5 Best Cafes You Must Try In Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

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Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of the largest cities in Australia. One of its most iconic landmarks is the massive Sydney Opera House that is no stranger to us all. Other popular attractions are Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. Queen Victoria Building, otherwise known as QVB, is a heritage site in Sydney’s business district centre. This historic landmark was built in the 19th century. It currently sits in the heart of the city and is home to about 170 boutiques and 20 cafes and restaurants. If you are planning to have a day trip or holiday at this metropolitan city, check out this list of the best cafes you must try in Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.

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1. The Tea Room

Get ready to be wowed by the European-inspired design at the Tea Room. They have beautiful chandeliers inside, and the interior is elegant. This cafe is located on Level 3, on the North End of Queen Victoria Building. They offer a great selection of tea, so it is definitely living up to its name. The cafe has great reviews for its savoury food and quick and friendly service. The comestibles are presented on a tiered platter. When taking your photos at the cafe, rest assured that everything is Instagram-worthy. The Tea Room is a good place for fine dining with your loved ones and friends. They can also host corporate, wedding, and birthday events. This is a cafe fit for the Royal Family.

The Tea Room

Address: North End, Queen Victoria, Building 3rd floor/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: The Tea Room

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

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2. Kikko Cafe

Craving for a cup of coffee to keep yourself awake? Kikko Cafe is the ultimate destination for you to get your quick coffee fix. When you are feeling the blues, their coffee is strong enough to uplift your spirits. This is a small eatery located on the ground floor of Queen Victoria Building. It is open daily and they serve breakfast and lunch. If you are vegan, they have options such as the power salad bowl, butter nutty, and avocado on toast. Kikko is a great place for healthy food, and everything is wallet-friendly, with prices ranging from 7 to 20 AUD (5 USD to 13 USD).

Kikko Cafe

Address: Queen Victoria Building Ground, floor 29/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: Kikko Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Wed, Fri: 6:30am - 5pm; Thu: 6:30am - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 7:30am - 5pm

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3. The Palace Tea Room

Craving for something sweet or longing for a cup of tea? Then this cafe is just for you! The owners of the Palace Tea Room are passionate about tea and food. Inside, it lives up to the name, as the cafe’s theme is inspired by 1900s Paris. They serve breakfast, snacks, and lunch daily. In addition to this, you will definitely be spoilt for choice because they offer almost 30 different types of tea to their customers. When you order their tea set, it will be presented on a tiered plate, Victorian-style. The selections are a bit pricey, ranging from 15 to 40 AUD (10 to 27 USD), but it is definitely worth a try. Come and enjoy a variety of the finest tea in Sydney.

The Palace Tea Room

Address: Shop 20-22/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: The Palace Team Room

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 5pm

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4. Jet Bar Caffe

Poached eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato and mushrooms with toast at Jet Bar Caffe, QVB
Source: Photo by user Katherine Lim used under CC BY 2.0

The Queen Victoria Building has housed the Jet Bar Caffe for about 20 years now. With their long history, it is no surprise that their business continues to flourish until today. The cafe offers different cuisines, ranging from Italian to local food, so you will be spoilt for choice. In addition, they provide vegan food options for those on a vegan diet. The cafe is suited for customers who need a quick bite before commuting to their next destination, and it is also perfect for early risers.

Jet Bar Caffe

Address: Queen Victoria Building, 55/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: Jet Bar Caffe

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 7:30am - 9pm; Thu - Fri: 7:30am - 10pm; Sat: 8:30am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 9pm

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5. Metropole QVB

Best cafes you must try in QVB
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Established in 2014, Metropole QVB is situated on the ground floor of Queen Victoria Building. For people who like to get up early and for those who need to be out and about for work, this kiosk cafe opens in the wee hours of the morning. It is good for commuters who need to get their breakfast before heading out, as they serve a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Try the brekky toasties or the brekky wrap when you’re here.

Metropole QVB

Address: Kiosk 56, Ground Floor/455 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Website: Metropole QVB

Opening hours: Mon - Wed, Fri: 6am - 6pm; Thu: 6am - 8pm; Sat: 6:30am - 6pm; Sun: 7am - 5pm

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Relax and chill at QVB

With unique environments and different dining experiences, there is surely something here for you. Plus, the high-quality food and good customer service will surely be worth the money! The convenient spread of cafes inside allows you to explore this historic part of Sydney. Do try them out when you have the time and you will definitely leave with a smile on your face.

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Queen Victoria Building

While you're sipping your coffee in the late 19th-century Queen Victoria Building, I suggest you take a moment to check out the grand structure and its specially incorporated Romanesque architecture. They did a magnificent job restoring each detail, from the arches to the tiled floors.

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