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The Fine Food Store

#28 of 5,461 Restaurants in Sydney
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Organic, Café, Contemporary, Australian
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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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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine...
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. Now open nights, Weds to Sat from 4 to 10pm serving tapas style bar plates, select wine & tap beer.
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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved visiting for drinks & dinner!

The Fine Food Store is the local's spot for lunch and coffee but it's also great for some shared plates & drinks at night. Not only is it The Rocks' best kept secret (so you've got your choice of seats and can have that intimate conversation) it's also got a two for one happy hour from 4pm-6pm. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
MonkeyTown28
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Fine Food Store is the local's spot for lunch and coffee but it's also great for some shared plates & drinks at night. Not only is it The Rocks' best kept secret (so you've got your choice of seats and can have that intimate conversation) it's also got a two for one happy hour from 4pm-6pm. My friend and... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped in after we received two separate recommendations for "a great place to get coffee" and we were not disappointed. We ordered lattes and a ham and cheese toastie. Coffees were made to perfection and the toastie was amazing. You could immediately tell the high quality of ingredients being used. Things were so good that we returned the next... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wonderful little venue. Great food and great service. Had breakfast- poached eggs and black pudding on sourdough. Great choice. Loved it. Will be back next Sunday!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited The Fine Food Store for breakfast down a cute alley way in The Rocks. The cafe is quaint, with great indoor and outdoor seating options with an open concept design. The menu has beautiful breakfast and lunch options for everyone to enjoy (vegetarian, paleo, etc..) to eat in or take away.The coffee is to die for too! There are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I managed to arrive in between services and even though they were still in staff change over everyone was very friendly. I had a good chat with the manager who had a good sense of humour and talked through the menu. I had pork sliders that were well seasoned and had some tasty crackling thrown in as well served with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were staying at the Holiday Inn and had breakfast everyday here. The menu was yummy, the breakfasts were so delicious a fantastic way to start the day and did I mention the coffee was perfect too. A couple of times we had lunch there too and enjoyed every mouthful. The meals were made from fresh food ingredients, beautifully put... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Staying at Holiday Inn in Old Sydney, this terrific establishment was a brief 5 second dash through the rain. Ethical real food is what they try to produce here and they succeed in buckets. We have been back and will continue to return! I have had two different granola / yogurt / fruit combos which have been delicious. She has... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Awesome cooked breakfast in a lovely location on the rocks. For a recommendation, try the Golden Gaytime milkshake which is delicious and avoid the temptation to over order because the serves are generous. My plate of poached eggs looked like the mother ship with multiple smaller satellites crowded around it. That said I managed to eat it all and didn't... More 

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Strolling down the rocks, we came across this little store tucked into the corner. Don't be fooled by the name, it is one great restaurant. It has a really cozy vibe and the dishes offered for breakfast and lunch seemed really appealing. Though there wasn't a huge collection, it has something for everyone. The service was efficient and had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very busy, friendly service, good food and coffee although a little on the expensive side - although given the prime location that's about par for the course just where they are.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 1196

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Organic, Café, Contemporary, Australian

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. Now open nights, Weds to Sat from 4 to 10pm serving tapas style bar plates, select wine & tap beer.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?