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20 Best Brunch Places Sydney Spots [2023]

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Brunch Places Sydney Spots

Best Brunch Places Sydney Spots
Best Brunch Places Sydney Spots

Looking for the best brunch spots in Sydney? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the 20 best brunch spots in town, based on our personal experiences. Whether you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy a leisurely brunch, or you need somewhere to take the kids for a weekend breakfast, we have got you covered. So without further ado, here are our top 20 picks for the best brunch Sydney!

1) Yellow

Key ServiceA vegan brunch spot
AddressYellow, 57 Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011
Phone(02) 9332 2344
Operating HoursTues to Sat 6 AM to 11 PM

Yellow is a well-known fine-dining restaurant in Sydney that has earned a solid reputation. At Yellow, you’ll find a unique take on brunch. Scrambled eggs are available vegan alternatives while delectable licorice-root infused bread surpasses your standard banana bread any day of the week. Make a reservation right away to ensure your spot!

Key Differentiators:

  • Fine-dining bistro
  • Inspired by the European dining scene
  • Serves contemporary food and wine

Customer’s Review:

Such a wonderful experience every time! The food is presented so beautifully and the tasting menu is really fun. The staff is all lovely and helpful. The vibe is fancy but not intimidating. I’d definitely take a food enthusiast here to impress them.


2) Oceans Narrabeen

Key ServiceGourmet brunch menu
AddressOceans Narrabeen, Cnr, Ocean & Malcolm St Opp, NorthNarrabeen Surf Club
Phone+61 (2) 9970 6262
Operating HoursMON 6:00am – 3:00pm
TUE – FRI 6am – 7:30pm
SAT – SUN 7am – 7:30pm

Are you interested in visiting Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches? Visit Oceans in Narrabeen if you’d like to go. The restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery as well as Japanese-style garden and a stunning view of the bay. It offers a legendary breakfast menu that caters to virtually every preference with fresh seafood options to enjoy while taking in the ocean air. The weather is beautiful, and the food tastes delicious. It all comes down to where you dine.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves fresh seafood, steaks, gourmet burgers, and ribs
  • Perfect location to unwind
  • Friendly service

Customer’s Review:

Handy to Narrabeen beach and a top spot for a coffee and breakfast or a nice lunch. Friendly service and great food.

paul cristina

3) Dead Ringer

Key ServiceModern-Australian brunch spot
Address413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone02 9046 8460
Operating HoursMon to Thur 5 AM to 11 PM
Sat and Sun 10:30 AM to 11 PM

The Surry Hills pub and restaurant, which is also home to one of Sydney’s best boozy breakfasts, has a great selection of beverages. The menu at Dead Ringer is not restricted to breakfast foods, although you’d probably think it was. At this Australian brunch restaurant, coffee is a secondary beverage, although it may be served as an interesting cocktail or fantastic wine.

Key Differentiators:

  • Changeable menu of large & small sharing plates
  • Modern-Australian dining
  • Family-dining setting

Customer’s Review:

Open on a Monday. We ate the set menu. Totally delicious and well-styled and cooked to perfection. Divine scallops and the steak were fantastic. Gluten free options were superb. The gnocchi was light and fluffy and melt on the mouth delicious. Lovely warm service. Will be back.

Annabel HC

4) Meet Gerard

Key ServiceUnique brunch menu
Address54 Henderson Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015
Phone02 8021 7211
Operating HoursOpen Monday – Saturday from 7am to 2pm and Sunday from 8am to 2pm

The Alexandria corner café adds a different spin on our traditional brekky items. The avocado has house-pickled chilli and yuzu sesame seeds added to it, turning the conventional dish into a flavor extravaganza. A good cup of coffee is also assured, and it comes from Coffee Alchemy’s house blend.

Key Differentiators:

  • Has specialty coffee from Coffee Alchemy
  • Sourcing fresh local produce
  • Innovative menu

Customer’s Review:

Very friendly and hospitable staff with table service. Had the roasted baby carrots and it was delicious, well seasoned and well paired accompaniments (asked for 1 extra egg). I would order again and again! Husband only had a bowl of hot chips which were very nice too. Coffees were good, overall a pleasant meal. Recommend!

Lana Carroll

6) Three Blue Ducks

Key ServiceSustainable brunch cafe
Address134 Macpherson Street, Bronte
Phone(02) 9389 0010
Operating HoursMonday- Sunday 7.30 am – 2.30 pm/ 5.30 pm- 9 pm (Friday & Saturday)

The Three Blue Ducks is a former convenience store that has become a popular Sydney brunch spot. This establishment serves wonderful breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner, and takes pride in being a sustainable business at night. They also have their own banana trees and chickens in the backyard kitchen garden!

