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Vintage Cafe On The Rocks

Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+612 9252 2055
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Ranked #234 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: European, Portuguese, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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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125 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Tahmoor, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This tiny, little cafe, hidden away in Nurses Walk in the historic Rocks area of Sydney has the best Eggs Benedict ever. The food is fresh, the service pleasant and the location perfect for watching the passing parade. Nurses Walk is a quiet little back street, pedestrians only, so the atmosphere is very conducive to an enjoyable meal. Did I... More

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Harlingen, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband had the grilled chicken sandwich and I had the wild barramundi, punched potatoes and spinach with house white wine. The fish was excellent and the "punched" potatoes were small white potatoes gently squashed. All very fresh!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant had a live guitarist, and he was very good. It was a very enjoyable experience. The place is small and the table close together. so if that is not your thing I would not suggest. If you do not have a space issue, it is very good. It is mainly tapas... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the best diners we had during our journey along the East Coast. Great food, nice atmosphere. A must visit in Sydney!

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Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Thank you once again for another beautiful breakfast following an overnight stay in The Rocks. We have eaten twice here before & took friends with us today. Generous size, great meals, fresh food & very polite friendly service in a lovely historic building.

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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had dinner at the cafe and found the food to be quite good. While serving sizes were small, the prices were reasonable. Some live music in the corner and the historic surrounds made it a good meal.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Was in the Rocks for the Vivid Festival.. tucked away from the hustle and bustle was this little gem.. We wandered in because of the live music, and it was time to replenish the energies from all that "Vivid" walking. I ordered the Marinated Cheese with Bread for entrée and Roast Duck Breast for mains, while my companion ordered the... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Decided to try this place for breakfast as a result of the good reviews. First day, Friday am was closed (opens at 10. 30 am Friday's) so the following day, found it again to give it a try. My husbands breakfast 'all the works with chorizo' was good, mine however, Vegetarian option, mushrooms were cold and no extra Asparagus as... More

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Albany, OR
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176 reviews 176 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We sat on the raised deck, overlooking Nurses Walk in the Rocks. There were umbrellas for cover (it was hot), and lots of people walking by to watch. My BLT was excellent. The Vintage Cafe is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has live music on several nights. We had eaten there three years ago,... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The café is open air, but under cover and on Fridays and Saturdays there is a guitarist that plays beautifully. It had a very cosy feel and the staff are always welcoming and attentive.

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