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The Best Brunch Spots In Sydney

The Best Brunch Spots In Sydney

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Updated: 1 December 2016
Before you can properly start your day in Sydney, you need to make sure you’re well fed and have had a good coffee, so you’ll need to find somewhere to have a great fulfilling breakfast. Luckily, Sydney is full of cafés and restaurants that provide great morning meals. Read on to discover the best brunches in Sydney.

Bar Luca

You can’t go wrong with a good cocktail with your morning brunch. Some days you just need that extra pick-me-up that coffee just doesn’t provide, and that’s where Bar Luca comes in, offering a menu of excellent brunch options to be joined with their wide selection of wines from around the world as well as a comprehensive cocktail list. This is the perfect place to go for a breakfast with a bit of extra kick, or even just an afternoon drink.


Bar Luca, 52 Phillip St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9247 9700

Macchiato Wood Fire Pizza & Coffee Roastery

The two staples that are most important to the Italian way of life are coffee and pizza, and these two things are provided at Macchiato Wood Fire Pizza & Coffee Roastery. This venue is proud to provide their delicious coffee that is brewed using fresh coffee beans, roasted on the premises, as well as excellent Italian pizza. There have been rumours floating around that you can’t have pizza for breakfast, but those rumours have been completely put to bed thanks to Macchiato’s woodfire ‘breaky’ pizzas, which are essentially your favourite breakfast food transformed into a miniature pizza.


Macchiato Wood Fire Pizza & Coffee Roastery, World Square, 2/338 Pitt St, Sydney NSW, +61 2 9262 9525

Bowery Lane

The oldest road on Manhattan Island in the United States, which was named in the late 17th century after an old Dutch word meaning farm, is the inspiration and the name of Bowery Lane, a rustic restaurant in the centre of Sydney that serves traditional Australian cuisine with a contemporary twist. This restaurant and bar offers a relaxing environment to start your day, with a great selection of light breakfast dishes, served in a rustic style and displaying the best produce from the region.


Bowery Lane, Shop 1, Level 4, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9252 8017

Joe Black Café

Joe Black Café is a café located on the edge of Sydney’s centre, offering classic breakfast and lunch dishes in a kind of modern style. This café has a Melbourne-esque feel, with an eclectic style of décor, great food and excellent coffee. The specials board at this inner-city café, nestled in side-streets in Sydney’s south, displays an ever-changing menu of breakfast and brunch suggestions that use the best seasonal produce. This is the perfect place to come for a late breakfast in a relaxing environment, just out of the true rush of the city.


Joe Black Café, 27 Commonwealth St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 8097 8646

Table Sixty

Located among the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD, the modern yet traditional espresso bar, Table Sixty, offers great quality coffee, using coffee beans roasted by Gabriel Speciality Coffee, along with a breakfast menu full of organic, fresh produce and a variety of baked goods, freshly baked on premises. Table Sixty is proud to serve some of the best coffee in the city. Thanks to their philosophy of serving only outstanding coffee, this café was awarded the Barista of the Year award by the Sydney Coffee Guide, making it the perfect place for a good brunch.


Table Sixty, 60 Carrington St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 488 197 776

Pablo & Rusty’s

The heart of Sydney’s CBD is graced with the presence of the café and coffee roastery, Pablo & Rusty’s. The focus of the breakfast and brunch menus at P&R is traditional and organic produce, creating a truly rustic experience. As well as serving great brunch dishes, Pablo & Rusty’s has a passion for great coffee, and to provide that great coffee they endeavour to use only the best coffee beans. Sourced ethically from sustainable producers, the coffee beans are brought to Sydney and roasted to perfection to create the best coffee possible.


Pablo & Rusty’s, 161 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9283 9543

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Lava Espresso Café

The philosophy at Lava Espresso Café speaks for itself, ‘life is too short to drink bad coffee’. With this very philosophy in mind, this café aims to provide somewhere in Sydney where you can find great coffee as well as great food, in a comfortable friendly environment. The menu at Lava Espresso Café is inspired by Italian cuisine, from the paninis that are made fresh daily to the sweets and deserts, including the famous baked ricotta cheesecake, renowned for being light and decadent and using only natural ingredients.


Lava Espresso Café, 215/217 Clarence St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9299 7371