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“Hands down best coffee I've ever had”

The Fine Food Store
Ranked #49 of 5,836 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 4 - USD 11
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: The Rocks
Description: Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine Food Store has been a much-loved favourite of locals for over 10 years. Recently revealing its Brooklyn-inspired renovation, this cool and contemporary cafe offers a succinct menu of fresh and tasty offerings from braised-pork sliders to salmon gravlax with fennel salad. They pride themselves on the highest standard in coffee, from cold brewed to single origin espresso - to be enjoyed at a picturesque window seat or to-go when you're on the run.
Tokyo, Japan
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Hands down best coffee I've ever had”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Fantastic find that is a bit hidden in a very touristy area of Sydney. I was in Sydney for five days and came here three times as I wanted to try as many items on the menu as I could! The coffee is amazing. I had a cappuccino all three times and it was consistently the most delicious coffee ever, which is saying a lot as Sydney has seriously high quality coffee. Very friendly staff. The portions are generous and there is free wi-fi so it's easy to lose a few hours sitting here enjoying coffee, reading, etc. I recommend the greek yogurt with fruit and honey and the oatmeal cherry cookies!

  • Visited March 2012
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“the best”
Reviewed 2 April 2012 via mobile

i know why this is rated no. 1 now! great coffee and a great breakfast menu. definatly recomend to everyone!

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Sydney
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“One of the best coffees in Sydney and great food to go with...”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

They do great, consistent coffee by barista, Billy, and have good variety of changing food options. It's location at first seems a bit weird, at the end of a shopping mall in the Rocks. Staff are always friendly and the space is chilled out. Was a bit of a regular at this place, having worked nearby. Unfortunately I moved and am still searching for a place with the same vibe and good coffee. It is not a flash eating locale but is great for a quick lunch of good food and of course that great coffee. They also do a market stall on Fridays every lunch, along with a load of other places - all the stuff is good.

  • Visited September 2011
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Better than ever!”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Fine Food Store has been my regular coffee place for ages and in all that time their service and coffee has continued to be amazing. It's so rare you find somewhere that consistently has amazing coffee and yummy fresh food - they have never let me down - and I'm super picky!! Love it.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Stayed next door at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney and this cafe/bistro served excellent fresh food and the service was fast, efficient and the staff very pleasant. Also, the fact it has free wifi was a great bonus. Would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Visited March 2012
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