Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Newtown & the Inner West

Grounds of Alexandria

A quite extraordinary Alexandria spot, the Grounds goes well beyond converted industrial chic. This former pie factory now sports futuristic coffee technology, tip-top baking and delicious food, but it's the enormou…
Top Choice Cafe in City Centre & Haymarket

Pablo & Rusty's

Busy and loud, with close-packed tables, this excellent cafe is high-energy. The inviting wood-and-brick decor and seriously good coffee (several single-origins available daily) is complemented by a range of appeali…
Top Choice Cafe in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Fine Food Store

The Rocks sometimes seems all pubs, so it's a delight to find this contemporary cafe that works for a sightseeing stopover or a better, cheaper breakfast than your hotel. Staff are genuinely welcoming, make very res…
Top Choice Cafe in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Three Blue Ducks

These ducks are a fair waddle from the water at Bronte Beach, but that doesn't stop queues forming outside the graffiti-covered walls for weekend breakfasts across two seating areas. The adventurous chefs have a str…
Top Choice Cafe in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Le Monde

Some of Sydney's best breakfasts are served between the demure dark wooden walls of this small street-side cafe. Top-notch coffee and a terrific selection of tea will gear you up to face the world, while dishes such…
Cafe in City Centre & Haymarket

Grounds of the City

Peddling everything from takeaway snacks and scientifically roasted coffee to fuller meals and cocktails in a striking curiosity-shop interior, this scion of its Alexandria parent represents a significant hipster co…
Cafe in Northern Beaches

Pilu Baretto

It may be attached to the upmarket Pilu restaurant, but this casual deck cafe is an altogether more relaxed, beachy affair. It's a top spot for Italian-influenced pre-surf breakfasts, delicious post-surf lunches or …
Cafe in Northern Beaches

Boathouse Palm Beach

Sit on the large timber deck right by the sand at Pittwater or grab a table on the lawn – either option is alluring at Palm Beach's most popular cafe. The food (try the legendary fish and chips or the vibrant salads…
Cafe in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Single O

Unshaven graphic designers roll cigarettes at little outdoor tables in the bricky hollows of Surry Hills, while inside impassioned, bouncing-off-the-walls caffeine fiends prepare their beloved brews, along with a ta…
Cafe in Newtown & the Inner West

Wedge

Cut a corridor out of the side of a building, open it to the street and add artful industrial decor and you have the Wedge, which has delicious single-origin espressos and cold brews as well as wholesome, artfully p…