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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED REMOVE FROM TRIP ADVISER SAVE ME TIME THEY ARE CLOSED Permanently closed, they are permanently closed, they are permanently closed

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2020

Unfortunately they have a very limited menu, which is understandable as this part of Sydney has not yet fully reopened. However if you are a coeliac, like me, this means that you usual choice of amazing gluten free dishes is seriously impacted. Unfortunately there was...nothing that I could eat when I went for lunch today. Can’t wait for the full menu to available again so I can return to what was my ‘go to’ place for yummy GF food in Sydney.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 April 2020

Went to Dare today to support them, but found them closed alongside the other eateries on this strip in the Rocks. No signage to say way, but assume due to pandemic. Can’t wait to visit again when we get to the other side.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and was highly recommended. Didn’t look much from the outside but the food was great. Had the avocado smash board with halloumi, very tasty!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Based on reviews I tried this lovely cafe on a busy side street at the trendy Rocks neighbourhood. Full breakfast was well prepared and nicely paired with a very well made latte. Service was great. Everyone seems to like the avocado smash board. This place...can get busy on a weekend but worth a try.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Brilliant brunch, good service, good coffee. Came for a relaxed and tasty brunch and that’s what we got. Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Worst breakfast ever. Not only did it take over 20 minutes to get my coffee, it was then another half hour until I got my breakfast which was disgusting. The bacon was like eating overcooked cardboard and the scrambled eggs were covered in a revolting...olive oil. When the waitress asked why I didn’t eat it, she went on the defensive of it being a family owned business and they had never had a complaint before which is an obvious lie because no one is perfect. My friend also couldent eat their breakfast as it was disgusting. They then had the audacity to charge is full price with no apology. The only reason they’re in business is because of tourists. Avoid like the plague!!!! You have been warned.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

We were only in Sydney for three nights but we’re lucky enough to discover DARE early in our visit. As a result we had breakfast there on each morning. Lovely fresh, tasty, healthy food. We only ordered off the breakfast menu, but if that was...anything to go by, the whole menu should be great. Staff were friendly and attentive without being in your definitely recommend to anyone looking for casual, healthy eatingMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Stopped by after doing the Harbour bridge climb and it was so good! Not sure how they made dairy free, gluten free and no sugar banana bread so delicious but I’m still dreaming about it a week later! Also loved the veggie board I ordered...😊!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Couldn’t resist the line up. Turkish street food simple fare sort of unleavened pita bread lightly toasted with cheese & spinach filling. $10 & black tea thrown in Staff incredibly pumped & friendly, obviously a local favourite, if in Syd longer I’d be back esp...breaky & believe they do coffeeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Yes, Dare cafe offers takeout services.

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  • Dare cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4