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Vintage Cafe On The Rocks

#224 of 4,205 Restaurants in Sydney
#243 of 4,544 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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European, Spanish, Portuguese
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Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+612 9252 2055
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Vintage Cafe has an interesting fusion of historical and modern decor...
The Vintage Cafe has an interesting fusion of historical and modern decor offering a casual laid back atmosphere with good quality food at affordable prices. Only fresh produce is used with emphasis on local Australian seafood, wines, local and imported cheeses. The wine & beer list offers great quality, variety and value for money. A lot of creativity is found in the various dishes, providing a nice contrast between Spanish, Portuguese and Mediterranean food. Served all day, the traditional breakfast portion of the menu offers the Full Vintage Breakfast deal, with bacon, Chorizo, eggs to any taste and toast. For those with a big appetite, the Mediterranean Omelette filled with capsicum, tomato, Spanish onion, mushrooms, herbs and fetta cheese has plenty to get you going. Lunch is filled with options including fresh made to order salads, pizzas, sandwiches and specials of the day. Thu to Sun nights, selection of Paella and Tapas served in traditional clay dishes. What can be more romantic than the delightful sounds of live Bossa Nova & Jazz which can be heard Thu,Fri, Sat & Sun nighst and Sat & Sun noon. If you are looking for somewhere special, private and a local haven, take a stroll to The Vintage Cafe.
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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tucked Away in the Rocks

We were to early to get into our hotel so headed hear for coffee and cake. We sat on the upper balcony and chilled , we liked the vibe and would like to return for dinner . The staff were super friendly .

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Tardustraveller
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Gold Coast
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were wandering around the Rocks area looking for a late lunch place and the little balcony on this back street caught our attention. There are just a few table outside but they were all empty. We were serviced by the owner who was really nice. The pasta dish I got was perfection. My hubby loved his dish, also. The... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a quiet place for lunch as we enjoyed the sights, smells, and sounds of the Saturday Market of the Rocks district of Sydney. Wow, did we ever find what we were looking for in the Vintage Cafe! We were fortunate to find a table on the outdoor balcony overlooking the corner of Nurses... More 

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Springwood, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This little place was around the corner from where we stayed and we ended up there one night fro dinner and loved the service and food. It is a casual little place with great food and staff oh and dessert. Recommend the tarts for dessert which were traditional. Not pricey at all.

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Whither it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon recharge this place is original and ooses with real character the cakes are to die for. Do not leave Sydney until you have had this wonderful experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by this hole in the wall restaurant in the Rocks area of Sydney. We stayed in a hotel right nearby and thought to try it out. It was def. one of the best places in the Rocks area! The vegetarian pizza was delicious with a homemade crust and all fresh ingredients. I also love how one... More 

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Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I only had takeout but it was delish!!! Efficient and good price capichinos. Good looking breakfast selection too!!

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Gold Coast
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were to early to get into our hotel so headed hear for coffee and cake. We sat on the upper balcony and chilled , we liked the vibe and would like to return for dinner . The staff were super friendly .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great restaurant as its not in the main busy area of the city. Sitting outside was really relaxing whilst having dinner. I ordered a selection of dishes from their tapas menu which tasted fresh and were really enjoyable. A musician also added to the ambience and the service was lovely. Recommended.

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If we had not eaten at restaurants for 2 week in the greater Sydney area, I would have rated this higher. Compared to most of the other places we ate, the sitting was small, and the food was ok. Compared to USA chain food, this food was great, but compared to other restaurants, this was average

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Myself and my partner visited The Vintage Cafe last weekend. We heard good things about this place and thought we definitely have to visit. We went for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was beautiful, we took a seat on the balcony and were greeted by the lovely waitress. We ordered a variety of tapas that were delicious, while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +612 9252 2055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 19
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Portuguese

Description

The Vintage Cafe has an interesting fusion of historical and modern decor offering a casual laid back atmosphere with good quality food at affordable prices. Only fresh produce is used with emphasis on local Australian seafood, wines, local and imported cheeses. The wine & beer list offers great quality, variety and value for money. A lot of creativity is found in the various dishes, providing a nice contrast between Spanish, Portuguese and Mediterranean food. Served all day, the traditional breakfast portion of the menu offers the Full Vintage Breakfast deal, with bacon, Chorizo, eggs to any taste and toast. For those with a big appetite, the Mediterranean Omelette filled with capsicum, tomato, Spanish onion, mushrooms, herbs and fetta cheese has plenty to get you going. Lunch is filled with options including fresh made to order salads, pizzas, sandwiches and specials of the day. Thu to Sun nights, selection of Paella and Tapas served in traditional clay dishes. What can be more romantic than the delightful sounds of live Bossa Nova & Jazz which can be heard Thu,Fri, Sat & Sun nighst and Sat & Sun noon. If you are looking for somewhere special, private and a local haven, take a stroll to The Vintage Cafe.

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