From buzzy newcomers to old-school staples, these are the best new cafés in Sydney your January calendar – and Instagram account – is crying out for
Much to the delight of coffee fiends and brunch-loving Instagram addicts, there's always a new café swinging open its doors in Sydney, each with its own unique twist to make it stand out from the crowd. From trendy newcomers to long-standing local haunts spreading their wings across the city, these are the new cafés in Sydney worth queuing up for.
Newtown’s Soul Brew is a little hole-in-the-wall café paying homage to lost legends of the music scene. With murals of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse adorning the walls, alongside other infamous 27 Club members, Soul Brew delivers a soulful café experience. The menu offers up familiar favourites with a South-East Asian twist – bringing various flavours from passed down family recipes. Be sure to try our favourite, the chilli scrambled eggs served with a lightly battered softshell crab. Add a side of signature fries drowned in house-made satay sauce and Tom Yum salt and you’re in business.
243 Australia Street, Newtown
The latest Insta-worthy brunch spot to open its doors in Pyrmont. Serving up artfully plated brunch fare with a side of rainforest, this tropical garden oasis is decked out with flowers as far as the I can see. With esteemed interior designer, Anna Wang at the helm, the new café is fit out with a vibrantly coloured floral wall, hanging plants, leafy palms, a garden ceiling and all of the rainforest vibes you could ever want.
While the rainforest aesthetic is a whole Instagram vibe, the food is equally worthy of a close-up. The menu is succinct, offering up eight brunch dishes to choose from that take contemporary Australian cuisine and add a vibrant pop of colour. You can’t go past St Aubaine’s signature dish - a vivid red ruby rose breakfast panna cotta served with berry mascarpone, chocolate crumble, seasonal berries, popping candy, paillete feuilletine (pastry crunch) and rose syrup. Delicious!
Shop 92/ 732 Harris Street, Pyrmont
Delicious and healthy, Manly’s newest café and dessert bar takes their peanut butter very seriously. PeanutButterLove is a loving ode to everyone’s favourite crunchy, smooth and nutty spread. Free from sugar, dairy, and gluten, this paleo and vegan friendly joint serves up everything from smoothies and bowls, to ice cream and cheesecake. Better still, take your furry friend along and they'll get a free dog-friendly cookie!
13 Market Lane, Manly