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Workshop Espresso

#191 of 5,054 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian
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500 George Street | Shop RG01A Galleries Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 8836
Mon - Wed 06:00 - 17:00
Thu 06:00 - 19:00
Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely friendly baristas who were interested in their customers and love their jobs because they get to chat! Well made coffee made on brilliant equipment and a very central location. Loved the water jug full of ice and fresh fruit too.

Thank Steve H
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tiny little place on George St; Walk right up.. open store front.. maybe 8 seats.. most people order their cup of Joe to go, I sat and enjoyed mine there as I observed them pump out great coffee like a well oiled machine... Food coming out of the kitchen looked great although I did not try anything from the food... More 

Thank robbiefitz
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Yummy donut and good tasty of cappuccino. Worth visit in front of QVB but staffs are little bit unfriendly.

Thank Stella R
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Sheltering from the rain in this cute little coffee place, great coffee, lovely staff, it's tiny so not a lot of seats

Thank Susan S
Shanghai, China
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It might be small, not much larger than a hole in the wall, but it serves delicious coffee and some good breakfast. A place to go for some coffee/brekky take away in CBD. Friendly and courteous staff.

Thank chinagirl73
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great location for a good coffee hit in town. Located in a small hole in the wall opposite the QVB. Recommend

Thank Coffeemylife
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I had the F.A.T. Was quick service and fresh. Easy to eat on the run. 5 stars for the purpose of my visit which was a quick healthy brekky on the run. Priced good at $9.95.

Thank remikins
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The impressive thing about workshop is that they maintain consistency of quality even when they are under the pump (which is often). This is not a sit down style cafe and is best enjoyed as a quick takeaway and had at adjoining food court below Gallerias. Not the cheapest but hey, it's Sydney!

Thank Ash P
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

When you need a take away coffee look no further. This small quaint, hidden espresso bar with noisy long queues, surrounded by people waiting for their coffee, is a must. The coffee is strong and rich, the milk is never burnt. It's well worth the wait.

Thank DiscoveringMelb
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here each morning whilst staying in Sydney for a few nights last week. Had good quality coffee and some of the staff were quite knowledgeable about the beans and the differing single origins and blends they had.

Thank James C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 George Street | Shop RG01A Galleries Victoria, 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 9264 8836

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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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