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Gnome Cafe

#754 of 4,616 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
Cafe, Delicatessen, Australian
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536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
+61 2 9332 3191
Today
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently relocated and trying to find new local favourites. This little place serves great coffee and the staff are really friendly. Limited food menu. But everything I've eaten was fresh and tasty.

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Thank JohnW1990
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

As a Surry Hills local, I popped in to Gnome this morning for a coffee. Given it's Surry Hills, I usually expect some level of fun loving sass but John who served me seemed to be in a particularly bad mood and ended up throwing my change across the counter towards me. Not in a fun loving manner at all.... More 

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Thank honey_pot22
New South Wales, Australia
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had a pleasant breakfast here with a family member recently. Great service, friendly and helpful. The food was good and was priced reasonably.

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Thank Mumzipan
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Consistent, great coffee. Friendly staff and tasty all day brunch menu! Also $3 for a long black is a bargain.

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Thank stephenjames58
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Gnome is a great little spot, food was spot on... I ate there twice and would definitely recommend ! Good service and a changing specials board make it interesting for locals and regular business types

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Thank coll612
Seville, Spain
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Small place, charming. Non expensive. They serve breakfast all day and have also salads. Ideal if you want to have some coffee or enjoy an everyday lunch

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Thank laata
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Cute lil hole in the wall that reflects the cashed-up, easygoing, dinky vibe of the Surry Hills neighbourhood. Food is nice, Good coffee and friendly service, happy to be back.

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Thank Ben T
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I have always walked past this cafe and there is always people waiting for a seat. So after trying coffee somewhere else and being disappointed we decided to walk and find a new place. Well this is prefect small nice food and good service. No wonder there are people waiting. Go there and enjoy

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Thank Mark A
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

nice and cosy little place in Surry hills, the outside tables are in the sunshine and that makes a nearly wintery but sunny day a perfect location for lunch! everything is priced very reasonably, portions are big and food is tasty and out quickly, service is ok...some of them looked annoyed to have to deal with more customers, but others... More 

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Thank eatAbility
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a small cafe on a main street with only a few little tables. It is intimate with a quirky feel. The staff are professional, friendly and attentive which was lovely. The coffee we thought was really great, we got an extra to take away when we had finished our meal. We had breakfast here. The menu is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Delicatessen, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 3191

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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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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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