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AU$16 - AU$47
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Cafe, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Ambiance is always great but I just wanted them to know that I had the Bao Buns and they were absolutely delicious....big thumbs up 👍🏻

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

GZ is a terrific cafe which is kind of away from busy (sic) downtown Drysdale!! Well worth a visit because they brew a beautiful coffee and the environment of the cafe inside is very laidback and relaxing but I think outside a bit different due...to traffic but I would usually sit and read haha. Great coffee as I said and staff is friendly and very efficient and the young lady who served me took my order and brewed my coffee and in what seemed a couple of minutes I had my brew!! 😊😊 Great cafe in most respectsMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

My score 4 stars. J & I had lunch here some time ago while on hols. Groovy industrial chic decor, staff were nice & laid back. I had a mushroom burger with fries; J had a vego croquette/fritter on freekah? with Labne. I also had...a glass of white wine, while J had a Spiced Soy Chai. Very enjoyable all round...More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Our local gem for the best coffee in the area and a great selection of food for breakfast/lunch. For those who love chai latte - they have love chai ❤️ Amazing staff and owners.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022

The coffee was amazing. Would recommend to anyone in the area. The staff were kind and the service was quick.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

This is without doubt the best cafe in Drysdale. The coffee is exceptional and there is a much greater variation to the meal than standard egg and bacon breakfasts. I have been very impressed over the last two years in the way the staff have...adhered closely to covid restrictions. Unlike almost every other cafe in the area, the staff here always wear their masks correctly and have been diligent in checking vaccinations. Daily newspapers are supplied here too. Congratulations to the management.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

This is THE go to place for the best coffee in the region hands down. Consistently good- the barista knows his stuff.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2020

My phone is an Android & won't scan the COVID tracing app, I offered to provide my details manually - the old pen & paper method.........."Oh, we don't do that anymore", you will have to do it on your friends phone............what?????? Does that mean than...anyone who ventures into the cafe 'sans phone' can't eat there???? The menu didn't have a great selection. Tried the Spicy Chicken open souvlaki, very ordinary, the flat bread wasn't able to be cut, couldn't roll it, because it was too crispy around the edges & tough in the middle. The chicken was OK, with a sprinkling of tomato wedges, a couple of olives & fetta, on a bed of lettuce. The Iced Coffee I was looking forward to, was served in one of those stupid jar things, full of ice, which meant by the time it was last sips, it was weak water. The background "music" was way too loud to allow for comfortable conversation. The 'checkout person' was very indifferent, no customer skills whatsoever. So there's obviously no reason I would ever go back...........More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

This place came highly recommended, so we stopped in for lunch on a Saturday, and it wasn’t great. The food was cold and not very tasty. I won’t be back. We ordered a chicken burger and veggie burger. The chips were cold and had to...get them redone. I didn’t have chips with mine, but would have been nice to get a small side salad.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

The chef went above and beyond to cater for my very restricted diet. He produced a yummy lunch for me at the drop of a hat. Very much appreciated. The coffee was excellent too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2019

What a wonderful coffee experience. We had seen the cafe reviewed so it was on our list but it was also recommended by several other local businesses which is good publicity for the local cafe. It was quite busy when we arrived just for a...late morning tea as some were already there for an early lunch. The order was taken quickly and questions answered in a friendly manner. The coffee was declared tops by the 2 coffee drinkers and the tea was leaf tea -also great. We all had a sweet something with the drinks and everyone was in agreement that the sweets we tasted were beautiful and fresh.Would like to have tried the lunch offerings as they looked very good arriving at other tables. Don't miss this if in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019

We have our morning coffee here most days , great service, consistency each time and great selection of newspapers to read. Today we decided to do lunch and chose the Salmon Bowl. So glad we did as the salmon had a lovely crispy skin with...tender juicy texture insider It was accompanied by a aromatic jasmin rice, pickled turnips and red capsicum with a baby spinach salad with beetroot purée. The presentation was great and the flavours blended beautifully, would recommend. Ron & MargaretMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

With time between appointments in Drysdale, Ground Zero is our go to. Popular with tradies and locals alike you know that they are always going to be busy but it’s worth a short wait. The omelette with tomato mushrooms spinach and Swiss cheese was tasty...and filling. Equally the French Toast came with grilled banana and was delicious, the coffee was perfect. We look forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

I have enjoyed a few terrific breakfasts, lunches and coffees here but am really hooked on the toasties featuring the house made sourdough. Good atmosphere and friendly staff - enjoyed by many locals.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

This is a nice comfortable large cafe with alcohol service. Menu is quite nice but very limited for gluten free goodies. I has a gluten free toasted sandwich which was ok but the bread was thick white stuff without much flavour. Others in the group...seemed happy enough with their options and prices were reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5