Do you ever experience those mornings where you wake up craving nothing other than perfectly cooked poached eggs? And have you noticed poached eggs just aren't the same when cooked DIY at home?
Rather than chancing a random breakfast destination (where you run the risk of your eggs arriving undercooked or even cold!) we have scoured Sydney's café scene to find you the poached eggs of your dreams. Welcome to Sydney's Best Breakfasts: poached eggs styles…
The Boathouse | Balmoral Beach
Walking along the sand at Balmoral beach you will eventually stumble across a homely looking building, featuring a quaint wooden balcony stretched out over the water. Scattered tables and chairs seat patrons enjoying the harbour views, whilst sipping their lattes and tucking into breakfast. Here the poached eggs are served up with tasty mushrooms, barley, kale, salsa and hot smoked salmon! Enjoy this delicious morning feast at one of Sydney's most idyllic cafe settings.
Tiger Mottle | Paddington
You might have come here seeking premium coffee, possibly because your friends told you it is seriously good, but next time try the breakfast as well. Tiger Mottle in Paddington serves up a delicious smoked ocean trout and eggs benedict with wilted greens, capers and creamy hollandaise. The eggs here are poached to perfection!
Ruby's Diner | Waverley
In need of a healthy start to your day? Jog down the streets of Waverley until you hit Ruby's Diner. Decked out with awesome artworks and hosted by a friendly team of staff who are ready and waiting to greet you behind the counter. Here, you can order the Raw Breakfast Salad, which consists of Ruby's famous poached eggs with kale, avocado, almonds, soft feta and toast. Or if you feel like something simpler, go for the poached eggs with chili jam and cucumber salad. Yum!
Bondi Massive | Bondi
Imagine a plate of lightly poached eggs, mashed avocado, goat's cheese, baby heirloom tomatoes and mint salad, all on melt-in-your-mouth sourdough toast, sitting right in front of you . . . Well, you can indulge in just that, and right on the shore of Australia's most famous beach—Bondi. Whether it's after a long surf or before a tanning session on the beach, the poached eggs here will keep your belly happy as you soak up the sunshine.
Fleetwood Macchiato | Erskineville
This charming café in Erskinville will without a doubt satisfy your breakfast cravings. Here you can order poached eggs accompanied by eggplant, basil, capers, green olives, pickled onion, celery, fennel, almonds and tapioca leaf toast. It's another healthy option for those well-behaved Sydneysiders who just love their poached eggs!
Anvil Coffee Co. | Kirribilli
Situated upon KirribillI's picturesque wharf, punters are spoilt by Anvil Coffee Co's incredible harbour views. Renowned for the specialty single origin coffee on high rotation, the gastronomical offerings also receive quite the wrap. For your poached eggs breakfast feast why not try the Buttered Arabian Eggs with Greek yoghurt, garlic, chili, lemon juice, burnt butter and organic mint. My mouth is watering.
Three Williams | Redfern
This vast, renovated warehouse café located in Redfern may get busy, but trust us, it is definitely worth waiting for a table. Serving breakfast until 3pm, this new breakfast hot spot is already famous for its spicy beans, smashed avocado and poached eggs on toast. Simple but utterly delicious Sydney breakfast folk.
Flat White | Woollahra
Nestled along the leafy pavement of Jersey Road Woollahra, just across the road from the famous Lord Dudley Hotel, this friendly family café never fails to impress. It would be a crime to miss out on Flat White's free-range poached eggs with feta, spinach, pine nuts and zaatar. This dish offers a tasty twist on the poached egg breakfast stable. If you happen to be craving chicken sandwiches, Flat White is famous for its neatly sliced finger cut variety—seriously heavenly.
Circa Espresso | Parramatta
If you are a local or heading out to Parramatta for the day Circa Espresso should be high on your café hit list. Offering a punchy interior style, with graphic walls and a laid-back vibe, the coffee and food is deserving of its great reputation. For one of Sydney's best breakfasts order the Ottomon Eggs, an adventurous meal consisting free-range poached eggs with crumbed eggplant, garlic labne, burnt chili and sage, all served with a seeded sourdough baguette. And you can't go past the specialty Five Senses coffee.
Image credit: Three Williams, Nicola Sevitt