Nothing says Sunday brunch (or Sunday hangover) better than a thick stack of fresh French toast. No matter how you take it—drowning in syrup, virtuously laden with berries, or dusted with tooth-cracking icing sugar—there is a version of French toast on offer for any occasion. We have selflessly sweet-toothed our way through the best Sydney breakfast spots to find the greatest French toast in Sydney.
Three Williams | Redfern
Three Williams, located in the heart of Redfern, offers a unique crunchy brioche-style of French toast. Topped with berries, toasted pecans, and maple syrup, with a dollop of yoghurt for good measure, this tasty dish gives you a sweet, crunchy, and all-round delicious take on decadent dining.
Lox Stock & Barrel | Bondi
Popular Bondi breakfast spot Lox Stock & Barrel takes its inspiration from New York's famous delis, which is why it is a contender for the best breakfast in Sydney. Alongside their famous bagels and Reuben sandwich is Lox's dense brioche French toast topped with rhubarb, berries, and vanilla ice cream—a sure-fire way to annihilate any sweet cravings in one luscious bite.
Bar Contessa | Balmain
Easily earning its spot on our list of the best French toast in Sydney is Bar Contessa, in the heart of Balmain. The team take French toast to the next delicious level by pairing the sweetness of brioche bread, caramelized banana, and real maple syrup, with the fatty, salty genius that is hickory smoked bacon. Not for the fainthearted, but perfect for those looking for a bit of savoury with their sweet. It certainly gets a big thumbs up from us!
Pompidou | Milsons Point
Where better to get French toast than a French café, which offers one of Sydney's best breakfasts? Pompidou in Milson's Point offers diners an authentic French experience, so enjoy your café au lait and cinnamon-scented French toast (served with banana and mascarpone) while dreaming of Parisian sidewalks.
O Organic Produce Cafe | Surry Hills
Sad about our list of the best French toast in Sydney because you can't have eggs? Dry those tears! O Organic Produce Cafe, in Surry Hills, offers a completely vegan version of French toast, which is topped with banana and coconut, and sweetened with agave syrup. Probably the healthiest version of French toast you are going to find, so indulge guilt free!
Bitton Gourmet | Alexandria
Another contender for the best French toast in Sydney comes from Bitton Gourmet. Topping their French toast with mascarpone cheese and roasted pistachio, Bitton Gourmet gives guests a more savoury version of this breakfast treat—perfect to linger over for a long and leisurely brunch. Very French.
Euforia Balmain East | Balmain East
Brioche makes one last, and lasting, appearance on the list of the best French toast in Sydney, with Euforia's take on brioche French toast. Opt for either the (we think, perfect) partnership of maple bacon, or the sweetness of vanilla ricotta and blueberries, for your morning (or afternoon) meal.
The Boathouse Balmoral Beach | Balmoral
Decadent desserts and syrupy Sunday mornings are taken to a whole new level at The Boathouse Balmoral Beach with the combining of two extravagant breakfasts in one. Replacing the bread traditionally used to make French toast with a buttery, flaky croissant (sold!) and topping it with mascarpone, berries, macadamia buckwheat crumble, and maple syrup is enough to send you into the best kind of food coma. Not only is this one of the best breakfasts in Sydney, bonus points must be awarded for the best view, as you enjoy your pastry delight while looking over the crystal waters of Balmoral Beach. SIGH.