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The Vintage Cafe on The Rocks

Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 2055
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“paella” (29 reviews)
“tapas” (46 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went here for brunch and sat outside. While the food wasn't top notch, the omelet was huge, and it was particularly enjoyable sitting on the deck people watching. It felt like European service where there really don't rush you to finish. It was a...More

Thank Livesoutofasuitcase9
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Vintage Café was a fun, small restaurant in The Rocks district with live music (while we were there). For Sunday lunch, we had options for a full breakfast, or a variety of lunch entries. The fish special, Barramundi, was very good! Each of the...More

Thank HPK01Traveler
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This place was found completely by accident. We took a turn through nurses walk and stumbled across the cafe. We stayed for lunch, we had the Barramundi special which was perfect and the steak sandwich which was also great, nothing to complain about the food...More

Thank franklinch
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

$30 special was a fair price for a healthy pour of wine, fish over a bed of asparagus and baby potatoes. Competition here is fierce and I said average because our friends rump roast had very good gravy but tough meat.

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Came for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The rocks was busy, the markets were in full swing and people everywhere. That should have been the warning, the place was almost empty. The ambiance, well I am not sure the owners know what they want to...More

Thank Litoria2015
Reviewed 19 April 2017

In search of a pub type meal but in the open air, we found the The Vintage Café on Nurse Walk behind the main shopping street of The Rocks. Not much to look at, and a single row of tables facing a walkway, it nonetheless...More

Thank QuakerGal
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a pleasant dinner here of a variety of small dishes, all very good. This is a small place, a little hard to find, near the corner where Nurse Walk lane intersects with another lane. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the service...More

Thank ditchnapper
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Located in one of my favourite places, this cafe does tasty food (the pizza is particularly nice) and the staff are friendly. It's also reasonably priced. However I love it mostly for the location along the Nurses Walk in The Rocks. Worth a visit.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Thought I had booked at 'Scarlett' but turned out to be The Vintage Cafe. Tempted by special of Barramundi or Steak for 30 dollars, including a glass of wine. Food was excellent and not a massive plateful. Tapas dishes dearer, but looked very good. Music...More

1  Thank Heyhey49de
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We tried making reservations online, twice, it didn't seem to work, so we just called a few days before. There was no issue. We really wanted to go for the music. We had a good time, but once we got there, realized we weren't really...More

Thank Jessica C
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
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14 January 2016|
Response from Heyhey49de |
Go early! We booked for 7.30 at about 5pm. Small business - have some understanding, Please!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop R2, Nurse Walk, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 2055
  • E-mail
The Vintage Cafe has an interesting fusion of historical and modern decor offering a casual laid back atmosphere with good quality food at affordable prices. Only fresh produce is used with emphasis on local Australian seafood, wines, local and imported cheeses. The wine & beer list offers great quality, variety and value for money. A lot of creativity is found in the various dishes, providing a nice contrast between Spanish, Portuguese and Mediterranean food. Served all day, the traditional breakfast portion of the menu offers the Full Vintage Breakfast deal, with bacon, Chorizo, eggs to any taste and toast. For those with a big appetite, the Mediterranean Omelette filled with capsicum, tomato, Spanish onion, mushrooms, herbs and fetta cheese has plenty to get you going. Lunch is filled with options including fresh made to order salads, pizzas, sandwiches and specials of the day. Thu to Sun nights, selection of Paella and Tapas served in traditional clay dishes. What can be more romantic than the delightful sounds of live Bossa Nova & Jazz which can be heard Thu,Fri, Sat & Sun nighst and Sat & Sun noon. If you are looking for somewhere special, private and a local haven, take a stroll to The Vintage Cafe.
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