Simply Hummus Bar
For hummus lovers, this is the place for you. Darlinghurst is home to Simply Hummus, the city’s first bar dedicated to the famous Israeli dip. Upgrading the humble chickpea infusion from side dish to main meal, Simply Hummus serves up a range of chickpea blends with pita bread, sourdough, and falafel on the side. Both delicious and affordable, you can expect to pay just $13 for a delicious, warming hummus-filled meal.
Maya Da Dhaba
When it comes to authentic Indian, there’s no skipping Cleveland Street. And Maya Da Dhaba is the first important pitstop. It’s nothing fancy, but the food is exceptional as the venue serves up innovative dishes without missing those much-loved traditional flavours.
South Dowling Sandwiches
For over 15 years, the ‘Dowlo’ has been a staple on Sydney’s sandwich scene – and yes, there’s a scene, and it’s a thriving one at that! Here, ordering is easy: just choose white or brown bread, and one of the eight options on offer, and you’ll have a huge sandwich in front of you in minutes.
Bavarian Bier Café Chatswood
This German-style food hall dishes up everything you would expect. Schnitzel, pork in all forms and a whole lot of Bavarian beer. It’s perfect for groups, with shared dining tables and hefty tasting platters, great when you want a little (or a lot) of everything.
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 ...
Ruck Thai Restaurant
Rozelle's Ruck Thai is known for its authentic fare and warm service. Taking pride of place on bustling Darling Street, this exposed brick restaurant is popular with the locals for its dietary-friendly menu and reasonable prices. Whether you dine in, order takeaway or get delivery, the food is consistently good.
A buzzy little place on the Northern Beaches, Rainbow Sushi has a warm, friendly vibe and the food keeps locals loyal. The menu is curated with classics and has a wide range of vegetable, meats and seafood. It’s a popular spot for lunch and dinner so be sure to arrive early to secure your seat at the train.
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.
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.
My Little Israel
Next door to sister cafe-slash-bakery The Grumpy Baker, My Little Israel pays tribute to owner Michael Cthurmer's heritage.Serving up delicious Israeli street food, the dishes are simple and rustic; like the interiors. Everything is made on site and the woodfire oven warms the space and gives each dish a beautiful flavour.
Delivering all the classics, Sushi Hiro is a Freshwater fave. Just like their Narrabeen outpost, the service is swift and friendly, and the food is as fresh as they come. A certified local gem, Sushi Hero serves dine-in and take-away options for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
The guys at Ryo's Noodles have earned themselves quite the reputation in Crows Nest for their incredible ramen. Lucky for Bondi Junction locals, they have brought the same great flavours to the East. Even though ramen is their thing, you can still find other Japanese staples on their menu.
Nepalese for ‘our courtyard’, Hamro Aangan is a home-style Nepalese Restaurant. A local go-to for dumplings, their delicious meat or veggie-stuffed momos and menu of Nepalese classics will please even the most discerning of palates. A Nepalese feast isn’t complete without a sweet treat from the dessert menu.
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.
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.
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.