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Joe Black

Surry Hills 2010 27 Commonwealth St | Sydney, NSW, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Surry Hills 2010 27 Commonwealth St | Sydney, NSW, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic service, owner was very personable. Coffee was spot on and so was our chicken burger and the muffin my children had. Left one happy customer, if I am ever close to Joe Black again on my travels, ill be back. Big thumbs up

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank beaverjohn83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Normally I trust trip advisor and that’s why we walked here but boy I totally disagree with previous recommendations. Food and coffee was very poor standard. On the positive, the service was very good. But I will never come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PeterS468
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small but very nice restaurant with a personable owner(?)/manager. Service was friendly and efficient (though the preparing of the food seemed a bit slow given how many customers were in the restaurant). Very good cheese/ham/ tomato sandwich. My wife had the slow cooked lamb...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gene K
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Small coffee shop with excellent quality meals! The owner is such a magical person that I’m glad I could met. I’ll definitely come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JMTavelera
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Food was tasty and the coffee smooth. Service was spot on. Well done Joe Black, we will be back when we stay nearby.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 382brettp
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

In a quiet little street in the heart of Sydney is this little gem: Joe Black. From start to finish our experience was perfection. We were warmly greeted at the entryway by the owner/manager (?) who helped us find a table. Menus were promptly brought...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Priari
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, very friendly and superb coffee!! Family-run coffee expert business. we had late breakfast and everything was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank AnisL454
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Called in for breakfast and very happy with both the service given and the food. Also offered lots of advice on things to do while in Sydney, made to feel as if we were the most important people in the cafe , plenty of time...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ali5054
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Hidden in a side street but don’t miss it! Wonderful food and atmosphere. Our first taste of Australia—food and culture. Visited with locals (they loved our “accent”) and talked a bit with the manager about the curious Seinfeld-themed mural. So glad we stopped in.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chad P
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Tucked into the loading bays and commercial buildings South of Hyde Park (100m) and just North of Wentworth Ave. is Joe Black Cafe. Less than 50m from the Travelodge Sydney, this gem is just the place for breakfast, a quick coffee, lunch and an early...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Davis3144
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Surry Hills 2010 27 Commonwealth St | Sydney, NSW, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 80978646
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