Sydney’s Best Breakfast & Brunch

Lazy weekend mornings are best enjoyed with a delicious breakfast or brunch, a strong coffee and occasionally a morning cocktail. Here is our guide to some of Sydney’s best breakfast and brunch destinations.

Boozy Brunch at Foley Lane
Pork and Potato Hash

Sugar Lounge

Located opposite Manly beach, Sugar Lounge serves breakfast and brunch every day with tiki-themed share plates like the Island Grill Burger and Beachside Fish and Chips. Daily with breakfast starting at 7 am.

42 North Steyne, Manly, NSW 2095

Opera Bar

Baked Eggs with spicy tomatoes and beans or the chorizo quesadilla with a glass of sparkling and a side of spectacular harbour views make breakfast at Opera Bar difficult to resist. Between 9 am to 11.30 am.

Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW 2000

Opera Bar Breakfast
Baked Eggs – Opera Bar

Gnome Espresso and Winebar

Aeropress coffee, scrambled egg with bacon and capsicum relish baguette make a good start to the day at Gnome Espresso and Winebar, an intimate Surry Hills café  offers indoor and al fresco seating.

536 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Panama House

Huevos rancheros, breakfast taco and a Panama Maria go down a treat at Panama House in Bondi with breakfast bing served from 7am to 1pm.

251 Bondi Rd, Bondi 2026

The Grounds

If you fancy a brunch amidst an organic vegetable and herb garden, a children’s play area, a bakery and a “research facility”, go down to The Grounds in Alexandria. And don’t forget to visit Kevin Bacon’s house. This little piggy likes the attention.

Building 7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW

The Grounds, Alexandria
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Cheddar – The Grounds

Bondi Hardware

A leisurely stroll from Bondi Beach leads to Bondi Hardware for tasty servings such as the tortilla with refried, beans, eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella, fried eggs, guacamole and salsa the Bloody Hardware with chilli infused vodka.

39 Hall Street, Bondi NSW 2026

Kepos St Kitchen

Challenge your breakfast perception at Kepos St Kitchen with dishes such as almond milk rice pudding, Israeli date honey, braised dates, almonds, rosewater that have a Mediterranean influence with a Middle Eastern twist.

96 Kepos Street, Redfern NSW 2016

Bread & Circus

Fresh, organic and biodynamic ingredients are key to the menu at Bread & Circus which changes daily, providing a healthy selection of dishes for all tastes.

21 Fountain St, Alexandria NSW 2015


If Athens is out of the budget, come to Alpha to enjoy the Greek take on breakfast. Ouzo cured ocean trout bagel or loukaniko sausage, baked giant beans and poached egg.

238 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000 Monday to Friday 7:30am-10:30am

Three Blue Ducks

The customers keep coming back is testament to this Bronte favourite. Good brekkie and good coffee to be had with the sea in the distance at Three Blue Ducks.

143 Macpherson St, Bronte NSW 2024


Pinbone serves a range of healthy dishes plus some great comfort food including the signature maple, bacon and pumpkin tart.

3 Jersey Rd, Woollahra NSW 2025 (Sun 8am-3.30pm)

3TO7 Waterloo (Closed)

Brunch at 3TO7 is hard to beat.  The café/ wine bar / exhibition space serves an all day brunch till 3pm. The chef’s tasting plate includes a generous array of tasty savoury and sweet dishes for just $24, or $34 with a Bloody Mary served in a capsicum. Not to be missed.

3-7 Danks St, Waterloo, Sydney NSW 2017

Foley Lane (Closed)

Hungover? Head over to Foley Lane in Darlinghurst for a Boozy Brunch. The delicious menu caters from the hungover to the healthy with $10 breakfast cocktails. Saturday and Sunday 10am – 3pm.

371 – 373 Bourke St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

And if you’re in need of hair of the dog, don’t miss our guide to Sydney’s Best Bloody Marys.

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Other Guides in this series: Sydney’s Best Romantic RestaurantsSydney’s Best Bloody Marys, Sydney’s Best Rum Bars, Sydney’s Best Whisky Bars, Sydney’s Best Wine Bars, Top Ten Sydney Small Bars, Another Top Ten Sydney Bars (2013), Sydney’s Best Tequila Bars

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.