Where To Get Brunch After The Dawn Service

By Phoebe McRae
24th Apr 2017

Anzac Day whats open sydney breakfast

If you plan on waking up at the crack of dawn (literally) tomorrow so that you can pay your respects and be a good citizen, you’re going to be one hangry human come 7am. That’s why we’ve pulled together this neat little list of which Sydney cafes will feed you. You can thank us post starvation.

Cook + Archies

Surry Hills

Got a grumbling belly? Make Cook + Archies your go-to. Serving up plates stacked high with everything good (we’re talking eggs, avo and bacon), find a spot by the window and stay allllll day.


Castle Hill

If you’re on a health kick, Youeni is where you want to park yourself. Dishing up berry buckwheat and sorghum pancakes (we don’t even know what that means but we assume it involves #cleaneating), start your day sweet then hit the road with a cold brew.

The Provincial


Grab your squad and treat yourselves to a long brunch at The Provincial (what else were public holidays made for?). Serving all your breakfast favourites (think scrambled eggs, omelettes and pancakes) as well as gnocchi, risotto and spanner crab fettuccine, we can pretty much guarantee that you’re not going to want to leave.

Concrete Jungle


Nourishing bowls and big hearty breakfasts are what you can expect from Concrete Jungle this Anzac Day. They’ve brought blue majik smoothie bowls into our lives and we can’t really think of a better way to kick start our morning than with this bowl that’s almost too pretty to eat.

Cool Mac


Cool Mac is a Kirribilli coffee house that serves up delicious Japanese dishes on the daily. Whether you’re in the mood for a katsu chicken burger, coffee or all of the above—hit up this cafe after the dawn service this Anzac Day.


North Bondi

Shakshuka kings and all ‘round good guys, SHUK Bondi is the place to go for authentic shakshuka served with bread baked fresh in their very own bakery. Once you’ve ticked off the dawn service down by the beach, wander up here for a hot cup of joe, before heading back to the beach (or the pub) for the day.

Dachshund Coffee

Hunters Hill

We’re firm believers that every day should start with a good strong cup of coffee, and Anzac Day is absolutely no different. We recommend that you tackle this one by starting with a coffee and ending with the reformed avo, before circling back to the coffee, obviously. They open at 8am—you know what to do.

Three Williams


Three Williams is never a bad idea. Order yourself a narnie (they’ve got pork, eggplant or duck), sip on strong coffee (you’ll need it) and reward yourself for waking up so damn early.

Bondi Hardware


Ease into the day post service at Bondi Hardware. Dishing up bacon and egg rolls, smashed avo and eggs benedict just the way we like them, grab yourself a coffee, fresh juice and Bloody Mary and hydrate yourself for the big day of doing nothing.

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Image credit: Carla Dibbs

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