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Bourke Street Bakery

#116 of 5,017 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Surry Hills
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Romantic Guide to Sydney
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633 Bourke Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
9699 1011
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Winchelsea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast here. It's very handy for the tiny but worthwhile Brett Thingey gallery round the corner. Spoilt a bit by aggressive pigeons descending on any table as soon as it was vacated, like a scene from Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.

Thank Stephen L
Singapore, Singapore
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This bakery appeared cramped especially with the long queue waiting patiently to take away artisanal breads and pastries. We sampled the lemon tart and sausage roll and both were utmostly delicious. The famed ginger brûlée tart was sold out, so we were adamant to make another visit.

Thank PiggySue2014
Moore Park Beach, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you're in the area it's worth a try. Staff are friendly and there are tables to sit at outside. We tried the pork and fennel sausage rolls and ginger tarts. Both were tasty but seemed a little over cooked. The latte and their bottled iced chai were very good. On another visit we tried a quiche which was rather... More 

Thank CheznBill
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This bakery is definitely worth a visit. The pastry was delicious. We had croissants, ginger tart, Rhubarb danish, raisin croissant, muffins, and hot chocolate. Everything was delicious. The staffs were very friendly. Would be my local bakery if I live in Sydney!

Thank BellTravelaholic
Aix-en-Provence, France
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The bread is okay and some of their cakes but their pastries are lamentable to say the least. Dry tasteless croissants and pains aux chocolats, often burnt, okay coffee, but often overcrowded with tourists and wannabes who aren't looking for good quality food.

Thank mastiquer
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I'm glad we didn't go out of our way to come here. We were staying in Surry Hills and walked over for an early breakfast one weekday morning. There was a short queue that moved fast. The service was very good. We ordered a lemon curd tart, ginger creme brûlée tart, pain au chocolat, and a cheese turnover. They were... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Walked past this bakery on the weekend and the line was up the street. Went back on a Monday and still had to wait. The coffee was smooth and strong, the creme brûlée ginger tart was magnificent. The bread variety was immense and variety of sandwich choices sounded delicious.

Thank jennihowie
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Having seen this bakery mentioned on a number of Sydney reviews, and seeing as we were staying in the area when on holiday, me and my boyfriend decided to visit. We were not disappointed and even returned the following day. Great coffee and definitely recommend the sausage rolls - especially the harissa lamb one- and their pastries. Would definitely go... More 

Thank Sidonie M
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I went there with my friend for some light breakfast. We have ordered a chicken pie and lamb sausage pastry. Both are delicious!

Thank WY W
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You know when your on to a good thing when you see a cue snaking back along the street every time you pass a bakery door. I was blown away by the tarts, so much so we returned 3 times on our 4 days in Syd.

Thank sailprice68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 Bourke Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9699 1011

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