Brunch & Co
Tucked away from Alexandria’s bustling industry, is Brunch & Co a mainstay on the local brunch scene. A cosy café with a bit of industrial edge to it with seating that spills out onto the footpath, the guys here offer all the staples you would expect and the servings are hearty and delicious.
Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie
When a Michelin-trained patissier and an expert baker joined forces to open Textbook in Alexandria, we knew we were in for a treat. And we were right – the pair play to their strengths with the result being an incredible line-up of desserts and bread that pare beautifully with one of their coffees.
Sushi Jones Japanese Bistro
A local eatery that is all about seriously good Japanese dishes. Sushi Jones covers all the bases – from sushi to rice bowls to Japanese-style curry and everything in-between. They’re family-friendly, dog-friendly and offer plenty of options for vegetarians and those with gluten intolerances.
Pairing organic ingredients and sustainable produce with their outstanding knack for savoury snacks. Bake Bar’s success in Randwick has been followed by the opening of two new stores in Double Bay and Alexandria. Designed as an open bakery, you will be entertained by the latest batch of brownies being whipped up.
After the success of its North Curl Curl location, Cooh expanded to Alexandria, and the space is lush. When you’re with your furry friend, head to the verandah (dedicated to dogs), and feast on the menu of organic, wholesome dishes. COOH sources organic produce, and makes almost everything else in-house, so their dishes are bursting with flavour and nutrition.
L’americano Espresso Bar
Set in Coco Republics Alexandria showroom, L’americano is the first cafe offering for this premium lifestyle brand. The café itself is a destination. It exudes old world charm of a 1950s Italian espresso bar on the Riviera. They craft artesian coffee and have a menu offering that celebrates the Italian Riviera heritage.
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen
This utterly ‘grammable haunt in Alexandria is the ideal location to set up shop over a breakfast, lunch or stream of coffees. This vibey yet relaxed café gets busy over lunch, but their immaculately presented plates and always-impressive floral and fruit displays offer plenty of visual stimulation to get the creative juices flowing.
The Grounds of Alexandria
Sydney favourite, The Grounds, is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. With its signature laidback, organic vibe, this popular Alexandria oasis is an all in one produce market, florist, café, restaurant, bar and bakery. All linked by outdoor paths, it is the best place for weekend coffee dates with your pooch.
Grandma's at McEvoy
Set in a lush 70s style space complete with high ceilings in Alexandria, this cafe has a warmth just like, well, Grandma’s! The specialty here is home-style cooking and while patrons feast on one of the hearty meals the chefs are busily at work, baking and cooking the bountiful meals that are designed to be taken home.
Bourke Street Bakery
A Sydney institution, Bourke Street Bakery serves up the bready decadence and sweet treats we didn’t know we needed. The perfect corner cafe to indulge your sweet tooth or satisfy those carb cravings – it really is no wonder that they have stores all over Sydney (11 to be exact).
Sonoma Bakery Cafe
Sonoma is a family-run empire and they have been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafes and restaurants across Sydney since 2001. Producing a slew of baked goods plus a chain of cafes across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Inner West, the Sonoma name is synonymous with wholesome and delectable sweet and savoury treats.
A funky local watering-hole that loves their craft beer and pinball machines, the Lord Raglan has stood the test of time by staying true to its roots. The hotel retains many of its original features and the food is classic yet hearty and pairs nicely with the craft beer on offer.
Fratelli Fresh Alexandria
Fratelli Fresh is synonymous with Italian dining with a twist. Located across Sydney, each one of Fratelli Fresh’s locations are that little bit different. Here in Alexandria they are a restaurant-slash-retail store, where after dining-in, you can stock up on gourmet Italian products and freshly baked goods.
La Cachette Cafe
Alexandria's La Cachette cafe is a French-style eatery specialising in authentic bites. With it's chic interiors, this cafe serves up an equally appealing all-day menu. Make the most of the outdoor seating and take a seat curbside for the best people watching and sun bathing.
Local institution Bitton is a French-Australian gourmet grocer and cafe. Open from breakfast to dinner, Bitton allows diners to indulge in delicious French-infused fare and pick up their gourmet groceries on the way out. Boasting an alfresco space and function room, Bitton is really the one-stop foodie destination.
4 Ounces Burger Co
On the quieter side of Alexandria, 4 Ounces Burger Co is a hip hop burger joint with an ethical slant. They are all about sourcing their food locally and sustainably and the menu is kept simple enough with a range of burger options. The minimalist interiors highlight the street art across one of the walls.
Nguyen Brothers Alexandria
Set in a repurposed industrial space in Alexandria, Nguyen Brothers is a Vietnamese eatery that has earned itself a reputation for dishing up some incredible flavours from Southeast Asia. They’re a brunch and lunch destination and they make you feel right at ease with their beautiful fit-out.