30 October 2009

Buena Vista Café Bar: Hidden lunch spot with great views, Sydney (8 Oct 2009)

Supreme Law Courts Building
Level 14, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Discovered Feb 2012 it's now CLOSED

Lunch with a view

On level 14 of the drab and dreary looking Supreme Law Courts Building which is currently undergoing building renovations you'll find a budget breakfast and lunch spot with spectacular views of Sydney. The food itself is pretty basic cafe/bistro style dishes for around $20 including some more reasonably priced pre packed sandwiches and you can also order wine and coffee. To enter the building you have to go through security on the ground floor and any cameras have to be handed in so luckily I had my mobile phone with me to try and capture some food blogging shots — hence the bad quality :-(. So if your looking for a quieter alternative to the food courts or wanting to book a table for a large group then this could be a place worth considering and you get to enjoy great views of Hyde Park and Sydney Harbour.

Steak sandwich with fries and glass of wine $19.90

Pumpkin salad (I think it was about $16)

Glass of white wine with lunch meal

Views over Hyde Park and city

Woolloomooloo and harbour view

Dining area

Service counter

Lift advertising

Lunch special menu

Ground floor advertising

Law courts building

Law courts building from The Domain

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Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

u always found the hidden spot, anyway, just wanna say that we, Bacco, do have the raspberry tarts for a few week already :D

Mizzsharon said...

The food looks pretty standard aye?
View looks amazing though. =)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi bean sprout's cafe, thanks for letting me know about the raspberry tarts, will pop down this week to try :-)

hi mizzsharon, that say a million dollar visit for the price of a coffee :-)

Adrian @ Food Rehab said...

oooh, the steak looks nice and juicy! The views aren't too shabby as well...LOL

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi adrian, the steak sandwich wasn't too bad actually and yeah the views are pretty decent hehe :-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Looks very interesting! The city is full of these hidden gems isn't it!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi lorraine, there sure is a lot of hidden gems and it's our job as food bloggers to uncover them all and share with the world (after we've photographed and eaten it ourselves first) hehe :-)

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