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…

Loved it, the atmosphere, the layout of the Cafe, the staff very courteous and can't fault it. Willgo back again.
James Brooking
James Brooking
My favourite cafe in Sydney! Food and drinks are very reasonably priced and absolutely delicious! I would recommend anything on the menu! The cafe is super cute and quirky looking and the staff are always friendly.
lucy bergagnin
lucy bergagnin
Absolutely loved my visit here! Lovely spot down the back of the cafe to enjoy coffee and a meal with my teens who thought the aesthetics of the place was “cool” lol food was lovely and beautifully presented. Will definitely return!
莎弗二手書店咖啡屋: 人間天堂雪梨大學旁Glebe街道上,夢想般的書店。在網路發達的時代,走入彷彿60年前的一家書店。它似乎象徵著長久以來的一種堅持,一種理念,與深度的文化。即使跌落深谷,它仍會堅持爬起來的一種生命力!進門是書店,走到後面,出現咖啡吧台。你可以坐下喝杯咖啡,感受深深刻畫在歲月裏的書店文化。喜歡書,想找資料,可以上二樓。
Yang Wu
Yang Wu
莎弗二手書咖啡廳:白天圖書咖啡,晚上酒吧,口碑都很好。也常有詩歌之夜之類藝文活動。莎弗Sappho是古希臘抒情詩人。
EZ Living
EZ Living
As the name suggests, an old terrace house 3 floors of second hand books with bar and cafe mixed menu vegan and non vegan in a court yard out the back....second time there 👍
Ian Avery
Ian Avery
Great little joint. Cosy and friendly, great live music for a quiet night tonight. Well prepared Margaritas and good finger food tables to share. Perfect for summer nights
nuria rubio
nuria rubio
Live music, good drinks, clean facilities, friendly bartenders, queer/trans friendly. Had a great night!
Tara Somerville
Tara Somerville
Possibly one of the most magical and inspirational places in Australia. Quiet, thought provoking and utterly calming place to be. They also stock T2 tea for the cafe.
Kat C
Kat C
One of the best cocktail bar in glebe. I had an excellent and unexpected experience in this little bar, hidden in the backyard of a second hand bookshop. The atmosphere is amazing, they have live music and the cocktails taste great. Food is also really good, a tapas menu ideal for someone who wants a full dinner or just something to eat while drinking.
Tata. G.
Tata. G.
I've been there while i was visiting Sidney with some friends.We were tourist and during the evening we were searching for a cocktail bar where to spent some time to relax and chill.So, we decided to enter at Sappho and ordered our cocktail.Simply amazing.Fast, clean and well made.The place is nice and comfortable, while the staff is friendly and efficient.I'm pretty sure i'll come back there the next time i'll be in Sidney, for sure.
Hitch Baka
Hitch Baka
Sappho is the best bar and second hand bookshop in Sydney. If you are looking for a nice bar where to relax and chill with friends drinking very creative and polished cocktails in a place sourranded by murales and live music , it's the best choice you can do. 5stars deserved cause I have very refined tastes in drinks that Davide, the kind bartender that works here, could satisfy perfectly. Loved the time I spent there. You feel like home. For sure I will come back again!!
Simona Corgiat
Simona Corgiat
Went to a birthday dinner in the courtyard here and the platters of food were great. Had a wonderful night!
Sonya Berson
Sonya Berson
There's lots to love about this place. Sapphos Cafe and Bar is a leafy courtyard hidden behind the secondhand book store. The walls are painted with murals and there's always great music playing. It feels like a little oasis to chill in. The staff are friendly, service is prompt and the food is always delicious. My personal faves are the Veggie Brekkie or the Fig and Raisin Sourdough Rye with berry jam for a quick bite. The fluffy cat is also an added bonus.
April Farago
April Farago
My fave cafe in Sydney! I had my Bookclub there once a month for 4 years. So many good times there. The ambience is fantastic (particular in Spring and Summer!). Great coffee and vibe and you can’t go past their avocado and cheese melt! Such a cool place, with awesome events offered too.
Lisa Bonnici
Lisa Bonnici
Excellent coffee and food options in a quiet area at the back of the bookstore. Great vegan selection too.
Troy Kenah
Troy Kenah
The ambience here is incredible, the staff are always friendly, the coffee is delicious. I love love love coming here. Best place to sit and read, or have a meaningful conversation with friends, or just to think.
Iyat Khalid
Iyat Khalid
This lovely bookshop and cafe is one of my favorite places in Sydney! A great little place to enjoy some delicious chai tea in the courtyard while playing a board game or reading a book. Good music and friendly staff. Thank you! 🙂
Katharina Boger
Katharina Boger
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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New Year Wishes to everyone from all the Sappho staff!
What a difficult and tumultuous year 2020 was, let’s hope we start seeing clear skies and gentle breezes ahead this year.
We look forward to greeting you all again in the new year.
( This is a c.1900 postcard we found in a book! The meaning of; “Never cloy” is a bit of a mystery!)
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New Year Wishes to everyone from all the Sappho staff!
What a difficult and tumultuous year 2020 was, let’s hope we start seeing clear skies and gentle breezes ahead this year.
We look forward to greeting you all again in the new year.
( This is a c.1900 postcard we found in a book! The meaning of;  “Never cloy” is a bit of a mystery!)

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Cloy: "disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment"! So; I hope you get so much pleasure it's potentially sickening but in your case I really hope you don't get sick of it?

Fascinant..

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Sappho is all cleaned up and ready to open tomorrow! Nicely painted new floors and a fabulous new bar frontage... all ready for you! See you soon!
Be assured that we will remain vigilant in our Covid safe practices to help keep us all safe.

Monday 28th, Open 9am to 5pm.
Tuesday 29th, Open 9am to 6pm.
Wednesday 30th, Open 9am to 6pm. The Sappho Bar Open, 6pm - 10pm

Thursday 31st Closed
Friday 1/1/2021 Closed

Saturday 2nd OPEN from here on as usual including the Sappho Bar where Davide our cocktail maestro will be mixing up some of his wonders for you!
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Sappho is all cleaned up and ready to open tomorrow! Nicely painted new floors and a fabulous new bar frontage... all ready for you! See you soon!
Be assured that we will remain vigilant in our Covid safe practices to help keep us all safe.Monday 28th,       Open  9am to 5pm.
Tuesday 29th,       Open 9am to 6pm.
Wednesday 30th, Open 9am to 6pm.  The Sappho Bar  Open, 6pm - 10pmThursday 31st  Closed
Friday 1/1/2021 ClosedSaturday 2nd  OPEN from here on as usual including the Sappho Bar where Davide our cocktail maestro will be mixing up  some of his  wonders for you!

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This is so amazing! We love your place so much and have missed it and so happy that we and everyone else on that morning tested Negative! We can't wait to safely visit again this weekend, it's our favourite cafe and bookstore in all of Sydney! <3 🙂

Magnifique ! <3

Thanks for being so transparent in your communication about this ❤️

Great Davide !! ❤❤

Further update is that ALL of our staff have tested NEGATIVE, and no positive cases have occurred from Sappho as a result of this positive person having visited the shop. We take Covid safe practices VERY seriously!

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