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Cafe Berlin

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Cafe, Australian
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249 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Our local cafe. My husband loves their pies and brownies! I love their cakes and often order whole cakes from there for occasions!! Red velvet is superb!!

Thank Samantha W
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1,211 reviews
566 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Dropped in for lunch while wandering Darling Street. A great lunch stop. We had the Berlin Burger and the Pumpkin Soup. Both dishes were generous in portion size and full of flavour. Great service in a cosy little cafe. Beware of the cakes and pasteries selection, its extensive, home made and a danger to the waist line.

Thank Tony W
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Local place that is always busy. Staff are friendly and ready to help. I think the pies in here are the best thing on the menu by far

Thank Mrsheephead1986
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

My husband and I had lunch at Cafe Berlin recently and it was not a pleasant experience at at all I ordered eggs Benedict with bacon. The bacon was burnt and inedible,I asked for another serving of bacon not burnt and again it turned up burnt and horrible which I could not eat. On leaving I spoke to the owner... More 

Thank Gloria B
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

There is a reason why this fantastic cafe has been around since 1984 ,,consistently good service,food and ambience.The family run business has the most delicious daily baked cakes,great burgers , smoothies and coffee, but my favourite is the mushroom,spinach and feta omelette! Servings are always generous and the staff always friendly . In a strip where there is a lot... More 

1 Thank Kim G
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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168 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

After catching the ferry from Circular Quay to Balmain East Wharf and walking up Darling Street enjoying looking at the old and new houses we decided to stop at the Cafe Berlin for a bite of lunch. It was very windy and cold so we sat inside which was warm and cozy. Service was very good and the food very... More 

1 Thank downunder2207
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I am a regular at Cafe Berlin, but more so in the winter months because of their home made pies, frittatas and quiches. Throughout the year I pop into to see Heidi and Jo for great coffee and home made cakes (carrot muffins and lemon iced cupcakes) but the pies are unbelievable!

1 Thank MalcolmDay17
Huntsville, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

While staying in Balmain we visited Cafe Berlin several mornings to grab a quick bite before heading into the city. Each visit was a positive experience. The service and food was good. To build our own breakfast we would order eggs and add different sides depending on our preference that morning. The fresh squeezed orange juice was tasty! We popped... More 

Thank r8d6g
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906 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

In the 80s and 90s, this was the place for good coffee, great cakes, and cafe food with a German twist. Now it's just a copy of all the other Balmain cafes. They even copied a couple of the unusual dishes from the cafe across the road, and they serve juice in the same jars with handles. No cakes on... More 

Thank mrdom
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is no messing honest grub. The place is generally rammed on weekends so be prepared for maybe a 10 minute wait. Good breakfasts dishes and great pies. Cakes are all round good

Thank Mrsheephead1986

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $17
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Balmain

Neighborhood Profile
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 commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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