Redfern, Sydney

Welcome to Calico

Cafe, Restaurant, Pizza & Bar


Bookings of 4 people or more will receive a bottle of wine on us

Limited Availability

Terms and conditions: Booking must be made prior to 6th November 2023 for Melbourne Cup Day – Wine Special on Sunday 3rd September 2023 only.
Booking is required to be made for 4 or more people.
Meals ordered must be main meals and after 10am only.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Can not be transferred for cash or any other food or beverages.

About us

Calico in Redfern Sydney is your perfect all in one cafe and restaurant spot.

We’ve got an amazing day time breakfast, brunch and lunch menu with classics like Egg, Salads, Burgers, Fish and unique dishes like Falafel, Linguine and more. By night, visit us for a delicious dinner menu with fusion styled mediterranean food and tapas, including a range of meat dishes and vegetarian options for everyone to enjoy.

We’ve even got our own Pizza oven! Come in for delicious gourmet Pizza, serving all day!

We’ve got a range of drinks from cafe Coffee and Tea classics to Wine, Beer and Cocktails. There’s really something for everyone at Calico, whether you’re looking to grab a bite on the go or have a seated meal.

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Events & Functions

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Cafe, Coffee & Takeaway Menu
Breakfast, Lunch & Day Menu
Dinner & Night Menu
All Day Pizza Menu
Bar Drinks Menu

Events & Functions

Breakfast, Lunch & Day Menu

Dinner & Night Menu

All Day Pizza Menu

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Calico - Cafe, Restaurant, Pizza & Bar IconCalico – Cafe, Restaurant, Pizza & Bar

