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The Fine Food Store

#67 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
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Organic, Cafe, Seafood, 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 - 10:00 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, Lunch
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for breakfasts

Went after reading the trip advisor comments and can support what most of them say. Great atmosphere, great food, quickly served by attentive staff. We used it for all 5 days we were in the area and it's obviously used by sydney residents as much as visitors. Even a posse of local policemen call in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Roger_and_Kate
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Went after reading the trip advisor comments and can support what most of them say. Great atmosphere, great food, quickly served by attentive staff. We used it for all 5 days we were in the area and it's obviously used by sydney residents as much as visitors. Even a posse of local policemen call in for their morning feed, so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited a relative here and the next day we went out to go around places. This was the first stop and the moment I entered, I was glad that the place has a nice air to it. Quite simple and a bit charming in my opinion. The food here is oh so good as well. Presented in a way that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate at The Fine Food Store on a Sunday and love it. It was a really vibrant atmosphere, with great food. When you arrive you need to find your own table (it was super busy when we arrived and we found the last available table) and when you are ready to order you go to the... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was my go to coffee and daily lunch every day of my working life in Sydney!!! I realize now I was so spoilt!!!! The cafe is full of character and eclectic cool! Selling all sorts of fine gourmet treats, choccies and delectable lunch items! I had them cater Board meetings regularly with various selected sandwiches and baked goods! I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Love this place. I had visited about six months and had to come back for another. What makes this is the quality of the food. The choice is excellent, and I'm stuck for choice as each option sounds as tasty as the next and I want to try everything. I opt for poached eggs with plenty of sided. A tame... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We came for brunch on a day when the heavens opened and warmth and comfort much needed. Friendly and attentive service and delicious soul food. Poached eggs with sour dough toast and roasted tomatoes put the day right for me and the breakfast panini a great hit with sons. Will definitely be back.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Three of us had breakfast there and they made a few glitches with our order. They brought the wrong tea, a breakast we did not ordered and a mushrooms dish with almost no mushrooms. Been there before and had a much better experience. Probably I'll go back in the future but if the experience is similar to today's it will... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Super friendly staff, quaint little cafe, delicious food, nicest coffee I've had in Sydney. Great place to find last minute gifts. Oh, and really fast free wifi!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I don't know why so many people are hating on the waffles. They are my partner's and my favourite - we'll make a special trip there everytime we visit Sydney just to order them. Then again, we love how dense and sugary we are, which might not be to everyone's tastes. They are a bit on the expensive side as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Since we were heading for the Rocks, glad we read the reviews and went here for brunch. Just find a table then go and order from the counter. Some interesting choices, not just your generic breakfast menu. The spicy tomato with holoumi was just that - spicy! a good sized portion with lovely grainy toast to accompany it - coffees... More 

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Additional Information about The Fine Food Store

Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9252 1196
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
Cuisine: Organic, Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary, Australian

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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 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: Organic, Cafe, Seafood, 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?