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Not Bread Alone

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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Shop 2 G 376 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9966 9788
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. I always order the BLAT when I'm hungover. They even throw in a sausage for me haha. The food is consistently great and the frappes are yummy!

Thank Lauren S
Mosman, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been frequenting "Not Bread Alone" for over 15 years, introduced scores of people to the restaurant's friendly tucked-away atmosphere, delicious food and helpful service from all of the waiters and waitresses. Yet today I am writing to report the behaviour of Barbara, the owner, who might get rave reviews in the role of "Scrooge" if there were ever an... More 

Thank anonymousO7529SF
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We came here and sat down straight away. Our orders were taken and we waited 45 minutes to be served. All the seats were taken by customers and no one was being served food. We found out the owner was having the kitchen complete orders for Uber eats and other deliveries. On top of all this, one of our meals... More 

Thank Adam L
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

5 of us arrived just after 10am on a Sunday. The reception was not the warmest and we were initially turned away as we had not booked. Then as we were walking away a group of six got up to leave, as there obviously was space now we were offered the table. Then we were told the five of us... More 

Thank wood1i
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful family breakfast we enjoyed at not bread alone. With varying diets they managed to feed us all with our plates evidence of this. The coffees were deliciously hot and so good we all had seconds. Can thoroughly recommend this wonderful cafe.

Thank Kerrie W
North Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this cafe by chance, we were in the area looking for a costume & for no ourselves hungry so we stopped in here. The older man who served us & took our order was such a delightful man! So polite & happy! We ordered & he made a few jokes. We got water right away without having... More 

Thank LeeGibb
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Have been a few times as we live quite close to not bread alone just to give it extra chances to make sure it wasn't just an off day for them. Each time we went the coffee was terrible and food not much better. I also got a take away coffee once and the coffee shot was pre poured.... Won't... More 

Thank Helen V
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Stumbled across this lovely little hidden Gem, while in Crows Nest yesterday. Upon walking into cafe my 5yo saw a jar of lollies and of of course immediately his eyes lit up, the very kind lady offered him not only 1 but 2 he was over the moon. Fantastic, friendly service with nice coffee and milk shakes. Will definitely be... More 

Thank MichelleESydney
Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Friends found this place for us after recently moving in to the area so we popped in for lunch. The staff were great and the service from them was too. There are lots of nice options on the food and wine lists. All 4 of us enjoyed our meal. Nice in winter in the sun out the back. A nice... More 

Thank Gabrielle P
Sydney, Australia
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503 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

The service is excellent -- the owner is a gem, and her wait staff are marvelous. I am less enthusiastic about the food. It's reasonable -- nothing more.

Thank DerAlteBach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $44
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2 G 376 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9966 9788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?