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Dymocks Cafe

#665 of 5,047 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Mezzanine Level | 428 George St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9233 7260
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:45
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends and I would often visit this cafe as we all worked on a cruise ship and found it quite nice for free wifi. The location is beautiful-- above a beautiful book store and set out nicely so you can people watch while eating. It's right in the heart of downtown Sydney so it's a great spot to go... More 

Thank Kelly Ann S
Sydney, Australia
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the pulled beef on potato for $19 and it was terrible! Definitely not pulled beef - instead it was basically a few chunks of cork on a few cubes of boiled potato. I didn't eat it, it was that bad. Waitresses passed our table plenty times and must have noticed that my plate was pushed to the side... More 

Thank Aussie_Travel_Writer
Brisbane Region, Australia
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646 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fantastic cafe right in the middle of the most incredible and largest bookstore that I have ever experienced. Nice to be able to check out a few books while relaxing for a coffee

Thank Farkorff
Singapore, Singapore
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523 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were here as part of our walkabout in the city and it was very crowded as it was just 2 days leading up to Christmas and many people were doing their final shopping. We were book lovers and liked the place as it has a cosy, bright and nice ambience, with a wide collection of books covering over 3... More 

Thank ZfyEd
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I seem to be in the minority that finds their coffee to be less than palatable. But, I like the atmosphere and the service is good. Sadly my favourite Caesar Salad has been replaced by something similar but smaller in portion size (same price) and not as tasty. I'm a great believer in that old adage "if it aint broke... More 

Thank Rosli
Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a gem of a place ... quiet and comfortable ... just right for a business development meeting. The service was perfect and unintrusive and the coffee was good too. I will be back ... thanks to my prospect's introduction!

Thank John G
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing better after a long day of Xmas shopping than to take a well earned break at the Dymocks cafe before checking out. The menu has a diverse selection from all day breakfast to main meals. Staff are friendly and the coffee is good quality. Highly recommended for that undecided moments of which book to buy, why not grab a... More 

Thank Mario C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We visit Dymocks Cafe every time we visit Sydney and love the exceptional service, coffee and food. The food is consistently excellent and we love the mochas. We always receive a warm friendly smile from the staff. Highly recommended cafe ... and we never leave the building without buying books either.

Thank PeteMelbourne
Bowral, Australia
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128 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A great place for a pleasant meal in different surroundings - looking down into one of Sydney's best bookshops. The food is very good, quite inexpensive and served quickly by friendly staff. There is a good selection of meals and the coffee is great.

Thank Bob C
Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Plenty of seating available able to choose your own seats and check the menu before seen by staff. Quick delivery of food, reasonable prices.

Thank JessLM85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:45
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mezzanine Level | 428 George St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9233 7260

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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