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The Fine Food Store

#42 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Rocks
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
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Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 1196
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for Breakfast with 10 people after some docked after a cruise. Service was friendly and efficient for a larger group. The coffee was OK, with the meals arriving quickly. The only disappointing meal was the special beans which were not that tasty. Would recommend however.

Thank Alan W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First came here last May on my first trip to Sydney and loved it then - the breakfasts are great (cliche of smashed avo, ricotta and poached egg), the coffee excellent (although v quick service, there's still queues for it which I'm taking as a good sign) and the vibe nice. Juice, coffee and fab breakfast for under $25 smashes... More 

Thank Chris C
Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Sydney more and more since our daughter and her boyfriend relocated there this year. They both work in the city so that is where we tend to stay to make catching up with them easier....each time we visited we were a little disappointed with the breakfast options on a weekend (usually when we would be visiting)....obviously... More 

Thank mumwise
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor when looking for coffee and breakfast close to where we were staying. Great variety to meet multiple types of diet requests and was yum. Lot of food envy from others waiting for theirs to arrive and reciprocated when theirs turned up. Definitely recommend and honest back!

Thank Wendy M
Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came across The Fine Food Store restaurant by accident, but what a great accident! We only wanted a lunch time snack and a beer and were provided with some great food and beers. Sadly, due to eating out a lot in Sydney and being old, we cannot recall what we ate but we do recall it was exceptionally... More 

Thank Peter_and_Sheila
Brisbane Region, Australia
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170 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this venue was, in fact, very fine! My sandwich was delicious, as was Sims. Coffees were well made and the roast was quite tasty. I would return. Happily.

Thank Admim
Monmouth, Maine
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled into this cafe looking for a quick bite to eat and ordered the ham and cheese with slaw on multigrain baguette. All I can say it was AMAZING! My friend and I talked about how good it was that evening! We plan on returning in a week to catch a cruise and before we board our ship we are... More 

Thank Pippi908
Gosport, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor, and stumbled down for breakfast. The menu choices are varied and not over the top for value. I had the poached eggs on sourdough, with extra mushroom and black pudding. A breakfast that didn't look so special, but tasted amazing!! Would definitely visit again!

Thank MichelleK2103
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food was a little pricey but also fresh and tasty. The staff looked tired and not very smiley but they might have had a busy morning!

Thank llaxof
San Jose, Costa Rica
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ! Fantastic coffe ! Excelente selection and great location ! One of the greatest spots not to be missed in Sydney !

Thank Erika F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 1196
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.

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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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