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“This cafe is a stayer” 4 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 #31 of 104 Restaurants in Balmain
Price range: $13 - $17
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Sydney, Australia
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“This cafe is a stayer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I hadn't been to Cafe Berlin for over 20 years probably because so many cafes have sprung up in the intervening time which of course all had to be tried.

I lunched there recently with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the buzz. I then took my husband and granddaughter in for breakfast a few days later, which was also enjoyable. The breakfast menu has boiled eggs and toast soldiers - what a lovely option.

The staff are helpful and friendly, which always makes a meal a delight. Prices are not exhorbitant. Will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The heart of Balmain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great location - right in the middle of Darling Street, great atmosphere. Good coffee and tasty pastries/cakes

Visited March 2013
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Edinburgh
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Give up on the diet and enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

OMG the carrot cake is amazing and what do I do have iced coffee. Now I am sugared out, but well with it. Sit out side and face the street, look up and enjoy the beautiful architecture before you.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Star707, Sydney
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“Tight Squeeze”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

There are too many restaurants and coffee shops in Balmain that offer good fare and coffee with enough space to move, for this Cafe to compete. It is best to buy take away coffee and a choose a lovely cake and go sit in the nearby park under a tree.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Don't pass by.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

You could be forgiven if you walked straight past this cafe. It's small, unassuming front makes it blend in with all the other cafe's, And it's only when you venture inside and try the food you realize why it's different.
I could review it, but it's best if you try it yourself.

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