Want the best brunch Sydney has to offer? You’re in luck. With a passion for smashed avo and quality coffee, you can easily find quality breakfast in any given corner of Sydney. So, for all those people that argue the harbour city has no culture, after a visit to these places you’ll be left second-guessing. Here’s our guide to the best brunch in Sydney.
1. Three Blue Ducks
A former convenience store transformed into a busy beachside café, Three Blue Ducks is a favourite spot for brunch in Sydney. Not only does this place do top quality breakfast and brunch, but also is a restaurant by night and prides itself in keeping things sustainable. They even have a backyard kitchen garden with their very own banana trees and chooks!
Address: 134 Macpherson Street, Bronte
Phone: (02) 9389 0010
Hours: Monday- Sunday 7.30 am – 2.30 pm/ 5.30 pm- 9 pm (Friday & Saturday)
Nestled in the leafy streets in the harbourside town of Balmain, Efendy makes its mark as one of the best spots for a long, indulgent brunch. A Victorian mansion turned Turkish restaurant, prepare yourself, as the brunch here will fill you up for days. Full of traditional Turkish brunch spreads; dips, pide, baklava, meze and cheeses, you’ll also be happy to know there is a flowing supply of Turkish tea.
Address: 79 Elliott Street, Balmain (corner of Darling Street)
Phone: (02) 9810 5466
Hours: Wednesday- Friday 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
If a boozy Sydney brunch is more your style, Nour on Surry Hills’ Crown Street is the answer to all your prayers. Full of Middle Eastern flair, this delicious brunch spot prides itself with varieties like falafel crumpets and breakfast pizzas and comes with cocktails in teapots to wash it all down.
Address: 45 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Phone: 02 9331 3413
Hours: Sunday 10 am – 2.30 pm
A Bondi institution in its own right, Bills offers one of the best brunch spreads in Sydney. Bills are famous for its delicious take on traditional favourites like corn fritters and scrambled eggs. Be warned, on weekends a long wait to grab brunch at this Sydney café is pretty much guaranteed.
Address: 79 Hall Street, Bondi
Phone: 02 8412 0700
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7.30 am – 10 pm
Fondly known for its sourdough, Brickfields has some of the best breakfast in the Inner West. Located in the trendy Chippendale, you can’t go past their speciality sandwiches for $13. An eclectic interior makes for the perfect rainy-day brunch date, with only a few stools available, the place is super cosy.
Address: 206 Cleveland Street
Phone: 02 9698 7880
Hours: Monday- Friday 7 am- 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am- 3 pm
We all know how delectable an Israeli breakfast can be, and Shuk knows this all too well. The café is renowned for its healthy twist on the Israeli classics we love. Our recommendation is to try the shakshuka, we bet it will be some of the most authentic you’ve ever had.
Address: 2 Mitchell Street, North Bondi
Phone: 0423 199 859
Hours: Monday- Friday 6 am- 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 6 am- 5 pm
7. Meet Gerard
This Alexandria corner café loves to put a twist on our classic brekky favourites. The smashed avo has additions of house-pickled chilli and yuzu sesame seeds, turning the traditional favourite into a flavour extravaganza. Quality coffee is also guaranteed, offering a house blend designed by Coffee Alchemy.
Address: 54 Henderson Road Alexandria
Phone: (02) 8021 7211
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 am- 4 pm
8. Dead Ringer
This vibrant Surry Hills bar and restaurant also has one of the best boozy brunches Sydney has to offer. You’ll find the menu isn’t limited to breakfast foods, but things you’d often expect to see in the dinner menu. Coffee is not the beverage of choice at this Sydney Brunch spot, but rather a refreshing cocktail or killer wine.
Address: 413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Phone: (02) 9046 8460
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
Yellow is a vegetarian fine-dining spot that has earned its reputation as one of the best in Sydney. Its brunch menu is a step above, with vegan alternatives for scrambled eggs and delectable liquorice- root infused bread that beats your classic banana bread any day. Be sure to make a booking to guarantee a spot!
Address: 57 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Phone: (02) 9882 2344
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 6 pm- 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Fancy a trip to Sydney’s stunning northern beaches? Stop by at Oceans in Narrabeen. Their extensive menu has something for everyone, with plenty of fresh seafood options to complement the ocean breeze. The location makes all the difference for an enjoyable meal here.
