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Larrikin's Cafe & Lounge Bar

The Rocks
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18 Hickson Rd | Walsh Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9251 9714
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars

A warm welcome and good coffee is what will await you. Service was so friendly and welcoming - I would want every cafe in Sydney to be at this level.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2013
Christine W
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I went here recently for my morning coffee as my usual cafe was closed for the christmas period. The lady behind the counter was unnecessarily rude and gave me a hard time because I came up to the counter to order my coffee - she was upset with me because it was table service and I was going against her... More 

Thank egil5302
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A warm welcome and good coffee is what will await you. Service was so friendly and welcoming - I would want every cafe in Sydney to be at this level.

Thank Christine W
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a really nice little unpretentious cafe/bar/restaurant with friendly and helpful staff, good coffee, and great cakes and biscuits to have with it. When we were there in an afternoon on a busy weekend they were happy to rearrange the tables to accommodate our group, and happy for us to stay as long as we wanted. I don't know... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I went here before seeing a play. What a rip off. $21 for a lasagne the size of tea cup, a tiny salad and stale bread. My wife ordered a salad with prawns and we were charged $28, about $8 more than the advertised price. Never again.

Thank Troy A
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great food, lovely (and cute!) staff. Love the location too, but its so so busy. Thats the biggest drwback, sometimes you just want a quiet place to eat and chill ot. If thats you, this isnt the place. But if your mood is upbeat and noisy, this'll do very nicely thank you! Recommended.

Thank Hedda H
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

It was a Friday night, it was pouring rain and this cafe was full. The staff went out of their way to find us a spot and to make sure that we were comfortable (and we saw them do this for other people too). There were various food options and some gluten free cakes as well so we were happy.... More 

Thank MzDanaT
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Food was to die for, definatley one of the best cafes in walsh bay. Gives Fratelli Fresh a run for their money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

That's about it - but what more do you want?! Pastries look very good too, but I'm being strong!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Located in the arts precinct of Sydney and just around the corner from The Rocks, Larrikins Cafe offers all day breakfasts, scrumptious paninis and floaters (pies), good coffee and iced chocolates. This comfortable cafe was very pleasant with lounge and table seating with magazines provided and efficient service. It was an excellent alternative to other restaurants in the area since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Hickson Rd | Walsh Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: (02) 9251 9714

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.