It’s so close you can almost taste the long weekend. That four-day bonanza of chocolate, R&R and general long-weekending that gives Sydneysiders the chance to make the most of those last balmy days.

If you’re not heading out of town to savour the Easter break, here’s a list of the thoughtful cafes and restaurants keeping the espresso machines hissing and hotplates heating over the long weekend.

Note: All licensed venues stop serving alcohol at 10pm on Good Friday and opening times can change, so maybe call before you swing by. Because everyone deserves a holiday!

RESTAURANTS
MissChu (Bondi and Opera Kitchen): open every day.
The Carrington: open every day.
The Norfolk: open every day.
The Forresters: open every day.
The Abercrombie: closed Good Friday only.
Spencer Guthrie: closed Good Friday only (never open on a Monday).
Ribs & Burgers: closed Good Friday only.
Pony Lounge & Dining (Neutral Bay): open every day.
The Village: open every day from noon, with a special Easter brunch on Sunday and opening specially on Monday, Easter long weekend only.
Chiswick: closed Monday only.

CAFES
Organic Bread Bar: open every day.
The Little Marionette (Annandale): closed Easter Sunday only.
Corduroy: closed Easter Saturday and Sunday only.
Bondi Picnic: closed Easter Sunday only.
Central Baking Depot (Neutral Bay): open every day.
Reuben Hills: open every day.
The Wild Bunch: open every day.
Dose Espresso: open every day.
Black Star Pastry: closed Good Friday only.
Double Roasters: open every day.
Room 10
Sonoma Bakeries

BARS
Shady Pines Saloon- Closed Good Friday only.
Baxter Inn- Closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Love Tilly Devine- Closed Good Friday only. (Never trades Sun/Mon anyway)
The Commons- Closed Easter Sunday and Monday.
Bucklers Canteen- Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Eau de Vie- Closed Good Friday only.
Honey Rider- Closed Easter Monday only.
Chingalings- Close Easter Monday (as usual)
The Bar at the End of the Wharf- (Closed Good Friday and Sunday)

Of course there are plenty more places still open over Easter, but these are a few of our favourites. Contact us at sydney@broadsheet.com.au to be added to the list.