It feels like it’s been FOREVER since the last long weekend, and it’s going to be a while till the next one (sorry to burst your bubble). So let’s make the most of the beautiful weather and the Monday off by heading to these Sydney cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Whether it’s brunching with your buds, lunching with the ladies or having a few with the fellas, here’s what’s open this Labour Day Monday—so get planning!
Start the day off right with a solid brekkie. Some of the best cafes in Sydney are open this Labour Day Monday so you can get your smashed avo fix.
Speedos Café, Bondi
Open bright and early from 6am, Speedo’s Café has you sorted (until 5pm).
Devon on Danks, Waterloo
Asian-influenced breakfast and lunch right here at Devon on Danks. Open from 8am till 4pm.
Devon Café, Surry Hills
Devon on Danks’ older brother, is open from 7am till 4pm on Labour Day Monday.
Egg of the Universe, Rozelle
Get your yoga and brunch fix at Egg of the Universe from 8am until 4pm on Monday.
Henley’s Wholefoods, Alexandria
Keep it healthy at Henley’s Wholefoods Alexandria between 8am and 3pm.
Three Williams, Redfern
Redfern favourite, Three Williams is open as per usual from 7am until 4pm. Get your narnie on!
Harry’s Bondi, Bondi
From 7am until 3pm, Harry’s Bondi will be serving up their usual deliciousness.
The Grounds of Alexandria
One of Sydney’s most popular cafes, The Grounds, is open from 7am until 4pm. Kevin Bacon may even make an appearance (not on your plates).
The perfect spots for a long lunch, high tea, or dumpling frenzy, these Sydney restaurants have got you covered.
Dunbar House, Watsons Bay
For gorgeous food and views, head to Dunbar House this Monday between 8am and 5pm.
The Palace Tea Room QVB, CBD
The Palace Tea Room will be pouring your favourite cuppas (with some delicious food) from 10am until 6pm.
The Dining Room at Park Hyatt, The Rocks
For one of the best spots to dine with a view in Sydney, pay a visit to The Dining Room at Park Hyatt for breakfast (6.30am – 10am), lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) or dinner (6pm – 10pm).
Yellow, Potts Point
Get your French fix at Yellow in Potts Point. They’re open for dinner this Monday.
North Bondi Fish, Bondi
Dig into some seafood by the seashore at North Bondi Fish. They’ll be open for dinner on Monday.
Din Tai Fung, CBD
Don’t say no to dumplings this Labour Day Monday. Din Tai Fung in World Square is open for lunch (11.30am – 2.30pm) and dinner (5.30pm – 9pm).
Majestic Gourmet Grocers, Petersham
One of Sydney’s newest restaurants will be open from 9am until 3pm.
Lotus Dumpling Bar, Walsh Bay
Because you can never have too many dumplings, Lotus Dumpling Bar are open on Monday from 12 – 3pm for lunch, and 5pm onwards for dinner.
Bars and pubs
Nothing says long weekend like a few cheeky drinks. This Labour Day Monday, head to these Sydney bars and pubs for some good times.
Public House, Petersham
Be one of the first to pay this new Sydney pub a visit. Open from 11am until midnight, check out the new venue and dig into some wood fired pizzas.
Golden Sheaf, Double Bay
Open from midday until 2am on Monday, this will be the first holiday weekend since the new Garden Bar and Bistro opened. Make the most of it!
The Clock, Surry Hills
Surry Hills fave, The Clock will be open from midday until midnight. It’s the perfect place for specialty cocktails and beers in the sun on the balcony.
Bondi Hardware, Bondi
It’s all about the food and booze at Bondi Hardware this Monday! Open from 9am until 11pm.
The Botanist, Kirribilli
We can’t think of many better places to spend a public holiday in Sydney. The Botanist is open from 11am till 10pm.
The Public, Cammeray
Pub classics and Greek feasting is what you can expect at The Public in Cammeray which is open from 11.30am till late.
Opera Bar, Sydney
Easily one of the best views in Sydney, Opera Bar will be open from 8am until midnight. Get in early to score the best table.
Royal Oak, Double Bay
Enjoy long lunch specials and bottles of $30 rose at Royal Oak Double Bay. Psst, there’s also a new rooftop bar you can hang out in. Open from midday until 11pm
Image credit: Nikki To at Majestic Gourmet Grocers