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Cafe Monaka


In Mona Vale, experience a classic Japanese breakfast of rice, pan-seared salmon, miso soup and tamagoyaki (a rolled Japanese omelette), alongside cafe favourites. Think avocado on toast, acai bowls and solid coffee. The raw oak tea-house aesthetic is fitting – aromatic, flavourful green teas imported from Japan are brewed here daily.

Edition Coffee Roasters Haymarket


Inspired by a traditional Japanese farm or mountain house, with takeaway bento boxes and fine-dining level mains. Scandi-design sensibility combined with Japanese food isn't new these days, but who cares when it's done this well?

Cafe Oratnek


Visit for Japanese-tinged breakfasts by former Bills head chef Kenny Takayama. Its younger sibling Kentaro is also worth your time.