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Playfair Cafe

Playfair Street | Shop 21, The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9251 3317
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwich” (52 reviews)
“breakfast wrap” (13 reviews)
“deluxe burger” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Playfair Street | Shop 21, The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I asked the Concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel for a great place for just a sandwich. She highly recommended the Playfair Cafe just around the corner. Wow what a homerun. Playfair is a quaint, outdoor/shaded cafe on a pedestrian street that is great for...More

Thank JamesD20
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unpretentious cafe with good shade in a pedestrian street in one of The Rocks’ touristy streets. But good coffee, a range of tasty treats, reasonable prices and a good spot for watching the passing parade.

Thank higvin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to take the girlfriend and the mates - a big feed for a great price! We arrived and Sean was so friendly and helpful and the food was great!

Thank Dominic H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us had breakfast here on three occasions before heading off on a cruise. It was great value with delicious breakfast. Sean was an absolute scream and made our mealtime so much fun. Thanks guys, can't wait to come back

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe was in a good position, in the shade of Playfair Street, that was a people watchers' dream. Food pretty forgettable though.

Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Handy for tourists in the historic Rocks area looking for a good breakfast with some atmosphere. Enjoyed the eggs Benedict and good value for such a touristy strip.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to have an outdoor coffee with no traffic going by.Pleasantly off the main drag in a touristy area with a very affordable breakfast and lunch food menu. They dont hurry you and the Avocardo and feta on Rye is hard to go past....More

Thank Kabwe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by so many locals - and now we know why. Fresh, delicious, generous meals served on a lovely patio. Aye breakfast and lunch here a few times and each time we loved it. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Lynda_and_family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in The Rocks and you can get a reasonably priced meal and healthy meal. I had a smoked salmon sandwich and my wife a salami. Both were large a delicious. We were there around 3pm and they closed shorty after that

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Indeed awesome at a corner to have a cup of coffee or my fav chai tea latte and egg Benedict for breakfast! Moat important this place is not pricey! Nice!

Thank gary3o
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playfair Street | Shop 21, The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9251 3317
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