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Best Brunch in Sydney


A weekend in Sydney just isn't complete without brunch. There's something so utterly liberating about waking up late, having scrambled eggs and a glass of champagne before noon. After reading this list, you'll be seasoned with the self-satisfaction of knowing the hippest and best brunch spots in town.

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  1. Bathers' Pavilion

    Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

    Overlooking Middle Harbour at Balmoral Beach on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Bathers' Pavilion is the place to take visitors in Sydney. Even locals will be quietly chuffed by elegant dining room which exudes beachside elegance with a 1920s art deco soul. Expect a refined Mediterranean-inspired menu, with seafood the star of the menu. Savour the meal and the service, then linger for the view, the rare wines and the digestives. The adjoining Bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a more casual atmosphere. Betel Leaf, upstairs on the Terrace serves modern Thai food with dine in and takeaway choices.

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  2. Bills Surry Hills

    Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales

    With a reputation to uphold and history on its side you can pretty much assume greatness from breakfast through to dinner at Bills Surry Hills. If you dare abandon the brunch phenomenon and venture in at night time, the polished team of chefs and wait-staff continue to delight with a super fresh and modern dinner menu.

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  3. The Grounds of Alexandria

    Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales

    One of Sydney’s most popular weekend destinations, The Grounds of Alexandria is home to a café, coffee roastery, artisan bakery, florist, small animal farm, weekend markets and a stunning event space in Sydney's west while. The café is encased in a rustic, industrial and heritage-listed warehouse while ingredients on the menu are sourced from their own organic kitchen garden. Expect to wait for a table on the weekends or relax in the garden and order from one of the various food and drink carts dotted throughout the venue. The Grounds of Alexandria is extremely child-friendly, with farm animals and open areas for the kids to roam free.

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  4. The Boathouse Balmoral Beach

    Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

    Sunday mornings don't get much better than this. Come early to snag a seat at one of their picnic tables, that line the former boatshed. Health junkies sip on green smoothies, while foodies tuck into overflowing plates of baked eggs with ricotta and gremolata or caramelised French toast with vanilla ice-cream

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  5. The Mayflower Cafe

    Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales

    Former Momofuku Seiobo chef Jihwan Choi (Banksii, Daylesford’s Lake House) have opened the Mayflower Café, bringing a luxurious and prestige brunch spot to Darlinghurst. Now the dream-like dining room pays tribute to the building’s origin encompassing bold art deco paintings, lavish french floristry and pink marble finishes. Bringing flavours from all over the world, caviar and truffle a speciality, Kevin and Christain’s mission is to create delicacies bursting with flavour and depth that are inspired by works of art and the beautiful floristry that surrounds. Details Gift Card Eligibility Best Restaurants Gift Card Not accepted Features Brunch Breakfast All day dining Something Different Cuisines Cafe Food, Modern Australian Price Mains under $20, Mains $20 - $30, Mains $30 - $40, Mains over $40 Type Cafe Restaurant mentions BEST EATS Best Brunch in Sydney A weekend in Sydney just isn't complete without brunch. There's something so utterly liberating about waking up late, having breakfast and a glass of champagne before noon. After reading this list, you'll be seasoned with the self-satisfaction of knowing the hippest and best brunch spots in town.

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  6. Blackwood Bondi

    Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales

    Located at Bondi, around 2 minutes drive to Bondi Beach. The owners behind Cronulla's successful Blackwood Cronulla have opened Blackwood Bondi, offering an all day menu as well as cocktail and craft beer lists. The menu is seasonal with Mediterranean and Asian flavours.

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  7. Brown Sugar

    Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

    Brown Sugar is located a short walk from Bondi Beach and is a neighbourhood cafe by day and candlelit bistro by night. Both settings offer guests the best in Mod Oz dining, with a focus on local organic produce. There is all-day brunch menu to get you going but dinner is where the kitchen really comes into its own and everything from the fish pie to the Tasmanian rib-eye comes recommended.

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  8. Cabana Bar

    Sydney CBD, Sydney, New South Wales

    Cabana Bar is positioned perfectly in Sydney's Martin Place, bringing patrons a little summer holiday vibe. It is a place for cocktails, great food, good times, and an escape from the everyday.

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  9. SHUK Bondi

    North Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales

    Just 10 minutes' walk from Bondi's famous surf and sand is Shuk, a corner cafe built on the tradition of the Israeli marketplace. The menu is directly influenced by Arabic, Turkish, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Shuk lives up to the hustle and bustle of its namesake, with fresh local ingredients poured into a Mediterranean-inspired menu, plus there's pastries and breads that are baked on site every day. Grab a coffee and choose a treat from the artisan deli counter if you're on the run.

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  10. Room 10

    Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales

    This trendy espresso bar and café fits in perfectly with the fast paced Potts Point crowd. It takes the art of the local friendly coffee shop back to basics with genuinely good service, great coffee and tasty light snacks perfect for a quick pit stop at any time of the day. Cash only.

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