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Squid ink pasta, fresh market seafood, tomato medley, parsley and house blend spiced EVOO, with Napoletana sauce.

About Calico Cafe

Sydneysiders head to all-in-one dining destination Calico Café on Abercrombie Street in Redfern for everything from brunch to cocktails and tapas fare with flair. A rustic vibe of exposed brick, ceiling beams, polished concrete and trailing greenery sets the scene for leisurely all-day dining; while at night the vibe turns funky with fusion-style plates, gourmet pizza and cheeky drinks. Stop by early for a hangover cure of eggs, mac n cheese croquettes, salsa, bacon, chicken sausage, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and toast; or dine later over dishes like roasted lamb shank, roasted seasonal vegetables and red wine reduction. Begin your evening meal with a starter of wood-fired baby octopus; followed by za’atar spiced chicken breast, confit garlic labneh, pickled onion strip and fresh greens.

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Location & Map

Cnr Abercrombie & Hudson Streets, Redfern 2016 NSW - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos, Bitcoin, Apple Pay

Seats: 50  


Opening Hours

Mon  7:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Tue  7:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Wed  7:00:AM - 4:00:PM
Thu  7:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  7:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  7:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  8:00:AM - 4:00:PM

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Member Reviews (17)


Excellent food and service
Enjoyed our brunch immensely x service amazing Special mention to Paul for making us welcome


The Pizza is the finest in Sydney …
Not to mention the wine list. But if you’re not feeling like pizza they also have an all day menu and Calico by Night menu with beverages to match every meal. Highly recommend.


Calico is a beautiful little Cafe, the coffee is AMAZING as is the food. I'm.pretty picky with my coffee as I drink almond milk and they made a perfect cup, I'll definately be back!!
The staff here are wonderful they are so friendly and make you feel very welcome as soon as you walk in. The decor of the cafe and the atmosphere is so lovely, you immediately feel right at home. I Would highly recommend coming to this cafe, you wont be disappointed


Quality food, amazing coffee and relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


A hidden gem
Calico Redfern is a must visit. I have always felt welcome at this place and the food is amazing! So many different options to choose from and the more you read the menu, the more you want to try... Each meal is different, a visual feast and your tastebuds are awakened. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.


Lunch at Calico was amazing, tasty food and best coffee in town. Lovely and relaxed atmosphere with the friendliest service and staff.


Fantastic Christmas Celebration Lunch
My team enjoyed a beautiful Christmas celebration lunch today. I was impressed with the menu, lots of different options. It was so refreshing to have a menu offering meals with a bit of flare for once. Spoilt for choice. This isn’t just your average cafe food....everything was presented really beautiful, almost like art and tasted amazing. Perfect service too, thanks Paul and Matt. We had a lovely afternoon!


Highly recommend. Nice vibe, great service, great coffee, yummy food


Amazing food and even better coffee!!! Love the unique menu and variety of options. The friendly service is a bonus too!


Great vibe of a place
Great breakfast menu
Great service
Can’t wait to go back


Fantastic venue for a chilled catch up, day or night! Amazing menu and service!
Will be back soon.


WOW! The best place to go for breakfast. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and most importantly, delicious food.


Amazing food and service. Recommend it, if you want to try one of the best local cafes in Sydney!


Impeccable food and service
By far the best Sunday brunch I’ve tried in Sydney!

Jo_ 0980

Went to calico for a girls catch up. Loved the night menu and atmosphere. Loved it so much that I’m taking my family over the weekend.


Staff is friendly and welcoming. Food is very fresh and my plate was bursting with colour. Would definitely recommend


Food is so unique and fresh. The colab between Danny Russo and Calico Team is beyond amazing. This has to be on everyone’s list.