Key Differentiators:

  • Creating interesting dishes, banging with flavour that is simple and a bit rough around the edges
  • Less white tablecloth dining and more come-as-you-are kind of vibe

Customer’s Review:

We had lunch at the Three Blue Ducks Rosebury. It was a delightful experience. We had a selection of vegetarian dishes which we shared between the three of us. Each dish was flavour-some and well presented. The service was food too. We had a lovely time with good food and drinks. The place was busy which is understandable given they serve genuinely good food in a simple setting. I will be happy to visit again, and to recommend this place to anyone.

7) Nour

Key ServiceTraditional Middle Eastern brunch menu
Address45 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Phone02 9331 3413
Operating HoursSunday 10 am – 2.30 pm

If you’re in the mood for a lively Sydney brunch, Nour on Surry Hills’ Crown Street is the place to go. Full of Middle Eastern flair, this delicious diner boasts options like falafel croquettes and breakfast pizzas, as well as drinks in teapots to wash it all down.

Key Differentiators:

  • Classic Lebanese flavours
  • Vibrant and bold, yet familiar and comfortable dishes and drinks

Customer’s Review:

Have been wanting to try out Nour for awhile now and I am so happy that I went. My friend and I got a table outside which meant we had a very long table that could handle all the food and drink orders that we made. The service by our lovely waitress called Polly was phenomenal. She was so knowledgeable and easily recommended food and drinks options for us. We went with the set menu and loved the surprise of the dishes that came out. The cocktails were incredible, they were presented in such a beautiful way and the flavours were delicate but complex. Everything for me was a 10/10!

8) Bills

Key ServiceModern Australian restaurant
Address79 Hall Street, Bondi
Phone02 8412 0700
Operating HoursMonday – Friday 7 am – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7.30 am – 10 pm

A tranquil dining area with outdoor patio seating and an open kitchen preparing ricotta pancakes.Bills is a famous Sydney restaurant known for its exceptional brunch spread. Bills is well-known for its innovative spins on traditional dishes like corn fritters and scrambled eggs. On weekends, it’s almost certain that you’ll wait a long time to eat at this Sydney café.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers traditional dishes
  • Offers Al fresco dining too

Customer’s Review:

I’ve heard about this place but today was my first time dining in. It was pretty packed and we were standing in a queue but luckily they got us a table quickly. I ordered a hot chocolate and the famous ricotta cakes. It was delicious, not that filling but still very good. Amazing service!


9) Smalls Deli

Key ServiceSandwich brunch shop
Address166 Victoria st, Potts Point, NSW
Phone02 8592 5597
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday 8:30am to 2:30pm
Sunday 8:30am to 2pm

This deli-style café offers a variety of sandwiches which change regularly to keep things interesting. They go down a treat alongside a Reuben Hills coffee, which is the coffee that is sold here.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great little spot
  • Popular for sandwiches
  • Uses fresh sandwiches with quality ingredients

Customer’s Review:

Really loving the addition of Small’s Deli to the Cross. Every sandwich I’ve tried has been superb. I also love that I can get a side of pickles with my sandwich. Makes it a perfect lunch. Also the bread itself is incredibly delicious.

Kimber Meme

10) Kepos Street Kitchen

Key ServiceOpen kitchen brunch spot
Address96 Kepos Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016, Australia
Phone(02) 9319-3919
Operating HoursDaily 8:00am to 3:00pm

Kepos Street Kitchen, on one of Redfern’s sunniest spots, is a prime location for that Sunday hangover brunch cure, and the long lines attest to its popularity. With coffee from Ground Roasters and a variety of café classics with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern twists on the menu, you’ll be satisfied after eating there.

Key Differentiators:

  • High quality coffee
  • With a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern twist
  • Serves interesting healthy juice mixes

Customer’s Review:

High quality coffee and delicious food. I’ve been a few times now and it’s consistently great. Would have the lamb cigar again – pastry was flaky and poached eggs were runny. My friend happily polished off the spanakopita. I’ll be back.


11) Goodfields Eatery

Key ServiceCasual brunch spot
Address37 Lindfield Avenue,
Lindfield NSW 2070
Operating Hours6am – 5pm to everyday

Goodfields Eatery, located in a leafy suburb on the north shore and housed in a refurbished gas station, is one of Auckland’s most talked-about restaurants. A trendy addition to the picturesque town, Goodfields Eatery is a fantastic place to start your day. The industrial café’s all-day breakfast menu is a major draw. Our favorite dish is the crumbed eggplant served with poached eggs, labneh, and coriander.

