Sydney has a tonne of brunch spots, some by the ocean, the harbour or the river ways and some tucked in down alleyways and in places you’d never think to look. Here are five that we think are worth booking in a Sunday for.
Butcher and the Farmer, Glebe Tramsheds
If you haven’t visited the new Tramsheds eating precinct in Glebe yet, you need to make it a priority. Not only are there a bunch of great restaurants, but there’s also some good health food stores and an uber-hipster gym. Plus, it’s right next to Black Wattle Bay so afterwards you can go for a run along the water to make up for the delicious brunch you’ll down. Mainly housed indoors in the old tamshed depo, Butcher and the Farmer is one of just two restaurants with tables outside, so it’s great for young humans and pooches. They serve brunch until 11.30am and although the breakfast menu is small it does have some winners on there, including the Poached Eggs, Spinach Puree & Gravlax with radish salad, washed down with a Strawberry and blueberry smoothie. Book a table here.
Kensington St Social, Chippendale
Another new(ish) development is Kensington Street in Chippendale, where a string of little restaurants have opened up along a preserved terrace-lined street. Kensington St Social is the jewel of the lots with industrial-chic feel that sets the tone for a trendy Sunday morning. They celebrate their one-year anniversary this month and it’s pretty clear they’ll be around for a long while. Expect organic modern Mediterranean dishes designed to share. Our pick is the warm poached rhubarb, berries, rosemary and spelt granola, with a Kale Mary chaser. Book a table here.
Café Mint, Surry Hills
Café Mint is one of Surry Hill’s best Middle Eastern cuisine destinations. Located on Crown Street (the Cleveland end) in Surry Hills, every evening this place is packed full of locals getting their hummus and spices fix, but they also do a mean breakfast. Best for those wanting something different to the usual big breakfast or avocado on toast (though they do that – it’s Sydney), Café Mint serves up everything from spicy baked eggs, breakfast couscous and the lamb tagine. Plus they do a good coffee, which goes perfectly with the Kuneffeh (baked shredded kataifi pastry, folded over with sweet ricotta and sultanas. Served with yoghurt and fruit compote.) Book a table here.
Manly Wine, Manly
For epic beach views, you can’t beat Manly Wine. It’s pretty much ON the beach. And it goes from chilled out morning coffee haven to busy lunchtime cafe to sexy date night venue, all in one day! If you can sit in the outside section so you can hear the waves crashing in front of you. There’s a bunch of things to chose from but for our money, we go for the Salmon Royale (mainly because it sounds cool as you say it) or the The Healthy Manly (poached eggs, smoked ocean trout, beet relish, sweet corn fritters, apple and kale). The coffee is a good option, or one of their Ovvio teas. Book a table here.