5 March 2018
Sydney is known for its vibrant cafe culture, with a vast array of coffeeshops, brunch spots and more serving piping hot breakfast treats and delicious mugs of coffee. Whether you’re looking for the perfect bacon and egg roll, some healthy bircher or some vegan delights, there’s something to suit every taste in Sydney!
Check out a list of great brunch destinations you’ll love below and discover some tasty breakfast spots in the city.
Continuing on from his success in changing Sydney’s impression of Middle Eastern food with Kepos Street Kitchen in Redfern, chef Michael Rantissi has opened a sister cafe in Waterloo, Kepos & Co. The interior of the cafe is a beautiful combination of the modern and traditional. The style of the cafe even goes so far as to extend to its presentation of the flavoursome dishes served. The cafe offers dishes that explore a blend of texture and taste, with flavours both ancient and contemporary.
Sydney’s obsession with the perfect cup of coffee has bred many excellent coffee hubs across the city. Room 10, a warehouse-chic styled laneway cafe located in Potts Point has been praised for its fantastic coffee and healthy breakfasts. The hole in the wall cafe, provides not only fine espresso but a cosy brunch location. Be it a stop over for a quick but satisfying coffee break or a brunch date with some close friends, Room 10 is a destination you can’t miss.
This eastern suburbs cafe serves delicately created dishes in a casual environment. The sister cafe to its famous farmland Byron Bay location, the cafe is all about fresh produce and creating deliciously natural breakfasts to wake you up right. Sitting alongside wall-crawling night jasmine and under dainty fairy lights, you can savour house smoked salmon served with poached eggs, labneh, kale, finely chopped chilli and toast.
Boon Cafe is a trendy fusion cafe situated within in the modern Asian grocery, Jarern Chai Asian Grocer in Chinatown. The cafe serves a mix of healthy sandwiches and contemporary Thai meals on small plates to share amongst friends. Try Boon’s famous Kai Gatah, an interesting Thai twist to pan-baked eggs with smoked fish sausages and sliced pork.
Sitting by the blue waters of Balmoral Beach, The Boathouse Cafe is situated in a spectacular location. Amongst an abundance of fresh flowers, plants and rustic interiors, the cafe serves a menu of modern Australian cuisine. Spend your afternoon enjoying the water views and unwinding with a superb cup of coffee in hand.
Efendy, a modern Turkish cafe, operates in a restored Victorian mansion in Balmain. The restaurant serves contemporary Turkish dinners by night and delicious turkish breakfasts on the weekends. The cafe’s interior is impressive but not one bit intimidating – it’s simple and sophisticated decor creates a vibrant and fun atmosphere.
The infamous crossover of traditional and creative pastry, the cruffin, a mix between a muffin and a croissant was introduced by none other than Brewtown, Newtown. The trendy cafe located in the heart of artistic cafe central, Brewtown, Newtown, accompanies its pastries with professional cold brew coffee and thirst quenching Egyptian rose ice tea.
If you’re planning a larger brunch meeting with friends, then Bills, Darlinghurst is a great choice. The cafe serves legendary breakfasts, following the steps laid by well known chef Bill Granger, on a chic wooden communal table for all to share. The well-lit cafe situated in the inner city serves a variety of quality baked goods, egg dishes, and ricotta hotcakes.
Cornersmith, a small family-run cafe, not only offers a menu supporting sustainable and ethical food production, but they also conduct hands on workshops that’ll teach you home-style food crafts, complete with finished products that you can take home. Cornersmith’s seasonal menu sources produce from local growers and makers and is sure not to disappoint. The cafe is also branching out into lunch and dinner too, now open with new licensing and a fresh refurb making it a great spot for drinks if you’re in the neighbourhood.
The industrial-chic cafe located in Surry Hills serves hearty South American food and exquisite coffee. Despite its humble front door, Reuben Hills offers a roomy and comfortable brunch destination. Must-try menu items include baked eggs and fried chicken, along with the house salted caramel milkshake and ice cream sandwich. Die-hard coffee fans can also enjoy public cuppings every Saturday at 10:00 am, where staff from the cafe take you through new blends and teach you more about the beans and its origins.