Sydney Mint Café

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Sydney Mint Café Details

Sydney Mint Café Address

The Mint
Level 1, 10 Macquarie St

Sydney CBD NSW 2000

Sydney Mint Café Website

Sydney Mint Café Contact Info

(02) 9233 3337

Prices $$

Average Meal Price 19 - based on one main course only (entree could not be calculated)

General Price
Mains $11.00-$26.00
Desserts $5.50-$11.00


$14.5 to $27

Prices last updated:  09/2009


Bookings are preferred
Maximum group booking size is 34


Mon to Fri 8am - 4pm
Available evenings and weekends for private events



Payment Types Accepted



Ample or Convenient Parking
Parking Suggestions
Ample parking is available at the Sydney Eye Hospital Metro Parking, or metered parking along Hospital Road.

Overview of Sydney Mint Café

Overlooking historic Macquarie Street, the Sydney Mint Cafe boasts a prime balcony location within the heritage listed Mint building.

Modern Australian cuisine is matched with friendly and attentive service, offering guests the best in fresh produce.

Enjoy a breakfast or leisurely lunch on the airy balcony, with great vistas along Macquarie Street, or drop in for a quick takeaway coffee.

Featuring a variety of spectacular recently-restored function spaces, The Mint and Cafe can be booked for private and corporate events.

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    User Reviews of Sydney Mint Café, Sydney CBD

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    Displaying: 1 - 10 of 12 reviews

    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Coffee  8      Ambience  8      Service  9     

    We received a recommendation to go to this restaurant upstairs at The Mint in Macquarie St. It seems that they might be under new management. Good to see they haven’t wrecked the décor and acoustics with a surfeit of glass, steel and chrome.

    The menu is a treat for offal-lovers. For example, chicken liver parfait with blackcurrant puree; tongue with caramelized endive, capers and lemon; and panfried sweetbreads with raisins in a rich jus on top of polenta. An interesting and moreish menu, friendly service, and I would return.

    Jul 21, 2014 

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    8.8 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  9      Service  8      Value  9     

    I had a work lunch here recently and it was lovely. We sat upstairs on the alfresco balcony which overlooks Macquarie Street. The food was delicious! I wanted to sit there for hours... but unfortunately had to go back to work :(

    Feb 02, 2011 

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    3.5 Below Average

    Food  2      Ambience  6      Service  5      Value  1     

    Very disappointing, my steak was small, overcooked and fatty – everyone’s was the same. Completely unacceptable for $25 - you could do better at any CBD pub. The waiter that collected our plates mumbled about a “timing issue”. The party next to us complained as well. Nice spot. Shame about the food.

    Nov 10, 2010 

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    7.5 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  7      Service  8      Value  7     

    We had lunch at the Mint a few weeks ago, really enjoyed it. The place was busy for a cold winters day, but we were still served quickly. My friend and I both loved the souffle.

    Jul 14, 2010 

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    3 Below Average

    Food  1      Ambience  6      Service  3      Value  2     

    I had the angel hair pasta with prawns and rocket. This is a classic combination, hard to get wrong. It was dreadful. There were no prawns, just tiny shavings of tasteless frozen (?) prawn (amounting to perhaps half a prawn in total). The pasta was undressed and tasteless. It was mixed with mixed leaf salad greens, not with rocket. The meal did not correspond with the description, it was godawful. I was given a knife, and had to ask for a spoon, to eat the pasta - the staff appeared surprised at my request!

    Feb 18, 2010 

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    6 Average

    Food  4      Ambience  7      Service  8      Value  5     

    The balcony setting was quite nice but the fact that there was no table near us by about 10 metres gave the place a strange feel. Staff were attentive but the quality of the food was lacking. My steak was small, overcooked (well done instead of rare) and had a lot of fat. The portion of green beans we received was so small it was ridiculous, served on a tiny saucer. I wouldn't recommend this place, go the the Hyde Park Barracks cafe down the road for a much better experience.

    Dec 18, 2009 

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    7.8 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  9      Service  8      Value  6     

    Amazing summery crab and chilli fettucine. Fantastic place for a work lunch on a breezy sunny day if you can get a table on the balcony. Slightly on the expensive side but you get the service and quality that you pay for.

    Apr 27, 2009 

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    5.3 Average

    Food  4      Ambience  5      Service  10      Value  2     

    Just had Xmas lunch at the Mint Cafe. The service was extremely good and the location good for a city venue. Unfortunately the food is not value for money. There were 11 people at the lunch and I had the slow cooked duck. I actually didn't know if it was duck as it was so dry and tough, and by the time you got it off the tiniest piece of leg I probably had 4 tiny mouthfuls - so very disappointed.
    Others in the group also expressed there disappointment at the quality of the food.

    There seemed to be a lot of red cabbage, bread, but nothing of the food you was actually ordering - so sorry not good value for money

    Dec 18, 2008 

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    6.5 Recommended

    Food  7      Ambience  6      Service  7      Value  6     

    Small menu, but good selection. Had the Pappadelle Pasta with Chorizo, Tomatoes and Olives. Generous serving. Mains run around $20. Outside dining overlooks Macquarie Street or Barracks next door. Service very attentive. All round good meal. Quiet spot for lunch in the city.

    Feb 23, 2007 

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    9 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  10      Value  9     

    I don't see how the following user comments relate to the Sydney Mint Cafe. Firstly, the hours are 9 to 5 therefore no dinner is served and the second one talks about degustation menu - not there and cocktail menu - not there either. I think it is a great spot, a real hidden treasure and I have lunch there about five times a year.

    May 09, 2006 

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