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Brunch Date: Sydney’s Top New Cafés, March

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 Interstate faves spreading their wings across the country, these are the new cafés worth queuing up for. 

Khamsa Café

The brainchild of vegan caterer Sarah Shaweesh, Khamsa is firstly a plant based café, and secondly a community hub. Inspired by her Palestinian heritage, Sarah has brought vegan, Middle Eastern fusion cuisine to the Sydney streets. For first time diners, expect delicious brunch fare, delectable raw desserts and traditional Arabic coffee, along with friendly service and lively atmosphere. 

Shop 3/612-622 King St, Erskineville

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Went to See the Gypsy

With its polished concrete, plant and rattan laden interior, Alexandria's latest café is serving serious cool vibes. From the team behind Gypsy Espresso, Went to See the Gypsy is the coffee oasis of your Insta-inspired dreams. Not only does the café look great but you can expect all the signature deliciousness that Gypsy is known for. From the perfectly brewed coffee to the extensive breakfast, lunch and all-day menus – we will take the Brioche French Toast to-go please – it's easy to see why locals are queuing up for a taste.

Shop 1/76 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria

Industry Beans

Opening later this month, Melbourne's favourite café and coffee wholesalers are coming up to Sydney. Industry Beans will be unveiling a concept café in the heart of the CBD. Along with their signature brunch dishes and in-house roasted beans, expect some delightful surprises across the menu board. Set to shake up the Sydney coffee scene, be sure to keep glued to their Instagram for updates.

Shop 2/40 York St, Sydney

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Momo Bar

The newly opened Momo Bar in Dee Why dishes up so much more than its name suggests. Already a local favourite in Manly,  foodies are flocking from all corners of the city to sample their famous Nepalese momos (Nepalese dumplings). The mushroom momos are mouthwateringly addictive, but their newly opened outpost branches out from traditional Nepalese fare and offers Hawaiian Poke Bowls as well. Opening at 6:30 in the morning, early risers can get their brekkie fix in the form of The Pokado – a.k.a. a poke salad served on avocado toast. We’re putting bets on this being the next big Instagram sensation.

15-19 Pacific Parade, Dee Why 

FEBRUARY

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 worth queuing up for. 

G&Tea

Tea house by day, gin bar by night; The Star Sydney has lifted the lid on its newest addition, G&Tea – a stylish, quirky venue. Immerse yourself in pure luxury with architecturally designed interiors and a menu that will leave you wanting more. G&Tea offers an extensive artisanal tea menu including the Yellow Gold Tea Buds by TWG, the most expensive white tea in Sydney with 24-karat gold infused and valued at $120 a pot. 

The Star

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Shuk Elizabeth Bay

Wildly popular Shuk Bondi has opened an outpost in Elizabeth Bay alongside dreamery eatery Botanica Vaucluse in the Trebartha Apartment retirement complex. Serving up Israeli-Mediterranean dishes and fresh bread all day, Shuk is famous for shakshuka and hummus – believe us when we say you have  to try both. If the queues at Bondi during weekend brunch are any indication of their new location's popularity, make sure you get in early to snag a seat.

69 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay

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Valet

This modern pan-asian café is causing a culinary stir with its deliciously, decadent dishes. The inventive all-day, snacks and sweets menu's feature classic brunch faves like açai, corn fritters and baked eggs, tempered with Asian-inspired creations like the smoky curry udon and porky pink noods. Equally as impressive is there huge range of drinks. From fruit tea and spritzes, to milk bubble teas and frappes, each one more insta-worthy than the last.

38 Arthur St, Cabramatta 

Portal

A beautiful Inner City café that is also a non profit? Yes, you read correctly. Portal is the latest social business to pop up in Sydney and 100% of all profits are donated to a collection of local causes like Eat Up, Green Fleet and OzHarvest. This 'think global, act local' vibe is also reflected in their local produce-driven menu that heroes the work of Australian farmers. Breakfast lovers rejoice as toast, toasties and bircher reign supreme in the morning. Come lunch time, the humble sandwich has its moment to shine with a range of flavours (think reuben and Tasmanian smoked salmon), alongside a host of seasonal salads.

Mezzanine Level, N01 Martin Place, Sydney

Lil Lane Eatery

The latest café to open up on Longueville Road, Lil Lane Eatery is all about quality brews and friendly service. Serving up a range of specialty coffees, cc: cold brew, pour over and espresso, the Five Senses beans keep the locals coming back for more. In terms of the menu expect delicious brunch style bites with a Japanese twist. Also can't forget to mention the binge-worthy Butterbing cookie sandwiches – totally moreish.

1/152 Longueville Road, Lane Cove


JANUARY

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June's Shoppe

For a coffee and brunch fix with a side of fun, head to June’s Shoppe – a quirky new hole-in-the-wall café that serves up coffee, toast and legendary toppers. Devour darling plates of pastries, toast and toppers, topped with the likes of avo, tomato and buffalo mozzarella; banana bread with Nutella; and fried egg with maple bacon, BBQ sauce and red Leicester cheese. Lunches are also worth sticking around for, with their selection of pork belly Banh Mi; poached chicken and slaw; and Wagyu bresola. See you in the queue. 

60 Carrington Street, Sydney CBD

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Nútie Donuts Surry Hills

What started as an Inner West local secret, is now a Sydney institution. Coming from humble beginnings – a nondescript bakery in Balmain –Nútie Donuts has opened the doors to its second outpost in Surry Hills, serving up the same deliciously doughy fare. Like the original, look out for the neon-lit interiors to discover this hole-in-the-wall doughnut wonderland. Fun, colourful and gluten free, their baked doughnuts are equal parts delicious and healthy. Created using premium produce, Nutie Donuts also serve up dairy-free options.

44 Holt St, Surry Hills

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Caffe Bartolo

The latest addition to Crown Street, Caffe Bartolo is the newest venture from the team behind Kittyhawk and Big Poppa's. On entry, you'll be wowed by the achingly cool interiors – from the high ceilings and mixed metal finishes, to the poppy vintage artwork. The menu is a lesson in authenticity, with every dish treated simply and traditionally. With their all-day offerings and friendly service, it's no wonder locals are lining up for more!

353-355 Crown Street, Surry Hills 

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Goodfields Eatery

For quality café fare and Five Senses coffee, Goodfields Eatery has got you covered. Calling leafy suburb Lindfield home, this all-day venue serves up both breakfast and lunch to hungry locals and commuters seven days a week. Their all-day breakfast menu focuses on classics, both of sweet and savoury nature. Bircher museli and hotcakes sit alongside lobster bagels and lamb shanks. Come lunchtime, burgers, pasta and bowls reign supreme. Relaxed and well designed, Goodfields Eatery is equal parts café and community hub.

Shop 4/5 23/41 Lindfield Ave, Lindfield

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Boronia Kitchen

Contemporary cuisine made from the best available produce- this is Boronia Kitchen's mantra. This local eatery brings together the best meat, seafood, poultry and fresh produce to create innovative dishes that bring friends, families and dining partners together. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are a plethora of delectable dishes to choose from. With it's relaxed farmhouse style and friendly service, Boronia Kitchen is perfect for any occassion; from leisurely breakfast and brunch, to mid-week catch-ups and family dinners.

152 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville

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