Find the best places to brunch in Sydney can be a bit of a lucky dip because there’s just so many to choose from. Fear not, we’ve found the best breakfast in Sydney!

Let’s kick off some of our favourite brunch spots in Sydney written by British expat, Rebecca Shinn.

Best brunch in Sydney

Save to read later by pinning it below. 


1. White Rabbit (Double Bay) 

Relatively new joint White Rabbit opened in Double Bay in December 2017 – and its consistently busy every time I walk past. So it’s worth checking out the hype, right?! 

 Yep, yep I confirm – tastiness all round. My favourite dish is this beautiful Mango and coconut panna cotta with granola which makes White Rabbit my favourite breakfast in Sydney!

Oh and if you haven’t had toast from the Bread and Butter Project by now – grab some from here. Thick slices of toasted fresh bread with a heart-attacks-worth of butter dripping from it. 

Related post: The best 11 acai bowls in Sydney

2. Bowery Lane (CBD) 

Bowery Lane was a place I wanted to go to for awhile because of the rave reviews. Seriously interior décor inspo – you have to walk through a mini florist before getting to the actual café. It was delicious and hit the spot on one particular quiet Sunday. 

 3Grounds of Alexandria (Alexandria) 

Image source:

‘The Grounds’ as they’re known are almost a bit of a tourist attraction as there’s so much more here than food. I ventured here in my first week of being in Sydney and fell in love with the massive pig in the little farm. Yes – a farm, as well as a florist, a garden, a café and a restaurant.

The papaya smoothie is to die for and my usual every time I go. Also, if it’s too far to get to Alexandria – mooch along to Town Hall into The Galleries – there’s a ‘Grounds of the City’. 

Related post: Top 10 posh restaurants to impress in Sydney

  4. Indigo (Double Bay) 

Image source: mybondi.summer

Indigo is fab on several accounts! 

The BEST people watching in the eastern ‘burbs and I promise you that! 

Great service – the staff seem to love their job and I always find it makes a difference. 

Every single menu item is delicious, I should know because I’ve had the majority of them (and they are also completely Instagram-able).

 5. Speedos (Bondi) 

Speedo’s Cafe is a tiny little café at the end of Bondi Beach and deserves a place on the list because of its great pink pitaya bowl. I added the coco whip for fun, but it was delicious enough without it. Seriously fun and tasty – the crowds flock here on a weekend and it’s easy to see why. 

Also try the vegan pancakes, I can definitely assure you they are the best you’ll ever have! Speedo’s Cafe is also a brilliant healthy cafe in Sydney with fantastic views of Bondi. This is often my go to cafe in Sydney all year round.

Speedo’s is also open until 5pm, a rare find in Sydney as most cafes seem to close by 3pm on weekends. 

Read more: The best 12 places to eat in Kirribilli 

6. Ministry of Coffee (Rose Bay) 

Ah how I love thee, because Ministry of Coffee’s menu is to die for. Usually I’ll order the bruschetta, my favourite in Sydney but recently I went for this poached eggs dish which was equally as good. This is easily one of my favourite cafes in Sydney!

7. Sokyo (Pyrmont) 

Sokyo is literally the best breakfast in Sydney by a mile!

I love The Star, mainly because it’s a playground for adults (gambling and expensive bags – be responsible folks) but the discovery of this place just elevated it. There’s a really awesome menu full of Asian fusion foods, but the one being ordered by everyone around me – there was actually one guy who refused the menu and just ordered it before sitting down – the eggs benedict.  

Brioche, maple bacon, edamame, ponzu pearls and miso hollandaise. Any of that confusing? Just go and see for yourself. It’ll soon make sense. 

Related post: Top 10 gelato and ice cream in Sydney

8. Vela (Breakfast Point) 

It’s a bit of a trek from the centre of Sydney along the Parramatta River, but if you have a soft spot for ferries – you’re sorted. Brunch is more of an upscale affair at Vela Bar & Dining, demonstrated by the slate that my barramundi was served on. Beautifully presented and well balanced flavours – but the best part was the view looking out onto the water. 

Related post: The very best 19 vegan places to eat in Sydney

 9. Four Ate Five (Surrey Hills) 

Four Ate Five is a cute little café on a corner of tree-lined streets in Surrey Hills. Open, vibrant and comforting with tummy-rumbling plates leaving the kitchen at a good speed. Don’t let the breakfast plate deceive you – those are carrots NOT sausages. Still a great accompaniment to the dish though and they have amazing coffee here, which is also a pretty serious component to one of the best brunch in Sydney spots.

Related post: 4 secret gardens in Sydney you absolutely MUST visit!

 10. Motown Coffee Brewers (CBD) 

Post sweaty gym sesh, I was on my way to another Sydney spot for brunch when I walked past Motown Coffee Brewers. My intention was just around the corner but this menu wouldn’t let me leave. A fresh strawberry and pineapple juice and breakfast bruschetta later, I was pretty happy with my decision!

As I mentioned with Ministry of Coffee – my heart is with them for breakfast bruschetta, HOWEVER, Motown Coffee Roasters threw a block of halloumi onto my brunch which made the cheese addict in me hit the roof with sheer joy.  

Related post: Why you have to have dinner at Radio Cairo in Cremorne

Best breakfast in Sydney


If you liked this post, please share it below 🙂