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Vivo Restaurant Cafe Bar

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Grill
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Nrma House 388 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
06:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 17:00
Fri 06:00 - 18:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vivo is in a good spot and is deceptively large however it does get very busy during the breakfast rush. The coffee and the food was nice though and the service was prompt. I would return.

Thank Admim
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful brunch, the best caramel latte, great service and really nice decor. Would highly recommend a visit while you are in Sydney!

Thank Rhonda M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ordered breakfast here. The toast was rock hard and inedible. Noticed that they pre-cooked toast and hid them under tea cloths to be re-heated when ordered. Coffee was burnt and tasted like dirt. They have cakes and sweets on display all over the cafe uncovered. Flies on everything. The place is disgusting. Never again.

Thank Franky C
Perth, Australia
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839 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We called in for a quick lunch, ordering the spicy lemon chicken salad and a ham and cheese sandwich. Both were extremely well presented, with the salad being exceptionally large considering the price and quality of the food. The service was good, all up quite OK

Thank CocoTampa123
Newcastle, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

4 of us went for Saturday breakkie instead of the hotel buffet - good move , good value gr8 egg dishes , even Coeliac catered for with gluten free option✔️ coffee was good

Thank ozzycruisers
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We've dined here three days in a row as it's good, affordable food and friendly service. I'd recommend it any day.

Thank Yvette B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Food and service is always good, fast and fresh. I just wish they would change the beans they are using, very bitter I think it's Vitoria, and the takeaway cups would be much better if they were insulated and not the burn your hand off type. Otherwise pretty good

Thank PNMO1978
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Had the falafel burger which was average. Lacked taste and was smeared with an indistinguishable sauce and mushy pumpkin. Service perfunctory. Coffee ok but not the best in Sydney.

Thank Gearsnspokes
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Stumbled across this cafe as we were exploring the streets from our hotel. We had a few hours to kill so we dined here for lunch. Was nice and busy and menus were accessible to read through and see if we wanted to stay. There was enough meals to select from, their specialties are gourmet sandwiches with a great selection... More 

Thank michellefromadelaide
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Vivo is a half indoor, half outdoor coffee shop in front of a bank and office building. They have a limited choice breakfast menu and the whole array of fresh coffees and juices. I had the Wake Me Up Juice and the Corn and Chilli Fritters and both were very good.

Thank bobkap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nrma House 388 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 9221-1169

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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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