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The Fine Food Store

#47 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Rocks
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Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 1196
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Today
07:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome baristas can talk about coffee for days, wanna learn more they can get you in touch with coffee classes as well. Food is great as well ranging from Vego's to the Carnivorous!! good atmosphere and nice friendly vibes. one of my locals for both coffee and food.

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Thank Kat K
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always love coming to The Fine Food Store. Their food is lovely and their large tables are great for a group of friends.

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Thank 676tlw
Brisbane, Australia
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284 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the menu at The Fine Food Store, which contains old favourites and modern, interesting dishes, prepared with top quality ingredients. I take a star off for the ridiculous prices charges for sides - $4.50 for 1 and a half medium field mushrooms is in my opinion a rip off. We ordered poached eggs on toast and shared mushrooms,... More 

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Thank Janelle D
Sydney, Australia
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391 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a salad (quinoa which I don't usually like) with halomi and avocado added on. Really tasty with good sized serving. Coffee great - hot water on the side request meant didn't get the usual shot of sparkling cold water which was a shame. Good reliable service and food.

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Thank amr100
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have a rule, if we are getting the feeling the service is bad and the staff are disinterested, we leave. I had that feeling while waiting forever in line to give my order but didn't leave as my wife had been before and enjoyed it. The quesadillas were dry, the cheese was solid and not melted,... More 

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Thank IT-Emperor
Mandurah, Australia
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a coffee and chose the simple seating outside opposite a museum. Other patrons commented the food was rather nice. The outside seating was small in the mall area but ample seating inside. Pleasant staff and good service.

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Thank yneverknow
Brisbane
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely stroll through the Rocks area of Sydney to find this quaint cafe with a true rustic feel. The coffee was A+ but could only have a regular size the breakfast served was hot & tasty.

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Thank Tanya B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price, the Fine Food Store offered food that seemed average for the price with nonetheless good coffee. We had the mashed avo and the mushroom dish. These tasted mediocre at best and the food was stacked on the plate in what I'd typically get in a sleepy cafe far from the city. The coffee was good --as one... More 

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Thank frogfrizz
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for fine breakfast in the Rocks area. We enjoyed the burgers and coffee. Service is quite prompt and courteous considering the number of people in the store. We highly recommend this place.

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Thank Andy L
Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely yummy. I loooooved this place for breakfast. Eggs benedictine to die! I totally recomend this place. Staff very nice and warm.

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Thank caye p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:30
Monday
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:30
Thursday
07:00 - 16:30
Friday
07:00 - 16:30
Saturday
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 1196
Description
Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine Food Store has been a much-loved favourite of locals for over 10 years. Recently revealing its Brooklyn-inspired renovation, this cool and contemporary cafe offers a succinct menu of fresh and tasty offerings from braised-pork sliders to salmon gravlax with fennel salad. They pride themselves on the highest standard in coffee, from cold brewed to single origin espresso - to be enjoyed at a picturesque window seat or to-go when you're on the run.

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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