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Zinc cafe

$$ - $$$
City East
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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77 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9358 6777
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We just happened to be in this area and were looking for a reasonably priced light lunch. We liked the look of this cafe and the menu of daily specials written on a large mirror seemed interesting. We went for a warm slow cooked lamb salad and a chili prawn spaghetti. Both were excellent and at $12 and $15 the... More 

Thank Maureen P
2 reviews
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

I loved my experience. Everyone was so polite and professional, a special mention goes to Ashley, the barista, an incredibly talented, smart and versatile young man.

Thank MariaCasti
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Good coffee and friendly service with the corn beef hash with fried egg a treat for brunch popular spot

Thank HawkTraveller
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

My first breakfast at Sydney. Zinc Cafe just happens to be located across the tiny street where The Macleays (my holiday getaway) is located. Wanted a "simple" breakfast nothing too elaborate or "greasy" to start the day. Zinc Cafe menu is not too overtly extensive - but with enough options and variety to make any diners happy. In the end... More 

Thank Chongjc
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The young guy with the shaved head and Tatts making coffee, does one of the best coffees I've ever tasted. Great service, and good food!

Thank weiry123
2 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

The owner/manager was very rude, I asked if we could sit at a table and he gave me a foul look and grunted at me while he instructed his staff member to get us seated. It was like we were putting him out by coming to eat at his cafe! He was also very cold and rude when I went... More 

Thank Carley N
Central Coast NSW
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Perfect location out the front of our hotel. Food was great, coffee was excellent, young gentleman serving was lovely and the owner was an absolute arrogant tool and very, VERY rude. What a shame.

1 Thank Sonja N
Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016

We have been eating here ever since it opened - pity it no longer serves an evening meal - they were wonderful ! WE go for Sunday Brunch - same order Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon - although it is not called that - always excellent - good staff as are the owner/managers. WE then have toasted fruit loaf -... More 

Thank Trevor H
Bangkok, Thailand
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855 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

what a great place to people watch enjoy a perfectly prepared cup of coffee and just live. Food is consistently good and predictable without being to fancy or boring.

Thank pemblin
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016

I often come here for breakfast or just a cuppa and cake with my kids. My kids love yummy buttermilk pancakes. The staff are always lovely.

Thank l0veSydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighborhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9358 6777

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