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“This cafe is a stayer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Berlin

Cafe Berlin
Ranked #36 of 120 Restaurants in Balmain
Price range: $13 - $17
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Balmain
Sydney, Australia
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284 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“This cafe is a stayer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I hadn't been to Cafe Berlin for over 20 years probably because so many cafes have sprung up in the intervening time which of course all had to be tried.

I lunched there recently with some friends and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the buzz. I then took my husband and granddaughter in for breakfast a few days later, which was also enjoyable. The breakfast menu has boiled eggs and toast soldiers - what a lovely option.

The staff are helpful and friendly, which always makes a meal a delight. Prices are not exhorbitant. Will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Trish M
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The heart of Balmain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great location - right in the middle of Darling Street, great atmosphere. Good coffee and tasty pastries/cakes

Visited March 2013
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Thank Ray W
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Edinburgh
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Give up on the diet and enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

OMG the carrot cake is amazing and what do I do have iced coffee. Now I am sugared out, but well with it. Sit out side and face the street, look up and enjoy the beautiful architecture before you.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Colm C
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Star707, Sydney
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419 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 776 helpful votes
“Tight Squeeze”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

There are too many restaurants and coffee shops in Balmain that offer good fare and coffee with enough space to move, for this Cafe to compete. It is best to buy take away coffee and a choose a lovely cake and go sit in the nearby park under a tree.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Star707
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Glaziers Bay, Australia
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't pass by.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

You could be forgiven if you walked straight past this cafe. It's small, unassuming front makes it blend in with all the other cafe's, And it's only when you venture inside and try the food you realize why it's different.
I could review it, but it's best if you try it yourself.

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1 Thank Longine
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