Kindness Cafe

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A modern vegan & vegetarian Thai food restaurant with a casual cafe setting and caters to the local crowd. Menu offers a variety of meat-less Thai dishes made vegan using fresh vegetables and tofu (no faux meat). BYO. Est. 2016. Open Tue-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Thai, Take-out

26 Reviews

First Review by Ezey11

Seaweed Tofu - Edit

I totally feel in love with the seaweed tofu, I think the way they prepare it is probably the best tofu i ever ate

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AMAZING!! I wished i lived closer! - Edit

I have been hanging out to try Kindness Cafe and it did not dissapoint, we arrived right on closing time and placed a very large takeaway order and they were more than happy for us to do so. Everything we ordered was AMAZING! The corn fritters and the satay sauce they serve with thier tofu were OUT OF THIS WORLD! So good, i wished i lived in Sydney just for this place.

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100% perfect - Edit

One of the best plant based restaurants I’ve ever been to. We ordered a couple of starters, mains and desserts and everything tasted amazing. The service was top notch, too. Don’t miss out on this one!

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perfection - Edit

Everything we ordered was fresh, healthy, and delicious, with all the authentic Thai flavours you could hope for. Staff were so friendly and hospitable. Everything on their menu is a must try.

Pros: delicious, authentic Thai food, great staff, reasonable cost

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Kindness and great food - Edit

Definitely lived up to the name and the food was flavorful and absolutely lovely, will be returning for sure on my next visit to Sydney.!!!!!

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A favorite! - Edit

Love this place and are now regulars. Very hard to go past the Roti or Gravy Noodles. Often busy but can normally get a table mid-week without booking.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Tasty Food, Good Location

Cons: Not quite fully vegan - a couple of dishes with eg

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Kindness Café is the perfect name - Edit

My husband and I are in Sydney for our honeymoon and had dinner here tonight. From receiving the friendliest of greetings from the sweetest, most enthusiastic waitress to our fantastic meal to sitting outside, we loved everything about it! We shared an order of super fresh spring rolls that had great sauces to accompany them (probably the best peanut sauce we've ever had) as an appetizer. For our main courses we shared the green curry and the basil stir fry, both with tofu. We didn't know you could BYOB, so if we're able to make it there again, we would likely do that. I would definitely recommend this fantastic place to any vegan, vegetarian or any human who likes to eat fresh, flavorful, delicious food!

Pros: Tons of vegan options, fair prices, fresh food, al

Cons: They don't have a location in the United States

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delicious and simple Thai - Edit

I am usually not the biggest fan of Thai food but Kindness Cafe know how to make a dish full of flavour. Every meal I've had there has been amazing and filling. I especially recommend the corn fritters as an entree, they're only light but very tasty! The service is always lovely and their food is absolute quality!

Pros: Amazing meals, available for delivery

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wonderful! - Edit

We had a meal between 5 of us and we really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was friendly and casual, and the food portions were pretty generous. When we couldn't finish everything the staff kindly offered to pack the leftovers individually for us to enjoy at home.

Pros: decent selection, quick service for a Friday night

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Mmmm Massaman! - Edit

Very happy to have discovered this great little Thai cafe when in Sydney recently. Enjoyed it so much the first night, I made a point of returning a few nights later and was not disappointed.

The Massaman curry is a standout! I skipped the rice and had a very enjoyable roti with it instead. If I'm ever back in the area, I will be sure to visit again.

Pros: Excellent standard, Mostly vegan, Well priced

Cons: Not all vegan

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New Fave - Edit

Alright so I think I've found my favourite Thai restaurant - if not my all time favourite casual restaurant - of all time...not sure if it means much but this is coming from someone who is half Thai herself. Classic Thai dishes maintain authenticity, yet come with a contemporary (and vegan of course) spin. No doubt the food is always fresh, tasty, and beautifully presented. The owner might also be the sweetest person ever!!!

Pros: Delicious, Fresh, Exciting

Cons: My stomach won't be able to hold every single dish

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Delicious - Edit

I am from Adelaide but tried Kindness Cafe for the first time recently and loved it. Will be in Sydney again in a few weeks and have deliberately chosen a hotel nearby so we can have a meal at Kindness Cafe again easily... yummo!

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Delicious food great service - Edit

Best Thai food I've ever tasted. Delicious & fresh with authentic flavours. Reasonable prices & generous portions. Fabulous service, lovely staff & nice ambience. BYO

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Delicious! - Edit

So yummy! the food here is excellent. They are really friendly too. Loved the seaweed tofu and the red curry. Great place!

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Best Vegan Thai in Sydney - Edit

I love the Kindness Cafe. I have been 3 times and am always impressed. My favourite dish on the menu is the roti with curry sauce and the apple salad which is super spicy with fried crumbled tofu. It's delicious! Just have a beverage handy.
I also love the curries in particular the Red Curry! One recommendation I would give to patrons is not to ask for a certain level of spice. I opted for medium spice as I was with a friend who doesn't tolerate it like I do and it lowered the deliciousness of the dish for me. Let the chefs do their thing and you will be dazzled!

Pros: ALL VEGAN, Large menu, lots of options, Great location within the square

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veganvirtues 27 Apr 2017 - Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo. Pros: ALL VEGAN??  


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Kinda-nice - Edit

Based on reviews here I was looking forward to visiting the Kindness Café. I tried the mixed platter of starters...which were OK, nothing special and the fresh veg "Thai garden" stir fry which was exactly that. The service was polite and friendly but one word of warning - when I asked the waitress she said "everything" on the menu was vegan, yet some dishes clearly had egg in them. So choose with care !

