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Playfair Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

5 stars to this little street cafe in The Rocks. The owner went out of his way to help re-arrange the furniture to cater for a pram/high chair ect. Also took time to engage with us and showed genuine warmth for his customers. Generous, tasty...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CraigM172
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Playfair Cafe in Sydney was only a short stroll from our 5 Star Hotel The Shangri-La. Every morning for the 6 nights we stayed in Sydney we had breakfast at The Playfair Cafe. The Bacon and egg rolls were superb.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast here twice on this pedestrian-only side street in the heart of the Rocks neighborhood. Be prepared for a big serving if you order muesli, yogurt and fruit. Another bonus: there's lots of outdoor seating on Playfair's terrace.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Best bacon and egg roll I’ve had for a long time, will definitely be coming back to try the rest of the menu :)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hveblue
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Delicious and imaginative food where the staff clearly take pride in what they create and serve. All fresh produce with plenty of choice. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nadia D
Reviewed February 13, 2019

My first stop after landing, in need of breakfast and a coffee. Tucked away down a buzzy pedestrian street which, when I went, had a little street market going on. A simple sandwich and a coffee for me. Not gourmet, but very tasty, and sitting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank UkGMan
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We had just visited the Museum of Contemporary Art and were starving. We knew that everything in the Rocks and the surrounding area would be expensive, but based on so many positive reviews we decided to give Playfair Café a shot. Not cheap by any...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pat5150
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We went twice for lunch at this lovely cafe - the food was amazing, freshly cooked - would very much recommend it

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison W
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch on our way to the museum. The veggie burger was superb and the avocado wrap tasty! Good value for money as well!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sipisupi
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

One of not so many places in the Rocks that is reasonably priced. Staff are very nice, service is fast and they have a good selection of lighter meals. Recommended!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nick411
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The Rocks
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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
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