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Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
51 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
+61 2 9552 4498
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 7:00 pm Hours
Australian, Cafe, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
51 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a little hard to find, as from the street side, you can only see a bookshop and there are no signs indicating there is also a coffee place. But once you find this, it will become your favorite place. They have really...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eva Z
Reviewed 27 October 2018

It was an ugly rainy afternoon after landing in Sydneyand Sappho Books has been my refuge. Bohémien atmosphere, it has a lovely colorful courtyard where you can drink your chocolate chai and sweets (I had a delicious muffin) with free water. They also organize events,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sfabix
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I really liked the coffee and breakfast at Sappho's Books Cafe and Wine Bar. I would rearrange the name to put books on the end though. They had some good stuff, but prices on used books was kinda high, I thought. My breakfast and coffee...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This cafe represents what’s best about Glebe, good food in a relaxed, slightly scruffy, mostly boho atmosphere. Tucked in behind a lovely second hand bookstore, there is some seating fully under cover and some out in the courtyard area (probably not ideal when raining, although...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JulieLee75
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great food, good menu variety especially if you're into vegan or vegetarian options. The location is quite quirky and bohemian, as it in a backyard of a chic bookstore.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank winegeek-fl
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Cafe inside a bookshop. A really neat place to have coffee and cake. Also to Meet friends. The service is great and good coffee. The plants around you create a feeling of being with nature. I love it.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank joe_rodrigo
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked behind a bookstore. It serves a University (of Sydney) crowd mixed with local bohemian. Food is very casual health conscious. Nice place to actually grab some tea and read a book.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank technicaltraveler19
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Been here many times. it's really relaxing and chill. At Friday night they have live music performed. Recommend for first date or friends gathering.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Xibei
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I'm sat in the beautiful garden as I write this, having enjoyed some lovely food, finishing my drink listening to some amazing chilled out music. I will be back this place is amazing.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank timbleton
Reviewed 19 September 2017

really like this small cafe/wine bar. have been here both day and night. live music available in the courtyard during the weekend (at least Friday night which was the time I visited). It was hidden behind this book store. This and the little guy are...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Xibei
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 13
Australian, Cafe, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9552 4498
  • E-mail
Sappho Books & Cafe is one of Sydney's favourite General Secondhand Bookshopswith 30,000 titles. At the rear of the shop is Sydney's acclaimed Sappho Cafe, Wine bar - a popular Glebe destination. By day, the cafe is a favourite meeting place for university students, tourists, locals and the occasional celebrity. By night the Wine & Tapas bar boasts an eclectic crowd out for a different Sydney experience.The courtyard at the rear of the rambling building (circa 1880s) is home to a generation of graffiti - a legacy of its former life as a youth centre. Rather than white-wash the history of Sappho's new home, Sappho has made the street-art a feature of the inviting garden courtyard.
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