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“Great Food and Excellent Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Berlin

Cafe Berlin
249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
98102336
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Ranked #19 of 84 Restaurants in Balmain
Price range: $13 - $17
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Great Food and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Berlin is a favourite. The cakes are exceptional and they make the best Chai Latte and Hot Chocolates on the Peninsula. The service is always great. I remember an occassion I started in another cafe in Balmain one day, waited 45mins for an order only to walk out as I had to get somewhere with my kids. Straight to Berlin where the order was filled in 5 mins. Have been a fan ever since.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing for a cafe that looks so good from the outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

I went here for brunch early on a Saturday. The food was ok but I was mostly disappointed with the service. The waitresses spoke loudly about my "special" latte request, as if I was not in hearing distance, I felt it was disrespectful. Also the tables did not seem very clean and I was served a dirty glass.

I am a local to this area and had been intrigued by the look of this cafe, they have lots of yummy hand made delicacies on offer. But I'm afraid the service was just too disrespectful for me to go back there again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Love the food, love it all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

My husband and I just make a beeline for the Berline Cafe every time we go to Balmain. The food is fabulous, the cakes and desserts are devine, all home made and delicious. The staff are very friendly and the service is quick. Just to sit there over a coffee and a chat is so relaxing. I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Mouth-watering cakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

I love this cafe, the food is fantastic, especially the cakes, I want to try them all but I can't go past the banana cake. Great value, always friendly service. The only downside is when all the Balmain mum's try and squeeze their huge prams in the small shop.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome for breakfast. Try the waffles.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

Awesome for breakfast. Try the waffles.

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