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“A touch of France in Sydney”
Review of Jardin St James

Jardin St James
Ranked #663 of 6,739 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 20
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: Inspired by French café culture and cuisine, we have taken that certain 'je ne sais quoi' and combined it with everything Sydney-siders know and love about their coffee. Specialty coffee, by The Little Marionette, and takeaway menu items can be picked up from our state of the art custom coffee cart. Guests are also welcome to dine in, in our unique crypt and garden courtyard spaces. Jardin St James also offers breakfast & lunch catering bringing a little French flair to office meetings and events.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A friend and I had the French-inspired high tea recently - hot pastries, mini-baguettes, tartelettes, mini eclairs, macarons.....plus champagne, sparkling water, still water, tea/coffee. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours chatting over our delicious high tea. The venue is delightful and conveniently located near St James station.

The staff are very good, and their French accents are the icing on the cake!!

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Thank Diane J
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Best coffee in Sydney. Jardin St James alternate their coffee offerings regularly which are high quality and brewed to perfection by their talented barista. The food is great value for money and the setting and service is superb.

I've introduced many friends to this cafe and they love it too!

Highly recommended.

Thank MikeGalvin75
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Was at Jardin today, but didn't find all the French food from the other reviewer a few post below. Only had a sandwich or some pastry available. We got some nice coffee and a great scenery. Sandwich was good and service was excellent but was hoping to order a little more.

Thank Lionel T
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

If you haven't been to Montmarte, Paris-take a trip to Jardin. St. Mary's Cathedral replaces the Basilique du Sacre Cœur, the Museum Station replaces Abbesses Metro....so come along, drink one of the best coffees in Sydney or champagne and/or enjoy a quick snack or lunch with a taste of France and Australia. If you're lucky, you'll see the court lords wearing short wigs, too!

Thank Colou C
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Sydney is not lacking in fine coffee, but Jardin St James stands out for its smooth, luscious Colombian coffee. The cafe also serves crispy, delicious proper French pastries. By that I mean small, flaky, buttery croissants and pain au chocolate, rather than the super-sized, soggy excuses for pastries you so often encounter.

Their baguettes are delicious-really crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, with generous fillings of chicken, pulled pork or beef.

The setting is lovely-in the grounds on the oldest church in Sydney; the Francis Greenway designed St James. You can sit and people watch or admire the Hyde Park Barracks (also designed by Greenway) and the plethora of other interesting sites in this historic part of Sydney.

I highly recommend Jardin St James, it is an elegant respite in the bustle of Sydney.

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