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Workshop Espresso

#179 of 5,047 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian
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500 George Street | Shop RG01A Galleries Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 8836
06:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 06:00 - 17:00
Thu 06:00 - 19:00
Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the new one in the gateway at the rocks. Had a really good single origin espresso. Barista was brilliant and have us a perfect coffee. Good to see a spot that loves to keep customers happy with quality product and service.

Thank szkut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a small coffee shop in the CBD that offers excellent espresso, as well as some nice bites to eat. Although sitting space is tight, it is the ideal spot to grab a drink on the go. If I would work in the area, it would be my go-to place.

Thank icanhazsweetsokthx
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place, like most, in Sydney CBD is in limited space so if you want to sit down you have a bench and one table but its worth it.. Coffee is great though i wouldn't call it, "Sydney's Best", food is the star here. Awesome breakfast menu and the food on display looked amazing.. worth a stop if you are... More 

Thank adamg25
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I have never failed to drop by Workshop for a coffee break while shopping in the CBD. Excellent coffee and great snacks. Good service from everyone. Amazing to be able to offer all that in the cramped space!

Thank Kumar S
Gold Coast, Australia
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our go to coffee shop when we visit Sydney we have 3 favourites in Sydney in this order; Workshop, Gumption and Single Origin having said that they all serve brilliant coffee. Workshop is only a very small shop, there is usually a big line waiting for coffee with a few seats inside. Do not let this put you off the... More 

Thank Malificent007
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a way to start the day. A divine long black with a scrumptious BLAT and attentive service. A lot of places in the City make promises, this gorgeous cafe actually delivers

Thank agnes296
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Wow. Just Wow. Stumbled across this gem in George street while looking for a coffee fix... Thank god we did.... Beautiful friendly faces and the coffee was out of this world. Went back the next day after dreaming about it that night and the staff remembered our order...(sure sign of a good barista)! Will go out of my way to... More 

Thank Inga B
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

You can tell by the constant que that this picturesque hole in the wall joint serves what is probably the best coffee in Sydney!! Whenever I fly in, this is a must go to place for me! They start early by 7 am and their breakfast menus are awesome and tasty, they don't have a large menu but whatever pastries... More 

Thank Brendan_de_souza29
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We initially called in for coffee but ended up having breakfast as well. This is a small site and it buzzes! There is never no-one coming here for coffee or some of their Sonoma bread delicacies. With a seating capacity of 6 - 8 people (reasonably, at a bar style seating), don't expect to spread out. Embrace the buzz! The... More 

Thank JamesandPaulaOz
McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Just down the block from the Hilton, and near the Town Hall metro stop. They do a high volume business, and you can tell by the number of people on the sidewalk waiting in line that this is the place to get some really good coffee. The service is excellent and the line moves fast (not the case in every... More 

Thank Bruce M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 George Street | Shop RG01A Galleries Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9264 8836

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

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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