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5.2 /6 Excellent 35 Reviews

The Rusty Rabbit

Darlinghurst Café $$$ +100
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About The Rusty Rabbit

At The Rusty Rabbit, modern Australian cuisine and cafe classics are served up in a hip yet unpretentious atmosphere. Open seven days a week, this quirky Sydney joint is a local favourite, the perfect place to while away the hours with a coffee and book, or catch up with friends over some some food and drinks. You’ll find this popular cafe located on Forbes Street over in Darlinghurst. Book a table in advance to avoid disappointment!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 15:30
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 15:30
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday 07:00 - 15:30
  • Friday 07:00 - 15:30
  • Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 15:00
The Rusty Rabbit, Forbes Street 252, 2010 Sydney

Further Information

With exposed brick walls and rustic decor The Rusty Rabbit is both cosy and stylish. A popular spot for both breakfast and brunch in Sydney, Darlinghurst locals flock here for their delicious cafe cuisine and quality coffee from Toby’s Estate. Start your day off with something healthy like the morning muesli with sweet yoghurt, berry compote, toasted coconut, chia seeds and seasonal fruit, or something a bit fancy like the smoked salmon tartine with poppyseed-coated avo, pickled Spanish onion, grated egg and a lemon vinaigrette.

Lunchtime begins at half eleven, with options like the Lebanese kafta burger, the garlic, thyme and citrus marinated chicken served with greens, brown rice and red quinoa, and the blackboard specials all worth a repeat visit. Plus, whether you’re looking to nurse last night away, a liquid lunch, or a casual arvo session, The Rusty Rabbit do a good line in cocktails, beer, cider, and wine, too! With its chilled-out vibe and quality cuisine, The Rusty Rabbit in Darlinghurst can get busy so book a table at this popular central Sydney hangout in advance to snap up one of the best tables!


35 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 35 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 17:23

Very tasty and generous sized meals combined with friendly and efficient service make this a perfect spot for a workday lunch. Love the decor too!

1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 14:31

Great coffee, great food, great staff - our regular weekend breakie place! Can get very busy, so booking in advance is a good idea at peak times like Sat/Sun am. Worth it though, no better place to start your day!!

1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 09:36

The pancakes were AMAZING! We went there after my half marathon and everyone said it was the best breakfast we have had in Sydney so far! The circus cyclone was also really nice. I am thinking of coming back this Saturday to try something else on the menu! Very impressed. And the staff were very friendly, and sat down with us having a laugh and made the whole experience even better!

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 16:35

Great food and service, will definitely be going back next time I am in Sydney. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Coffee was also very tasty.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 15:50

The Rusty Rabbit is one of the best cafes in Sydney. Always pumping and great food and coffee. Staff are all friendly and welcoming. This is a fav for Darlo locals. The fresh juices and corn fritters are ace.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 23:06

Great food, great location, great staff. I highly recommend The Rusty Rabbit to anyone that is looking for a good place in the city to catch up with friends.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 13:21

We went to Burwood location and the parking is very convenient ( Burwood plaza just next door ) offering 2 hour free parking . The youthful staffs of Rust Rabbit are very friendly and attentive . The food and coffee was great and very fulfilling . Thankyou

3 reviews so far 6
22.01.2016 17:08

Met a friend for brunch and was a great place to hang. Quite busy too. We chose to sit outside. Nice juices, I had the sour apple. There were some pretty good looking cakes & pastries on the counter when we went to pay.

3 reviews so far 6
17.09.2016 17:49

As usual the service was quick and friendly and the food just perfect and served the a wonderful coffee. Will be back next Saturday, maybe a little bit later so we'll be able to order from the lunch menu. Ezio

2 reviews so far 5
12.02.2017 22:45

Great vibe, great food. Very busy on the weekend - reservations are wise. The staff are warm and friendly, even when they are rushed off their feet. Good coffee. For something that feels a bit naughty (decadent) the pancakes are a triumph!

