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Ampersand Bookstore & Cafe, Paddington is a funky cafe/second hand bookstore that you can easily lose yourself in for hours.
Boasting to be a haven of tranquility, the cafe offers a unique blend of Mediterranean and Modern Australian cuisine that is good for the soul.
Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days.

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  • ShaeShae Local Star   102 reviews
    A great spot to really chill out and unwind. Great food & beverage staff, combined with tasty cafe style food and a large and inspiring collection of books - your afternoon or morning will fly by. Situated in the middle of Oxford Street, a great spot to check out before or after a day hitting the shops.

    8 months ago - 19/08/2013

  • ncavallaro   13 reviews
    Really nice cute place, little bit pricy but generally really nice. Some nice different combinations in their food.
  • beanboy Local Star   309 reviews
    A pleasant place to read a book, have a pot of tea and relax
  • PizzaCat   6 reviews
    Very decent coffee and friendly staff.
  • beanboy Local Star   309 reviews
    Such an awesome bookstore, and the cafe upstairs is great for a coffee or snack, the food is quite decent and overlooks Oxford St from above.
  • sydfaves Newbie   1 review
    I wonder if reviewer JoeCitizen is an angry ex-employee:-) ??? My visit to Ampersand today was amazing. Great food, great service, and delicious coffee. Bought a book too! All for under $30. Brunch was called Mediterranean - a delicios haloumi based brekky. Macciato was perfection. Chef was rather cute also. Highly recommended as the best cafe spot in Paddington.
  • Sandracl   7 reviews
    The food on offer is a bit average for the price although their drinks are spot on. Their brownie is also amazing. Fantastic little spot to catch up with a friend or pick up some books to peruse over coffee. Great place where you could easily lose several hours in the afternoon.
  • Juliana Zhu Newbie   1 review
    I love this bookstore! I find the food delicious, and a great selection of second hand books at good prices :)
  • Fonda Cox   18 reviews
    This is a great cafe with great atmosphere on a very busy street! Though once you enter, you escape the noise and bustle immediately. Great coffee, recommend. We have been using it to meet early morning and discuss our meetings there on a weekend!
  • Miss Shopper   9 reviews
    Ampersand has a great selection of second hand books. Mr Fussy and I have spent many a Sunday here having a lazy brunch and walking out with a book or 2. One could spend all day here and not be made to feel like your table time was up. I don't recommend sitting outside as the smell of urine is a big deterrent.
    • Bill O'Connell  
      I agree, they have some great second hand books. There is also a $1 bin where you can sometimes find that book you've wanted ... for a bargain.

      27/05/2010

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Opening Hours for Monday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Opening Hours for Tuesday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Opening Hours for Wednesday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Opening Hours for Thursday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Opening Hours for Friday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Opening Hours for Saturday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Opening Hours for Sunday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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