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Brunch Date: Sydney’s Top New Cafés, May

The Good Place Westfield Miranda - Brunch Salad and Rainbow Bowl
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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. 

Food at The Good Place, Westfield Miranda - Raw Slices (2)
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The Good Place

The Good Place, a casual dining concept based on holistic health and nutrition, is set to offer accessible, tasty, and affordable food to all. Opening its doors in Westfield Miranda, the truly unique concept is the brain child of celebrity chef and My Kitchen Rules finalist Scott Gooding. The Good Place serves up affordable dishes that embrace a paddock-to-plate ethos, and are gluten and soy free, low carb and use minimal sugar. Don't be discouraged by the health focus, the food tastes as good as it feels.

Level 4, 600 Kingsway, Miranda

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Just as the Slingshot team put it, they are "some nice people making and selling some nice stuff". Setting up shop on Narrabeen's main drag, the humble team at Slingshot use some of Sydney's best produce – from Reuben Hills coffee beans to Berkelo bread – to create delectable brews and delicious brekky and lunch bites. Avo toast with smoked labneh, pickled onion and sage, anyone? 

Shop c/1320 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen

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Shuk Chatswood

Occupying a prime corner position in The Mix, Chatswood's new dining precinct, Shuk has opened its first North Shore outpost. Serving up Israeli-Mediterranean dishes and fresh bread all day, be sure to try their famous shakshuka and hummus- that's a direct order! If the queues at their Bondi and Elizabeth Bay cafés are anything to go by, make sure to get in early.

Shop R03/260 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 

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Mapo Gelato

Slinging sustainable and preservative-free desserts, Mapo Gelato is the Inner West's new ice creamery du jour.  This unassuming gelato bar, with its minimal interiors and industrial feel, allows the vibrant gelato to speak for itself – although hidden under the pozetti cloche.

Using all fresh ingredients and harnessing traditional techniques, you can savour the taste of original flavours like single origin Bolivian chocolate, Pepe Saya butter spiked sea salt caramel and red plum. With plenty of dairy free options available, this is a gelato parlour for everyone.

123 King Street, Newtown

Further afield

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Bar Botanica

The new ‘cool kid’ on the Central Coast, Bar Botanica is a garden café and bar bringing fresh life to The Fragrant Gardens with award-winning gelato and gin. Created by Julia and Dan Hughes (aka Mr Goaty Gelato), Bar Botanica's menu is made up of simple garden to plate dishes, freshly-roasted coffee and Mr Goaty’s famous gelato and sorbet. The rustic interiors, light-flled space and beautiful greenery, make this the ultimate weekend hangout.

25 Portsmouth Road, Erina

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Espresso Bar, The Bon Pavillion

The newest multi-venue hangout The Bon Pavillion has opened the doors to their uber cool Espresso Bar, that has locals and out of towners queuing for a taste. Open from 6:30am, the Espresso Bar is perfect for the morning commute coffee and weekend long lunch. Regardless of why you're stopping in, make sure to take full advantage of the pastries on offer... you won't regret it.

159 Mann Street, Gosford 


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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. 

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St Dreux Coffee Roasters

Setting up shop in Clarence Street's new Barrack Place precinct, chic coffee roaster St Dreux has opened its doors. Serving their own roasted beans, expect a delicious cup of coffee that comes with details on where it is from and flavour profiles. During the morning coffee run and lunchtime, don't let the queues deter you as their delectable breakfast and lunch treats (Nutie Donuts FTW), are worth the wait.

151 Clarence Street, Sydney

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Mint Bar

Sydney Olympic Park's new foodie haven Mint Bar, is the perfect all-day dining destination. The fresh interiors with custom-made hanging greenery, mosaic tiling and mint accents provides a touch of luxury to your dining experience. Complementing the beautiful interiors, the premium menu featuring delicious wood fire pizzas delicious brunch classics and sweet treats will leave you wanting more. Better still, upgrade your brunch to a boozy affair with their selection of wine, beer and spirits.

Shop 2/1 Brushbox Street, Sydney Olympic Park

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Gotcha Tea

Coming soon to China Town, Melbourne's favourite bubble tea haunt Gotcha Tea will be opening their first NSW store. Known for their beautifully fitted-out stores and wide range of milk teas, there is something for everyone as this picture perfect café. All of the tea they use is harvested from their plantation in Taiwan and then brewed fresh instore- making sure that your milk tea is consistently tasty, every single time.


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XS Espresso

Now calling Bondi Beach home, XS Espresso has opened up their decadent dessert bar ready to satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings. This latest venture is XS fourth’s instalment and they’re ready to show the locals what the fuss is all about. Specialising in all things extravagant, XS Espresso has you covered from waffles and crepes, to dessert pizzas and their signature loaded shakes - try the Golden Gaytime if you’re looking for something extra. Couple that with chic interiors and you have a must-visit Insta-worthy dining destination.

99 Hall Street, Bondi 

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Tayim Deli

Across from new restaurant Tayim, they have opened a Deli to delight the tastebuds of daily passers by, workers and locals. Like the restaurant, Tayim Deli features Middle Eastern-inspired street food, with a focus on bold flavours. 

Not your average takeaway stand, you can get your hands on flavoursome breakfasts, wholesome salads and scrumptious sandwiches like their signature fresh made falafel pitta pocket with pickles, tahini and tomato. 

Stepping inside the deli, the space has been designed to mirror the modern industrial interiors of Tayim whilst still in-keeping with the building’s heritage background. Painted sandstone walls compliment large wooden shelves and a glass display cabinet full of the day’s freshly prepared fare. Whilst it is strictly takeaway, diners can take a seat on the outdoor terrace and enjoy their meal.

34 Harrington Street, Nurses Walk, The Rocks

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Boon Table

East meets West at Boon Table, an Asian-inspired takeaway hotspot in the heart of the CBD. This fast-paced eatery serves up some seriously delectable dishes, all ready to be packaged up for the diner on the go. Not only are they delicious but each dish is wholesome and puts health first. From custom sandwiches, salads and bowls, to Vietnamese rolls, juices and Single O Coffee, there is much to love about The Galeries' newest lunchtime hotspot.

Lower Ground Floor T9, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney 


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

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 


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. 


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

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


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 


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


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. 

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

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

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 

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

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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