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536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
(02) 9332 3191
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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
Very nice cafe

Friendly staff, great service and delicious food! It can feel a little squashy though when it is busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Victoria L
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Friendly staff, great service and delicious food! It can feel a little squashy though when it is busy.

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South Australia, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I couldn't believe my luck! This cafe still has the perfect combination of very good coffee, fresh quality dishes, in an unpretentious space. The blackboard menu is cramped with choice and difficult to pick a favourite dish. I love their blueberry bagels.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A reliable place for a great coffee on busy Crown St, where a good coffee can sometimes be hit and miss. Nice little corner spot with comfy seating, friendly staff and consistently good food.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I've been to Gnome a few times now. service is fantastic, some of the friendliest staff I've ever come across! Great food

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Colombes, France
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

i love surrey hills and this tiny café is in the middle of it. we only had coffee and waited a very looooong time for it to arrive, after being served the wrong order...i was not impressed by the service, obviously very busy. will try some other place instead!

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Leicestershire, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a quick visit to Gnome before flying home. The food was delicious. The cafe is tiny, and the food is all cooked in the small area behind the counter! Surrey Hills is a lovely part of Sydney with many small bars and cafes - We'll definitely be back!

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Sydney, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Had breakfast here last week, we ordered two large coffees and hunkered up in close quarters toa few other sunday morning diners. This place is tiny but have some on street seating. The breakfast board gave me food envy when i saw my neighbour had ordered it! Anything that comes with the homemade salsa will make you want to come... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I used to live a stones throw from Gnome and would drop by most days for coffee or lunch or both. I've now moved to Darlinghurst and happily trek the 3km round trip for the best coffee, mixed juice (hold the mint) and breakfast in Sydney. The service is faultless and the staff are warm, friendly and attentive. I've been... More 

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Hayman Island, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Not only this place has extraordinary coffee, but it has got the type and quality of food unmatched anywhere else in NSW. Definitely worth a visit!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Is a small and quaint cafe. We started with some chilled rose wine, ordered 3 tappas: Salted Cod, a rice and avocado dish and the meatballs...all were delicious, but the cod was my favorite. The services was great, and the waiter was attentive...and the chef was not to hard on the eyes if you like your men with tatted muscles!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: (02) 9332 3191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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