Visit us in Glebe

Address:

51 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe  NSW 2037

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Phone: (02) 9552 4498

Email: [email protected]

Getting Here

Sappho Books is a 15 minute walk from Central Station, or 431 and 433 buses depart regularly from Railway Square and stop opposite us at the public school.

If you’re driving, the best place to park is the Broadway Shopping Centre, which is just around the corner from us and has free parking for two hours.

Accessibility

The ground floor of the bookshop is wheelchair accessible, as is the café ordering counter and the deck. The upper floors of the bookshop are not wheelchair accessible, and there is a single step down to the side passage dining area, another single step down into the garden, and another down to the bathrooms.

When the bar is open, the entrance down the alley is wheelchair accessible but is uneven. There is a step down from the deck into the side passage and then into the garden and bathrooms as well.

We have a ramp that the staff will be happy to place where you require for each of these steps.

We’re glad to be noticed…

Great place for a coffee and brunch. Buy a book from the front of the store and enjoy out the back in the garden cafe.
Caitlin McQuarrie
Caitlin McQuarrie
Wow, love this little hidden gem! Variety of options on the menu and a greet vibe in the courtyard. Mr cat was an added bonus!
Gee Fadz
Gee Fadz
Really nice food, great selection. Excellent teas and coffee all with books on the side. Who can ask for more?!
David Manning
David Manning
Sappho is truly one of my favourite places to go book shopping.Always a new read to discover! The team are so friendly and helpful.
Elishka Chand
Elishka Chand
Just a joy of a place that has long earnt its place in the cute village like central suburb of Glebe. Beautiful staff, amazing food and wonderful live performers often playing to a fairy lit dream land of a space. Collectable books by day and Alice in wonderland provoking rabbit hole by night. Well executed in every way, and some of the cleanest, most visually aesthetic toilets of any establishment! Upon our visit, the cute and bubbly Bella was our table attendant, and made the experience more than it was with her bright smile, frivolous demeanor and gentle though powerful character. Will definitely recommend.
Cameron Fahey
Cameron Fahey
There's something really serene about the courtyard behind Sappho. Untouched 90s grungy decor amongst spacious open trees.It's really nice that such a large space exists that modern square metre yield economics hasn't touched. It does feel like it's in the brink of shutting down. You can't beat the math.The food was average, the vegan burger was as plain as you see and tasted as advertised.Come for the space don't stay for the food. Also there's a cat.
Kevin C
Kevin C
Well, even just with the name, this place was amazing. I'm a huge fan of Sappho and her work, as well as her place is sapphic history. The place itself, did not disappoint. I did not get to eat here, unfortunately, but the selection of books were impressive and board games were available. Perfect study place for university students, would recommend.
Adir
Adir
This is our goto place for weekend lunch. Amazing falafel wrap and hobbits brekkie. Their Mocha is to die for.. super friendly staff and consistent taste !!!! Yummy !!
Tushar Sharma
Tushar Sharma
A place full of peace, satisfaction and calmness. A place which is made for my addictions - Coffee ☕️ and Books 📖 Lovely cozy and comfortable atmosphere 🖤
Cara Angel
Cara Angel
Had my birthday there on Saturday eveningFabulous night, great service, staff were very friendly. Lovely food, with a great Live band,Cool atmosphere
David Taylor
David Taylor
I adore this place! The only place in Sydney I know that has a a plethora of great second hand books, records, and even music scores! The prices are decent, and there is a wide range of everything.It is just a perfect little world for book lovers:).
Ryan Li
Ryan Li
This is my new favourite place in the world. A bookshop cafe bar with live music and the fluffiest cat I have ever seen??? Yes please... If you are in Glebe you are legally required to come here
Elvin Lewis
Elvin Lewis
Surly, self-important staff can not detract from the great collection here, the cafe out the back is worth a stop too.
Hayden Toppeross
Hayden Toppeross
Visited this bookshop/cafe for the first time recently and I was not disappointed! They had a really great range of books, and my breakfast was amazing! The coffee with my breakfast was that good I even grabbed a second one before leaving which I have never done before! The staff were super friendly and service was quick.I can’t wait to come back!!
Jessie Browne
Jessie Browne
I absolutely adore this place. From the unique atmosphere of the bookstore to the delicious vegan food at the cafe, I could spend hours here. They have a large selection of books, and while it does feel overpriced, I am happy to support the business. The cafe always does a great job with food and coffee, and the atmosphere is great. I highly recommend checking it out!
Parker
Parker
Rating based on the really sweet set up; the pretty lights and colours. Went there for a cocktail and we had a good time. The service is friendly and the Pina colada not over the top sweet; just the right flavour too.
Wanderlust W
Wanderlust W
We hired Sappho for my 21st birthday party, and it honestly could not have been more perfect! The staff are so warm and accomodating, it was so easy to organise, and they put so much effort into every detail to make sure it ran smoothly. The drinks and food platters were stunning, perfect size and location, it even rained and it didn't make any difference. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening, would definitely recommend for events!
