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.
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.
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.
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.
The TinPin Bakery
There is something quite homely about this Bondi bakery. From the rustic interiors to the old school furniture, The TinPin Bakery really sets the scene for its baked goods. It’s a meeting place for locals, and why wouldn’t it be with its hearty breakfasts and speciality coffee.
Kitchen by Mike CBD
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, KBM will provide a casual yet wholesome dining experience with Mike’s egalitarian approach, focused on the needs of the diner. Daily changing menus will be dictated by what Mike and the team find at the market that day, always showcasing the best in local produce.
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.
From Costa Rica to your cup, Allpress offers a peek into the coffee-making process. The cafe sources its beans from afar and roasts them on-site, and you can see the team working through the glass. On the menu, you’ll see the house blend and rotating single origin brews, along with brekkie and lunch classics.
Sotto On West
Nestled on North Sydney’s leafy West Street, Sotto does laidback café fare impeccably, and you can be sure that your weekend pace won’t be interrupted by lingering waiters keen for you to free up a table. Lap up the sun as you graze on seasonal fare washed down with a Single Origin brew.
Gusto On The Beach
Tumble out of the waves and right into Gusto on the Beach. Located inside the South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, the space is bright and beachy, with pops of yellow and uninterrupted views of the ocean pool. Swimmers and surfers mingle at the communal table, while couples gravitate towards the intimate seating around the borders. The café’s beans are roasted at the Belaroma Coffee Centre in nearby Manly.
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.
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 ...
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!
Frankies on Darby
Stylishly sleek, Frankies On Darby is bright, airy and has that friendly neighborhood coffee shop vibe – the type everyone hopes to find in their local café. Set yourself up in their leafy courtyard or front veranda, and while away the best part of a morning with a cup of Campos and a good ol’ fashioned bacon and egg sambo.
Edition Coffee Roasters
At this Nordic-Japanese café, the baristas go above and beyond with their brews. They roast the beans in-house and offer a range of methods: pour-over, batch brew, aero-press, cold brew, and Japanese drip. Yep, when you go to Edition Coffee Roasters it is purely about the coffee with a side of yummy dishes.
Sonoma Cafe Woollahra
Baking some of the best sourdough loaves around. Sonoma is a family-run empire and they have been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafes and restaurants across Sydney since 2001. They now own their own chain of cafes, the Sonoma name is synonymous with wholesome and delectable sweet and savoury treats.