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Vintage Cafe On The Rocks

#284 of 5,421 Restaurants in Sydney
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European, Portuguese, Spanish
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Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+612 9252 2055
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice balcony for an afternoon drink

Hung out here for half an hour and had a nice drink on the balcony. It's a bit pricy but that's what you would expect in the rocks

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
hickmagp
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Maraval, Trinidad
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Maraval, Trinidad
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123 reviews 123 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Hung out here for half an hour and had a nice drink on the balcony. It's a bit pricy but that's what you would expect in the rocks

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was an amazing experience having lunch in this cozy and delicious little restaurant. First of all, the location is amazing. The Rocks was by far my favorite spot in Sydney. Secondly there was a great Brazilian singer playing bossa nova, brazilian popular music and classical rock n'roll. The food was great, but the staff a little bit slow. But... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We are visiting Sydney for a couple of weeks and went to Vintage Cafe based on other TripAdvisor reviews. Lucky enough to be seated on the outside balcony close enough to enjoy live music while appreciating the soft breeze and the ability to chat quietly. Delicious paella for two and tasty sangria. We thought it was a very good value... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Gorgeous cafe in the heart of the Rocks, hidden away from the noisy and crowded tourist areas. Try and get a table on the terrace (there aren't many so booking is recommended), and enjoy good food (tapas are delicious), wine, and music played by the two musicians who know how to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Omaha, NE
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Vintage Cafe offers good selections for lunch with a variety of salads and small plates. The cafe is tucked away in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. It was a pleasant experience dining there.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nestled in The Rocks this little old restaurant is a great spot out of the sun for lunch. Serving salads and local beers.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Vintage on the Rocks is nestled within Nurses Walk, The Rocks. There's no view of the Harbour Bridge or Circular Quay, but if you're after a cosy, quiet and honest evening, then this is your place. The food is good quality but beware the larger tapas plates will set you back $20 each ! The service is adequate and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Found this cool little place by accident. Great musician playing during lunch. Place was empty but decided to give it a go. Good food and wine later and the place had filled up. Love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I was here with a friend on a lovely evening. Tapas menu offered a good range of tapas and good price. Paella was wonderful as well as the other dishes. The service was pleasant and live jazz music was a bonus. Will definitely be back.

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alton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

On Sunday 23rd November 2014 we ate with our two Australian friends,Brian and Nicki,at this unassuming cafe/restaurant which is tucked away in the Rocks.We had great food(modestly priced,particularly as it's Sydney),wonderful cold beer and outstanding welcoming service..Don't miss out on this gem!

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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, Portuguese, Spanish

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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