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The Bean - Cafe Bar and Bistro

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612 Darling St, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales 2039, Australia (Formerly The Bean Cafe Bar & Bistro)
+61 2 9818 1607
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu here isn't groundbreaking but this is an excellent "comfort food" cafe experience. Huge portions, tasty food, comfortable cafe. We found the service to be a tad too laid back but apart from that good experience.

Thank Minxyminou
Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a really good experience, service was quick and food was tasty. I had the bombay eggs which was slightly spicy and very tasty. The serving sizes are ample, if not quite large, the prices are very reasonable and all sides are the same price. Coffee was pleasant and the staff very friendly and willing to help.

Thank Susan P
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We live in Balmain and were looking for a new breakfast place and tried this after reading the reviews. The coffee was very good and the food was OK, but nothing great. We were very disappointed with the service. It took an hour to get our food for breakfast and it wasn't even that busy...not sure if it was just... More 

Thank Trendale
HBW64, Owner at The Bean - Cafe Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Trendale You did indeed get us on an "off day" and we are very sorry to learn of your disappointing experience. Unusually we had 2 staff members off sick and had to rely on some friends to help out. It was very stressful for us all and not a reflection of our normal business. We hope you will give... More 

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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great coffee and super friendly service. Get there early on Saturday morning as always busy

1 Thank SydneyGazza
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

But the Bean took the biscuit :-) It really was excellent. We ate there this morning and had the pancakes, they come with pear and rhubarb and cream and honey of course, and they are just fab. It is a must visit for breakfast if you're ever on Darling. Pleasant and efficient service at a nice kerb side table.

1 Thank M-moate
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Bean is a Rozelle institution! Craig and Kim and their staff are excellent. So friendly and always remember your order. Cool decor with old school rock concert posters

1 Thank roger h
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My friends and myself consider the coffee at this cafe to be the best on the Darling Street strip in Rozelle. The breakfasts and lunches are good too but really it is the coffee hat has us coming back for more.

1 Thank SueMox
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I had the Dukka eggs for brunch on a weekday morning so it was pretty quiet. I was pleasantly surprised- the food was delicious as was the mocha. Despite it being fairly quiet it was noisy as I think the openness of the cafe makes it a bit echoey. I must say I loved the jazz music playing in the... More 

1 Thank Perthchic
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

First visit here and I've been to most in the area. The menu is fine but there could have been more creative ideas since there is alot of competition in the area. I had the dukkah eggs on sourdough with spinach and haloumi. Looked nice enough but I found the haloumi to be a little oily and the spinach hadn't... More 

Thank fifilabron
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I hate to be the party pooper but The Bean isn't the answer to your lunch time dreams. Nice folk, pretty much a bog standard menu with nothing at all terribly imaginative. What I had was good but in no way above average. It was the first time I tried and, frankly, I'll be exploring wider rather than returning. I... More 

Thank Japanangka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $19
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Darling St, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales 2039, Australia (Formerly The Bean Cafe Bar & Bistro)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Rozelle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9818 1607

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