Side Part Cafe
The food takes centre stage here, which is a big deal in itself considering it’s located right next to the Harbour Bridge in Milsons Point. Iconic views aside, the food really is awesome at Side Part Cafe. Asian inspired sandwiches can be enjoyed from within the cosy cafe or taken next door to the adjoining hair salon for a convenient bite with your blowdry.
This Scandinavian-style café on Kirribilli’s Bligh Street is adored by locals not only for their Mecca coffee but their generous portions of all-day breakfast. Oski Cafe's scandi-inspired brekkie classics are a homage to the head chef’s background and the minimalistic décor is a nod to the region as well.
The Flying Bear
Nestled into the bottom level of the Sydney Flying Squadron, The Flying Bear café is one of the suburb’s best-kept secrets. The café sits on the Squadron’s picturesque deck, with umbrellas, bench seating and a classic breakfast offering from pastries and sweets to heartier lunch options.
Billi Raw Espresso & Superfoods
With a strict philosophy of serving SuperFoods to nourish the mind, body, and soul, Billi Raw is the place to visit when a healthy meal is what the doctor ordered. Before climbing the stairs to the Harbour Bridge walk, take a look-in at their breakfast and lunch option.
Flaky Tart Bakery
The Flaky Tart Bakery is always full, whether it’s city workers after their morning coffee or lunch-goers wanting an old-fashioned pie. Located in the busy village hub of Kirribilli, this cafe isn’t hard to miss, be it for their striking Tiffany Blue shopfront or the delicious waft of freshly baked goods you can smell before you can see.
Batch Burgers & Espresso
An American style burger joint overlooking the Harbour Bridge, with retro vibes and bar stool seating, the guys at Batch Burgers have seriously nailed the old-school, nostalgic atmosphere. The burgers here are nothing short of perfection and definitely hit the spot when in need of an American food kick.
Brunch, burgers and booze sound like a winning combination already, but when you throw in iconic views of the Harbour Bridge you’re onto something spectacular. BTB café will service all your caffeine and hunger needs this side of the bridge, and throw in a hefty dose of banter too.
Its fine dining approach to traditional Indian cuisine paired with beautiful harbourside views, is what makes Lavendra such a unique dining experience. The best part – Lavendra sources produce from neighbouring Wendy Whitely’s Secret Garden, so you can rest assured dishes are seasonal, local and the food miles are low.
Finally a pizza that fits the whole box! These guys do square pizza which is a win in itself. They also happen to taste ridiculously good, so that’s a double win. Rio’s Pizzeria do the classics' justice but also have an extensive range of creative toppings, if you fancy mixing things up a little.
Stir Crazy Thai
Typical Thai fare offered in a low-key, venue with long tables spilling onto the footpath. This is the go-to for a quick and flavour-packed meal when you’re in a hurry. Although they service is efficient, don’t feel hurried because they’re also BYO. If all the tables are taken, grab take away and head across the road to the park.
Bay Ten Espresso
Here you’ll find bike loving north siders and coffee coinessuers sitting together in an industrial, warehouse style space. Bay Ten shares the space with The Body Mechanic, a specialist bike business and is conviniently located on the commuter route across the Bridge. Breakfast options come out fast which lends themselves well to a grab-and-go situation – perfect for cyclists heading to work.
The Botanist delivers beautifully decorated, colourful dishes that are equally as delicious. As expected, this restaurant-slash-bar goes all out on the botanical theme from the indoor plants to the wallpaper. The Botanist is a hangout that’s famous for its creative cocktails and classic eats – think gourmet sliders, pizzas, tacos, and share plates. It’s lush and a little bit quirky, and attracts a relaxed crowd. The best bit? The restaurant offers a ‘group feasting package’, which gives you a selection ...
FOYS Kirribilli Restaurant (The Flying Squadron)
Residing in Australia’s oldest open boat sailing club, the Sydney Flying Squadron, is contemporary Australian restaurant, Foys. It is a stunning place to dine with open-air seating and exceptional waterfront views. The space is Nordic inspired with a tasteful touch of maritime memorabilia.
Bangkok Sidewalk is a must-try for flavours that will quite literally transport you to the sidewalks of Bangkok – be it for their authentic Thai cuisine or their buzzy streetside seating. Traditional dishes bring exceptional flavours, while friendly service makes for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Bacino Espresso Bar
With coffee by Little Italy Coffee Roasters, a granite-topped bar and Euro indoor-outdoor seating, it’s impossible not to feel as though you’ve just stepped foot onto the buzzing streets of Rome. This hole in the wall style eatery is perfect to drop by for a quick bite to eat, or a gelato en route to work, you know, if that’s your thing.
Garfish Kirribilli has earnt it’s reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney for serving classy seafood, in a relaxed and intimate setting. Their food philosophy means you’ll only be getting the freshest seasonal fish, oh and they’ll cook it anyway you like! BYO or choose from their varied wine list to add a perfectly matched drop to your meal.
Ripples Milsons Point
Sitting pretty between the Harbour Bridge and Luna Park, Ripples Milsons Point offers modern Australian dining with an Italian touch. Think seafood, pasta and risotto, but leave room for their dessert. With such an iconic setting, Ripples is a favourite amongst Kirribilli locals or Sydney-siders wanting to impress out-of-towners.
This Kirribilli institution is a godsend for ramen lovers who prefer getting their fix alongside a steaming cup of Campos coffee. Cool Mac Cafe's brunch staples are hit with a Japanese touch which makes for an inspired combo. This alley café also displays a regular rotation of local artworks.
Celsius Coffee Co.
You’re going to want to snag a window seat at this floating café – yes it’s floating and it’s as awesome as it sounds. Situated on the Kirribilli ferry wharf, this quaint café wins the heart of every customer who sets eyes on it, (…it must be the panoramic views). Lined with floor to ceiling windows and a charmingly rustic, nautical décor, Celsius may be pint sized but it packs a punch.
San Antonio Sourdough Bakery
Bakery-slash-cafe, San Antonio Sourdough ticks all the right boxes. In case you were wondering, those boxes include delicious food, freshly baked bread, and really, really good coffee. The shopfront window is packed full of their deliciously dense, crusty sourdough which will stop anyone in their tracks and make them wanna get a slice of the action. Or a whole loaf.