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The Fine Food Store

#27 of 4,621 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Rocks
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Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 1196
07:00 - 16:30
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Sun 07:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:30
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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fine Food Store (FFS) is a fine place indeed for breakfast/ brunch/ lunch/ tea. The menu is not extensive but just right meeting all that the stomach desires . In keeping with healthy-eating Aussie style, it serves up plenty of fresh Salads & Fruit Bowls & Yogurts & Granola . Equally it offers many choices of sandwiches Ham &... More 

Thank MrsTsih
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cold brew coffee and white bean coffee, all under one roof! Plenty more to get as well though we came just for the coffee. Great location and ambiance. Will definitely be back.

Thank Malcolm C
Bali, Indonesia
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Obviously does not need any promotion going on the crowds in the intimate in and outdoor dining room. It seems to be well known by the locals and was a little difficult to find, but the large breakfast and great coffees were fantastic. It's in the heart of The Rocks and really not that difficult to reach but we did... More 

Thank Kuta53
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in for brunch after googling, and we were not disappointed. Avo on sour dough toast with ricotta and tomatoes was fab. As was the breakfast panini. Lovely coffee Hit the spot nicely

Thank lynnscot
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. Great coffee, great breakfast and sandwich menu. Breakfasted here twice, on my own and with business colleague. I discovered a great new breakfast, poached eggs, sourdough toast, side of bacon ( not a sign of any fat or rind) and avocado, comes with a touch rocket and spinach salad. Superb. Coffee was fab too.

Thank Garethjlane
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty average for my visit, the bacon was only the short end and like 1 mm thick 3 pieces with 2 eggs standard. Bread was burnt. Also didn't like the idea of a shared jam jar, salt, sugar etc. I am a bit of a germaphobe and thought of all those other people licking their spoons or knives and double... More 

Thank Daniel A
Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here three times on our recent trip, great find. Quick, polite service with delicious, healthy food.

Thank Peta L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovered this place a few trips to Sydney ago and fell in love with the food, the atmosphere, and the coffee. It has got to the point where we are selecting accommodation just so that it is near enough to walk there in the morning for breakfast (the honeycomb open toastie is a hit). Thanks for such a wonderful place... More 

Thank Michael A
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took some visitors here for brunch and we were all equally impressed - great food with plenty of variety, superb location very close to Circular Quay, and excellent service. I would happily take other visitors here or return there myself. Be aware there is a 10% surcharge on Sundays.

Thank TwoHungryHs
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the Rocks but in a hidden lane, close to the Old Sydney Holiday Inn, it has a great atmosphere, excellent service and good food. Only downside is lack of table service, so you have to go to the counter to order and pay...

Thank itsBG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
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
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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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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