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Vintage Cafe On The Rocks

#256 of 5,106 Restaurants in Sydney
#272 of 5,493 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, 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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  • 73
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
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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
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
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Gold Coast
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 .

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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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On the first night of our four day stay in Sydney we went out looking for somewhere to eat. Having walked up and down most of the main streets and along the waterfront in the Rocks area we decided to wonder around the side streets and came across Nurses Walk, a pedestrian precinct, where we found The Vintage Café. Although... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I try to go to this place once a month! It has a lovely atmosphere, great food and great service! It's intimate, cozy and great for a romantic dinner or a group evening. Absolutely lovely!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Decided to have a quick lunch here but ended up unwinding over a nice glass of wine :) (on a sunny windy day) If you are looking for a quiet spot to catch up with friends over a nice meal, I would recommend this place. It's affordable and not too pricey consider the fact it is at the Rocks. The... 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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