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

4.6 213 reviews

  • Avatar Perry Byrnes ★★★★ 5 months 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 ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Great fresh food. Quick service. Nice coffee. Would recommend
  • Avatar Nate Cole (Coley) ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Love this place. Great food, great friendly service and most importantly great coffee.
  • Avatar Anisa Ett ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Staff are so lovely! They make my morning coffee run so enjoyable!
  • Avatar Chris ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    The green smoothie was delicious and my poached eggs with sourdough toast were cooked to perfection...
  • Avatar Seb ★★★★★ 7 months 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 ★★★★★ 6 months 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 ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Have been getting breakfast delivered every weekend for three weeks now - love this place! The Granola is the best
  • Avatar Eleanor Finch ★★★★★ 8 months 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 ★★★★★ 10 months 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year ago
    Hands down the BEST HOT CHOCOLATE EVER!!and it's their own special blend
  • Avatar David & Julie Gigg ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ a year ago
    Tasty food, good coffee, friendly and efficient staff.
  • Avatar Brayden Beaumont ★★★★★ a year ago
    Best coffee in Petersham and decent food. Dietary friendly options and the staff love dogs so bring yours.

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