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Two marble tablets commemorate the opening of the Dispensary in 1908, one on the lower wall outside, the other just inside on the wall near the front window.

First listed in 1896 as a private residence, 33 Glebe Point Road functioned as the Sydney United Friendly Society Dispensary from its opening in January 1909. Here patients, bringing their own bottles and jars, were given ointments and gargles and the like, plus leeches, cod liver oil, lime water, camel hair brushes, poppy heads and chamomile flowers.

A ‘friendly society’ was a voluntarily-organised group which contributed to a central fund, out of which each could take when adversity struck. Because of their central role in the provision of what we call today ‘health coverage’, these societies were pivotal in the spread of health professionals and related services – including doctors, nurses, hospitals and chemists – across Australia.

Rashmila suwal
Rashmila suwal
08/08/2022
Testy and Delicious food😋😋😋 with great customer service...
SRJ FX Backup
SRJ FX Backup
31/07/2022
Have been here a couple of times, and they never fail to impressed. The food is amazing. Despite being busy, their services are always friendly! Best cafe place in Glebe! Highly recommend.
Suman Raj Jadhari
Suman Raj Jadhari
26/07/2022
Had a nice experience,delicious food and coffee. Well presented, we had the big breakfast and the pancakes, coffee, belgian hot chocolate and a smoothie. The staffs are friendly and the service is fast. Highly recommended place for hang around and will definitely back. Thank you!
Albies Providores
Albies Providores
09/07/2022
Nice food and fast Service
Tom Cook
Tom Cook
27/04/2022
Extremely cheap on EatClub. You can get good sized pancakes for 3 bucks from the kids menu, and a very large portion of chips for 3 bucks. Good quality food if you order a main meal. Bad service. I’m forced to get takeaway because of EatClub, and they don’t let me eat it in the store, even when they’re empty. They don’t give me cutlery or napkins either.
Katie Hemmings
Katie Hemmings
22/04/2022
I ordered via uber and forgot to update my address. When ordering again they provided free hash browns and left a nice note on the box. Also love the BLAT from here! Favourite breakfast Cafe!