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NewsClip"I love Ralph's Café - sitting out on the grass of the Square on sunny days, or sitting inside the café, with bustle and noise all around you, sipping a hot coffee on cold, rainy days"

- Dionne Bolla, Medicine Student

 

"I use his café regularly as do the vast majority of medical students in the first two years of their course. He has their confidence. He sells the best coffee on campus at the lowest price. He is also a shrewd and capable businessman and operates his outlet with superb efficiency.

"Ralph is one of those uncommon, large hearted individuals one occasionally meets from time to time. He is generous and compassionate... I recommend him warmly. Wherever he goes he exudes character and it is good character. He is an icon in the University community."

- Professor Stephen Leeder, Dean of Medicine (until 2003)

 

NewsClip"Ralph has run a café at the Women's Sports Union for a number of years and has become somewhat of a legend in the Univerisity. His outstanding food, service and commitment to staff and students is widely known and has become a feature of University life.

He and Rose have supported the study body in many ways, including the provision of a photocopier for student use. Even more importantly, they have become like family to students and staff, sharing in all our joys and sadness. I warmly commend Ralph to you as a man of not only high integrity but also great coffee!"

- Reuben Rose, Dean of Veterinary Science

 

"It is no exaggeration to say this is the most popular eating place on campus, for both staff and students, and has a well deserved reputation for providing the best food and certainly the best coffee on campus or indeed the inner western Sydney area.

 

"He has always operated a high quality, high turnover service, with excellent management of staffing levels and food supplies to match the customer load. He has trained members of his team to make coffee to the same very high standard that he does, and the quality of food and drinks at the outlet is highly consistent over the whole week. His pricing has always been very competitive, especially on coffee. Many of the food lines he provides have a continental or Mediterranean flair and are sourced from a wide range of high quality providers.

"In regard to Mr Panebianco's general qualities [, he] is a larger than life character who can be relied upon to provide an excellent service with great flair and personal attention to detail."

- Micheal J. Field, Associate Dean, Northern Clinical School

 

"Their café is by far the most popular food and drink outlet in the University and is frequented as much by staff as students. This is due to the very high quality of both food and service. The food is always very fresh and imaginative and the coffee - whether expresso, cappuccino or café latte - is truly among the best that can be found in Sydney. I have lived for long periods in Italy, and Ralph's is one of the few places where I am confident in ordering coffee.

 

"The café is always very busy and there are usually six or seven people working behind the counters and in the kitchen. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is warm and freindly, and Ralph and Rosie have established relationships of real freindship across the university from senior management to first year students.

"I have made extensive use of their catering service and have nothing but praise. They are also adaptable, flexible and willing to do amazing things at the last minute."

- Ros Pesman, Pro-Vice Chancellor

 

"The café inside the Women's Sport's Centre [now the Arena Sports Centre] is the perfect place to put the calories you've worked off straight back on. The staff are widely renowned as the freindliest on campus and are there early till late to server you a wide range of yummy food.

"During lunch you can join the crowds lining up to order an individually-made sandwich, roll, bagel or focaccia. There are muffins, cakes, friands and gourmet slices. Any one of these makes a perfect accompaniment to a cup or mug of Ralph's coffee, which is among the best on campus."

- Adeline Cheok, The Adequate Food Guide, 1999

 

"On all occasions the food has been of excellent quality, beutifully presented and delicious to eat. Our guests often comment very favorably on the quality of the food provided. It is always prepared fresh and available on time."

- Joe McNamara, Professional Development Unit

 

[A day in my life] "5pm. Go past Ralph's Café and pick up a gourmet focaccia, then trek over Wentworth to meet my orchestra freinds for dinner."

- Laura Bewley, Veterinary Science Student

 

 

 



OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri during semester 6.20am- 7.30pm
Mon - Fri out of semester
6.20am- 6.30pm
Saturday
8am-3.30pm
Sunday
Closed

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Ralph's Cafe in the Sydney Morning Herald.

 

TESTIMONIALS


 

"On all occasions the food has been of excellent quality, beutifully presented and delicious to eat. Our guests often comment very favorably on the quality of the food provided. It is always prepared fresh and available on time."

 

- Joe McNamara, Professional Development Unit

 

[A day in my life] "5pm. Go past Ralph's Café and pick up a gourmet focaccia, then trek over Wentworth to meet my orchestra freinds for dinner."

 

- Laura Bewley, Veterinary Science Student





 

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Cnr. Western Avenue and Physics Roads, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
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