Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar

We are one of Sydney's favourite General Second-hand Bookstores. Walk through to our beautiful courtyard Cafe that transforms into a tapas Bar at night.

- We buy and sell used books, sheet music and records, host live music and events and are available for venue hire -


Christmas Eve: Open but will close at 4pm

Tuesday 25th Christmas Day: Closed

Wednesday 26th Boxing Day: Closed

Thursday 27th: Closed

Friday 28th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Saturday 29th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

Sunday 30th: Open 9am to 7.30 pm

New Years Eve: Open but will close at 1.30pm

New Years Day: Closed


Monday: 8.30am to 7.00pm

Tuesday: 8.30am to 7.00pm

Wednesday: 8.30am till late

Thursday: 8.30am till late

Friday: 8.30am till late

Saturday: 8.30am till late

Sunday: 9:00am to 7:00pm



From Wednesday to Saturday at 6pm our café transforms into a Wine & Tapas Bar, which has recently undergone a complete transformation. We have an elegant wine list and a large selection of locally brewed craft beers & ciders as well as top quality, great value 'house' options. In summer we serve jugs of sangria and in winter we serve mulled wine. All year round we serve our unique and popular cocktails.

Our courtyard is well lit with a lively atmosphere and live acoustic music from 7.30 to 9 most nights. The courtyard is home to a generation of graffiti. The bookshop building had a former life as a youth centre. Rather than white-wash the history of Sappho, owner Meredith Baillie has made the street-art a feature of the inviting garden courtyard.  

The renowned poetry night takes place here on the second Tuesday of each month. All are welcome.



Monday / Closed

Tuesday / Closed

Wednesday / 6:00 - late

Thursday / 6:00 - late

Friday / 6:00 - late

Saturday / 6:00 - late

Sunday / Closed