John Smith Cafe
With a chilled out atmosphere and cozy setting, the John Smith Cafe is the perfect spot for a relaxed brunch with friends. It’s broad menu and tasty food ensure everyone leaves satisfied. Try the pearl barley couscous, which combines healthiness and deliciousness. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more substantial, opt for the pulled pork eggs Benedict.
Address: 1 John Street, Waterloo, Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia 2017 +61 422 855 811
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen
Upon walking into Bread & Circus you are greeted with the vibrant and stylish cafe interior, with walls of fruit and vegetables making up part of the decor and filling the place with color. This liveliness continues in the menu and the delicious food that they serve. Opt for the popular ‘make your own sandwich box’ and choose from a fantastic array of fillings. Or go for something off the menu, like their delicious scrambled eggs with truffle oil, or the tasty lemon pancakes with brûlée banana and strawberries.
Address: 21 Fountain St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 418 214 425
Grandma’s Little Bakery
Stop by Grandma’s Little Bakery for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea, and you’ll be greeted with wonderful home style cooking and delicious comfort food. Try the Shakshuka: a delicious combination of eggs, beef and a beautiful Moroccan sauce. They also offer a fantastic selection of gluten free and vegetarian options. Once you have chosen your meal you can place your order on the iPad at your table.
Address: 40-42 O’Riordan St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 9690 0069
The Copper Mill
The Copper Mill is a great spot for brunch. Relax at their stylish communal seating and soak up the welcoming and laid back atmosphere before ordering a late breakfast or lunch. The Copper Mill offers a fantastic menu full of unique dishes and a list of new specials every day. Try the scrumptious succotash or their legendary roasted pork and egg rolls. Pair them with a cup of delicious coffee and you’re set for a wonderful morning/afternoon.
Address: Suite B, 338-356 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 9517 3214
Mecca Coffee is always a hive of activity, and the air always filled with the bitter sweet aroma of coffee. Both roastery and cafe housed in a converted warehouse, the interior is stylish, modern and filled with light. Whether you’re a coffee fanatic or not, you’re sure to enjoy a visit to Mecca Coffee. For a perfect brunch why not go for their tasty “frenchy toast” or for the slightly more adventurous, the exotic coconut black rice pudding.
Address: 26 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 9698 8448
Sonoma Cafe Bakery
With its stylish, modern interior and friendly, welcoming staff, Sonoma Cafe exudes a great laid back atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a well deserved brunch. Their menu is full of exciting dishes, and an array of unusual and exciting breakfast choices. Try ‘Jordan’s breakfast’: fresh Gravalax salmon served with avocado and poached eggs on soy and linseed bread. Or maybe ‘Baker’s breakfast’: a simple but delicious poached eggs with bacon and tomato. Order one of their fantastic iced coffees to go with it and you’re all set for a wonderful meal.
Address: 32-44 Birmingham St Alexandria NSW 2015 Australia +61 02 8338 1051
For some of the best coffee in Sydney, stop by Don Campos, a stylish espresso bar staffed by a professional team of baristas who specialize in different and inventive brewing techniques. The affogato is a favorite among many, and its easy to see why. Try the peanut butter or white chocolate affogato for something a little different, or pair your coffee with a scrumptious pastry from their in-house bakery.
Address: Shop G1/21 Fountain St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 9690 0090
Bourke Street Bakery
A local favorite and a veritable foodie institution in Sydney, the Bourke Street Bakery is a real treat. An array of beautiful sourdoughs, pastries, cakes, pies and tarts fills the cafe with the wonderful aromas of fresh bread. Everything is made by hand in house from fresh, local and organic ingredients with artisanal skill. Come in for a loaf or sit down at their cafe and enjoy the freshly made wares. Try the highly recommended pork and fennel sausage roll, or one of their daily soups.
Address: 474 Gardeners Road, Alexandria 8339 1001 +61 2 9666 5777
Knuckles Sandwich Bar
Knuckles is a fantastic spot for an early lunch or a cup of coffee and cake. Here, they offer a great selection of freshly made sandwiches, outstanding cakes and pastries and an array of warm options too. With outdoor seating and plenty of indoor and a light, spacious interior, this place is great for kids or big groups.
Address: 88 McEvoy St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 9698 3277
Wheel and Cupcake
The perfect place for a quick take away or a leisurely lunch with friends and family, Wheel and Cupcake is always welcoming and the service is always friendly. Sit inside or out and choose from a fantastic selection of breakfasts, lunches and scrumptious cakes. With daily specials always changing, there’s no end of exciting dishes; I recommend the pancakes or eggs Benedict, and they also cater for veggie’s too. The drinks menu is not to be missed, packed with coffees, teas, milkshakes, smoothies and juices. Why not try the ‘Cleanser’, a tasty mix of kiwi, pear, kale, spinach, rocket and coconut water, to really get your day off to a good start.
Address: 75 O’Riordan St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia +61 2 8095 8636