Jonah's Restaurant and Boutique Hotel. Credit: Mandy Zieren
Carmen Opera on the Harbour. Credit: James Morgan; Destination NSW
The Long Table Dinner. Credit: Destination NSW/Lawrence Furzey
Cafes in Sydney
Breakfast and brunch
All-day breakfast is the norm in Sydney cafes, and Sydney locals love to meet for coffee or brunch. Famous for old favourites such as maple-cured bacon and classic eggs benedict, Sydney also turns out some seriously inventive fare - from asian inspired dessert-styled breakfast to vegan salad bowls. And Sydney coffee? It is some of the best in Australia.
Some noteable cafes double as sought-after bakeries, such as Sydney institution Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills, where lining up for the morning loaf has become a cherished local ritual. Black Star Pastry in Newtown and Rosebery is famous for its strawberry and watermelon cake, or feast your eyes on Adriano Zumbo's avant-garde creations at his patisserie in Balmain. For a cafe experience that takes care of every level of production, from roasting beans to baking bread (and even raising chickens) visit the lively and sustainable garden cafe that is Grounds of Alexandria.