Sydney’s Best Winter Breakfasts | Porridge

By Sarah Mulholland
24th May 2014

It is the time of year when cafes start warming up their breakfast menus and that means just one thing, it's porridge season!!

We scoured the city to bring you the tastiest bowls of this hearty, wholesome breakfast staple—not too hot, not too cold, but just right! Read on for the best porridge dishes in Sydney.

Porch And Parlour | Bondi

Porch and Parlour has kept us happy and contented all summer long, and that's not about to change just because it's wintertime. Get to this beachside café for a dose of brown rice porridge with chai syrup and poached pears—undeniably one of the best bowls of porridge in Sydney.

Bread & Circus | Alexandria

Always a favourite foodie destination and a fine contender for Sydney's best winter breakfast, Bread & Circus is again serving up the goods. Its foxy autumn porridge of pre-soaked and whisked organic rolled oats, comes topped with baked fruit and crushed hazelnuts under a drizzle of maple syrup and an optional (but highly recommended!) dollop of organic clotted cream. Need we say more?

O Organic Produce Café | Surry Hills

Wholesome, wintery and healthy, O Organic ticks all of our porridge boxes. O Organic Produce Cafe is definitely up there with our pick of the best breakfast providers in Surry Hills and its organic three-grain porridge (organic oats, quinoa and amaranth) with seasonal fruit, nuts and agave syrup is the perfect winter addition.

Ungaro Raw | Rozelle

Ungaro Raw has got you covered for a warming winter breakfast. Its entire menu is created with nourishing and unprocessed ingredients, which means more goodness without sacrificing on deliciousness. Its porridge is one of the best in Sydney, made with organic oats, golden flaxseed and quinoa served with seasonal fruit and yoghurt. There's even a gluten-free option for those in need.

Kazbah | Balmain

Deliciously hearty, Kazbah's banana porridge with date compote and strewed rhubarb will warm you up from the inside. This Middle Eastern-inspired café is the perfect setting to treat yourself to a cosy breakfast and a big bowl of one of Sydney's best winter breakfast dishes.

Fika Swedish Kitchen | Manly

Not only one of Sydney's best cafes north side, Fika Swedish Kitchen is also a major contender in our quest for Sydney's best porridge. Head to this bustling Manly cafe for a hearty bowl of semolina porridge with caramelised pear and candied almonds, it won't disappoint. For those feeling a little naughty, Fika's melted Belgian hot chocolate is literally to die for!

Jed's Food Store | Bondi

Serving up porridge with a surprising twist, Jed's Food Store in Bondi has got a little something special going on this winter. To get you through the cooler days, head here early for a delicious Jamaican-style porridge with baked bananas and lime zest—we have no doubt this one will be your go-to winter breakfast, and it's certainly one of Sydney's best porridge dishes.

Image credit: The Roasted Root

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