They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while this is probably the case, it can quite possibly be the most delicious meal of the day too. Especially when you high tail it to some of Sydney best cafes. Here are 16 breakfasts in Sydney you must tick off your eating bucket list in 2016. Best get started now, because if this year is anything like 2015, there’ll be a whoooole lotta eating to do.
#1 The Bacon and egg roll from Cool Mac
Bacon and egg rolls are every meat-eater’s and hungry person’s brekkie go-to, and Cool Mac do a solid (and generous!) rendition, complete with a kick of sriracha mayo and aioli.
#2 Bolognaise mince on toast from Mentmore & Morley
For leftovers gone gourmet, hit up Mentmore & Morley for their saucy bolognaise mince on toast with yolky poached eggs. See you at lunchtime, hunger pangs!
#3 Vietnamese brunch at So 9
Breakfast like the Vietnamese and get into their selection of brunchtime eats at So 9. Options change, so head in with an open mind and get in on the deliciousness.
#4 Ouzo cured trout bagel from Alpha
A toast to good health, Alpha’s ouzo-cured ocean trout bagel with manouri cheese and capers will see you fighting fit in the AM.
#5 Sunday brunch at Brigade Dining
Get a peppy start at Brigade Dining’s long and leisurely brunch over their Feijoada Portuguese stew, chock full of ham hock, chorizo, pork belly, black beans, and fried egg on sourdough. Follow with ricotta pancakes with Keejo maple syrup, berries and crème fraiche. Rinse and repeat.
#6 Le Monde’s le famous potato rosti
Le Monde’s signature potato rosti with house-smoked bacon; poached egg, spinach, feta, and hollandaise sprinkled with pistachio, is recognised around le monde as Sydney’s best.
#7 Avocado on toast from Venus Wholefoods
Simple and wholesome for those simple and wholesome days, get your toasted Luxe bread topped with cubed avo, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and chives.
#8 Kansas City Shuffle’s beef brisket and waffles
Signature dish and game-changer of the Sydney waffle game, Kansas City Shuffle’s beef brisket and waffles with smoked chilli butter and a poached egg is all about waffle-mopping up gooey goodness and melt-in-the-mouth brisket feels.
#9 Circa’s French toast
Where the labneh love is strong, check out Circa’s French toast with poached rhubarb, brulee banana, fresh berries, labneh, cinnamon, spiced honey syrup, and crushed pistachio.
#10 Poached eggs from West Juliett
Avoid those meat sweats early in the morning with dukkah-coated poached eggs at West Juliett with avocado, fetta, lemon, parsley, and cress. Complement with Juliett’s chewy and perfectly-balanced pink salt choc chip cookie. Good morning, indeed!
#11 Brekkie lasagne from John Smith Café
Though their black truffle eggs benedict with smoked chicken are an old fave, we are also betting on John Smith’s wild mushroom and kale lasagne with porcine béchamel, topped with a poached egg.
#12 COOH’s gluten-free zucchini fritters
With an all-day breakfast menu we can all get behind, get amongst COOH’s crowd favourite: gluten-free zucchini buckwheat fritters with avocado, roast tomato relish, and organic nitrate free bacon or raw house-cured ocean trout
#13 The sourdough pancakes at Brasserie Bread
Home of sourdough pancakes with honeycomb, cream, and berries; honey we believe that the hungrier of hippos should (also) dive into their slow roasted lamb hash with root vegetables and a fried egg.
#14 The Tuckshop’s brekkie box
Your go-to for to-go, The Tuckshop is the junky tuckshop, reinvented. Their brekkie box is a sure bet, a home to a happy marriage of sticky roasted pumpkin, boiled egg, blue lentil, avocado, raw veggie and sprout salad, sauerkraut, and tahini dressing.
#15 Ride to breakfast with Sydney Horse
If you’re after something a little left of centre in the breakfast realm, then arriving on horseback to brunch might just be for you. Head to Sydney Horse where you’ll go on a horse ride around Centennial Parklands where you’ll finish off at Centennial Parklands Dining for a meal. Now that’s livin’!
#16 The Moody Chef’s shakshuka
Eggs are the best. You can do so many things with them. In the case of The Moody Chef, the baked eggs with Moroccan lamb sausage and chargrilled bread should be on your list of breakfasts in Sydney to conquer in 2016.
Now this may be from 2015, but we're pretty certain that they're just as good in 2016. These are the meals we absolutely love.
Image credit: Daryl Kong at Cool Mac