Baby Coffee Co
Baby Coffee Co are the new kids on the block, and they’re making a splash. The plush pink chairs, neon signs and hip-hop music playing from the speakers set the scene for a fun experience, and the menu keeps it going. Each plate is as pretty as the next, and the brunch is a winner.
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 ...
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.
When we say this Viking-themed whiskey bar and restaurant has gone all out, we mean it. It’s a true treat for the senses, from the waiters wearing fur, jewels and Viking helmets to the tables set with Viking horns and swords. Interiors aside, there are over 400 whiskies from around the world, plus Nordic-inspired cocktails. The carvery is where the chefs work their magic on meat, fish and veg.
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 – ...
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.
The Rabbit Hole
Sydney’s first organic tea bar that is as cosy and whimsical as you’d imagine. The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar has reinvented the drink for a new generation, offering a range of classic brews, tea lattes, tea sodas and over 20 original tea blends. They also have a limited selection of sweet and savoury tea inspired food.
Saint Michiba Pizza
The neon lights flashing across the back wall first catch your attention, and inside, the sensory experience continues. With Michelle Bautista on the pans, Saint Michiba’s menu is as edgy as the interiors, and dishes up pizzas (including half/half pizzas – which are a rare find), salads and sides. The eatery is open for dinner.
Hale And Hearty
This wholefood café believes eating healthy shouldn’t mean missing out. It whips up delicious and nutritious dishes, including plenty of sugar-, dairy- and gluten-free items, but its most famous for its pancakes. With sweet and savoury options on offer, they’re light, fluffy and stacked high for the ultimate Insta-value.
Bar No. 5
A far cry from the corner pub, this light-filled industrial warehouse-style bar is oh-so-chic and on trend. Located in a quiet area of Alexandria, Bar No. 5 has cocktails, live music, a bistro and designated dog spots. It’s local bar that you never knew you needed, until now.
For an impeccable fusion of Italian and Middle Eastern cuisine, Isaac in Redfern brings punchy flavours and euro decadence together for a meal you won’t be forgetting any time soon. The fit out is luxurious with the floor being made of smashed pieces of marble and the bar of concrete.
Perched on the city fringe, Three Williams is one of Redfern’s much-loved cafes – and for good reason. The team whips up an all-day menu, and is famous among foodies for its inventive twists on breakfast classics. When the clock strikes 12, feel free to order a bevvy: the café is licensed.
At this glossy restaurant-slash-bar, the ‘misfits’ of the silver screen are celebrated: you can’t miss the three-metre high poster of Twiggy, or the photos of AD/DC on the coasters. The interiors are vibrant, with green velvet stools, patterned booths, gold brass tables and greenery aplenty, and the wine list is just as interesting.
Milk Bar by Cafe Ish
Milk Bar by Café Ish dishes up a heavy dose of nostalgia, along with burgers, all-day breakfast, milkshakes and Instagrammable ‘supershakes’. Walking into the café is like stepping back in time to the 1950s, complete with a jukebox, old-school arcade games, and jars of mixed lollies dotting the counter. The prices fit the theme, too.