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536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
(02) 9332 3191
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Ranked #524 of 5,382 Restaurants in Sydney
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
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
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65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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Madrid, Spain
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42 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Went here when plans to go to "4 ate 5" across the road fell through because it was closed. The coffee was average (latte, flat white, cappuccino and espresso all tried between us), but the breakfast menu food was delicious. Breakfast boards were very generous, scrambled eggs divinely light and fluffy. The banana fruit bread was scrumptious, too. Will definitely... More 

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Additional Information about Gnome Cafe

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

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