Address: Corner Ocean Road & Malcolm Street, Narrabeen
Phone: (02) 9970 6262
Hours: Monday 6 am – 3 pm, Tuesday- Friday 6 am – 7.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7 am – 7.30 pm
11. Went to See The Gypsy
This huge warehouse space houses one of the best breakfast spots in Sydney. With unusual takes on traditional café fare, combined with a serious approach to quality coffee, with all coffee here roasted around the corner at Gypsy’s roaster and coffee school.
Address: Shop 1, 76 Mitchell Road Alexandria
Phone: (02) 9319 2826
Hours: Wednesday- Friday 7 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 4 pm
12. Excelsior Jones
If you ever find yourself in the Inner West suburb of Ashfield, be sure to stumble upon this lone café. Situated amongst residential dwellings, Excelsior Jones is passionate about local, seasonal produce. Our favourite is their Momofuku bowl, with pickled shitakes, cucumber, tuna, yuzu kosho on a bed of buckwheat soba noodles.
Address: 139A Queen Street, Ashfield
Phone: (02) 9799 3240
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
13. Social Hideout
Fondly known as one of Sydney’s prettiest, most Instagrammable cafes. With locations in Paramatta and Waterloo, the food is so pretty it almost makes it a crime to bite in and ruin it. Their main attraction besides the flowered ceilings is the bright purple taro hotcakes, a visual and taste extravaganza.
Address: 2a/20 Victoria Road, Parramatta
Phone: (02) 8677 52266
Hours: Monday – Friday 6 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7.30 am – 3 pm
14. Kepos Street Kitchen
Sitting on one of the sunniest corners of Redfern, Kepos Street Kitchen is prized real estate for that Sunday hangover brunch cure, and the long lines show for it. Stocked with coffee from the Ground Roasters and plenty of variations of café classics with a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern twist on the menu, you’ll be leaving feeling full and well-nourished.
Address: 96 Kepos Street, Redfern
Phone: (02) 9319 3919
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
The perfect spot for a coffee while you work, you never know who you may get chatting with on the large communal table. On a quiet corner opposite a quaint playground, grab some food and coffee to go and have the kids occupied too. The menu changes seasonally, so regular visits are a must.
Address: 88 View Street, Annandale
Phone: (02) 8084 8144
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am- 2 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am- 2 pm
16. Fika Swedish Kitchen
Fika Swedish Kitchen is a Swedish café with coastal locations in both Manly and Bondi. The café serves a menu of homemade Swedish classics like meatballs and the famous fika pastry. If you’ve ever been to Sweden, this place will take you right back to the narrow, cobbled streets.
Address: 58 Market Lane, Manly
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
17. Single O
In terms of an all-rounder Brunch in Sydney, Single O is one of the pioneers in the Sydney Breakfast revolution. The café has a self-serve batch brew bar as well as a seasonal menu. Compact and cosy, Single O’s dedication to quality coffee means it’s the perfect spot to bring your Melbourne coffee snobs pals on their annual visit to Sydney.
Address: 60- 64 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills
Phone: (02) 9211 0655
Hours: Monday – Friday 6.30 am – 4 pm, Saturday 7.30 am – 3 pm, Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
18. Reuben Hills
Reuben Hills has become a must-visit in the Sydney brunch scene. With offerings of quality coffee and hearty sandwiches, grab a takeaway or sit down in the industrial style café. Sourcing coffee beans from Central and South America, the menu follows a similar suite- the NOT Reuben sandwich is our personal favourite.
Address: 61 Albion Street, Surry Hills
Phone: (02) 9211 5556
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7.10 am- 4 pm
19. Fratelli Paradiso
Attempting to bring a dose of Italian lifestyle and dining to the streets of Potts Point, Fratelli Paradiso serves up traditional Italian food from early morning to late at night. The ambience and top-notch service is another plus as you sip on your morning orange juice and nibble on your Italian breakfast.
Address: Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue, Potts Point
Phone: (02) 9063 8180
Hours: Tuesday- Thursday 5 pm- late, Friday & Saturday 12 pm- late
20. Smalls Deli
This deli-style café prides itself in the many sandwiches on offer which change regularly to mix it up. They go down a treat alongside a Reuben Hills coffee, which is the coffee that is sold here.
