The 7 best breakfast spots in Sydney

The best breakfast spots in sydney includes pancakes at Happyfield

Sydney’s love for a cafe breakfast is one of the greatest love stories– we’ll seek out the most instagrammable dishes and queue for ages to score a table at our favourite breakfast spots. In Sydney, there are so many choices but the following places are above the rest. With the classics done right and twists on soon-to-become menu staples. Also, how could we forget the most important part… the coffee! The liquid gold that fuels our drive to get out of bed. This is our guide to the best brunch places in Sydney. 



If you’re a sweet tooth or someone who looks at the pancakes but can’t commit to a sweet meal to start the day- don’t worry you can order those fluffy, golden and delicious pancakes individually with a shot of grade-A maple syrup. Or try the savoury stack and add on fried eggs and crispy bacon, while the sweet solution brightens things up with Chantilly creams, fresh berries, Pepe Saya butter and a dusting of icing sugar. How can you say no to this sweet shot of syrupy sunshine!
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Porch and Parlour

Hands down Porch and Parlour in North Bondi is a breakfast icon for over a decade on the sunny strip of Ramsgate avenue. This menu has more of a wellness-centred approach with great quality ingredients and authenticity. Porch and Parlour combines good food and coffee with art, music and people. You can enjoy the green pea pancake or  kimchi toastie served on the cafes own brand ceramics (Porch ceramics) while taking in the amazing views of Bondi.
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Dose Espresso

This laneway espresso in North Willoughby gives the humble breakfast muffin a gourmet and unforgettable makeover. This nostalgic classic is easy to wrap your hands around and eat on the go and the cute toasted circular bun, piled with beef sausage patty, fried egg, American cheese and mustard aioli. Dose Espresso gets it right, who knew something so simple could taste so good?
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Henry Lee’s 

If you’re looking for the best breakfast Redfern has to offer you’ll find it at Henry Lee’s. Bright and always welcoming, the menu is playful and bright one look at the menu and you can tell this is a cafe that knows how to stand out. That’s why locals are usually swarming the place, waiting patiently for a table so they can tuck into dishes like the signature Stagger Lee  which stuffs a milk bun with lobster, kewpie mayo, celery, coriander, fresh lime, onion, fried shallots and butter lettuce. 

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Room 10

This secret breakfast spot in Potts Point is a favourite with foodies and locals. With a casual uncomplicated allday breakfast menu this is a great way to catch up with friends, The standout is in the breakfast sandwiches, all indulgent and invariably perfect when it comes to starting your day in carb-fueled heaven. With the Mecca coffee always going down a treat, it’s no wonder this place is still drawing queues despite the competition.
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Single O Surry Hills

Single O has always been about pushing boundaries like introducing a self-serve batch-brew bar stocked with four rotating single-origin coffees. This is the place if you want to find twists on breakfast classics from banana bread with espresso butter but there showstopper is the avo show…ground breaking we know. This rendition of caraway seed rye, achiote cashew cheese, pickled fennel, seasoned crumb, chilli oil and sweet lemon aspen is a must try
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The Grounds of Alexandria

This beautiful venue is more than just a cafe; it’s a coffee roastery, bakery, restaurant and organic garden, all wrapped up in one mouth-watering package. The Grounds is also ridiculously popular, especially on weekends, so expect to wait before being seated. Luckily, this entire property is an Instagram dream so make sure you take plenty of pictures– with ornate arches, ferns and fairy lights – so get out your camera and have a walk around.
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So, whether you crave a sweet or savoury start to your day, feeling more of a classic or wanting a more adventurous twist, Sydney’s vibrant cafe scene has delicious breakfast  options waiting for you.

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