The Counter

Cafe in Petersham

Catering for the locals of Petersham and innerwest with warm and friendly service.

Cafe in Petersham

The Counter is a café located in Petersham, New South Wales. Serving Coffee, tea and food. Specialty coffee that has strong chocolate notes. Locally sourced produce when possible and market fresh fruit and veg. Creative breakfast and lunch menu. Catering for the locals of Petersham and innerwest with warm and friendly service.
Visit us for a classic Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch menu featuring Shakshuka, Smashed Avo, Eggs Benedict, Brekky Burger, Omelette, Burgers, Fresh Juice and Smoothies, Delicious Sandwiches and Wraps and more! We’ve also got Croissants, Bacon & Egg Rolls, Cakes and other Desserts ready to go! Visit us in Petersham today for an amazing cafe experience!

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Featured Delicacies

Fresh From the Grill

All Meats Are Served with House Pickles

Spaghetti with Grilled Mackerel


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Chicken in Teriyaki Sauce


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Grilled Salmon Fillet with Salad


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Chicken Nuggets with Potato


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Grilled Mackerel Steak


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Grilled and Fried Chicken


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Enjoy 50% Off on All Drinks

Happy Hours

Every Thursday, 4PM – 7PM

Our Reviews

The Counter IconThe Counter

96 Audley Street, Petersham

4.6 268 reviews

  • Avatar Ian Bartlett ★★★★ 3 months ago
    A Mr Smith Sambo and a Protein Bowl. Both well made and flavoursome. Good value. Always busy with both indoors and outdoors seating, best on the street.
  • Avatar Ivy Do ★★★★★ a month ago
    Such an underrated cafe - it's become our go-to local cafe because the food and coffee here never disappointshighly recommend!
  • Avatar POSCA ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Incredible. Bacon and egg roll was delectable and huge and amazing. Golden Smoothie is smooth coconut amazingness. Cold Brew on point. Best breakfast in so long, thank you!
  • Avatar Si ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Great food and coffee. Lovely outside seating area
  • Avatar jynson7 ★★★★★ in the last week
    Love this cafe! From the awesome owners, friendly staff, and the feeling of community makes me want to come back everyday and make this cafe “my go to.”
  • Avatar Statler Willand ★★★★ a year ago
    A super chill spot! It’s great to see that they’re always busy and I don’t mind the wait. One of the top five coffees in the area. I’ve only had a brief breakfast there, but was happy with it overall. It also helps that the staff … More are super friendly. A lot of cafes are hit and miss, but The Counter is always consistent.
  • Avatar Andrei Loginovskiy ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Just had my lunch here. Perfect chicken burger, good presented!Very friendly people work here.And a coffee is soo tasty!!!!
  • Avatar Craig Taberner ★★★★★ a year ago
    Generous helpings, well-presented great food, friendly, excellent service.
  • Avatar George_A350 ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very good service an exceptional food . My first visit and won't be the last.
  • Avatar Quin Tashy ☆☆☆☆ a year ago
    Coffee tastes like cigarette ashes.Beans must have been over-roasted, and that tiny toast should be on the bin not on the plate.
  • Avatar Chey Munoz ★★★★★ a year ago
    Excellent service always! Coffee, beverages are delicious and the food too! I come up every time I’m working, great place! The portions of food are generous too! Thanks for the amazing service!
  • Avatar Jana ★★★★ a year ago
    Great coffee, food and service!
  • Avatar David McDermott ★★★★★ a year ago
    Awesome food, and great customer service. I had the smashed avo with poached eggs and bacon. Awesome combination of flavours! Nice flat white to top it off.
  • Avatar Fanie Winna ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Love their coffee, their friendly and warm service, and especially their Buddha Bowl! Will visit this cafe again.
  • Avatar Georgie007 ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very good service an exceptional food . My first visit and won't be the last.
  • Avatar Emma McGirr ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    My go to for really good t/a coffee with super friendly staff. Good range of food to grab on the go whilst you’re in a hurry on the way to work. I’ve never had to wait long and they always have enough people serving to deal with the … More hoards of tradies that come for the bacon and egg takeaway options.
  • Avatar Joe Sassaman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    great coffee, our sandwiches were very tasty and well prepared. the service was top notch. loved this place, highly recommended.
  • Avatar mark942 ★★★★★ a year ago
    Instant fan, the mushroom toastie was amazing and the coffee - one of the best I've ever had. To top it off, friendly service and a steady stream of regulars that come back to this cafe and with good reason.
  • Avatar Perry Byrnes ★★★★ 3 years ago
    Staff were nice, the food was pretty good and price was reasonable. Nothing specific stands out as attention-getting, however the experience was a good one.
  • Avatar Luke Garden ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great fresh food. Quick service. Nice coffee. Would recommend
  • Avatar Nate Cole (Coley) ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Love this place. Great food, great friendly service and most importantly great coffee.
  • Avatar Anisa Ett ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Staff are so lovely! They make my morning coffee run so enjoyable!
  • Avatar Chris ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The green smoothie was delicious and my poached eggs with sourdough toast were cooked to perfection...
  • Avatar Seb ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Undoubtedly the best coffee in Petersham. Period.Consistent, good coffee, every time.Super friendly staff and open early.Great selection of pastries and cakes and a good menu with lots to chose from from brunch to lunch.This has a great … More community vibe to it and it's easy to see why they're a favourite among locals.Absolutely recommend coming here, again and again.
  • Avatar Sofia Kowalevskaya ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I’ve been coming here for years. But today’s coffee was so spectacular I had to chime in with a review to say how great it was: 3/4 long black, sweetly wonderfully nutty and dense with a long palate …
  • Avatar Sarah Rajan ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Have been getting breakfast delivered every weekend for three weeks now - love this place! The Granola is the best
  • Avatar Eleanor Finch ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Will be very curious to go back once lockdown ends and eat in, but during lockdown their sandwich bar and drink combos were well worth it and tasted fab!
  • Avatar Dana Kore ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Up there with some of the best coffee in Sydney & a wonderful team. Very lucky to have this place just around the corner. Thanks for caffeinating me every day
  • Avatar Jamison Amelie ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Great for a simple brekky, with daily menu special menu items. The menu is only small, but it is only a little cafe. The guy that runs the cafe is always friendly and helpful. The coffee is perfect and full bodied, the brunch foods are … More hearty and wholesome. The manager was so lovely as well, with excellent customer rapport.
  • Avatar Lyanne F ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Hands down the BEST HOT CHOCOLATE EVER!!and it's their own special blend
  • Avatar David & Julie Gigg ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The staff make my morning. After finishing a tough F45 session they are always there with a smile, friendly chat and great coffee. I love supporting a wonderful local café that is fast and efficient and great food. Thank you for my everyday … More smile.
  • Avatar Matt Kennedy ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Tasty food, good coffee, friendly and efficient staff.
  • Avatar Brayden Beaumont ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Best coffee in Petersham and decent food. Dietary friendly options and the staff love dogs so bring yours.

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