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Cafe Sydney

#18 of 4,593 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 8683
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dined here with 6 adults and 3 8 year olds. The service was amazing and views were amazing. We booked a table outside on the terrace and they did warn me that if the weather was bad we may have to forego our reservation. In true Sydney style the heavens opened 10mims after we were seated. Everything got soaked. The... More 

Thank Elissa R
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, what a stunning, beautiful restaurant. Great service and great food. Pricey but well worth it with the most amazing view of Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour....

Thank debra_turner
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great dining experience. Every dish was perfect. We had lunch outside booked well in advance but couldn't control the weather for the day. Extremely hot with no breeze so the staff had set electric fans around and hand fans on the table to help. Not much else was possible. They even brought around cool hand towels. I'd try and... More 

Thank Strayanadvisor
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view was stunning - and so was the food! The seafood platter was to die for. Nothing like fresh, good quality seafood. I would definitely order that again. The Perrier Jouet was so smooth and thank goodness I left room for dessert- the coconut panna cotta - what a dream!

Thank Saverina F
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, Cafe Sydney's service and food was excellent again. We had a very loooong lunch and there was clearly no rush (in a good way). The waiter picked up on the fact that we were in no rush and made us feel very relaxed.

Thank Gradsor
Darlington, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As it was my birthday my wife booked this restaurant to celebrate. It's in the old custom house overlooking circular key with spectacular views of Sydney opera house and bridge. This place is first class from start to finish. Service was excellent, with knowledgable staff. Food was superb, we had to start crab, king prawns, octopus and bugs. For mains,... More 

Thank Richard W
Sydney, Australia
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had overseas visitors who we wanted to impress and thought that we would blow them away by a visit to Cafe Sydney. The view is unique and special and it is an iconic Australian location. Our visit was on a hot blue sky summer day with the harbour looking its sparkling best. We stopped in for coffee & dessert.... More 

Thank MartinConboy
Sydney, Australia
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209 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined with 2 weeks ago with the wife , children and in-laws and other family form overseas. The views are to die for , the best in my opinion in all of Sydney! The service is second to none - our waiter was really nice , catering to our every need with a smile! The food was magic as was... More 

Thank DavidBasilious
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When I made the online booking for Cafe Sydney I mentioned that we would be celebrating my hubby's birthday and that he also had food allergies. We were seated outside and had an amazing view of the harbour. Our waitress was also very attentive to hubby's dietary restrictions. All the staff were friendly, the food was delicious and the "happy... More 

Thank jubertsydney
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Casa soon after arriving in Sydney. We had Happy Hour drinks and pizza. They were actually quite good and the service was friendly. What put us off was our view. We sat next to the bar and watched as the employees kept depositing dozens of dirty used glasses on top of the bar. That's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Floor, Customs House | 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9251 8683

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

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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