50 Best Breakfasts In Sydney | The 2017 Edit

By Ange Law
12th Jul 2017


Riiiiise and shine guys! Getting out of bed every morning is a smidge easier when you’ve got so many incredible Sydney cafes on your doorstep. 

Here are 50 of Sydney's best breakfasts, so you never have to stop and think again.

  1. Youeni is The Hills’ answer to deliciously nourishing food and some of the best coffee in town—it’s at the top of the list for a reason.
  2. The almost-too-pretty-to-eat hotcake from The Grounds of Alexandria—it’s a classic and oh-so-good.
  3. The maple bacon blini at Three Williams: buckwheat pancake with maple bacon, silverbeet, poached egg, apple hollandaise and bacon crumb. Cue drooling.
  4. Bagels have never looked better than they do at Smoking Gun Bagels. Order the honeycomb and peanut butter-doused ‘honey I’m comb’ (see what they did there?).
  5. Bacon errrything is happening at Cuckoo Callay on the daily. 
  6. Cairo Takeaway takes Egyptian breakfast to the next lev’. Get on it.
  7. Blackwood Pantry serves coconut hotcakes. Do you really need any more detail than that? 
  8. Double smoked black forest ham with double cheese melt is on the cards at Social Brew.
  9. The shakshuka at SHUK will make you a regular after just one bite.
  10. Bowery Lane’s smashed avocado with Persian feta and a sprinkle of quinoa is the best way to kick-start your working day.
  11. The refreshing coconut chia pudding at Harry’s, it’s as delicious as it is pretty.
  12. Blue smoothie bowls are a thing at the moment (apparently), and you can find them at Concrete Jungle.
  13. Pretty as a picture—order the pumpkin gypsy toast from Flower Child Warringah.
  14. Hey Mr. you make a damn fine avocado, cumin salt, lime and radish on activated charcoal quinoa toast (yes, really).
  15. Breakfast bowls are on point at Cook & Archies, so don’t you dare order anything but. 
  16. Vegan? Get ready for the big V at Heart & Soul Café (that’s scrambled tofu in case you were wondering).
  17. Not strictly breakfast; this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning The Shire’s coffee institution, The Horse.
  18. What about yum cha at Marigold? Yes, that counts as breakfast. 
  19. Like it sweet? An Oregano Bakery cinnamon scroll is just the ticket.
  20. How about a smorgasbord of deliciousness in the form of Breakfast at Epiphane from Suzie Q?
  21. Never question getting stuck into the quiche from Newtown café Flour Drum.
  22. Give in to the red velvet pancakes from Local Mbassy and taste what all the fuss is about.
  23. You could always just keep it simple with a croissant from Flour and Stone.
  24. Then go all out on the reformed avo at Dachshund Coffee, which is absolutely not your average avo on toast (hint: it’s waayyyyy better). 
  25. Or even the house-made baked beans with fried eggs, chorizo, feta, and zaatar from Wild Pear Café in Dural. Throw in a rosewater milkshake for good measure. 
  26. Keep things simple with the mushrooms from West Juliett.
  27. Another one for the green lovers out there: avo and herb smash at St Jude is a party in your mouth.
  28. Try your hand at the Vietnamese brunch at So. 9 with their game changing breakfast baguette.
  29. Trust in the trout rosti from Revolver in Annandale.
  30. And be not afraid of the Moroccan lamb and pine nut cigars, with vegemite tahini dipping sauce at Kepos Street Kitchen
  31. The irresistible black sausage, scrambled eggs, dill cucumber yoghurt and red currant jam from the babes at Three Blue Ducks.
  32. Sutherland’s Left Bower is the place to head for house made toasted granola.
  33. Smalltown don’t do things by halves, which is why they’ve thrown a cheeky hashbrown on their bacon and egg rolls (we know).
  34. What about a post-swim coconut chia pot with Cocowhip from Speedo’s Café in Bondi?
  35. Lovers of all things fluffy will be in heaven with the pancakes from Pilgrims Cronulla.
  36. Head for The Hills and straight to The Baron for their big, cheesy, fried egg-y croque madame. Then order a batch brew on the side, obviously
  37. Looking to keep it clean? Go for the green breakfast bowl at Indigo in Double Bay. Hot tip: add smoked salmon.
  38. Who can resist the soul-warming rainy day toast from Bread & Circus in Alexandria? 
  39. Finally, the Southern fried chicken Eggs Benedict from Orto Trading Co. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and twice as good.
  40. Ploughman’s for breakfast? Yes please, Cornersmith Marrickville.
  41. Also the seasonal toast at Cornersmith Annandale.
  42. Acai bowl at Bondi Wholefoods, because #fitspo. 
  43. Rising Sun Workshop do a killer BAE roll, which you definitely need in your life.
  44. Chilli smash at John Smith Cafe because avo smash is boring AF.
  45. Wholefoods are king at HAM (Harry and Mario’s), so order the green bowl and feel yourself get healthier by the second.
  46. Girdlers at Dee Why combine a pancake revolution (vegan option available) with oceanfront views. 
  47. Speaking of pancakes—the berry and banana pancakes from Redfern’s Little Evie are bae.
  48. Free flowing mimosas and an epic breakfast buffet are on the cards at Altitude Restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel every single Saturday.
  49. Saltie is more of a grab and go situation. So grab your coffee and avo toast, then go to work. 
  50. Paramount Coffee Project has officially become a Sydney breakfast institution, which is all thanks to their always-changing soft baked eggs combinations, in our opinions.

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Cook & Archies | Image credit: Carla Dibbs

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