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Gnome Cafe

#672 of 4,393 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Surry Hills
Cafe, Australian, Delicatessen
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536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
(02) 9332 3191
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Cute lil hole in the wall that reflects the cashed-up, easygoing, dinky vibe of the Surry Hills neighbourhood. Food is nice, Good coffee and friendly service, happy to be back.

Thank Ben T
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I have always walked past this cafe and there is always people waiting for a seat. So after trying coffee somewhere else and being disappointed we decided to walk and find a new place. Well this is prefect small nice food and good service. No wonder there are people waiting. Go there and enjoy

Thank Mark A
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

nice and cosy little place in Surry hills, the outside tables are in the sunshine and that makes a nearly wintery but sunny day a perfect location for lunch! everything is priced very reasonably, portions are big and food is tasty and out quickly, service is ok...some of them looked annoyed to have to deal with more customers, but others... More 

Thank eatAbility
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a small cafe on a main street with only a few little tables. It is intimate with a quirky feel. The staff are professional, friendly and attentive which was lovely. The coffee we thought was really great, we got an extra to take away when we had finished our meal. We had breakfast here. The menu is not... More 

Thank sassymissc
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192 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Good location, on the corner . The coffee is average but the food is pretty good. Staff are friendly. Suits couples or smaller groups if you can get the tables. Been once though, considering there are so many places to eat around there, it didn't grab me enough to want to go back.

Thank Nicole L
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Great coffee, great music, friendly staff, great avocado on toast. I like to come as often as possible when in Sydney (which is not often as live in London.) Didn't have quite the same range of specials as my last visit two years ago, but still a special place.

Thank Haysom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I have been going to gnome on a regular basis for five years. I have never received a bad coffee here. Their current house blend comes from Industry coffee roasters in Melbourne but they also roast their own in Brewtown(their sister cafe) basing in Newtown. The food is always tasty and there are plenty of specials. Its amazing the food... More 

Thank dmci12
Sydney, Australia
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241 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We popped in here, as the wait for 4 ate 5 was a little on the long side and pretty much had what we expected....an ok breakfast in an area where the standard is high. The cafe itself was a little cramped, but quaint enough and the service ranged from happy to surly, depending on the staff (clearly the blonde... More 

2 Thank Jason H
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

One of my favourites! Eat a gnome regularly and never disappointed the service is great and the food is always delicious. Portions are on the smaller side but I don't mind that. Good variety too!

Thank JuloSyd
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

If you can get a seat here then hold on to it for dear life. Its a great little cafe with great food options, great service and great coffee. Friendly and helpful staff who make the over all experience.

Thank EmmaMaye22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: (02) 9332 3191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.