Coffee. Food. Wine. Books. You. And what follows.

For coffee, authentic breakfast, lunch, and unique, hard to find books, visit us at 
78 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2021 
P: 02 9380 6617 
We are open every day!

COVID-19 and Ampersand

Dear Valued Ampersand Guests

Following recent government announcements to lift restrictions Ampersand has resumed dine-in trade with our full brunch menu.

Additionally we have a new dine-in and take-away menu for our evening service.

Below are our revised trading hours:

Brunch service                           Evening service
Mon-Fri  7am - 3pm                   Thu - Sat 6pm - 9pm

Sat-Sun  8am - 3pm

If books are your interest, you can visit our store, or you can source and order a book from our online store at, and we will ship it to you via Australia Post.

What makes us different?

Our Philosophy

We strive to provide an exceptional customer experience by delivering authentic, flavoursome, nutritional food and beverages in a unique setting, surrounded by floor to ceiling shelves brimming with books.  

Our Products

Our menu is extensive .  Our talented staff make most of our food on the premises.  Be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, or light salads or sandwiches, we have you covered.  Our beverages are extensive and include: coffee, organic tea, house made Chai, bircher, granola, iced tea and almond milk.

Our Motivation

 Delivering exceptional product and service is our purpose, our driving force. It's the reason we get up every day and do what we do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing us to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge.

Our Values

Commitment to service excellence, and in everything we do.  Passion for innovation.   Respecting and supporting people in the community in which we serve.  Empathy towards and support for people in need. Supporting the men and women of the special services who keep us safe from harm. 


Want the full picture of who we are? Visit our Gallery to get a feel for the unique style our guests love. If you don't see what you're looking for, get in touch and we'll be happy to help.