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 are also now home to Da Capo Music Bookshop, the only dedicated second-hand sheet music store in Australia. We buy and sell used books, sheet music and records, host live music and events and are available for venue hire


Monday: 8.30am to 6:30pm

Tuesday: 8.30am to 6:30pm

Wednesday: 8.30am till late

Thursday: 8.30am till late

Friday: 8.30am till late

Saturday: 8.30am till late

Sunday: 9:00am to 6:30pm


We are acknowledged coffee specialists and our highly trained team of baristas are known for creating one of Sydney's finest drops. The beans we use are a blend custom roasted for us by Toby's Estate Coffee.  

Sappho courtyard is usually filled with a healthy contingent of committed regulars but new faces are always welcome.

The café only uses certified free range ham, chicken and eggs. We have a full range of Vegetarian and Vegan options, all clearly marked on the menu. Gluten free? Don't worry, there are plenty of options for you too. You'll be spoilt for choice with our range of biscuits, muffins & cakes and our fridge stacked with organic juices and Phoenix sodas. 

We serve a range of black, herbal and green T2 loose-leaf tea. 


Monday / 8:30 - 6:00

Tuesday / 8:30 - 6:00

Wednesday / 8:30 - 6:00

Thursday / 8:30 - 6:00

Friday / 8:30 - 6:00

Saturday / 8:30 - 6:00

Sunday / 9:00 - 6:00