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10 Wilson St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2015, Australia
9517 1932
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

In the mornings, a good well made flat white, and something savoury is what I need to start my day, and this place has that in spades. Seriously good coffee, great breakfast options and super service, and a budget price!

Thank Peterfitzroy
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Favourite for years now. Vargabar is a smaller little joint with some real soul! Coffee is great and the food are always fantastic, topped off by the awesome staff you have running the place. Packs out pretty early on weekends so get in early to get yourself a good seat!

Blue Mountains Aussies
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

great coffee, very helpful and friendly wait staff. Excellent food. Away from the main street, but close by, which means you don't have the constant noise of a busy street. Bit of a tight squeeze inside though.

Thank keentravellers2019
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

What a great little find! Lovely little cafe with a varied menu. I can recommend the delicious halloumi burger and polenta fries. The smoothies are heavenly and for once in Sydney I found a decent coffee! Service was hilarious - Simon is great!

Thank Inspired_phil
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny and lovely cafe with a few tables indoor and some chairs outdoor. The coffee is one of my favourite in Sydney and staff always welcoming. Every day they have a special dish for 10$. I only tried the quesadias (that's for Tuesday) which was okay. They also have one socket where you can plug your PC... More 

Thank batik88
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect smooth coffee and yummy breakfast. First time I'm not jealous of my friend's choice coz mine is as delicious. If you are in the area and up early...check out this place.

Thank Jess T
Sydney, Australia
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275 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Varga used to be great. The baked eggs. The parties. The waitress. Mico. A few years ago the coffee prices started to creep up - my mate saying it was now the most expensive coffee in Newtown. The manager claimed this was because peeps would just sit and leech the wifi. Oh well, it's a shame. Now it simply exists,... More 

Thank shinraemonsam
Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I am a breakfast hound. Most places leave me disappointed - I mean seriously how can you burn toast and fry eggs badly? Obviously it's easy. Not at Vargabar. Truly beautifully sourced and prepared food. Perfect hollandaise not that crap from a packet - oh no - the real deal. Excellent service even if they are busy. You can phone... More 

1 Thank Lisa F
Sydney, Australia
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192 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten breakfast and brunch here a few times. The food is good, and so is the service. Thsy don't have too many vegetarian options so if you like variety you won't go many times before you move on to a different venue. The staff are friendly and the coffee is good.

Thank Juhi K
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Been here twice so far. Once hungover and the staff were very accommodating to our needs! The coffee is great, the breakfasts were perfect and they make delicious relishes. Couldn't finish my plate even though I desperately wanted to. Also, the 90s music medleys made me happy. Definitely coming back for a regular outing.

1 Thank Darcie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Wilson St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2015, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: 9517 1932

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

Staying in Newtown

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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