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“Fresh and tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kitchen by Mike

Kitchen by Mike
1/85 Dunning Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1,996 of 5,478 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Asian, British, Continental, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Yes..the queue was long...and a little bit of a wait on food....but it was packed in there with people waiting for a table to become free. Coffee was good and will be back to try lunch!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice "old-factory" atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The place is busy but it adds to the charm. The food is good. You won't have an enormous amount of food in your plate but you can get a nice croissant, they are good (I am French, I know what I am talking about!). A must for a Sunday morning breakfast!
There are also nice spots outside during the warm season.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Coffee Coffee everywhere and not a drop to drink”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Coffee orders take a life time to arrive.
Ordered breakfast and coffees.Breakfast arrived, 16 minutes after we finished our breakfast the coffees came!!! I can tell you I was hanging out by then.Pretty average.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Self service...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

B'fast closes at 11:15am sharp & lunch opens at 12pm. Food is delicious but pricey for what it is (all self service with no waitstaff - you queue up to choose your food from a few items behind the counter and then queue up again for coffee/drinks and then queue up again for a table). If you're not here by 12pm, queues are extremely long.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful food if you dont mind a queue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

"Rosebury is the new hot-spot in Sydney!" my friend claims as we crawl along Gardener's Rd to Kitchen by Mike. I look out at the chained-up buildings and sad hamburger joints along the way & I have my doubts.
Kitchen by Mike has been set up in a huge warehouse - a former cannery(?) - in Rosebury - approx. 30-45 min from the city-centre and, once we have (finally) found it I am immediately convinced this place shows promise: First of all, the customers already mid-way through lunch are happily digging in to very generous helpings of tasty-looking Junk Chicken & Corn; or slow-cooked lamb; pizzas or tartine piled with roast vegetable, jalapenos & marscapone/mozzarella...mmmm... The salads & roast vegetables look mouth-wateringly good...plus there's a queue, a long queue...but everyone seems quite happy to wait their turn: and, in truth, the queue shifts pretty quickly...before we know it, we are settled at a makeshift table hoeing into the very same protein & veg I mentioned above: and it is really, really, good - definitely worth the wait....Take a look at the website http://www.koskela.com.au/kitchen/ for more background on the place....Basically, it's a canteen-style eatery (nothing flash about it - basic utensils, trestle tables etc...) but it's a canteen i wish i had near my work-place...as Im sure the locals will attest to. Open for breakfast & lunch only. Menu changes daily. Not sure that it's a tourist place - but if you are in the area you could do a lot, lot, worse.
By the way, the rest of the warehouse is filled with (v. expensive) furniture & homewares, certainly worth a walk around after youve stuffed yourself full of Mike's heavenly food.
.. is Rosebury a suburb of the future? I will leave that for time to tell...but this is a promising start!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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