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Contessa Balmain

371B Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 9555 7399
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
371B Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Great spot amidst stiff competition in Balmain. Lovely welcome from really attentive staff, love the decor and atmosphere - and the coffee & food was delicious. Really great menu too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Thanks guys.

Thank TravelEd73
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We did a search where to have breakfast and we found this gem, best service and food we have had in a long time, we eat breakfast out every weekday we have off and this was a great find. Thanks guys you made our day...More

Thank 380,800
Reviewed January 13, 2018

I love the coffee and service at Contessa. Even though there is between 6 and 10 of us from the gym close by at once the quality never fails and the service is fantastic. They remember how I have my coffee which is great and...More

Thank margieclay
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Great location. Dog friendly at the couple of tables out the front, which was great for us with our little furry friend. Menu was perfect for breakfast, everything you want from a breakfast menu. Really like this cafe.

1  Thank kimovsky
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Very popular and very busy spot for Sunday breakfast, but well worth it. Drinks and meals arrived quickly despite a full house. Great service and excellent food.

1  Thank Jason A
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Contessa Balmain will make my Top 10 List this year, such a superb venue. A venue that was so incredibly busy but never faulted on service, quality, or attention to detail. And as for Connie, she is the cherry on the cake of this venue,...More

1  Thank Jason K
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Enjoyed lunch at Contessa a few times during our stay in Balmain. Great food, friendly and helpful staff provide a great service.

Thank Marjory1
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I ordered poached eggs with sautéed mushrooms and toast. My husband ordered the tuna salad that comes with avo toast. The staff was really great and the venue is cool. Nothing to rave about what we ordered, but absolutely no complaints. Would recommend for a...More

Thank laurenvdv
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Terrific experience. Nice selection of breakfast dishes, coffee was good, service attentive and helpful. Other reviewers have been more articulate. We will certainly be back.

Thank Sioseeker
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Ate here last Saturday and have been a regular for some time but we continue to be impressed. An unpretentious restaurant that does it right. If you are eating in Balmain for Breakfast this is a must do because it is one of the few...More

Thank caruthers2016
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $15
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 371B Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighborhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9555 7399
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of the city, Contessa Balmain is home to a casual dining cafe and restaurant complete with all day breakfast and lunch menus, perfect for a homely oasis from the haste city lifestyle. Open 7 days a week, the cafe offers a vibrant medium between meetings or casual celebrations with their licensed establishment offering a delectable range of cocktails, spirits and beers. Inspired by the flavours of Italy, Marco's passion for food goes unnoticed with his American/Italian inspired dishes giving each individual a taste of quality and unique flavours using only top quality ingredients sourced from fresh produce derived within Sydney. Whether it's a craving for something little or a desire for a hearty hangover cure, you are a short walk away from Contessa Balmain catering to each individuals palette and preferences whether you're gluten intolerant, vegetarian, or organic obsessed. Marco and his employees reflect a passion and drive for serving each individual an experience that goes beyond a tedious transaction. They devote their love for food and hospitality through an outward interaction of both kindness and diligence to ensure a smooth and fun experience for each individual customer who enters our doors.
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