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Sappho Books - Tapas & Wine Bar

Glebe, NSW
Open today - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sappho is a must visit for those who enjoy reading over a good cup of tea or coffee. Peruse their multitude of floor to ceiling bookshelves over two stories, once you have selected a stack to your liking, order a drink and/or nibbles and read. If anything grabs you, buy it on your way out! The books are all second-hand and very cheap, and the coffee is good. The perfect way to relax on a Saturday after the Glebe markets!


Dining Options

Eat-in Outdoor Seating Coffee Take-Away


Modern Australian Coffee

Price Guide

Mains under $20




Breakfast Lunch Brunch

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Reviews of Sappho Books - Tapas & Wine Bar

  • This place is tucked away, easy to miss if you're strolling down Glebe Point Rd on a busy saturday. But behind the second hand book shop is a secret garden cafe. I've had a couple of misses with the food but it's never bothered me as I enjoy the calm vibe and the huge back garden. Lots of space to relax without feeling like you're unintentionally eavesdropping on the table nearby.
  • Amanda Cassar Local Star 1,259 reviews
    Was very happy to be introduced to Sappho's by a local, not sure I would have found it otherwise!
    Great mixture of cafe, lounge, study area and bookshop rolled into one.
    The coffee was great an ciabatta bread lovely for a light meal.
    A great quirky find in Glebe.
  • This is definitely not your ordinary coffee shop. It's a strange mix of book shop, cafe and after 6pm they start serving Tapas and wine. I like it very much as the whole place is nicely decorated and designed in warm colors.
  • I LOVE this place, it actually has an excellent selection of books and you can just grab a coffe (or spiced apple cider) and read surrounded by books it's great. THe only thing is the food is pretty expensive for what you get, but still a great place!
  • Nancy_B Cafe Crowd 57 reviews
    I feel like this is a little secret gem but it's not really so secret because it's always quite busy! At the back of the Sappho book store is a cafe, tapas and wine bar. Once you head through the little cafe into the outdoor area at the back, there is a beautiful garden that extends right back. Its just lovely. I had been to Glebe markets and was in need of retreat from the heat and the crowds. I bumped into a friend and she ushered me through to the back of this gorgeous little bookstore. I couldnt believe the size of the courtyard out the back! Beautiful and leafy, it was a little piece of tranquillity on a busy Saturday afternoon. The staff were laid back and friendly and service was quick. I had a breakfast wrap, which comprised of bacon, scrambled eggs, spinach and tomato. It was perfect toasted, not too heavy at all. The coffee was also great. My next trip here will be for happy hour and tapas as have heard its great. When you've revived with a little food and coffee it is very easy to lose yourself in the cute second hand book store.
  • Sappho offers a top quality selection of second hand books in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Then after you've made your choice order a coffee from the cafe and pop out the back to the sunny courtyard to start your latest read. And with new stock in every week its worth becoming a regular, even if its only for the great coffee.
  • lisahari Cafe Crowd 319 reviews
    Great place to pick up those second hand books. If you look hard enough, you can find these limited edition books. Be sure to walk to the back of the cafe, its got a great cafe and a backyard sitting area.
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