If I had a dollar for every time a friend/colleague/family member asked me for my dining suggestions, I would be very rich. You may have noticed from my Instagram that I eat out a lot, so I always have an ever-expanding list of recommendations to share.
I thought it would be easiest for everyone if I wrote all these down in one place, so I am going to start with my favourite meal of the day breakfast/brunch (depending on what time I wake up).
Some things to note:
– I have lived in Surry Hills, Redfern and Balmain and work in Chippendale, so most of my selections revolve around these areas. Fortunately, this is where the best food is (in my humble opinion).
– I will update this list as I visit more places, so feel free to bookmark it and come back later.
– I am also writing a lunch/dinner list and a desserts list. Stay tuned!
In no particular order….
♥ Single Origin Roasters – 60-64 Reservoir St (great coffee, good selection of breakfast foods, limited seating)
♥ Bourke St Bakery – 633 Bourke St (for breakfast on the go, get the ginger brulee tart)
♥ Bruschetteria 102 – 102 Albion St (Nutella coffee and ALL the bruschetta options you can dream of)
♥ Kawa – 348 Crown St (healthy, free range, heaps of vego options and delicious!)
♥ The Paramount Coffee Project – 80 Commonwealth St (pictured below, a meat waffle!!)
♥ Bills – 359 Crown St (pictured below, their famous corn fritters)
♥ Cowbell 808 – 616 Bourke St (pictured below, their delicious burger and amazing ricotta pancakes)
♥ Edition Coffee Roasters – 265 Liverpool St (this Scandinavian/Japanese fusion cafe gave us possibly the prettiest breakfast ever with this black rice, adzuki bean, coconut flake and freeze dried berry dish)
♥ Not Just Coffee – 264 Oxford St (I don’t really need to explain why you have to go, do I? Look at that cheeze ooze).
♥ Brickfields – 206 Cleveland St (delicious bakery full of pastries)
♥ Something For Jess – Cnr O’Connor St & Abercrombie St (pictured below, a salami and haloumi bruschetta stack)
♥ The Upside Cafe – 137 Broadway (everything on their menu is amazing including the pulled pork burger and juices – below – and great coffee)
♥ St Jude – Cnr Thurlow And Bourke Streets (super friendly staff, lots of delicious eggy dishes and sandwiches)
♥ Three Williams – 613a Elizabeth St (pictured below, amazing narnies, fries and french toast)
♥ Kepos St Kitchen – 96 Kepos Street (pictured below, amazing falafels and hummus and a Southern fried chicken burger with a Middle Eastern twist. These chips could rival Three Williams for best chips in Sydney).
♥ The Ragland – 129 Raglan St (super lovely staff, great coffee, quite a few Malaysian-inspired breakfast options too)
♥ Devon on Danks – 2 Danks St (LOOK AT THAT FRENCH TOAST)
♥ Bar Contessa – 371B Darling St (I’ve eaten that cheeseburger for breakfast more times than I care to admit)
♥ Brighton the Corner – 49 Palace St (house made crumpets, below, are to die for. Also the beef hash with onion rings)
Places still to try:
Here are the breakfast/brunch places still on my list I haven’t been to yet. Feel free to make suggestions!
John Smith, Waterloo
Room 10, Potts Point
Gypsy Espresso, Potts Point
Daisy’s Milkbar, Petersham
Brewtown, Newtown (for breakfast, not just cronuts)
West Juliett, Marrickville
Excelsior Jones, Ashfield
What’s your favourite place to eat breakfast or brunch in Sydney?