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The Fine Food Store

#68 of 4,147 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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing quality food and reasonably priced!

We went here for our first stop in sydney and it has a really chilles out vibes with great food and reasonably priced too!!! Defiantly coming back to try it for breakfast!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went here for our first stop in sydney and it has a really chilles out vibes with great food and reasonably priced too!!! Defiantly coming back to try it for breakfast!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We were at the Fine Foods at a busy lunchtime, and it was completely chaotic. They'd run out of most things and were improvising on just about everything. The service was incredibly slow. The food was ok, just ok. The whole experience doesn't make us want to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I do want to come back here after having a delicious breakfast. All the staff was friendly, the food was served quickly and it did taste sooo wonderful. Yumm!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was just okay. The baked beans were nothing special and the poorly poached eggs matched alongside didn't improve them. But they shined next to the Belgian Waffle. That tasted like a frozen grocery waffle re-toasted and prepared with some ice cream and fruit to distract you from prep repaired waffles. The star of the trip was the tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A pleasant stroll through the Rocks area on a Saturday morning leads to a nice hidden gem. The friendly vibe and comprehensive breakfast menu will not leave you wanting. Try their spin on a Croque Monsieur with prosciutto, it is yummy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant has great ambience. It is let down by poor food and indifferent service. We ordered breakfast, baked beans and croque sir and some bacon. My husbands meal was dreadful, covered in a mayonnaise/cheesy type sauce with a poached egg more like a hard boiled egg. He had a mouthful of it and sent it back. My meal was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a very casual place with good and healthy food. Service is a little thin but friendly only because they are so popular that they are run off their feet. It's a great place to stop for lunch and imagine being in colonial Sydney in the 18th and 19th century (but in a 21st century modern setting of course,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Why complain? - we only waited an hour for our breakfast and at least we eventually got something. We were lucky! Not like the people at the adjacent table whose order got completely lost after waiting an hour. What a seriously disorganized mess in the overtaxed undersized kitchen run by a manager who instead of providing oversight, contributed over complication... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great coffee (soy piccolo) and perfectly poached eggs on their breakfast panini. perfectly balanced flavours with chilli jam and balsamic dressed baby spinach on the side. Would definitely come back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Great cafe right in the heart of The Rocks. Great atmosphere for brunch on a Sunday morning. Excellent coffee and delicious food. Menu has a lot of variety for both breakfast and lunch. Very busy so expect a little wait on food. Definitely recommend a visit even just for a coffee.

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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 5 - 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 5 - 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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