Key Differentiators:

  • Modern and neat interiors
  • Attentive staff
  • Changing menu

Customer’s Review:

When you first arrive, it’s very busy so it must be popular. The deco was modern and neat. We waited for a bit to get seated. The staff was attentive and serviced quickly. The food was excellent and well presented. We love the truffle menu. The lobster gem was really nice and the wagyu was melt in your mouth soft.

Sims Bot

12) Fratelli Paradiso

Key ServiceItalian brunch spot
Address12 – 16 Challis Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011
Operating HoursTuesday – midday to 11pm
Wednesday – midday to 11pm
Thursday – midday to 11pm
Friday – midday to 11pm
Saturday – midday to 11pm
Sunday closed

If you’re looking for a taste of Italy in Potts Point, Fratelli Paradiso is the place to go. They serve up traditional Italian food from morning till night, and the ambience and service are second to none. Whether you’re enjoying a freshly squeezed orange juice with your breakfast or sipping on something stronger later on, you won’t be disappointed.

Key Differentiators:

  • Imported wine
  • Bustling space with exposed-brick walls and a blackboard menu
  • Serves good desserts

Customer’s Review:

We had a group of several people in our booking and the venue was able seat us very well. Everything we ordered came out in a timely manner and the quality was amazing. The atmosphere was very cosmopolitan and stylish. Parking can be tricky but worth the walk!

Giovanni Portelli

13) Social Hideout

Key ServiceInstagram-worthy brunch spot
AddressShop 2A/20 Victoria Rd, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Phone(02) 8677 5226
Operating HoursMON-FRI 7:00AM – 3:00PM
SAT-SUN 7:30AM – 3:00PM

The Social Hideout is a well-known Sydney cafe known for its beautiful interior and Instagram-ready food. The food is so lovely it’s almost criminal to bite into it, which is why there are several locations in Paramatta and Waterloo. The bright purple taro hotcakes, a sensory and aesthetic delight, are the main draw aside from the floral ceiling.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great ambiance
  • Affordable prices
  • Impeccable service

Customer’s Review:

This was a great Instagram worthy Cafe. The food was delicious and so eloquently presented. The team were super friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend finding this hidden little gem.

Robbie Mejia

14) Cornersmith

Key ServiceGreat relaxed brunch spot
Address88 View St, Annandale NSW 2038, Australia
Phone02 9660 4346
Operating HoursWeekdays 7AM–2PM
Weekends 8AM-2PM

If you’re looking for a great place to have coffee and work, while also getting the chance to meet new people, then this is the spot for you. With a large communal table, this café is located on a quiet corner opposite of a playground—perfect if you need to keep your kids occupied too. Since the menu changes seasonally, be sure to come back often!

Key Differentiators:

  • Service is casual but professional
  • Serves preserved food
  • Seasonal menu

Customer’s Review:

We came for a quick breakfast and it was lovely! Great coffee, friendly staff, the food is on the lighter side but very good. There are seats outside which are dog friendly.


15) Room 10

Key ServiceSnug laneway brunch spot
Address10 Llankelly Place, Potts Point New South Wales 2011, Australia
Phone(02) 7251 8025
Operating HoursDaily 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

You won’t be the first person to visit this secret café, since it’s ideal for your everyday brunch. Room 10 is a comfortable café with Mecca coffee and all-day breakfast and lunch choices tucked away down a peaceful Darlinghurst side street. It’s fuss-free and delectable.

Key Differentiators:

  • Gritty, warehouse-chic vibe
  • Serving Modern Australian meals and coffee
  • Good customer service

Customer’s Review:

Coffee was superb, my oat flat white was smooth, rich and creamy – just the way I like it! Sandwiches here are also really tasty – we had the tuna melt and ringo (honey almonds banana and ricotta) with a side of avocado (mixed in with feta). Great little spot!

Emily Tan

16) Brickfields

Key ServiceSmall brunch spot
Address206 Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW 2008
Phone0467 813 997
Operating HoursMon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm

Brickfields, fondly known for its sourdough, offers some of the finest breakfast in the Inner West. For $13, you can’t go past their specialty sandwiches at this Chippendale establishment. With just a few seats available and an eclectic atmosphere, this is the ideal rainy-day brunch date.

Key Differentiators:

  • Famous for its sourdough
  • Charming and eclectic atmosphere
  • Serves specialty sandwiches

Customer’s Review:

One of the best bakeries in Sydney, serving up fresh baked goods every morning. Their hot cross bun was quite nice, very fresh and full of flavour. Service is always very friendly and warm.