146 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

4.7 261 reviews

  • Avatar Arijit Das ★★★★★ a month ago
    Amazing pizza, the team is great.
    All of their ingredients are made in-house.
    Went for a pizza making class; Paul, Matthew and Andrea were very welcoming and pleasant.
    The atmosphere of the restaurant is very well set.
  • Avatar J Bond ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Went here for the first time last night and was impressed with the food vibe and service. A friend of mine who knows the owners suggested we go and it was a lovely experience. Owners were very friendly and attentive. Food was great and … More beautifully presented. A fusion of Italian woodfire pizza and middle eastern foods. Entree was lovely with Hummus with pomegranate and some interesting cheese thingy. Pizzas were really nice with nice dough and sauces and anchovies weren't too salty if you like that thing.Crab ravioli was really tasty too.
    Set in a old cotton factory it retains its heritage set with modern chicness…Calico the name of the restaurant is a type of cotton which I thought was a cool name.
    Overall great experience recommend you try for yourself
  • Avatar Alex Wongso ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I rate the woodfired bread very highly. Chewy, fluffy, and the right amount of saltiness. Crab ravioli was great, both flavour and texture-wise. The king crab added the perfect kick and the sauce was seasoned well. Definitely coming back … More for their lunch menu next time.
  • Avatar Brianna N ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    We stumbled across Calico, ironically on the way to another restaurant – their food looked too good to pass up so we decided to stay.
    That impromptu decision turned out to be one of the best decisions made in a long time! The food was
    … More to die for – gorgeously flavoursome, impeccable service with speedy delivery to boot.
    A happy coincidence which will definitely turn into a return visit ☺️
  • Avatar Lauren Pomphrey ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Fantastic experience at Calico for our friend's birthday dinner. They hosted a large group of us with many different cocktail, drink and food orders with no problems, helped us put up some birthday decorations and even brought out … More the birthday cake with candles lit and singing happy birthday. Friendly, accommodating and importantly the food was all absolutely top notch with a nice ambience to match. A brilliant neighbourhood spot that we hope to visit many times again, thank you team Calico!
  • Avatar edelicious blog ★★★★★ a year ago
    From love at first sight to love at first bite. The exquisiteness of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean will delight your palate. They also serve up delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items. This place is a gem. I highly recommend! … More
  • Avatar Vi Girgis ★★★★★ a year ago
    This is a fantastic little spot mixing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours. Everything we had was excellent: pizza base was spot on, as was the topping, creamy chicken pasta was absolutely delicious, and steak manoush was a fun and … More different way to serve manoush. And everything topped with generous lashings of cheese. Knafeh was also really good, but could've done with a bit more rose water syrup. Otherwise, food, service and vibe were perfect for a Sunday brunch. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Luna ★★★★★ a year ago
    Ordered Mediterranean pizza, rocket salad, hummus and baked eggs. Really like the food, especially the hummus and pizza. The service and environment is also good. They also offer quality tea and coffee.
  • Avatar Dustin Coates ★★★★★ a year ago
    I arrived in Sydney after 36 hours of travel across 4 different airports, and I was starving for something good. I headed out looking for… I'm not sure what, but I came across Calico and I'm so happy that I did.
    I ordered 2x
    … More scrambled eggs, a Greek salad with chicken, and hummus. (I told you I was starving.) The food was fantastic, but even better was the staff. The young woman who was my waitress was very nice and attentive, and the man (manager? owner?) was just as nice.
    My hotel isn't too nearby, but I'm going to try and come over here again before I leave.
  • Avatar Dee Y ★★★★★ a year ago
    We came in after dinner to get a quick drink. It was quiet but great service and lots of options on menu. Would like to try more next time
  • Avatar Pat Kellz ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great food, good vibe little Cafe. Seating inside and outside as well. Service was AMAZING! The team couldn't do enough for us, had a laugh and joke around as well, it's great to have in this day and age. Think I've found … More my new local spot to eat and have coffee ☕️
  • Avatar Jordan Wilson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Stopped in for dinner with friends. Felt very very special with excellent service and followed up with exceptional seafood pasta and wood fired pizza. Highly recommended, thank you.
  • Avatar Erin Eedy ★★★★★ a year ago
    THE BEST LOCAL! Every time I come here I'm always greeted with a friendly chat and amazing food.
    The only way I can describe is elevated Aussie cafe food – the presentation, taste and value of everything on the menu is phenomenal.
    … More The interiors make it such a nice space to spend time, and the airy ceilings, open windows and doors (as well as outdoor seating if you want it) make it very covid-friendly.
  • Avatar Danielle French ★★★★★ a year ago
    Absolutely loved this cafe/ restaurant. I ordered the seeded avo with an oat iced latte, it was delicious and well presented. The service here is very friendly and the atmosphere/ vibes are such a vibe. I would recommend/ go again soon … More 🥑☕️
  • Avatar Tym Norman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Great place. Food was delicious and a great variety.
    Very genuine authentic friendly service.
  • Avatar Gao Yang ★★★★★ a year ago
    Wonderful ambience and splendid food. Not too crowded even on a Sunday morning.
  • Avatar Waheeb Yaqub ★★☆☆☆ 2 years ago
    Pizza dough was so soft that we were not able ti pick up the slices.
  • Avatar Whitney Spooner ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Had an incredible and massive dinner. It was great value. The staff are also lovely!
  • Avatar bernd behrens ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Very nice food.
    Loved the eggs Benny.
    Nice atmosphere too.
    Friendly staff, what more do you desire
  • Avatar Tom Hancock ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Calico is THE BEST! Effortlessly great coffee. Fresh, bright converted warehouse decor. Sophisticated food without a hint of pretentiousness. All with a Middle Eastern twist. Matthew and the gang are warm and generous hosts! Do yourself … More a favour and spend a long morning, lunch or date night here!
  • Avatar KK ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The service here is friendly, attentive and accomodating. Very kid friendly and spacious and they have colouring sheets and pencils for the kids. The food was also very delicious, love my knafeh. So crispy and cheesy! Looking forward to … More coming back and trying their other items.
  • Avatar Alex Man ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    A hidden foodie gem. We came for brunch and it was stunningly good. Think brunch with a gastronomical twist- my shakshuka with sweet pulled lamb was exquisite
  • Avatar Alane F ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    A cozy small town diner. The cooks and wait staff are friendly and good at their jobs. Everything that I have eaten there has been cooked well and served at the proper temp. My favorite dish is their homemade biscuits and sausage gravy … More with eggs on top… I have to go their occasionally just to have it.
  • Avatar J. A.R. ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    2 Meat lovers omelet Specials and a Strawberry French toast for The little ones, great way to wake up your family this place is like a needle in the haystack. Great hospitality, good service Amazing food! THANK YOU.
  • Avatar Krysta Olson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Calico Cafe is the best. The food is always fantastic, and you get so much for your money. Also the owners are great people. I highly recommend them 🙂
  • Avatar Silver Sterling ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great place to eat at. Food is good and affordable. Service is awesome as well coffee isn't bad.
  • Avatar Nash NoLastName ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I've ordered out from Calico many times, but today I ordered their reuben for the first time and could have cried over how good it was. The bread was juicy, the sauerkraut tangy and the corned beef was the tenderest most flavorful … More meat I'd ever had the pleasure of eating. How I've gone this long without ordering it, I dont know, but I've found my new favorite. Literally, you cant go wrong with anything on the menu, but if you like reubens, I highly recommend giving that a try!
    10/10 will eat again!
  • Avatar Cedric Cox ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We like a lot going out. Last night we visited this delicious restaurant which we didn’t know before. We had a beautiful evening there with excellent meal and a courteous team and a great cook. We added this fine restaurant in our list … More and we shall definitely visit again soon. We warmly recommend.
  • Avatar Otto Lewis ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    This site is my first choice site. Of all restaurants I know I prefere it most. I never miss an opportunity to go to visit this place. Whenever I feel like having a special lunchon, this is the place that comes immediately to my head. … More extremely good and diverse food and a rich cuisine.professional staff, and good atmosphere. Also important, the bill is reasonable. I praise this restaurant with great pleasure.

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