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“Reliable favorite” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Old Vienna Coffee House

Old Vienna Coffee House
455 George Street | Queen Victoria Bldg, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 9267 5746
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Ranked #2,807 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Australian
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Melbourne, Australia
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Reliable favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I often stop at the old vienna coffee house for lunch or a cup of tea, and find its familiarity comforting. On this Sydney trip I ate lunch there twice. The club sandwich was as expected and the salad a bit underwhelming - but the service is prompt and the central tables in the midst of the shoppers a good position for people watching. No complaints about quick ordering and service when your in a hurry and despite it not being a spectacular experience I'll keep coming back as its convenient, next to the centres toilets and in a lovely space.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Over priced and underwhelming.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick coffee break. Latte is $4.70 compared to every other coffee at $4.00 and wasn't even that good. Cinnamon toast for $7 arrived cold and dry on cheap bread. Avoid!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stopped by for a cup of coffee and wasn't disappointed. Great service from our French waiter who got our slightly more unusual order 100% correct. We enjoyed the location at the beautiful QVB. Would definitely return. The only criticism we had was that the tables along the railing are very close together and every time someone wants to sit down ore get up the chairs and the people in them on either side are bumped.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Disappointing non-Viennese coffee shop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The cakes on display might lure you into the Old Vienna Coffee Shop as they look very nice. Unfortunately the food and service is so-so. Coffee is also so-so and the price for their sandwiches (in particular) seems elevated for what comes out on the plate. It'd disappointing to find that this is the case seeing that the restaurant occupies some prime real estate in the QVB. I won't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

A lovely looking cafe located in the beautiful Queen Victoria Building. Although the coffee was quite good, the food was terrible. I had a banana muffin that came to the table cold and hard, when it was returned warmed, it was VERY ordinary. Out overseas guest had a devonshire tea with equally ordinary scones.

Visited June 2013
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