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“Excellent coffee, nice food, good service”
Review of Gnome Cafe

Gnome Cafe
Ranked #80 of 311 Coffee & Tea in Sydney
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a small cafe on a main street with only a few little tables. It is intimate with a quirky feel. The staff are professional, friendly and attentive which was lovely. The coffee we thought was really great, we got an extra to take away when we had finished our meal. We had breakfast here. The menu is not very large, but there is something on there for everyone. They offer gluten free toast and are happy to add sides to the orders such as a poached egg or some bacon. It was a nice way to grab a Sunday breakfast with nice service quality ingredients and no fuss. I would eat here again.

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Good location, on the corner . The coffee is average but the food is pretty good. Staff are friendly. Suits couples or smaller groups if you can get the tables. Been once though, considering there are so many places to eat around there, it didn't grab me enough to want to go back.

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Great coffee, great music, friendly staff, great avocado on toast. I like to come as often as possible when in Sydney (which is not often as live in London.) Didn't have quite the same range of specials as my last visit two years ago, but still a special place.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

I have been going to gnome on a regular basis for five years. I have never received a bad coffee here. Their current house blend comes from Industry coffee roasters in Melbourne but they also roast their own in Brewtown(their sister cafe) basing in Newtown.
The food is always tasty and there are plenty of specials. Its amazing the food they can turn out from the tiny kitchen.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We popped in here, as the wait for 4 ate 5 was a little on the long side and pretty much had what we expected....an ok breakfast in an area where the standard is high.

The cafe itself was a little cramped, but quaint enough and the service ranged from happy to surly, depending on the staff (clearly the blonde female waiter was having a bad day and made sure we knew it). The food was fairly tasty and the coffee was slightly above average.

The main problem with this cafe is the fact that a single cook in a small (almost make-shift) kitchen is servicing 12 tables, which makes the wait on food longer than it should be. He did an admirable job, considering the limitations.

Unless the rest of the eateries are full, I'll probably skip Gnome in the future.

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