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Cuckoo Callay


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$6 - $17
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After waiting for ages to be seated, had their croissant with mac and cheese, poached egg and bacon. An extraordinary amount of calories matched by amazing taste. Coffee was good too. I imagine it would be a most excellent hangover meal

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank X177IHpaulv
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Right next to Newtown station. A great find. Had the Sideways Shuffle. A crab cake so fresh you could taste the ocean. Also the Pimp Mi Goreng. A flavour explosion with pickled of spice. A must try?

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robert W
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

We visited this very understated eatery on NYE 2018 and could not wait to revisit (from UK). Yesterday we managed breakfast and indeed again today. Staff are lovely, food fresh and awesome. We sincerely hope we will revisit Sydney one day to come back here....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MoyaR55
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Best breakfast to date in Sydney and I’m an Aussie who lives abroad and holidays here every year! The fritters were unreal as was the gorgeous Jorge! Yum yum yum!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank trinityleeg
Reviewed January 29, 2019

The meals are excellent. However, on arrival extremely loud music was blaring, and only three people in café. Asked if the music could be turned down was told No! Loud rap played during our entire stay and the girl serving was very rude, disinterested and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MatureCouple494
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Cuckoo Callay's got a good position next to the bustle of Newtown station, with a nice interior and a lot of outdoor tables under cover. The breakfasts may be expensive (most $20+, and I paid $6 extra for a small amount of tasty salmon) but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Great location, great vibe and welcoming staff. Coffee and hot chocolate was delicious. Lunch was nice, light and fresh. I wish there would be more crab on my crab cake! We got there just before 10 am on Saturday so no queue.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarkWong007
Reviewed October 14, 2018

First time visitor and in a bit of a hurry. Warm and friendly welcome. Great buzz behind the counter ... staff getting on really well. Good background music. But most importantly ... great coffee.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jegmc
Reviewed September 24, 2018

TJ used to be the barista at my favorite cafe in the world: cre asion. It still is. Its just that I've moved suburbs. It used to be a 5 minute walk now its a train ride away. TJ is the king of mochas. He...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sirbaden
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We were here for brunch and family outing. We ordered coffee and mains such as Gorgeous Jorge, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Eggs on Toast. Everything was worth a visit and the value.

Date of visit: August 2018
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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative
music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a
multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance
spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the
best live music venues in the city, shows can be found
everywhere from the official theaters to the
neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a
neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai
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