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The Bakers Oven Cafe

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121 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
61 2 9247 9978
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Below standard fare dressed up as 'gourmet' - go elsewhere

What a disappointment this place was! We were foot-weary and looking for a place for a quick, but delicious lunch and we thought that we had found it. The display of pies and pastries enticed us... However, once in, the food itself and its presentation were a huge let down. The wholemeal... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Barbara M
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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We should have got up and left when the man two tables down from us complained about how expensive a piece of toast was! The cutlery was dirty and the waitress could not understand us.The very expensive scrambled eggs arrived with half a tomato and 6 chips for the bargain price of $17.00, a can of coke was $5.50 and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I don't usually feel the urge to review a place and generally only view others opinions, however feel it incredibly necessary to warn others in the hope that they don't have a similar experience that my family, friends and I did. From viewing the outside of the café, you will, as we were, be under the impression that the food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We should have known that this cafe was not suitable for a meal when the water glasses arrived cloudy and with food remains stuck to them. The 5 of us cringed and stacked them in the middle of the table, laughing about it as well as thinking little of it. We should, however, have left Bakers Oven Cafe at that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am a huge believer in Trip Advisor reviews and always check them before going somewhere. Unfortunately this time I didn't. I was enticed by delicious looking cakes and hunger pangs. NEVER AGAIN will I enter any establishment without checking the reviews first. This so called cafe is disgusting. The tarts etc in the window look delicious but that's as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I cannot believe so many bad reviews for this place. We lived near by, and we had breakfast twice at this place on the terrace in the back. Excellent atmosphere, great food, good coffee, and a very nice way to start your day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We managed to get caught completely by this tourist rip off establishment. Trip advisor would have warned us but we were walking past and decided to stop for a coffee and a slice. BIG MISTAKE. Tea was inferior, coffee passable, just, but the vanilla slice was probably the worst I have had in ages, and for that privilege we were... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a disappointment this place was! We were foot-weary and looking for a place for a quick, but delicious lunch and we thought that we had found it. The display of pies and pastries enticed us... However, once in, the food itself and its presentation were a huge let down. The wholemeal scone was huge and presented with one sachet... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Like others, we were "taken in" by the beautiful display of pastries and cakes in the front window. It went all down hill from there: - A gourmet pie? It was anything but gourmet. The pastry was soggy (microwaved?) and the taste of the meat was certainly not gourmet. - The "steak cut" chips. What does that mean? Well, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Little gem in Sydney near the Rocks and a short walk to the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Coffee was hot and delicious and the toasted sandwich was promptly served, and with a smile which is always a bonus. Worth the visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Strolling along The Rocks end of George Street, The Bakers Oven's window full of cakes catches the eye of many, myself included. Coffee and cake obviously came to mind but as It was near enough to lunch time and breakfast had gone by the board I opted for a sandwich of turkey on Turkish and a coffee. I took a... More 

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Address: 121 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9247 9978
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Cafe, Fast Food

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 61 2 9247 9978

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Fast Food

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