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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, kids will be entertained by the latest batch of brownies being whipped up while you enjoy a coffee and zingy lemon tart.This Easter, Bake Bar has created deliciously moreish hot cross buns filled with organic currants, sultanas and raisins, then lightly spiced ...
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.
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.
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.
Industry Beans York St
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.
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 – ...
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. ...
Already dubbed Sydney’s prettiest café (and it's only been open a matter of weeks), The Social Hideout is an Instagrammer's dream. Whimsical interiors dominate, with walls adorned with over 17,000 flowers and a totally ‘grammable “Hello Gorgeous” neon sign that’s just begging to be snapped. Aesthetics aside, it's the deliciously playful menu (some dishes are even served in little golden bathtubs) that foodies are flocking back for. Taking influence from Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines, look forward to a moreish selection ...
Veneziano Coffee Surry Hills
Surry Hills’ newest espresso bar comes from boutique roasters Veneziano Coffee Roasters. The self-titled café has been curated with every detail considered, from the clean, contemporary design to the beautiful handmade crockery. Brewing up their beans and serving it with pastries from Infinity Bakery and Organic Bread Bar, Veneziano is perfect for either a morning coffee or afternoon pick-me-up.
Olive And Bean Cafe
Breakfast lover? Student? Got the kids in tow? This cosy café offers an all-day breakfast and a dedicated kids menu, and students score a solid discount. Located inside the bustling East Village Shopping Centre, the service is friendly and speedy so you can continue to shop up a storm.
Café Vite cooks up rustic Italian dishes plus daily specials using the freshest ingredients that were plucked from the markets. It’s open for breakfast and lunch, and buzzes with locals and professionals spilling out of the nearby offices for a hearty meal and good, strong coffee.
Cruise Bar, Restaurant & Events
All aboard Cruise Bar, which is perched right on the wharf at Circular Quay. The space has a glamorous garden-party-meets-Hamptons feel to it, with cane furniture, lush plants aplenty, timber tables and stripy deckchairs. The outdoor courtyard is the place to be for lunch, dinner, or a classic cocktail.
At this trendy hole-in-the-wall, people spill outside as they wait for their takeaway coffee and toasties. Workshop Espresso is snug, with room for 10 people to perch on stools and the communal bench. No one really minds, though, when the coffee’s this good and the barista knows your name.
After conquering the capital city, Michael Rose set his sights on Sydney, opening up Espresso Room in Circular Quay. The café is compact and known for its specialty coffee, which comes from Canberra’s largest specialty roaster, ONA Coffee House. If you’re peckish, there’s a tight menu of sandwiches and sweet treats from Brickfields.
Kansas City Shuffle
Sitting inside the former Cadbury factory, we have a sweet spot for Kansas City Shuffle. The inner-city haunt is a café, bar and function space rolled into one, and it’s a whimsical mix of oak, floating light sculptures, and colourful booths. Pop past the takeaway window to pick up a coffee, or head inside to sample the famous pancakes.
The Fine Food Store
On the oldest laneway in The Rocks, you can fuel up with coffee, gourmet goodies, and simple, rustic meals at the Fine Food Store. Part deli, part café, it’s a local go to, and best known for its single origin coffee, which the baristas will brew just the way you like it.
Bread & Fill
Sandwiches are simple pleasures, and if Bread & Fill’s busy lunch lines are anything to go by, Sydneysiders won’t be cutting back on their cravings anytime soon. In Circular Quay, you can build your own sandwich by picking a protein and fillings, or stick to what’s on the menu. There are also lunch boxes and salads sans bread.