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MCA Café and Sculpture Terrace

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by Jennifer L (subscribe)
I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
Published January 10th 2022
Brew with a view
Sometimes Sydney can be a whirlwind of places to see, shopping and of course, iconic Sydney sites and you just want to sit down, have something to eat and drink and admire the view. Well, the MCA Cafe at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is the place for you to unwind, relax and recharge with a light lunch or cake and drink.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia


Take the lift with a view


Whilst visiting the gallery, I overheard other visitors talking about the cafe on the rooftop. "Hmm, sounds good," I thought so I headed up to level 4 to rooftop MCA Cafe and Sculpture Terrace the and wasn't disappointed. I was stunned by the view that the rooftop cafe offers. Fortunately, I had a table at the harbour side of the cafe. I watched ferries come and go as I sipped on my tea and nibbled at the delicious orange and bee pollen cake. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House were in clear view and a fantastic backdrop as other diners took selfies. I could have stayed there all day looking at the view but thought someone else can have the same experience.

Brew with a view


MCA Cafe does not take reservations. Opening hours of the MCA Cafe. Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm (last orders at 3.30pm), Friday 10am – 9pm (last orders 8.30pm).

Visit the MCA Cafe webpage . Whilst visiting the cafe, it would be a shame not to see the MCA's exhibitions. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia opening hours are as follows:
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Thursday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am–5pm
Closed 25 December

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Sydney icons


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Ferry and Sydney Opera House


You can still enjoy the view without dining at the cafe. So next time you're in Sydney, visit the MCA Café and Sculpture Terrace at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). It is located in Tallawoladah, Gadigal Country, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney. For general enquiries, phone (02) 9245 2400 or email reception@mca.com.au.
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Why? Great views of Sydney icons whilst relaxing with a cuppa and a cake.
When: Closed Mondays, Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm (last orders at 3.30pm), Friday 10am – 9pm (last orders 8.30pm)
Phone: (02) 9245 2400
Where: MCA Cafe, 4/140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
Cost: Free entry to Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
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