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“Great little cafe with fantastic coffee”

The Fine Food Store
Ranked #34 of 5,857 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Cafe
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Neighborhood: The Rocks
Description: Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine Food Store has been a much-loved favourite of locals for over 10 years. Recently revealing its Brooklyn-inspired renovation, this cool and contemporary cafe offers a succinct menu of fresh and tasty offerings from braised-pork sliders to salmon gravlax with fennel salad. They pride themselves on the highest standard in coffee, from cold brewed to single origin espresso - to be enjoyed at a picturesque window seat or to-go when you're on the run.
Wollongong, Australia
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great little cafe with fantastic coffee”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Went for first time based on tripartite reviews. Nice take on cafe-foodstore.
We ordered at counter which from friendly attendents and twofood thought to our table it was delicious the coffee fantastic coffee, my only negative when we asked waitress/bussgirl for water she pointed almost rudely to the shelves for serve your own water she (like deer read the sign) like I said it was our first time and we missed the sign. Luckily the food coffee and staff more than made up for this. We will be back.
Paul and Leanne

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT, AFFORDABLE COFFEE AND BREAKFAST”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were so incredibly pleased with The Fine Food Store. After a few days in Sydney spending far too much money on so-so meals, we were ecstatic to find the Fine Food Store. Tucked away in the Rocks only a short walk from the Lord Nelson (where we stayed), we had an incredible breakfast. Professional baristas served up some wicked good coffee that rivals the stuff I've had in Vietnam. The kids had the french toast and I had a great plate of eggs and lamb sausage. They offer a full spectrum of choices and everything they serve is sourced locally and responsibly. Excellent service with a smile and cool, relaxed decor make this a must do while in Sydney. We will be back. A bit hard to find as it is tucked inside a shopping center. GO THERE!

  • Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful local cafe in the back lane way of the rocks.yum breakfast”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Came here in August 2012 visiting from Melbourne. Trying to avoid tourist cages and found this place. Great shop inside and gourmet breakfast and selection of wraps etc in the front counter for lunch. Had garlic eggs on ciabatta and hubby had gourmet baked beans on ciabatta. Waffles for kids were amazing and coffee great. Definitely come back again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Trendy Cafe”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We enjoyed an excellent breakfast here when staying nearby at the Old Sydney Holiday Inn. They open early, staff were friendly and the food and coffee were great.

Visited August 2012
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Bayonne, France
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Simple good food”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Nice littlerestaurant. Sandwishes, salads... Prices between 8 and 20 dollars. Staff friendly. I had a chiken and muschroom roll with beautifil salad for $9

  • Visited July 2012
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