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Cafe Berlin

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After having complained about a strong tangy taste which was possibly the result of too much raising agent in a cake I had purchased to have with a cup of coffee, I was treated with disdain by the assistant behind the counter.

Thank Heather S
Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a sweet and lovely café in central Balmain. The staff is so nice and the cakes and sweets looks and tastes amazing!! Had a good cup of coffee with a big slice of yummy banana bread. Sat down with a friend for an hour and wanted to stay longer, but had to leave because they were closing. Definitely worth... More 

Thank jennysoerensen
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a coffee and thought I might get a snack. Staff rude and inattentive. Coffee very average. Won't go back

Thank me999999
Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed, cafe was not really good and at the checkout the girl was not smiling at all...

Thank laetisses
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Well as any visitor knows balmain has anever ending supply of coffee shops and this is one of 3 that are worthy of a visit one only has to look at who is busy

Thank sue a
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127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Coffee is great, actually everything is great. Friendly staff, the choice of cakes muffins and pastries is awesome. They taste as good as they look.

Thank Rhonda C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our local cafe. My husband loves their pies and brownies! I love their cakes and often order whole cakes from there for occasions!! Red velvet is superb!!

Thank Samantha W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Dropped in for lunch while wandering Darling Street. A great lunch stop. We had the Berlin Burger and the Pumpkin Soup. Both dishes were generous in portion size and full of flavour. Great service in a cosy little cafe. Beware of the cakes and pasteries selection, its extensive, home made and a danger to the waist line.

Thank Tony W
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Local place that is always busy. Staff are friendly and ready to help. I think the pies in here are the best thing on the menu by far

Thank Mrsheephead1986
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband and I had lunch at Cafe Berlin recently and it was not a pleasant experience at at all I ordered eggs Benedict with bacon. The bacon was burnt and inedible,I asked for another serving of bacon not burnt and again it turned up burnt and horrible which I could not eat. On leaving I spoke to the owner... More 

Thank Gloria B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$17
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: 98102336

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

Staying in Balmain

Neighbourhood Profile
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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