1 review so far 5
07.05.2017 16:41

Great food which were also decent sizes and service was fast and fantastic. Only recommendation I would make for the pancakes was to put some of the topping on the second pancake not just the top one. Great coffee nice and strong!

2 reviews so far 6
08.05.2016 22:09

Very cosy and great funny staff (cool socks!) Good food and drinks and nice decor. Nice tunes in the background. And they just added chairs and tables for extra guests that joined our group

1 review so far 5
05.06.2016 14:54

Great breakie nice service! Perfect little darlo coffee place. The food and menu is nice. The corn fritters and Zuchini baked beans were nice. Maybe the pancake need a little more to it. Wonderful coffee and top notch service!

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 07:47

Great food, good friendly service - makes everyone feel welcome. Pancakes with ricotta and berries were amazing and the lamb burgers very moist and great flavour. Good time had by all!

2 reviews so far 6
10.04.2017 17:17

Great atmosphere. Lovely staff. Fantastic food - I had the lamb eggs. The chai tea was also nice and spicy. Highly recommend this place! We will be back

1 review so far 5
12.06.2016 18:43

Very Darlo menu with associated service....nice place, nice coffee and nice vibe...just leave the front door closed on a cold winter's day and get that food to the table while it's still warm.

2 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 10:19

Great food. Amazing service. There's a queue so get there early. Great options for gluten free. Love the decor, the small details are great. Highly recommend it.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2016 18:44

Excellent food, service and coffee! The staff and young and friendly and very accommodating. I would recommend the pancakes! We love this place and will be back!

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 18:13

Great vibe and staff and food fabulous!!! As I had booked there was no wait for the table I will definitely go back again for brunch .

3 reviews so far 5
11.09.2016 21:39

I go there every Saturday for brunch with friends, the service is always friendly and fast and the quality of the food very good and consistent. They serve really nice coffee too.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 16:35

Brilliant food and terrific atmosphere. They really looked after us. Even supplied us with a high chair. We'll be back for sure. Thank you Rusty Rabbit.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2016 15:06

Great menu - was hard to choose what to have. Great service - attentive, but not overbearing. Great atmosphere - vibrant, but relaxed. Perfect brunch spot!

2 reviews so far 6
09.07.2016 17:04

Rusty Rabbit is a neighbourhood gem of a cafe!! We always have excellent and friendly service and the food is delicious! My chai tea was exceptional!

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 13:20

Nice cozy restaurant, perfect for lunch time or weekends. Yummy food with very good quantity. The burgers were bursting. Juice were nice and refreshing as well.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 22:10

I Just had coffee and brawny. I would like to try breaky next time. Very nice space, good atmosphere and very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 07:03

Great staff. The coffee is amazing and food is great. The restaurant has a really good atmosphere. Try the Nutella filled donut, they are delicious.

1 review so far 5
09.03.2017 10:00

Great food - good service, considering how crazy busy it was! Met with some friends for a semi-business meeting and got a quiet table in the corner - perfect!

1 review so far 4
01.07.2017 15:37

Gorgeous waiters and fun atmosphere but it can get so loud so as not to be able to hear yourself think. Food is okay and, when busy, can be hard to get your server's attention.

3 reviews so far 5
25.09.2016 16:43

Great place for brunch, the owners are friendly and efficient and there is always a very good atmosphere. It has become our regular Place on Saturday. Ezio

3 reviews so far 5
04.03.2017 23:51

Great food with Friendly service. Staff very accommodating ,Weekends make sure you book unless you want to queue gets very busy early on. Been few times now.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 20:31

Can't quickly reorganise when something goes astray, such as separating two tables to make more space. But the food was great with a price to match.

1 review so far 3
27.03.2016 17:35

Everything was great, except that my friend found a bug in the corn fritters dish. This was replaced immediately... But still, try to continue your brunch after you have seen that.. Service was super quick.

1 review so far 2
19.05.2017 14:52

Bacon was chargrilled burnt, mostly black, eggs were overdone. Coffee was good though, but the food was super disappointing We had to return a couple of items too!