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The Counter.

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96 Audley St, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
+61 2 9000 0000
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered eggs Benedict and Salmon. Pretty big portion don't need to order much more on the side. Coffee is pretty good. The poached eggs were well done however which with an eggs Benedict they should be runny upon slicing. So that was pretty bad. Other than that service was pretty good.

Thank Goinplaces11
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Since I had a training course in Petersham I thought I would go early for Breakfast and try somewhere new. I originally wanted to try a different cafe and walked straight past The Counter. I didn't like the looks of cafe I was going to do I thought I would try The Counter. I ordered the poached eggs on toast... More 

Thank VassiliaHa
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I'm a big fan of The Counter, especially since the change in ownership/management. There had previously been a heaviness in the atmosphere of the place that's now gone. The staff seem happy and it shows in the way they interact with other and with customers. I'm one of those terrible coffee snobs, but The Counter passes my test. Their beans... More 

Thank ScottyInSyd
Sydney, Australia
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1,170 reviews
884 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Not quite the hustle of say a Newtown or Surry hills cafe, but much the same feel. Nice simple menu with food and coffee done well. Beef brisket burger was tender and tasty, and partner enjoyed her poached eggs and ham. Also shared a nice green juice . Staff also very good which makes you feel at home.

Thank szkut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Walked in just for a coffee and received a warm welcome and a smile. Customer service was spot on. Great coffee and the chocolate brownie was a bonus. Thanks for the smile.

Thank Celio A
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284 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We moved into the area recently and had heard of The Counter. A local had had a bad experience so we didn't try it, but recently I thought we'd give it a shot. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff cheery and efficient, the coffee fine and the food interesting and tasty. A great option.

Thank MickB53
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We go there every week for breakfast and most days for coffee. Friendly, and responsible for my sons love of avocados! :)

Thank gisellemps
Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Everytime I come here I get the Mr Smith sambo - bacon and egg with mayo. Really yummy. All the other food looks tasty and fresh as well. Great coffee, and the brownies are some of the best I've ever tasted. It's usually pretty crowded which I guess shows the quality of food. There's usually a bit of a wait... More 

Thank r0amify0uwantt0
Sydney, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Went here for lunch and the food was amazing! The menu is funky, delicious and has great variety - burgers, sandwiches, salads etc. The specials were making my mouth water as I perused the menu... Unfortunately despite being only 1pm they had sold out of many of their menu items which I must admit was disappointing...just shows the popularity I... More 

Thank NeekieO
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Probably the best coffee in petersham but I rarely get to go there becouse the opening hours are not the best.

Thank leon854

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Audley St, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales 2049, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Petersham
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9000 0000

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