The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry | A Sydney Food Blog

John Smith Cafe, Waterloo

July 20th, 2014  |  Published in Cafes, Latest  |  1 Comment


John Smith Cafe in Waterloo (which also masquerades under the tough-boy name of John Smith Rebel Roaster) has been a place I’ve been meaning to say good things about since it opened months ago.


I’m liberating this one from my drafts folder because, if you haven’t been yet – you should go. Cracker breakfasts, good coffee, lovely staff and a sweet spot that’s a nice hideout from industrial Waterloo.






John Smith Cafe, 1 John St, Waterloo. Follow John Smith on Facebook.

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  1. Love the sun-drenched pics – and those stripy booths!

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