Best Known For

12-hour braised lamb, with couscous, cranberry, hazelnuts, zucchini, housemade baba ganoush and chimichurri.

About The Lion and Buffalo

Expect to see rabbits and lots of them at fun and funky café The Lion and Buffalo on Malabar Road in Coogee. There’s a huge wall mural featuring rabbits, along with smaller Polish porcelain bunnies throughout the café, paying homage to owner Anna Allison’s homeland; while the café’s name depicts both her and her husband’s star signs. Take a seat at an old workbench below the glowing neon sign and peruse a creative menu dishing up brunch tempters like better than sex chilli and coriander ramen, with an egg, nori, mushrooms and Wagyu beef. Grab an icy cold Polish beer to go with your bacon and egg roll – two fried eggs, bacon, caramelised onion, aged cheese, slaw and house espresso BBQ sauce – or grilled mango and free-range chicken salad, fluffy quinoa, veggies and grain mustard dressing.

Location & Map

203A Malabar Road, Coogee 2034 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Tue  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Wed  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Thu  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Fri  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Sat  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Sun  8:00:AM - 2:00:PM

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Member Reviews (40)

chris68307

Love the food, service and ambience. You feel very special when you are there and food is amazing !!!

Nowisia

Amazing place and amazing food surrounding with amazing people ??

sylwia13312

Great consistent coffee, quality healthy food. Coogee.
This is one of my favourite local cafe spots. Their salads are always quality made by head chef Josie who is kind and always smiling. For me it's important that food is made with positive intention and fresh ingredients. Coffee is spot on every time. I try to stay away from cakes but the apple cake is hard to walk away from ...

greg11041

A world class cafe and restaurant hidden away at South Coogee
I believe that The Lion and Buffalo is one of the greatest cafe restaurants in the world. Everything and everyone is exceptional. It's also tremendous value for money considering how great everything is. Highly recommend.

kathy49566

Best local cafe in the world
Great food great staff

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eva40163

Always amazing food and atmosphere

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Carly18

Anna is an amazing chef! Great service and happy to support such wonderful people

kasia92292

Food to die for! and those delicious cakes...yum

ania37358

great food and friendly service
I definitely recommend Anna's delicious cakes!!!

monika72205

Great service by great people

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amanda51966

Love Anna & Dean
Awesome food, fantastic service.

agnieszka78382

JPGDC

Simply amazing value cuisine.

david25938

Awesome local!
Great coffee!!!

brandon24279

Anna and the team offer the best service in Sydney. Coffee is always on point. The food is delicious, with a seasonal menu offering something for everyone. Make sure you you try the cheesecake.

marlee77112

Best Cafe in Eastern Suburbs
We love Anna and the team at L&B!!!

Ceciliawayfinder

Love this place. ANNA you make 'gourmet food' and hospitality into delightful and lighthearted experience. ?

Cami

Amazing
Tasty food and great service

Keenzia

Just awesome!

blake15210

Our second home. Great coffee and food and even better people

WilliamAll

Popular local find
The Lion and Buffalo is one of the best cafes in Sydney. These guys rock A+++

sassandra90266

Absolutely amazing service, food and atmosphere

Alik

Enjoying this place once a week

Gennadiy

Simply the best
Good food, amazing service!

Cleidi

The food is amazing!
Apart from passion for food and cooking they really give a top customer care.

karine20063

marcos43615

If Love had taste would be like L&B food taste

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aj55

Best cafe in Sydney! Food and coffee is consistently excellent - kid and dog friendly, and lovely staff!