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Cafe, Australian, Italian, Mediterranean
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22 Union St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9552 3093
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun 07:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We choose here for a lunch meeting. The place is open yet quiet enough to have good conversation as the tables are nicely space not cramped. The staffs are friendly and helpful. We ordered the tuscan steak and chicken burger and they both spot on. The steak were tender and juicy and the chips are nice and crunch on the... More 

Thank SanshineSydney
Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This cafe was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. Went for there for brunch before we went out for the night. The fried chicken burger was fantastic. My wife had the breakfast stack & she said it was excellent, the coffee was great too. It was so good we returned for breakfast the following morning. The big breakfast... More 

Thank Colin C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this quiet and nice place who lacks of identity -I had to walk all the place to know its name-. We had a grilled fish and a cabbage & chicken salad. The salad was tasty, regular in size, but the fish should have had some potatoes or something else to generate some saciety -green beans side... More 

Thank drmsol80
Melbourne, Australia
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this cafe and it was lovely. The service was nice and we had a lovely funny older gentleman who looked after us and said he'd ring a bell if we finished the big breakfast (and it was big!) we had that and the vegetarian stack which was both well cooked and generous in serving size. Coffee was... More 

Thank rosiepoops
Lake Munmorah
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint corner restaurant close to accomodation at The Darling & The Star, fantastic alternative from hotel breakfast or dinners. The staff were so friendly & attentive but not too much (lol). Our breakfast was delicious & menu spot on from traditional big breakfast to yummy buttermilk pancakes to sweet corn fritters. For coffee lovers a good choice. Our brekkie cost... More 

Thank Jacqueline584
Lake Munmorah, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We located this beautiful, rustic but popular cafe after looking for a cafe that has pancakes for breakfast. Located directly opposite the Darling Hotel near Star City in Pyrmont, the breakfasts are amazing. We went today and my wife had buttermilk pancakes whilst I had scrambled eggs with bacon with sourdough. All breakfasts were of generous proportions. My wife raved... More 

1 Thank MJD2259
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Ate here the other night which turned out to be the first night they had opened for dinner so there was a little confusion with what was available on the dinner menu. We were given lunch menus but instructed by the lovely waiter to consult the blackboard for the dinner menu. I didn't mind as with every "first" there are... More 

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299 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely place that is open for breakfast and lunch....dinner coming soon, I was told. You can sit inside, in the courtyard or the terrace. The service is great and the chef flexible to special requests like replacement of ingredients due to allergies. The breakfast menu has an array of choice from pancakes to the vegetarian pack to all sorts of... More 

Thank Dotts0908
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Left darling harbour looking for somewhere with a good menu and some atmosphere. Found this lovely little restaurant - restored old sandstone building, small seasonal men and friendly staff. Small seasonal menu means everything is fresh and well prepared. Beautiful meal, sitting outside with the dog at our feet under the table, chatting with passers by and the staff -... More 

Thank Debbie B
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2016

all food is made from canned food or is bought from coles supermarket which near the restaurant and nothing is handmade as the menu listed.

Thank henry w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Union St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9552 3093

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?