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Established in 1997, Sassafras is a sustainable, dog friendly café in a restored worker’s cottage and hidden courtyard garden in Paddington, Brisbane. Sassafras is your go-to café for premium specialty coffee, all-day breakfast, brunch & lunch. We offer a great selection of gourmet goodies on our all-day breakfast and lunch menu with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options available. Indulge in our freshly baked cakes, slices and muffins or for something on the healthier side, shakes & smoothies all made here in our café restaurant in Paddington, Brisbane. Open 7 days a week, we’re located on Latrobe Terrace, Paddington opposite the Paddington Central shopping centre. Looking for Event space?
PRICE RANGE
USD 4 - USD 17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

The quality of food/service/atmosphere is always on point. The staff are all so friendly and welcoming!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022

Extremely friendly staff, great food, and great spot. Menu was really fun too. Highly recommend! Would come back for sure

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

Such a yummy meal, our server recommended pairing the flavours of the chilli corn fritters with poached eggs and it was delicious! A great recommendation from and awesome restaurant!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

The food is quite bland and the coffee tastes extremely bitter. The staff are lovely and the cafe itself is nice, but I wouldn’t eat or drink here again.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2021

a good spot to stop on the way to work for breakfast. Lovely open air backyard seating area. Make sure you choose a shady spot on this hot December

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Great food, great service! Would recommend. The staff were very friendly and the service was very quick. Lots of room for groups

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris Z, Owner at Sassafras of Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2021

Thank you Clare, We love ❤ hosting groups at Sassafras, and even offer special menu's and packages for special occasions and celebrations. I am so pleased to hear you loved the food and service. We can't wait to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Sassafras is our go-to! Lovely service and food! Great coffee too, we love the ricotta hotcakes they are a classic! Good atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris Z, Owner at Sassafras of Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2021

Thank you so much, we always love hearing great things from our regulars. So pleased you liked you Bear Bones Coffee, and yes the ricotta hotcakes 🥞 have always been a staple go-to on the menu. We can't wait to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

The employees are nice, good with allergies, really good dog service, amazing food, nice garden area, overall a really nice place

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris Z, Owner at Sassafras of Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2021

Thanks for sharing! Our hidden dog friendly courtyard has always been a popular space to relax and enjoy a great coffee and brunch. Not to mention Friday afternoon drinks or private functions. Thanks for recommending us! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Food, coffee and service are excellent. This is extra to make the character count so I can submit the review. Extra words here to end this

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris Z, Owner at Sassafras of Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2021

Thank you for sharing! So pleased you loved your experience here today.

Reviewed 19 November 2021

Absolutely amazing vibe, came here for drinks and the service is so good! Food is perfect and happy hour is great valueMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris Z, Owner at Sassafras of Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2021

Thanks for Sharing. Friday night tapas nights are a lot of fun. Happy hour is from 4pm to 6pm every Friday, and you can relax in our back garden, laden with fairy lights and good tunes. We serve up cheese boards, Jarmon boards, street tacos,...More

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Sassafras of Paddington is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4