Joyce Qiu

17) Blackwood Pantry

Key ServiceInspired by European and Australian brunch menu
Address5/33 Surf Ln Cronulla
NSW 2230
Phone9544 4857
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
7AM – 4PM

Blackwood Pantry is a café in Cronulla, Australia, that was founded by four pals from the shire with one aim in mind: to provide a soothing, social environment. With fantastic cuisine inspired by European and Australian fine dining traditions as well as high-quality coffee, this cafe offers wonderful experiences and easily generates a sense of community through café culture.

Key Differentiators:

  • Vibrant atmosphere 
  • Cronulla’s first specialty coffee roastery
  • Great customer service

Customer’s Review:

Great ambience. We were served by a very friendly lady with a warm greeting once we sat down. Food & coffee are on points. Worth for our one hour drive! Will come back!

Kityee Chan

18) Lankan Filling Station

Key ServiceTraditional Sri Lankan brunch spot
AddressGround Floor 58 Riley St Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Phone02 85429936
Operating HoursTuesday to Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Sri Lankan and Australian tastes inspired this café, which has a strong emphasis on sustainability. You’ll be sure to get sustainably produced ingredients when you order from this restaurant, which is a tiny and bustling informal eatery.

Key Differentiators:

  • Modern restaurant 
  • Easygoing ambience
  • Serving pancakes, curries & drinks

Customer’s Review:

First time here the other night and was pretty impressed. Food was delicious, super tasty. Service was also attentive and efficient.


19) Shuk

Key ServiceIsraeli-inspired brunch spot
AddressShop R03, 260 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Operating HoursDaily 6 AM to 3:30 PM

If you’re looking for a delicious Israeli breakfast, look no further than Shuk. The café is known for its healthy versions of classic Israeli dishes. We recommend trying the shakshuka – it’s sure to be some of the most authentic you’ve ever had!

Key Differentiators:

  • Flavour of Israel mixed with modern favourites
  • Great vibes with the outdoor seating
  • Incredible array of Israeli/Mediterranean delights

Customer’s Review:

This establishment goes beyond your normal street bakery to serve a menu full of culinary delights. Be prepared to take some time in making your choice. Too many delightful options.

Graham Marshall

20) Single O

Key ServiceAll-around brunch menu
Address60-64 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone(02) 9211 0665
Operating HoursMon – Fri 7:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 8:00am – 3pm
Sun 8:00am – 3pm

If you’re looking for an all-around great brunch spot in Sydney, look no further than Single O. This café was one of the pioneers in the Sydney breakfast revolution and it’s easy to see why – they’ve got a self-serve batch brew bar as well as a seasonal menu that is sure to please everyone. And if your Melbourne coffee snob friends are visiting, this is the perfect place to show them that Sydney can do coffee just as well (if not better!)

Key Differentiators:

  • Prepping freshly roasted coffee 
  • Offers a self-serve batch brew bar
  • Bustling streetside cafe

Customer’s Review:

Quaint little place which serves up amazing warm banana cake + coffee! I love how the banana cake was so crisp on the edges yet so soft inside! The butter that complemented the cake was HEAVENLY! The atmosphere of the place was really cosy, and you could people watch all day just sitting there! Would definitely return!

Shermaine Tan

Best Brunch Sydney

If you’re looking for a brunch spot that offers something a little different, Sydney has no shortage of amazing restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, steaks, or classic Australian cuisine, these five restaurants will not disappoint. And don’t forget to enjoy a cup of coffee while you’re there – Sydney is known for its excellent coffee. Thanks for reading! We hope this helps you find the perfect brunch Sydney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is brunch?

Brunch is a meal typically eaten in the late morning or early afternoon, consisting of both breakfast and lunch foods.

What are some common brunch foods?

Some common brunch foods include eggs, bacon, toast, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, and coffee.

Where are the best brunch spots in Sydney?

There are many great brunch spots in Sydney, but some of our favourites include Nour on Crown Street, Bills on Hall Street, and more!

What are some common brunch drinks?

Some common brunch drinks include mimosas, Bloody Marys, and coffee.

What is normally in the brunch breakfast menu?

The brunch breakfast menu typically includes eggs, bacon, toast, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, smoothies, and coffee.

How is Sydney brunch special?

The brunch in Sydney is special because of the wide variety of foods and drinks available. There is something for everyone!

How much does Sydney brunch normally costs?

The brunch in Sydney typically costs around $30 per person.

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