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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was on point except for the breakfast bowl. Granola was burnt and could have come with milk. Other than that, everything else up to expectations.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. Lovely outside sitting great food and coffee. My second day in Sydney and my second wonderful breakfast lunch with beautiful outdoors.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

A friend of one of our group recommended this cafe Envy in Summer Hill, in the inner western suburbs of Sydney. Four of us went for lunch around midday. The staff were great. The food was excellent as was indicated by four clean plates. The...basically all day menu was quite extensive. The food was served quite quickly. All in all a great experience. We ate in the courtyard under umbrellas. Very nice. The place doesn’t look much from the outside but we would certainly recommend it to one and all.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

The food at Envy is always good and it's conveniently local to us. The problem is the wait-time for the food. We ordered lunch on New Year's Eve 2023 with garlic bread as the entree and the garlic bread came out with the mains an...hour later. It also seems to take an inordinate amount of time to deliver a few empty wine glasses to the table.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

My regular cafe is closed during January so I went to Envy, Summer Hill to get my regular Monday morning take out coffee. Not familiar with the set up as the counter is totally covered in paraphernalia from top to bottom and being pretty much...ignored for the first minute, I waited patiently to work out where to order only to be abruptly approached by a super rude waitress who angrily demanded "what do you want?" and when I replied she sarcastically said "then wait over there where the counter is". Dumbfounded by her rudeness I ordered my coffee and left but with a really bitter taste in my mouth, excuse the pun. When buying a morning $5 coffee a simple friendly greeting will suffice and please cut the attitude especially in this day and age of online reviews.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2021

Had a meeting with others so headed to the outdoor area around the back. Found they had a small room there which was perfect. Comfortable, good wifi, the staff were really friendly without being over the top so we could work. Coffee was top class....My new venue for the area.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

Quite possibly the world's best Spanish omelette, great coffee, excellent escape from the heat in tree studded courtyard, friendly atmosphere, nice staff

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 7 January 2021

Came here for breakfast while noisy work was going on at my house. Sat in the cafe for 40 minutes and no body offered me a coffee or any food. Stood up and ordered a scone at the counter. Was provided only with a knife...and extremely liquid jam which ended up everywhere. Scone and cream were good though. Just atrocious service, don't bother.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2020

Had lunch here today 19th December 2020 A very quick lunch. The Kitchen was filthy, and the mop used in cleaning floors equally so. Very strange smell, could not leave fast enough. Would never go back especially as in year of covid felt so dirty....Wet rags on kitchen floors wet food etc etc just horrendousMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Second lunch meal here in recent weeks. Always good service and they never fail to find a table in the courtyard. Good range of meals.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 11 November 2020

Lunch with friends. Limited options in Summer Hill with outdoor seating so we visited Envy. Had been there before. Not overly exciting but for a quick lunch we thought it would be ok. Super busy as usual. Staff run off their feet. I presume the...popularity comes from the location rather than the food. Sat outside in the rear of the restaurant. The smell of the sewerage pipes (which are also located in the rear courtyard) wafts over you as you eat. I did mention this to the waitress on a previous occasion and was told that the building was "old" and that's how it was. We were given plastic cups for water. One cup was filthy and had to be sent back. Then, when we received our meals, after few bits, my friend found a long, dirty hair in the middle of her foccacia. We obviously sent it back. "Sorry for that" they said, and then offered a replacement, for which we paid extra. That's enough for us. We will never return. It will remain popular as there is limited competition in regard to location and outdoor seating in Summer Hill, however I recommend you carefully check your food before eating it, and hope the breeze doesn't blow your way during your visit.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

Decided to go here for late breaky, the 3 of us enjoyed the meal and surroundings. Looks like the front end has great take a way! We dined in, plenty of seating. Nice coffee and all plates were emptied.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Good coffee. Friendly efficient service. Indoor and outdoor seating options. And as a bonus - fantastic cakes which I regularly buy (either as separate pieces or sometimes a whole cake) for guests at home. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free options. Something for everyone. My go...to cafe in Summer Hill.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

Great service & good food. As regulars would like to see menu changes & more specials with some really creative options. Melbourne is so good at this!! Envy’s homemade cakes are beautiful.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Yum 😋 I had the beetroot salad with chicken it was very nice with little extras in it like pear 🍐. Staff were friendly and efficient

Date of visit: November 2019
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Cafe Envy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5