Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery
Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery are just as known for their hearty, all-day breakfast and lunch menus, as they are for the donut topped milkshakes and nutella treats. The offering is varied, with plenty of options for those who want to ‘eat cleanly’, and for those who are in ‘treat yourself’ mode.
With outposts across the Inner West, Cafe Shenkin in Erskineville is a local favourite for top-notch Middle Eastern cuisine. Light-filled and vintage in decor, the cafe serves up signature coffee, sweet and savoury Israeli-style pastries and Middle Eastern essentials; hummus and haloumi.
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.
Its amazing name aside, Fleetwood Macchiato is a small, cosy café where almost everything is made in-house: think yoghurts, cakes, pickles, preserves, sodas and condiments. The modern Australian menu shines a spotlight on flavours and textures, and they have earned fans from all over. If you can’t choose, all items are available all-day...so there’s no need to rush.
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.
The Copper Mill
An industrial-chic café in Alexandria, The Copper Mill was created by the founder of Chippendale favourite, The Shortlist. A brunch time destination, the interiors play on the timber, exposed brick and copper pipes, which all add intrigue to a space that is all about hearty and delicious meals.
The brainchild of vegan caterer Sarah Shaweesh, Khamsa is firstly a plant based café, and secondly a community hub. Inspired by her Palestinian heritage, Sarah has brought vegan, Middle Eastern fusion cuisine to the Sydney streets. For first time diners, expect delicious brunch fare, delectable raw desserts and traditional Arabic coffee, along with friendly service and lively atmosphere.
A concept store and café in one, Either Or is quintessentially Newtown and foodies flock to it on King Street. The space oozes cool thanks to its pared-back décor, carefree soundtrack and Nordic-Scandi menu. It’s divided into four sections: breakfast, salads, sweets and smorrebrods, a type of open sandwich that’s popular in Scandinavia.
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 – ...
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.
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.
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.
Tucked away in an old electrical substation, this light-filled café serves Single Origin coffee, freshly-baked treats, and a menu of breakfast classics, like gourmet bacon and egg rolls, granola and avocado toast. Sub Station Cafe's main attraction is its lush, green courtyard; a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Alexandra's business hub.
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 ...
Floor to ceiling window-frontage and high ceilings make this Newtown cafe a design buffs haven. From the white walls to the wooden counter tops, 212 Blu is equal parts chic and delicious. Expect suited locals before 9 am and after 10 am the freelancers come out to soak up the sun over a coffee and brunch.
With Eastern and Northern outposts, Brewtown Newtown just off King Street caters to locals getting their morning coffee and freelancers needing a work spot with an all-day menu. The onsite artisan bakery and coffee roaster work hand in hand to deliver one of the best café experiences in Sydney. While full meals are available, peeling your eyes away from the tart, cruffin, slice, and pastry lined counters of the bakery is a tall order.
ASLAN Coffee Roasters
Aslan Coffee brings a little bit of Indonesia to St Peters and a bright, technicoloured lion to its streets. The cafe’s street art and orange sign bring in locals but the coffee from the Indonesian archipelago keeps diners coming back. All coffee is roasted and brewed in the cosy café and the meals are hearty and casual.
This unassuming gelato bar, with its minimal interiors and industrial feel, allows the vibrant gelato to speak for itself. Using all fresh ingredients and harnessing traditional techniques, you can savour the taste of original flavours like single origin Bolivian chocolate, Pepe Saya butter spiked sea salt caramel and red plum. With plenty of dairy free options available, this is a gelato parlour for everyone.
Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream
This ice cream parlour in Newtown isn't your typical frozen dessert destination. Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream specialises in just that, Turkish Ice Cream, along with Turkish coffee, baklava and Turkish delight. The interiors are stylish with exposed-brick walls and dark wood fittings, the perfect setting for an after-dinner treat.
Campos Coffee Newtown
In a converted terrace home, Campos Coffee Newtown is a popular spot for the 9 to 5 set's morning coffee. Cosy and warm with dark wood features, this cafe is more than just coffee beans. The coffee is consistently good (naturally) and the pastry selection keeps diners coming back.
Situated in the midst of Alexandria’s burgeoning creative scene, the folks behind Meet Gerard have created a small, light-filled sanctuary. The brainchild of two friends – a chef and a barista – this corner café is all about good wholesome breakfast, lunch and everything in-between.