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The plaque and lookout commemorate Sophie Vaillant, who was a cafe proprietor at Cremorne Wharf. 

Sophie Valiant, a pioneer of cafe culture on the North Shore used to drive her van to Cremorne Wharf every morning in the 1990's for 5 years. With her espresso machine she would make coffee and sell her handmade muffins from a collapsible table.

The clientele was either commuters, tourists or for those who had time would sit on wooden stools and bask in the sun. Her clientele was consistent and the view being one of the best of Sydney Harbour. A permanent white box was then designed for her by Burton Katon Halliday where she was able to house a microwave, stove, fridge and her expresso machine and at that time the cafe was called See Sea.


Address:Milson Road , Sophie`s Lookout, Cremorne, 2090
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.847428
Long: 151.231069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

Sophie Vaillant
Died 25 November 2008

‘she made her café a meeting place for our community ‘

Residents of Cremorne      North Sydney Council 2009

Source: MA
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