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Zinc cafe

#1,437 of 4,710 Restaurants in Sydney}
££ - £££Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
77 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9358 6777
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“kedgeree” (2 reviews)
“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
77 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped by zinc as another cafe I frequent was busy.. the staff were friendly and I liked there green uniform shirt! Menu has many options for breakfast ranging from healthy all the way through fat binge versions.. coffee spot on had a cappuccino and...More

Thank greenpawcat
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Good location on Macleay Street. The menu is very complete. The selections are 'authentic' Australian and not just tourist fare. We ate there twice, and the good was always excellent. The prices are low compared to most Sydney restaurants, so it is great for someone...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Its not different nor groovy...its good! Bustling inside and outside even in the cold weather the winter sun is captured for a mid morning breakfast. You have to be a dog lover to sit outside...thats ok..I am as it is dog central! All under control...More

Thank hungry c
Reviewed 12 August 2017

After a wander on foot through Surry Hills and Darlinghurst it was a late lunch here. I had a salad combining fresh greens and lamb. Very good. The red wine not so good -- in fact it was off -- not something that happens very...More

Thank ModestCanadians
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Places to choose from to sit; most taken quickly . A good turn around. Impressive attention. Wine was brought to us quickly. Get your own water from many jugs and glasses available on a table near entry to inside/upstairs. Good menu from which to choose....More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

3/4 piccolo coffee came out as a 3/4 flat white - replaced. Green tea came out without the tea. Didn't come back but it was on the bill. Naturally not paid. What's going on?

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Having not been for several years I thought I'll give Zinc another try ..... so it's 7.30 am and 11 degrees and they have all the windows open and no heating on with people shivering in their seats ... the coffee is ordinary , I...More

Thank David_M255060
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Seems the good young barista has abandoned ship and the replacement unable to do much with what has always been a pretty average roast. One of the kids okay with the coffee but as slow as a wet week, so the new "expert" usually operating...More

Thank KingsCross2011
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a small window of time before a Sunday matinee. We had a simple brunch of a ham and provolone cheese with mustard toastie and poached eggs on sourdough. Fresh juice and coffee came briskly, food soon after. Toastie was amazing, simple but beautfully executed....More

Thank crosNewcastle_N_S_W_
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Prices were stated on the menu and specials board but were significantly different on the invoice. When questioned the manager was arrogant and rude and said he could charge extra on weekends. However this information was not communicated as it should have been. Way too...More

Thank Christine J
PeterZinc, Owner at Zinc cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

You failed to mention your rudeness as the reason for my rudeness. I don't really appreciate aggressive uncouth behaviour, but I guess you think " what's all this b***ll***t" as being appropriate. As explained, the surcharge is for weekends, is legal , and is written...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Macleay St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
  • Neighbourhood: City East
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9358 6777
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