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Vivo Restaurant Cafe Bar

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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Grill
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Nrma House 388 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9221-1169
Today
06:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 17:00
Fri 06:00 - 18:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere for lunch. Lucked upon Vivo. We both had burgers. Myself Lamb and my husband the double beef. Really delicious. They offered us a voucher too which gave us a beer and softie for free. Would definately recommend. Will be back to try the coffee.

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Thank Subydoobydoo
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I've had great coffee here on previous trips to Sydney- coming from Wellington where we are spoilt for the best brew, it's great to have a reliable place to return to. This time I had the best breakfast too! Friendly staff as well. Thanks and see you next trip!

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Thank WellingtonMish
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Good and quick service for your morning take away coffee. I had the toasted Muesli for breakfast and it was really good - other eggs/bacon options coming out around me looked a little tired.

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Thank Anthony K
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Service was ok. Didn't take long to be seated at all which was good. I had scrambled eggs and mushroom. Portion was large but bland. It's nice to be able to sit outside watching people passing by though.

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Thank Paul C
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years - every time I'm in Sydney - and it never disappoints. The coffee is good, the service quick, and the food is terrific. I always have the chilli corn fritters and I think they are fantastic.

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Thank Andy B
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good but the smoothly stole the show. The wake me up was fantastic and the breakfast special was a perfect compliment. Not only that, but the price was great and the atmosphere was perfect for what we were looking for. Finally....we were so full we didn't eat lunch until 1400 after a 800 start. Worth the trip... More 

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Thank Tooch81
St Leonards, Australia
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539 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Coffee and gluten free cake served promptly. Service was good as was the caffeine fix. Recommended with a return visit.

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Thank Mal B
Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I wish I could be more positive as this used to be a great breakfast and lunch spot. (I haven't been here for some years so it might have changed owners). The food is OK but totally unimaginative and the service is OK. It's all just very ordinary.

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Thank ksquared2014
Brisbane Region, Australia
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172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Vivo is in a good spot and is deceptively large however it does get very busy during the breakfast rush. The coffee and the food was nice though and the service was prompt. I would return.

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Thank Admim
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Absolutely beautiful brunch, the best caramel latte, great service and really nice decor. Would highly recommend a visit while you are in Sydney!

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Thank Rhonda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 17:00
Thursday
06:00 - 17:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nrma House 388 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9221-1169

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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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