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Gnome Cafe

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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
The Best Coffee in Surry Hills

I have been going to gnome on a regular basis for five years. I have never received a bad coffee here. Their current house blend comes from Industry coffee roasters in Melbourne but they also roast their own in Brewtown(their sister cafe) basing in Newtown. The food is always tasty and there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
dmci12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to gnome on a regular basis for five years. I have never received a bad coffee here. Their current house blend comes from Industry coffee roasters in Melbourne but they also roast their own in Brewtown(their sister cafe) basing in Newtown. The food is always tasty and there are plenty of specials. Its amazing the food... More 

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Thank dmci12
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We popped in here, as the wait for 4 ate 5 was a little on the long side and pretty much had what we expected....an ok breakfast in an area where the standard is high. The cafe itself was a little cramped, but quaint enough and the service ranged from happy to surly, depending on the staff (clearly the blonde... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

One of my favourites! Eat a gnome regularly and never disappointed the service is great and the food is always delicious. Portions are on the smaller side but I don't mind that. Good variety too!

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Thank JuloSyd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

If you can get a seat here then hold on to it for dear life. Its a great little cafe with great food options, great service and great coffee. Friendly and helpful staff who make the over all experience.

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Thank EmmaMaye22
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Love getting the chance to pop in here. Simple and nice menu, cauliflower sandwich is amazing. Coffee always great. Always find it easy to find a car park here too

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Thank sydneydiner11
Randwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The staff are attentive without hovering, delicious fresh food served promptly, cosy atmosphere. The three of us would return without hesitation.

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Thank SDH53
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Really cramped place when packed with unbelievably the smallest round coffee table I've seen in a coffee shop and the waiter insisted it can accommodate 4 people even with food order. Poor information. We are a family of 3, we ordered breakfast meals and we can hardly eat on those tables that we had to connect another table. Coffee was... More 

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Thank TrishGates
Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Here we have a small but very well presented cafe in the middle of Surry Hills. The coffee was recommended and it certainly lived up to expectations. Some pastries were also very good to complement the coffee. Great staff and very relaxed place to eat

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Thank MattE217
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The recent refurb has done this little coffee place wonders - great coffee, and you can buy the beans to take home too. There's a reason why there's always a queue to get a coffee here, and the muffins are really good too - we had a berry muffin that was actually really loaded with berries, how refreshing.

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Thank Mskeys
London
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A brilliant little cafe, with a real personality and friendly warm service. I never eat here, but just come to get my morning coffee. Sydney has a very high standard of coffee, and this is one of the best coffee's in town. And believe me, I've looked around. Sit outside and people watch, whilst your mind runs wild on that... 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>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Surry Hills

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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.