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Cafe Mint

#343 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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579 Crown St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9319 0848
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a last minute table on a hot, Sydney, Saturday night. Our planned table (inside) was not ready, and it looked like we may have to wait a while, so we opted for outside. It is a small space inside. The food was very nice, although the meat dish portion was small. The pomegranate mocktail was beautiful and refreshing.... More 

Thank syd7374
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed dinner at Cafe Mint. The staff were helpful and the atmosphere was relaxed. We started with hummus and crisp bread which was very tasty and then we shared two main courses. The lamb kefta tagine was fantastic, the meatballs had pistachio and came with a light and tasty couscous with a great tomato sauce... More 

Thank PinoucheKnowsBest
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I drop into Mint whenever I am in Sydney. The coffee is sublime and their breakfast are a-maz-ing! Last night I went for dinner...it was ok...I had the lobster crab ravioli dish which just lacked punch. Perhaps my expectations were too high. However don't let this put you off. This is a great place to eat and it has stood... More 

Thank McVane
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We would not have found this restaurant without Trip Advisor most likely but were very glad we called in. Our Spanish waitress was excellent and looked after us really well. Her recommendations were all delicious too!

Thank Michael O
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful find! Small, friendly cafe style restaurant featuring small and large plates of delectable Moroccan, Spanish, middle eastern dishes: mussels in a piquant broth so delicious we asked for bread to soak it up, perfectly roasted petite lamb chops on a bed on vegetables, swordfish seasoned with ducca and panko and roasted, served on roasted potatoes with a mysteriously flavorful... More 

Thank Robin R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with the family here. Small intimate setting. The manager / bartender or perhaps owner? was very friendly and you could tell she was passionate about the food. We tried the golden cauliflower with saffron aioli sauce, watermelon salad, mussels and lobster, crab, scallop ravioli. All were really nice, especially the ravioli, the stuffing was still juicy and flavorful.... More 

Thank karenhM6915EC
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband and I stumbled across this little venue on a weekend stay in Sydney, and i'm glad i did. The very friendly staff helped with hard decision making over the beautiful Spanish/tapas menu. We sat outside as it was quite a warm night and Cafe Mint had incense burning which took me to another place. I felt like i... More 

Thank Sarah C
Sydney, Australia
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Dined here mid week when BYO is offered. Shared the mixed mezze plate & the salt & pepper calamari before sharing the lamb tagine. Mezze plate was well balanced served along side crispy pita bread. The calamari was well cooked and the tagine a very generous portion. All very tasty. Service was very professional allowing us to stage each course... More 

Thank Carol948
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

large group breakfast here last week with something to suit everyone from vegetarians to carnivores.Food was really tasty,service was friendly and quick and most importantly coffee was top notch highly recommend

Thank decimalbaby
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Recently returned to have dinner at Mint after an absence of 6 years. My husband and I went there on our first date and we're looking forward to going back. It must have been the warm glow happening on the first date that made it seem great or previous owners but the return visit wasn't special. Service was slow and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Cafe, Turkish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Crown St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9319 0848
Located at the Cleveland Street end of Crown Street, Cafe Mint is a cafe by day, restaurant by night, establishment that celebrates the cuisines and flavours of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Interesting breakfast items, quick and tasty lunches and delicious exotic dinner dishes keep this busy eatery full, especially at weekends. Licensed and BYO (Tue-Thu only) it's an ideal spot for a memorable meal in Sydney's most restaurant dense suburb, Surry Hills.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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