Pros: Fresh and tasty

Cons: It's not "all vegan"

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great food from uber eats! - Edit

We were on our first night in Sydney and didn't feel like going out so ordered this on uber eats. The red curry is awesome! Great Thai food!!

Also the mixed appertisers with spring rolls and corn fritters- yum!!!

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Best Thai Ever! - Edit

My partner and I absolutely loved everything about Kindess Cafe. The food is absolutely delicious (I recommend the pad thai), the location is great and the staff and owner are absolutely lovely.

Pros: Amazing fresh food!, Lovely staff, Great location and nice place to sit and eat

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A restaurant that matches its name - Edit

Urgh...dear oh dear, there're not enough kind words I can use to describe this restaurant. It's definitely a hidden gem and it should get more awareness than it is now!

We're a vegan couple so we made our effort to go give it a try.

Staff 5/5: I believe they're the owners of the cafe , super friendly and full of kindness as the restaurant name.

Food 5/5: We ordered three entrees, one main, a bowl of rice, and a mango sticky rice dessert. Yes, we were stuffed afterwards but every single dish were amazing!

Settings & Atmosphere 4.5/5: the missing 0.5 is because our table was too small for the amount of food we ordered lol.

One thing I'd like to highlight is the thoughtfulness, giving you a warm plate to serve? It melts my heart too!

Coming from an Asian country the food is a bit more to the sweet side to me, but my boyfriend enjoyed a lot. Definitely coming back!

Recommend dish: corn fritters!

Pros: kindness and thoughtfulness , hidden gem, Yum food

Cons: table a bit too small, no indoor sitting

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Great vegan Thai food - Edit

We came here for dinner because it was conveniently close to where we were staying in Darlinghurst. The staff were very friendly and helped us choose dishes that were not too similar in flavour. The only non-vegan dishes were a couple with egg noodles that could have rice noodles substituted. We ended up getting the coconut lime tofu (stirfry)and the Drunk Noodles. I enjoyed the stirfry, which had a good variety of appetising vegetables and a sauce less sweet than some. My omnivorous companion thought it was very good. The noodles were nice too, flavoured with pepper berries. Prices of some items were slightly higher than at other Thai restaurants, but two mains and rice cost us under $20 each.

Updated from previous review on 2016-12-17

Pros: Food good, Very friendly and helpful service, Central location

Cons: Some dishes priced slightly higher than average

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Kindnesscafe 03 Jan 2017 - Hi Tiggy, Thank you kindly for your review. @ Kindness Cafe, we use the best quality products we can find or organic when we can. All our sauces are freshly made at the restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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Stellar - Edit

There are mediocre, good, and brilliant veg restaurants. This one is outstanding. Its small, but its perfect. The food is divine. Tasty, but not heaps of oil. Spicy and interesting, with a good variety. The dishes are interesting, not something you are going to cook at home.
You can sit indoors or out. Its down a side street, so not too noisy. The staff are lovely.
This was a surprise discovery. In that week, we went there 3 times! Its simply the best, and now one of our favourite places.

Pros: Healthy tasty interesting well prepared food, Nice setting, Nice staff

Cons: Its not bargain basement prices, but are reasonabl

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Kindnesscafe 03 Jan 2017 - Hi Stellar, Thank you kindly for your review. We hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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delicious high quality Thai food - Edit

delicious very fresh food. The staff were super lovely as well, and helped my friend (with a poor tolerance for spice) figure out which dishes were less spicy.serving sizes were okay for the price.The vegan roti is awesome!

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Kindnesscafe 10 Nov 2016 - Hi HappyOtter, thank you kindly for your review. Hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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Welcome addition - Edit

This place has been open for about three months, and it's great to have an all vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant in this part of Sydney. It's not the cheapest Thai food in town, but it is cooked to order and they use quality fresh ingredients. Cheaper at lunch time, 11.30 am to 3pm, when you can get stir fry or curry with steamed rice for $14.50, and noodles or fried rice for $14. It's in a pleasant courtyard of several eateries at the corner of Palmer Street and Kings Lane, which is right beside the junction of Palmer and Liverpool streets. The friendly waitress was quick to establish whether I was vegan, and assured me that there were only a few non-vegan items, such as egg noodles or ice coffee or ice tea with milk. The chilli basil stir fry was excellent; next time I'll try the drunk noodles.

Pros: friendly, and freshly cooked quality ingredients

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Kindnesscafe 10 Nov 2016 - Hi Vgan, thank you kindly for your review. Hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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Great atmosphere and food - Edit

Food is flavourful and delicious. The owners are really nice and accommodating. Bring your omni friends here, guarantee they won't miss the meat in these dishes.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Decently priced

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Kindnesscafe 10 Nov 2016 - Hi Thirdeye, thank you kindly for your review. Hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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Great food very friendly staff - Edit

Do yourself a favor and try this place out. very healthy food and great tasting options. kitchen closes at 9

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Kindnesscafe 10 Nov 2016 - Hi HappystrongVegan, thank you kindly for your review. Hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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Casual Thai Food - Edit

This place has many vegan options.
Curries are delicious with lots of fresh veggies and just the right amount of chilli.
The black sticky rice with coconut is a nice end to the meal, sweet sticky rice with a salty coconut milk.
Staff are friendly and accomodating.

Pros: Fresh produce

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Kindnesscafe 10 Nov 2016 - Hi Ezey11, thank you kindly for your review. Hope to see you again soon. KC Darlinghurst  


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