it was also. Thank you EQ team for a great evening”
- Gess - March 2017

“My husband organised a surprise 40th Birthday at the EQ Cafe & Lounge with my entire family and closest friends in attendance. I was quite overwhelmed at how much trouble The EQ team went to in making my day so special, as they held this private function on a Sunday afternoon of a long weekend just for us! The food was incredible and the service as always was outstanding. We played music, danced and everyone had a great afternoon. I would recommend hosting any event at the EQ Café & Lounge -Thanks so much Wally, Will and all the team!”
- Julie Jenkins - January 2016

“A huge thank you to Wally, Will and the team at EQ Café & Lounge for making our engagement party one of the most enjoyable nights we’ve ever had. To add to our delight we received overwhelming feedback from our guests about the service and the food which included cold canapés, arancini balls, pork belly, mini beef burgers all the way through to the spectacular paella that was cooked right in front of our eyes; it’s clear that the team are extremely experienced in dealing with and catering for groups of all sizes. The modern fit-out of EQ made for an easy, stress free set-up – we simply added a few balloons and our fabulous cake to create the perfect space. We have no hesitation in recommending EQ Café Lounge for any kind of function or special occasion.”
- Hayley and Brys Glasson - September 2016

“We would recommend having your function at EQ Cafe and Lounge - great food, awesome staff and fantastic venue”
- Joe & Cara Condi - October 2018

“Wonderful night at EQ Cafe for my daughter’s 18th! Great food, impeccable service provided by Will, Wally and team”
- Jenny Ling - May 2018

“Our engagement party was an absolute hit thanks to Wally and they staff at EQ. Thank you so much!!! The food was amazing, the venue was beautiful and the atmosphere was amazing!! We will be back”
- Alarna Barratt - October 2017

“I would like to thank you for such a fabulous function we held at EQ on Friday 26th November for my daughters 21st birthday. Alex was a wonderful host and managed everything so smoothly. While the weather was not on our side and we could not utilise the wonderful outdoor area - it did not make any difference.
The indoor are was absolutely perfect for the party. We had originally booked another venue for the party on the Saturday night - however a friend who had also hosted a party at this other venue warned me that the functions manager had micro-managed the staff and ruined the occasion for them. She encouraged me to look elsewhere and we decided to book EQ.
Meeting with you for the planning was easy and Alex managed all our requests easily on the night with ease. Our guests commented on what a fantastic venue it was and one of them would also like to host a party there in the future. So thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and service you all made it a perfect celebratory evening - 5 star review - highly recommended.”
- Fiona Kimber - November 2021

Thank you for the hospitable service you provided for my 40th birthday. Your communication and quality assurance was just what I was after. The food was amazing, the attention to detail and assistance was second to none. I’m extremely grateful for the recommendation I received to host my party at EQ, otherwise if it wasn’t for word of mouth I wouldn’t have known about your function space. Again, thank you for hosting my party. Please also give the compliments to the chef and Pastery chef for the delicious food and cake. Many thanks
- Laura

For function enquiries, please email or phone 02 61611666.