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The Fine Food Store

#32 of 4,628 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
The Rocks
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Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 1196
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07:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the price, the Fine Food Store offered food that seemed average for the price with nonetheless good coffee. We had the mashed avo and the mushroom dish. These tasted mediocre at best and the food was stacked on the plate in what I'd typically get in a sleepy cafe far from the city. The coffee was good --as one... More 

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Thank frogfrizz
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for fine breakfast in the Rocks area. We enjoyed the burgers and coffee. Service is quite prompt and courteous considering the number of people in the store. We highly recommend this place.

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Thank Andy L
Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely yummy. I loooooved this place for breakfast. Eggs benedictine to die! I totally recomend this place. Staff very nice and warm.

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Thank caye p
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really tasty food, freshly prepared with quality ingredients. Perfect place for brunch with seating outside in a quiet alleyway. Flat white was creamy and a little lacking in strength

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Thank perfectstranger1962
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast! Fresh, healthy and very tasty food. At the weekends quite crowded. Service very friendly.

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Thank Markus N
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved the look and feel of this place, but was disappointed by the coffee. It's good, but not great. Was expecting better based on reviews I'd read, but it really could be improved upon. I enjoyed my breakfast waffles. They have lots of food selection on offer. Worth a try to see for yourself. But if you're from Wellington,... More 

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Thank UMH
Huntington Beach, California
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600 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a popular restaurant. It appears the clientele is mainly locals. You order and pay at the counter. Service was reasonably fast. The food was excellent. I would eat here again.

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Thank charles6346
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for what we thought would be a quick breakfast before getting on our way. We couldn't have been more wrong! We ordered our meals at the counter as soon as we arrived and took a table outside. Some 20 minutes later our unpleasant coffee arrived (too hot and therefore bitter), and 20 to 30 minutes later our... More 

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Thank Laurie B
Perth, Australia
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do like a good meal to start the day and have really experienced some wonderful breakfasts. The coffee here is good and so was the friendly service. The only reason I gave an average score was that my poached egg was pretty firm and it came with eggshell. Seems a pretty popular place and would give it another go.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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345 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 4 days in Sydney we had breakfast here 3 times. Really nice food and excellent coffee, there was so many different things that i wanted to try. Would definitely go back again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:30
Monday
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:30
Thursday
07:00 - 16:30
Friday
07:00 - 16:30
Saturday
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 1196
Description
Tucked away on Kendall lane, the oldest laneway in The Rocks, The Fine Food Store has been a much-loved favourite of locals for over 10 years. Recently revealing its Brooklyn-inspired renovation, this cool and contemporary cafe offers a succinct menu of fresh and tasty offerings from braised-pork sliders to salmon gravlax with fennel salad. They pride themselves on the highest standard in coffee, from cold brewed to single origin espresso - to be enjoyed at a picturesque window seat or to-go when you're on the run.

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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