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Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
05:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Tropicana is an institution it's customer range from the rich the poor and the in between. Originally it had the grunge look going for it but some years ago it turned into a modern hot spot. However it has always had quality at an affordable price. On a recent visit two of us each had a chicken schnitzel which came... More 

Thank doreen15
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Tropicana has a steady clientele - the locals keep coming back because of the broad variety of food at very reasonable prices - and service is very good. Daily newspapers are available to read whilst enjoying a coffee or having a meal.

Thank mwakehamqldoz
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Cash only - private ATM at door ($2.70 charge) 1 teabag and small pot of hot water = $3.30 Asked for toilet and was directed to it although no attempt to provide key or access at time of asking. Loathsome place! Definitely not coming back - eftpos facilities would have appeased me somewhat but the dirty toilets are unsatisfactory and... More 

Thank Kazawary
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went there based on its apparent popularity (plenty of customers sitting around). First thing to note is its cash only - no eftpos accepted (there is a cash machine at the door). We ordered a couple of coffees and some breakfast (omelettes etc) - $40 for two and pick up your own cutlery, condiments etc on the way to... More 

Thank Mark A
Sydney, Australia
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269 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A classic Sydney haunt. Cafe style where you make your order at the counter and advise you location. The ceiling has numbers which assists waitresses locating you. Side orders on toast available with most meals. I always get the large Greek Salad (not really large) and it full of crisp iceberg, tomato cucumber and black olives with a few bits... More 

Thank spiceylulu
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016

just little things but always something not right: cream instead of sour cream on the salmon carpaccio; the still wet poached eggs on the eggs benedict seeping water into the muffin; the carrot cake is STALE!! And if you don't want white bread you have to pay extra!!

Thank diane p
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We're locals and used to eat here regularly. the service has become abysimal so we've avoided it for the last few months. Yesterday we thought we'd go back but things have become worse. Tables were ALL dirty and nobody had been around to clean them up despite waitperson standing around staring out the window. The 'trainee' taking orders didn't know... More 

1 Thank elizabethPR
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place is what it is - an un pretentious cafe on the edge of the Cross. Poached eggs on Turkish bread with Italian sausage, Braccio d Ferro, an egg, spinach, ham and provolone cheese combo and soft scrambled eggs top the menu for me. Coffee is good and served in a Demi-Tass not a glass, so big tick. Great... More 

Thank PeterGP71
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great choice of food, most of the time well executed without being pretentious, Great value as plates are full. Only main trouble is the service of the dish as waiters/waitress seem lost when dishes for the same table are not ready at the same time. It required several time to send back the dish to kitchen as it arrives cold... More 

Thank Chevreuil7777
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you like REAL coffee with a touch of bitterness and full body THIS is the place. If McDonald's McCafe is your thing forget it, take your bland palette and bugger off. I just found out you can buy the Tropicana blend from the La Casa Del Caffe website too. If you live outside of Sydney, buy bag and pretend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cafe, Australian, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst

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

Staying in Darlinghurst

Neighbourhood Profile
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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