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The Runaway Spoon

12 Tryon Rd | Shops 1 & 2, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia
+61 2 9416 2565
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“pulled lamb” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Australian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Tryon Rd | Shops 1 & 2, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best breakfast menus on the North Shore. Lots of options for vegetarians. I like the field mushrooms and the corn fritters. Good coffee and good service

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alisonsoutter
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

One of our favourite brunch places. They do a fantastic brunch dish called The Nourish Bowl. With slightly Mexican flavours, this dish is full of delish goodness. Wild rice, red beans, bean sprouts, haloumi, hard boiled egg and avo. You can add chicken if you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CountryAdventurer59
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Runway Spoon has been Lindfield's special hidden coffee and casual meals space for many years (and under several names). Tucked away behind the station carpark, it is easy to find a place for the car or to stroll in from the train. Food is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Have frequented the runaway spoon a few times... Breakfast there has been great but the evening meals are a bit hit and miss... sometimes we have eaten there and enjoyed the food but times such as the last time we went the food was greasy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Happy L
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This cafe is always busy so I booked a table in advance (that morning for lunch). The cafe was full and busy, yet the staff were most attentive and helpful. They were particularly helpful in assisting me as I had my elderly mother using a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Staff frantic, coffee cups ridiculouly small, even large take away coffee the same size as small elsewhere. Had to wait 45 min for a pan of baked egss and a hsmburger. Staff rude when the wrong drinks bought to table, payment ptocess need improvement customer...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ellieja1710
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Came here around 10.30am for morning tea. It was so busy we just happened t get the last table available. Staff were run off their feet and the coffees mounting up at the Baristas area. I finally got my coffee luke warm as it had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fionacrockett70
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Usually ok But today coffee machine busted - ended up with tea instead. Ordered slice which never came - had to go fetch myself. All seemed too rushed - no time for pleasantries- sorry but you should know.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Lovely and vibrant cafe in suburban Lindfield. It was quite busy when we ate here, so it was a little on the noisy side. Service was excellent. Good choice of meals on the menu. Food was very good and reasonably well priced.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CarolinW54321
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I go for the bacon and egg roll Sensational. Nice clean restaurant. Plenty of seating. Gluten free options available. Extensive menu. Loads of parking.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GGCC4
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January 4, 2017|
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Response from rfm013 | Reviewed this property |
I think they reopen on 10th January....call and check.
Joe W
January 14, 2016|
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Response from Alpacafleece | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not the faintest idea about the fries. Fortunately, I am able to eat anything. If you really want to go there I suggest your little boy doesn't have the fries. I would think this would be the same in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 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 - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Tryon Rd | Shops 1 & 2, Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2070, Australia (Formerly Tablespoon)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ku-ring-gai  >  Lindfield
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9416 2565
  • E-mail
The Runaway Spoon provides an inner city vibe in leafy Lindfield. Open from 7am, seven days a week, we specialise in superior coffee and up-market cafe food. From 6pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, enjoy our ‘tapas style’ bar, tantalising share plates, great wine list and hand-picked selection of boutique beers by the bottle, as well as ice cold Peroni on tap. The Runaway Spoon is the pumping heart of Lindfield giving its customers from near and far consistency,quality and service for many years.
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