Address: 166 Victoria Street
Phone: (02) 8592 5597
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30 am – 3 pm, Sunday 7.30 am – 2 pm
21. The Grounds of Alexandria
The queen of Sydney brunch fare, this multi-layered café and restaurant in Sydney’s Alexandria has it all- even farm animals! An innovative and sustainable initiative, the café covers a huge outdoor space with various sections, like a café, a restaurant, lemonade stand and an organic garden.
Address: Building 7a 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Phone: (02) 9699 2225
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 8.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7. 30 am – 8.30 pm
22. Blackwood Pantry
Three mates from the shire opened up Blackwood Pantry intending to create a relaxing, communal space in Cronulla, which they have achieved to a tee. With exceptional food inspired by Europe and Australia’s fine dining scenes and quality coffee, this café offers good times and effortlessly nurtures a sense of community through café culture.
Address: 5/33 Surf Lane, Cronulla
Phone: (02) 9544 4857
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
This hip-hop and jazz-infused Sydney brunch spot literally translates to ‘Cool Mac’ in Japanese and is easily the coolest café on this list. With an all-day menu, meals are inspired by Japanese cuisine. Try the shokupan, which is a tasted Japanese milk bread spread with roe and grilled with tasty cheese.
Address: 107 Addison Road, Marrickville
Phone: (02) 8593 9449
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3.30 pm
24. Cavalier 2.0
A small little café with a focus on quality coffee. Cavalier Speciality Coffee uses jersey milk in its coffee, which is the finest of all milk selections. Food is more of a second thought at this hole in the wall, the menu consisting of three large plates, three small plates and a couple of sandwiches and salads.
Address: 96- 97 545 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
25. Room 10
The perfect spot for your casual brunch, you won’t be the first person to walk past this hidden café. Tucked away down a quiet Darlinghurst side street, Room 10 is a cosy café serving Mecca coffee and all-day breakfast and lunch options. Fuss-free and delicious.
Address: 10 Llankelly Place, Potts Point
Phone: 0432 445 342
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 7 am- 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 3 pm
26. Lankan Filling Station
With a strong focus on sustainability, this Surry Hills café is inspired by Sri Lankan and Australian flavours. A small and bustling casual eatery, when you order from this café you know you’ll be getting sustainably sourced ingredients.
Address: Ground Floor/ 58 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Phone: (02) 8542 9936
Hours: Tuesday- Friday 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday 11 am- 10 pm, Sunday 11 am- 3 pm
27. Lox Stock and Barrel
Lox Stock and Barrel is a Bondi café that has it all. Reminiscent of an NYC deli, this Sydney brunch spot has a seasonal breakfast and lunch menu, plenty of baked goods as well as coffee and cocktails!
Address: 140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
Phone: (02) 9300 0368
Hours: Monday- Thursday 7 am – 2.30 pm, Friday & Saturday 7 am- 9,30 pm, Sunday 7 am – 2.30 pm
28. Goodfields Eatery
A fine addition to the infamous north shore brunch scene, Goodfields Eatery is a trendy addition to the leafy suburb. The all-day breakfast menu is a huge drawing card for the industrial café. Our favourite is the crumbed eggplant that comes with poached eggs, labneh and coriander.
Address: Shop 4/5 Lindfield Avenue, Lindfield
Phone: (02) 9415 6716
Hours: Monday- Sunday 6 am – 5 pm
This one is for the more adventurous brunch-goers. Situated in the semi-rural Dural in Sydney’s North West, Benzin means fuel in German. Serving up Gabriel Coffee, this is the perfect spot to fuel up and fill up with their variety of brunch options when you find yourself in Sydney’s northern suburbs.
Address: 1/242 New Line Road, Dural
Phone: (02) 9653 9370
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 am – 4 pm, Sunday 8 am – 4 pm
What are some good brunch spots in Sydney?
Our favourite Sydney brunch spots include Cornersmith, Grounds of Alexandria and Reuben Hills.
Are there any vegetarian breakfast spots in Sydney?
Most brunch spots in Sydney have plenty of vegetarian options, but Yellow in Potts Point is our favourite vegetarian breakfast spot in Sydney.
Where can I get a champagne breakfast in Sydney?
Lox Stock and Barrel, Dead Ringer and Nour are great spots for a boozy Sydney brunch.