Searching for what's open this June long weekend in Sydney? For those of you who weren't organised enough to get outta town, don't worry, you won't be living off instant coffee and Corn Flakes. We've done the hard work to bring you this epic hit list of cafes, restaurants, and bars kind enough to be opening their doors.
Here's our guide to what's open in Sydney this Queen's Birthday weekend. Happy birthday, Queenie!
Three Williams | Redfern
One of our favourite cafes in town, Three Williams is staying open all long weekend to satisfy Sydney foodies. Apart from its famed beef brisket narnie (no. 23 on our list of 50 meals you should have eaten in Sydney!), we'd also recommend its extravagant French toast laden with fresh berries. Hungry yet?
Something for Jess | Chippendale
For a truly yummy breakfast this June long weekend, look no further than Something for Jess in Chippendale. Everything is locally produced so you can guarantee it's fresh and delicious plus, there's a mix of breakfast and lunch staples as well as perfectly brewed coffee.
Bondi Hardware | Bondi
Bondi Hardware will be serving high tea fit for a Queen this long weekend. Grab the girls and get down to Bondi for a luxurious afternoon replete with teapots of Pimms, charming cream cakes, cucumber sandwiches, and other tasty treats!
Pablo & Rusty's | Lane Cove
One of Sydney's coolest cafes north of the bridge, Pablo & Rusty's is a great spot for a lazy, long weekend brunch. The menu is fresh and simple, with eggs poached to perfection and amazing site-roasted coffee.
Mr. Wong | CBD
Settle into Mr. Wong for a feast of delectable dim sum—they are another Sydney restaurant open on the Queen's Birthday long weekend! There's also market-fresh seafood, roast meats, and a selection of pretty kooky desserts such as lychee and ginger ice sorbet and deep-fried vanilla ice cream with butter scotch sauce—yum!
The Fish Shop | Potts Point
Inspired by The Hamptons, The Fish Shop is the perfect spot to kick back and relax in Sydney this June long weekend. What could be better than fresh, mouthwatering fish and chips with an ice-cold beer or drop of Australian wine?
The Cottage Bar & Kitchen | Balmain
The Cottage Bar & Kitchen are celebrating the Queen's birthday by pumping live music in the courtyard and staying open all through the Queen's Birthday long weekend! The bar will be opening its doors early on the public holiday (Monday) for an ultra-special performance by Dom Cotton. If there's a better way to spend the long weekend in Sydney, we'd like to hear it.
The Botanist | Kirribilli
From Friday 'til Sunday this Queen's Birthday long weekend, The Botanist will be running weekend specials in honour of Her Majesty the Queen. Dig into some spotted dick with custard (it's a popular British pudding, in case you're freaking out) and scones with raspberry jam and cream, while sipping on G&Ts spiked with apricot brandy and rhubarb bitters. There will also be an amazing Fothergill's Forbidden Fruit cocktail served warm in the Queen's Fine China, because that's the way Queen E would want it.
SoCal | Neutral Bay
Celebrate Her Majesty's Birthday at SoCal Neutral Bay, if you're on the hunt for places staying open in Sydney over the long weekend. On the eve' of Lizzie's big day (YES, we know it's not her real birthday, take it easy), Sunday June 8, SoCal will be offering British themed food and drinks, with a SoCal twist—think fish and chip tacos, Sunday roast, Pimms jugs, and Dubonnet Cocktails. Brits will also receive a complimentary G&T . . . Better start working on those English accents now, Govn'r!
Papi Chulo | Manly
If barbecued meats, wood-fired seafood, and banana splits get you going, head to Papi Chulo in Manly this Queen's Birthday long weekend. Open Saturday 'til Monday from lunch until dinner, this Sydney smokehouse is housed just metres from the water and is sure to make this Queen's birthday one to remember!
The Bucket List | Bondi
Rounding off our list of what's open on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in Sydney, is none other than one of our all-time favourites, The Bucket List! Get on down for DJs and $20 jugs all weekend, plus the Queen's favourite Sunday and Monday roast!