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Cafe Berlin

249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I will admit that it was the Sunday of a long weekend, and it was brunch - but the cafe wasn't crowded and it took 15 minutes to get 2 x coffees and a further 5 minutes before we got our meals. The food was...More

Thank Craig_Tapper
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I met up with some old friends here two weeks ago. I remember visiting Cafe Berlin regularly in the past, so I was looking forward to revisiting after an absence of a number of years. I left feeling a little disappointed. Whilst servings were generous...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This café is a Balmain icon and deserves to be so. What separates this café from the others is the feel and taste of the homemade. Foodies do tire of the rich foods and relish the baking that goes on here. Very very popular on...More

Thank caruthers2016
Reviewed July 12, 2017

A great breakfast/brunch destination. Sit on street side outdoor tables to watch the interesting world of Balmain pass by while enjoying a variety of dishes. Treat yourself to the cakes Cafe Berlin is famed for!

Thank williamrA8841CK
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a long black and bacon egg roll. Was definitely not disappointed. My fiancee fell in love with the flat white while we were here. The environment is super cozy with a great family feel. I love the family pictures on the wall....More

Thank Josh P
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

As one of our local cafes, the food is always wholesome and good quality. The portions are really reasonable - you always walk away full!!! Real hearty homemade style food. Had the parmigiana recently and wow, was delicious!!! The sauce was not your standard mass...More

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

As a local, I love a weekend brunch along Darling Street. Cafe Berlin is right up there in terms of the food. I had the mushroom & spinach omelette on Sunday and it was divine. Their cake fridge and front counter is always filled with...More

Thank flickedyflick
Reviewed May 20, 2017

Came here to eat lunch on Mother's Day last week, and our party was very disappointed to say the least. We ordered pancakes and they were uncooked, with a big slop of cream whacked carelessly on top of them. Coffee was also so weak and...More

Thank clementinewilkie
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Walked past Cafe Berlin on a beautiful Sunday morning with intent of 2 coffees to go. Whilst the cafe was busy, wasn't excessive. Stood at the counter for at least 5 minutes without so much as one of the baristas or staff (about 5 of...More

1  Thank BobboMc
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Great vibes, lovely staff, location is ideal and the coffee is amazing. Didn't eat but the food coming out around me looked so good!

Thank Will T
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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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighborhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: 98102336
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