Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore


Ph: 02 9380 6617

78 Oxford St
Paddington, 2021 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 8:00am - 5:30pm
MON 7:00am - 5:30pm
TUE 7:00am - 5:30pm
WED 7:00am - 5:30pm
THU 7:00am - 5:30pm
FRI 7:00am - 5:30pm
SAT 8:00am - 5:30pm

The Details

Perfect For
  • City Living
  • Breakfast In Bed
  • Working Like A Boss
Hunting For
  • Books

The Verdict

If you're looking for a quaint spot to load up on pre-loved books and housemade chai, look no further than Ampersand Cafe.

This three-storey building is full of cosy nooks, fresh coffee, plush red velvet armchairs and should absolutely be you're go-to for chilled weekend vibes. Sprawled across the levels, you'll find books to read and buy and a cafe menu packed with snacks and heftier bites. You'll definitely want to hit their fudgy brownie made with housemade almond meal or the French toast stack topped with poached pear, whipped ricotta, passionfruit, rhubarb compote, berries and almond crumble.

If you're keen for a savoury feast, the slow-cooked beef cheek pappardelle loaded with tender meat, rich wine, tomato sauce and parmesan is the way to go—especially if you nab a spot by the fireplace. And should you really be in the mood for the ultimate kickback, grab yourself a glass of tipple (wine, beer or cider) while you're at it.

Image credit: Supplied.