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Bazaar Beer Cafe

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Type: Bar, Eatery

1 Albany Street
St Leonards, 2065

61 2 9438 1999 | map

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Added by vancurly on 11-19-2006

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3.1/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Long standing restaurant/bar/cafe less than a 5 minute walk from St Leonard's train station. Just a short detour off the Pacific Highway in commercial premises beneath an apartment block.

Tiny bar area to sit at, maybe 7 feet long. Upstairs on a small mezzanine area is also for drinking & dining, while the restaurant seating and longer communal tables downstairs seem more set aside for dining. Pretty sterile inside, all very much tiles & timber and brushed aluminum. More a business & local dining option than a destination beer spot. Still its good finding some good beer on the North Shore of Sydney.

Service is with an Eastern European accent and fun because of it. Mix up on the order, but done with no stress and a smile and you don't care and just enjoy the comedy of the language differences.

Tap list has changed since I've last been in here, gone are Krusovice & Krusovice Dark. Cernovar & Cernovar Dark are the replacements and sit alongside Budvar, Pilsner Urquell & Erdinger as the 5 taps. So very much an Eastern European venue. Bottle list has Belgian Fruit beers and the usual German & Czech offering plus Delirium Tremens.

Prices are very cheap, a 500ml Cernovar Dark in the brewery handle glassware for $8.80 is a bargain.

Not really worth going out of your way to visit. Close to Flat Rock Brew Cafe so you could combine the two. Some odd Euro ticks to had in the firm of Cernovar, but otherwise more of a restaurant & daytime cafe than serious beer bar.

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Photo of vancurly
3.4/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

More of a cafe than a beer restaurant. On a laneway corner, behind a bedding shop, there's not much of a view.

The beer range is fairly limited. The highlight is Krusovice on tap, which is nice and fresh and tastes good. Otherwise, it's the standard Czech bottles... Urquell, Budvar... Kozel Dark is available. There's also a couple of Belgians, and some usual Aussie suspects.

Food's quite good. One time I had a chicken schnitzel that was nicely cooked, and filling. Another visit saw pork belly and red cabbage... always a benchmark meal for European restaurants, IMHO. This was also good.

If in St Leonards, worth a visit, if just for food & draught Kruso.

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Bazaar Beer Cafe in St Leonards, Australia
3.25 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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