Orla Doyle
Orla Doyle
lovely bookstore to lose yourself in before enjoying a scrummy meal in the leafy open air back courtyard
Been here today with my family.Very Beautiful and cosy book store with a nice cafe' at the backyard.I can get lost here all day sipping a cuppa tea and reading books.Would definitely visit again!
Beautiful, quaint place. Paradise for book lovers and some great food! Perfect for some alone time or with your kid or other book lovers 😊
Really chilled out space that just oozes a creative vibe, nice shared platters which are a decent size.
This is my absolute favourite place to get away, drink good coffee and daydream as I browse the day away. I wish I lived closer so that I could visit every week... but then I would probably own an entire library of books 🤔😎
Great place for book fans, enjoy a coffee or some delicious food in the cafe. I dare you to leave without a book!
Quirky cafe with loads of character and cute little nooks for enjoying amazing food the best coffee around!
We had our 25th wedding anniversary party at Sappho. The staff put everything on seamlessly, we didn't have to do anything all night, just kick back and enjoy the food, drinks and company!
The books are amazing and the vibe is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend going there and checking it out, especially for the books and the cute cat upstairs!
I would like to thank everyone involved for ensuring that every aspect of our wedding night was exactly as we imagined. Friendly staff, incredible food and the cafe provided the perfect backdrop for photos.
It is on of the best cafe in Glebe & excellent vegetarian food, chai tea, latte - we have been returning to this establishment for past 10 years🎉
LoVe Sappho Bar! Fantastic setting & great staff (say hello to Jeb & Zoe)!Love their live music & especially the "Poetry" & "Open Mic" nights!Best place in Glebe!Highly recommended!
I love everything about this place. Have been here countless times and enjoyed my experience every time. Love the reasonably priced yummy food, the atmosphere and of course the secondhand books!
Haven't gone for breakfast or lunch. Night time in my opinion is the best time to be at Sappho's. Beautiful live music each time I've been. Relaxing, great vibe, great for anything, dates, meeting up with a friend for a drink. Staff are helpful and food and drinks are on point. I love everything about this place. It feels like I'm sitting in my backyard and someone has jazzed it up with fairy lights and a beautiful live band. Have introduced alot of friends to this place and each of them have adored it like I do.
A treasure trove, if you dig around. Most of the books are in good condition and I forgot to buy the book about faeries!! Will definitely return. Coffee is good, or could always go for their craft beers.
Sappho Books Cafe and Wine Bar, has been Emad's residency for nearly 6years. It's a great place for smokers and nonsmokers. It has a large back yard with tables and chairs, where one can meet people , have a drink or even read a book, have a birthday party or even get married there. I first knew Sappho as a book shop, and was a regular customer there, but in the last few years I have been helping my son Emad, by being his Roadie. We enjoy going there.
I have to say it was the hippiest place I have ever attempted! But didn't feel pretentious! It felt nice.. cocktails were reasonably priced and lovely!
Nice relaxing atmosphere and good service. Looking forward to the poetry evenings this forthcoming 2017!
Great relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, cheerful and courteous staff. Can't wait for another vegan iced coffee 😀
Enjoyed a relaxing brunch, coffee was good, food was great and the whole team was friendly and courteous. A very relaxed atmosphere.
Sappho made my day once again: perfect iced latte created by the beautiful and loving Hannah. Delicious chicken panini. Toasted to perfection. Everything on the menu is a poetic combination of well-chosen ingredients, put together with care and flair by delightful staff. Always leave with a big smile that lasts all day.
I discovered this place on a Friday morning casually walking through Glebe. The atmosphere is to die for and classic literature lovers will certainly appreciate it's simple beauty. A lovely outdoorsy area to enjoy a cup of tea and lunch while reading through your favourite books and a very cosy upstairs library. I also purchased a few first additions which were unbelievably cheap with adorable dedications.
Amazing little find. Just stumbled across this restaurant whilst looking for someswhere to fulfil a cheeseboard craving. It was wonderful. Impressive wine list too. Was curious of the names of the 2 girls playing guitar and singing last friday night. Could u let me know?

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Bookshop worker. It is that rare time again! We are looking for a person for the bookshop. The hours available this time are very short and of course you have to be extremely well read!

If you are interested and would like to know more details please email or drop your CV in. [email protected]
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Bookshop worker. It is that rare time again! We are looking for a person for the bookshop. The hours available this time are very short and of course you have to be extremely well read!

 If you are interested and would like to know more details please email or drop your CV in. shop@sapphobooks.com.au

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