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Single O

#131 of 4,602 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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60-64 Reservoir, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9211 0665
06:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I timed my visit well, mid-morning on a Monday, so managed to snag one of the small tables inside. Decided to try a more adventurous option than good old avo on toast, so went with the burrata (round mozzarella cheese with cream inside) plate. The cheese was served with fresh nectarine, rocket, mint and a delicious sauce - great complementary... More 

Thank neilcs13
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Small amount of seating which give it a nice friendly and authentic feel. The staff are super lovely and you can tell they all love being there. It shows in the quality of the food and good vibe this place this gives.

Thank Snailbomb
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Before we came to Surry Hills I made sure I sourced the "best" local coffee, many reviews said Single O was one of the best, if not the best coffee in Surry Sills. Sadly I was disappointed with what they offered, maybe I am partly to blame as my expectations were quite high. As I was only ordering take away... More 

Thank JohnsiesonHol
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Finally made it here for breakfast since it was closed on a Saturday over the long weekend! Rarely get to enjoy breakfast over the papers without the need to vacate due to people waiting for a table! Ordered the Reuben sandwich which was very tasty but probably a little too heavy for breakfast especially with the potato side. Coffee was... More 

Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Exeter, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Came here from breakfast easy walk from Rydges Sydney Central. BACON ROLL, RED EYE MAYO, FRIED EGG, TOMATO APPLE KETCHUP is just so good, came back the next day for exactly the same dish, so good. Other family members had bacon and eggs with sourdough. All great. I have reviewed the coffee before still the best in Sydney.

Thank Grant S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

After a long nightshift and a meeting coming up in one hour i needed to feed my body while i was craving a good coffee. We just walked past and into, read found an empty couple of seats outside in the very crowded coffeeshop, "Single O" in Surrey Hills, and were pleasantly surprised with the attentive staff in this busy... More 

Thank Johan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

No wonder why it is the #1 cafe when I looked up tripadvisor. the food is very affordable for city living. the vibe was chill, the staff were accomodating, friendly and customer orientation is second to none. Just 300 metres away from central station I can say that it is very accessible.

Thank Lawrence Leonar... R
Elanora, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It doesn't look like much from the ourside but this little corner cafe does a great breakfast. It's your usual breakfast cafe menu but just a little be quirky and modern. I orders the avo on toast and it was no problem to switch Rye for Sourdough. I was a little suprised when it arrived because it looks so fresh... More 

Thank jkershaw24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed cold drop coffee and a light meal here today after a recommendation from a friend. It's a nice relaxed venue tucked away in the side streets of Surry Hills. Staff were friendly and service was good.

Thank Damien G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The coffee is still good at this location and has been for a long while. Always nice to go back there. The food is well prepared. Coffee is not a really dark roast but pretty nice. Well made.

Thank Ray G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60-64 Reservoir, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 0665
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-4pm, Sat 7:30am-3pm We are a Sydney-based roaster and have a cafe in Surry Hills that some lovely folks have gone so far as to call 'legendary'. Our coffee is responsibly sourced and for the most part responsibly consumed. We are driven. Which could have something to do with the amount of coffee we consume. We aim to inspire coffee passion and exploration, to raise the bar and have customers who don't mind that we're a touch nuts. Our quality standards are uncompromising. For all our joking around, we take the coffee, food and service seriously.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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