Aggy’s Corner in Balgowlah is that friendly neighbourhood café that every local dreams of having in their suburb. Sitting pretty on the corner of Lodge and West Street in Balgowlah, this insta-worthy venue serves up everything from excellent coffee to Berkelo double-cheese toasties.
The Grumpy Baker Waverton
For fresh out of the oven sourdough, The Grumpy Baker is up before the crack of dawn baking, and they don't stop throughout the day. Their pies and sausage rolls sell out fast, and their breakfast and lunch menu unsurprisingly has an emphasis on their sourdough bread. The Grumpy Baker also have house-made frozen meals for you to take home.
St Dreux Espresso Bar
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.
XS Espresso Bondi
Calling Bondi Beach home, XS Espresso has 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 ...
Shuk is ccupying a prime corner position in The Mix, 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.
The Bon Pavilion
The greatest 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.
This funky all-day eatery in Redfern has the locals lining up. Taking style cues from the vibrant streets of Miami, Southside Charmers is exactly that: charming. From the beautifully designed bar and touches of pink, to the footpath dining and friendly service, this casual café-restaurant-bar also has the menu to back it up. Hispanic-fusion cuisine reigns supreme with the breakfast tacos, complete with scrambled eggs, smokey black beans and charred corn, a popular brunch choice.
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 ...
Campos Coffee Dulwich Hill
Considered Australia’s favourite roaster, Campos has a scandi-industrial cafe in the heart of Dulwich Hill's foodie hub, on Marrickville Road. Serving up their house blends and single-origin coffee, diners can enjoy a hearty breakfast or afternoon sweet treat.
Set amongst rolling vineyards and natural bushland, Wandin Cafe sets an example of serving up exceptional meals, created from only the finest local produce. Offering a range of tasting plates, as well as two, three, and four-course lunch options, complete with wine pairings, only means one thing — a long, lazy lunch here is a must when in Lovedale.
Grinders Espresso Bar & Flowers
Both an operating cafe and florist, Grinders Espresso Bar & Flowers is a laid-back local offering, especially popular for serving delicious all-day breakfasts. Located along Cessnock’s main hub, Vincent Street, pop in here for a quick bite, or simply grab some of their delicious homemade muffins and treats to go.
A favourite for both locals and visitors, Cafe Enzo is set in a charming sandstone building, with an enchanting courtyard, complete with a trickling fountain. Offering a delicious menu full of locally grown produce, Cafe Enzo is open for breakfast, lunch, and even during those necessary in between snacking times.
Revered for their cool climate wines, PepperGreen Estate takes full advantage of Southern Highlands rugged terrain. Producing premium wine and olives along the slopes of Canyonleigh, PepperGreen’s cellar door and tasting room is conveniently located in historic Berrima village. The full dining menu and share board selection are designed to showcase PepperGreen Estate’s wine and olives.
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?
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. ...
Coffee Tea & Me Potts Point
From its humble beginnings in Redfern, Coffee Tea & Me has expanded into other neighbourhoods, and lucky for Potts Point, they’re one of them. As the name suggests, this small café is focused largely on coffee and tea, but it does perfectly with its cosy communal feel.
This café considers themselves as a bean to cup café and this philosophy has earnt them their devout regulars and some awards as well. Their specialty beans are roasted on site, which makes them wildly popular amongst Mosman locals who are looking for a quality cuppa with their brekkie.
Organic Republic Bakery
Bondi’s Organic Republic Bakery is all about conscious eating. Challenging the immortal offering, ‘let them eat cake’, Organic Republic’s creed is ‘let the bread speak’, ensuring there are no hidden nasties behind their natural and local ingredients. So, pull up a seat and indulge in some guilt-free carbs.
Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery
Part bakery, part cafe, Fawk Foods Kitchen & Bakery places great focus on locally sourced products, offering delicious eat-in cafe staples, such as bacon and eggs, melts, and toasties, while also serving freshly made baked goods, such as banana bread, muffins and other ‘grab and go’ items.
Located at Spicers Retreat, Restaurant Botanica is a warm and inviting space, thanks to the interior’s cosy fireplace, smooth, earthy tones, and ambient light fittings. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu delivers produce picked fresh that morning with seasonal dishes perfectly matched with local Hunter Valley wines.
A culinary hideaway inspired by the famous streets of Old Town San Juan Puerto Rico, Page Two Randwick has been given a stylish makeover. It has an urban, industrial vibe juxtaposed with splashes of colour, and its mismatch of décor makes it really stand out from the crowd – from the graffiti walls and exposed roof pylon to its foliage-scattered walls and beautiful hanging umbrella canopy.
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.
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 ...