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“Morning Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fine Food Store

The Fine Food Store
Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 1196
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Ranked #28 of 5,106 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Organic, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine Food Store has been a much-loved favourite of locals for over 10 years. Recently revealing its Brooklyn-inspired renovation, this cool and contemporary cafe offers a succinct menu of fresh and tasty offerings from braised-pork sliders to salmon gravlax with fennel salad. They pride themselves on the highest standard in coffee, from cold brewed to single origin espresso - to be enjoyed at a picturesque window seat or to-go when you're on the run. Now open nights, Weds to Sat from 4 to 10pm serving tapas style bar plates, select wine & tap beer.
Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Morning Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A very well run store with exceptional staff and food to boot. Ask for the morning muesli, you will not be disappointed.

Quite good price and great service from the staff.

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“Best place for coffee and breakfast in The Rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Everywhere in the rocks is so expensive, I was so happy when we found this place.
The service is efficient and friendly, the atmosphere is cool with a mix of people visiting. We managed to sit outside and enjoyed watching people pass-by while sipping a coffee and eating a gorgeous muffin or amazing granola, fruit and yogurt. They had a shop so I managed to buy a bag of the granola mix and have it most mornings at our appartment. I must admit the shop itself is expensive but the produce is fantastic.
This place was reasonably priced and ideally located. Would recommend this over another cafe in the rocks area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Looks so funky...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located by the Holiday Inn- nice little menu and thankfully a nice choice of wine with lunch. Brekkie coffee was good ( ok so I asked for a mocha but we'll let that one slide) muffins bought for kids just didn't have that lovely freshness of a straight-out- the-oven baked good.... Went back for lunch, microwaved lasagne, wine good- but must they clean the table and scrape the chairs while I'm still eating ??? Bad karma... But so nearly so nice.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Did not disappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We could not get in a month ago, so we were surprised to find plenty of empty tables. After reading some negative reviews we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, service is a bit hit and miss BUT the breakfast we had was great. The Croque Sir and the Brioche with caramalized banana were nearly perfect. Campos coffee finished breakfast off nicely.

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“Good Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Man that served us wasn't very friendly but take away coffee was great! Haven't tried the food but looked delicious and would definitely go back

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