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MCA Cafe

#365 of 4,981 Restaurants in Sydney
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
140 George St | Level 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9245 2461
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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140 George St | Level 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MCA Café on the 4th floor is a great place to relax with friends or family for a coffee and cake. The lunch meals are nice as well. Recommend you get there just before lunch (approx. 11 am) and you should be able to...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney is worth a visit anyway, cafe or no cafe. It’s a beautifully restored building, right on Sydney harbour at Circular Quay and the collection is really interesting. But this review is about the MCA Cafe on the...More

Thank TheGoodOil
MCA C, Manager at MCA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, We have to agree the MCA is beautiful with inspiring exhibitions. Thank you very much for your kind words about the cafe. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. Hope to see you back soon! Kind regards, Liz- Venue Manager.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were amazed by the view from the cafe. The harbour bridge and opera house Our canadian friends were so happy with the view. Some meals were good and healthy but others were not so overall I thought the food was average Recommend for the...More

Thank nonnieben
MCA C, Manager at MCA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this review we greatly value our customers' feedback. We'd like to hear more about your experience with the food if you could please email me managermcacafe@freshcatering.com.au it would be appreciated. Kind regards, Liz- Venue Manager.

Reviewed 18 April 2018

I was looking for somewhere to study with a nice view and google lead me to MCA Cafe. As soon as I entered I realised the cafe was not going to be as quiet as I dreamed but that is obviously no-ones fault. I ordered...More

Thank Leanana
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This rooftop café is hidden away at the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Right on the harbour front, it has fabulous views overlooking the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. I have eaten lunch here twice now (before visiting exhibitions in the...More

Thank Mairwen1
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

In need of a snack and air conditioning we went the cafe which is half under cover and half on a terrace. Average food nicely presented and not cheap! Great view of the ship docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal!! Nothing to recommend.

Thank Ivor L
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I went there with my partner for pre dinner drinks on a Wednesday evening (sunset time), and the ambiance was super cool, with a nice crowd of very diverse people (from the more artistic type to the more business man type), and a musical performance...More

Thank OlivierFromBrussels
MCA C, Manager at MCA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for providing feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time. We're so glad you enjoyed the view and experience as much as we do! Best, Venue Manager.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

MCA Cafe. The MCA itself is a wonderful museum with the most thought provoking art. The restaurant I always visit for the vista observed of Sydney Harbour - if there were one vantage point to see all it's here in the MCA Cafe. The Bridge...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Not expensive. Indoor and outdoor seating. Order at the counter and your meals and drinks will be brought to you. Good coffee and light meals while gazing at the Harbour Bridge and the cruise ships anchored at Circular Quay. Easy to get there by train....More

Thank EliPerri
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The location is fantastic, with great views of the harbour, opera house etc. The coffee is pretty good, but I found the granola quite tasteless, with a lot of puffed rice. The muffin was okay, but nothing special.

Thank Bigal57
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Vivic44
22 March 2016|
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Response from FreshCatering | Property representative |
Hi, no, you don't need to have a ticket to the museum to come to the MCA Cafe. We are on level 4 of the museum and are open from 10am - 4pm Monday to Sunday. Thursday nights we are open until 9pm. Hope to see you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 George St | Level 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9245 2461
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