Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and with so many fantastic cafes in Sydney, it’s also the most delicious. There are too many avocados on toast and baked eggs on offer to know where to start, so we’ve helped you out with a few suggestions of which Sydney cafe to get your coffee and toast fix this February.
A café that is both cool and delicious can be hard to find on the North Shore, but Laneway Café in Cammeray is nailing it on both fronts. The always bustling Sydney café is in the heart of Cammeray’s shopping precinct and is always bursting at the seams come the weekend. The coffee is fantastic and the good morning burger with bacon, egg, avocado, a hash brown, cheese and aioli is a mouthful in every sense of the word, but is also one of the best bacon and egg rolls in Sydney: fact.
Stepping into Daisy’s Milkbar is like stepping into an old corner store that your parents told you about from when they were a kid (y’know, when they would eat bags of mixed lollies for 20 cents and drink milkshakes bigger than their head?). Daisy’s has a great fun vibe and some excellent food, too. Sip on a classic milkshake or spider (it’s never too early in the day) while you chow down on their epic breakfast burrito—a tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, chorizo, potato, chilli, coriander, jalapeños, chipotle sauce, and cheese. They also have a jaffle filled with pulled pork, mac & cheese, and bbq sauce, which is the stuff of dreams.
The Youtube channel has become a restaurant! Happy days! Setting up in Bondi Junction, it’s all about seasonal produce and a healthy approach to eating. Bondi Harvet hosts cafeteria-style dining but less like the warzones of muck you see in American movies and more about choosing from a range of fresh salads to pair with your choice of protein (think slow-braised meats or crispy skin fish).
Blacksmith Café is home to, arguably, one of the best breakfast burgers in Sydney: The Smithy breakfast burger. This delicious breakfast treat consists of a wholemeal brioche bunch stuffed with a pesto fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, pickled slaw, beetroot relish, and chili jam. During the week they also do a $5 pastry and coffee takeaway deal which is a bargain in anyone’s books.
Gusto on the Beach
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Located within the South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, the view just doesn’t get better than at Gusto. The relaxed atmosphere at this Sydney cafe is the perfect way to enjoy a day by the beach and the tiny kitchen still churns out quality eats, such as the ‘longboards’ with boiled eggs, smoked salmon, brie, and avocado.
A bit of cool buried in the suburbs, The Baron is focused on simplicity, sustainability, and attention to detail with a menu changing seasonally throughout the year and new specials weekly. The food is full of current classics with a cool twist, avo on toast piled high with cheese and tomatoes, and different jaffles to enjoy.
A breezy Sydney café in the quieter end of Bourke St, St Jude is churning out some amazing coffee and fantastic food—the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday morning with the papers. There is an abundance of toasted sandwiches and a totally delicious and innovative dish of toasted rye with date paste, blue cheese, grilled asparagus, roasted tomatoes, and balsamic onions.
A series coffee joint for the caffeine aficionados of Glebe and beyond, Brewristas take their coffee very seriously and will be able to fulfill any of your caffeine criteria, whether that be a decaf latte or a single origin pour-over. Pop in when you’re hungry as well because the food is equally great. , We especially love ‘Kevins Balls’ which are filled with roasted pork belly, tofu, kimchi and sweet potato, and encrusted with shin ramyun. They also serve a Nutella frappe, need we say more…
The French House
Sydney café, The French House feels like you’re stepping onto the set of a Vogue shoot rather than heading out for breakfast, which is a lovely feeling, especially if you’ve got a new outfit to show off. Their quiches are generously filled with super flaky pastry and the madeleines are deliciously light and sweet. A great spot for a girlie goss session.
Tap Espresso & Salad Bar
Good coffee and good food at a good price is hard to come by in Martin Place, which is what makes Tap Espresso and Salad Bar so popular. The coffee blends are on high rotation so there is always something new and delicious to try. The food is simple but done well, ranging from shakshuka to burgers. They are also stocking glazed doughnuts, which is always something worth knowing.
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