Daylight saving begins again on Sunday October 5, with clocks going forward one hour at 2am. An extra hour of sunshine is reason enough to celebrate, but team this with an extra day off work on Monday, and we’ve got quite the weekend ahead of us. But of course, we’ll need something to do with all that sunshine and extra time.

Please note that while efforts have been made to verify opening hours, these may vary on the day and so we recommend calling ahead if your best-laid plans depend on it.

CAFES

Devon Café
For breakfast done differently.
8am–3pm

Room 10
Wake yourself up with the finest espresso in Potts Point.
8am–4pm

Short Black Panther
For an all-day, laid-back brekkie down south.
7am–2pm

No. 12 Trading
Take home more than just a coffee from this cafe/treasure trove.
7am–4pm

Sonoma Bakery
To start your day with sourdough.

Glebe
7am–2pm

Paddington
7.30am–2pm

Waterloo
7.30am–2pm
2/5 Danks Street, Waterloo

Bondi Beach
7.30am–2pm
r10/178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Woollahra
7am–2pm
156 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra

Alexandria
7am–4pm
32/44 Birmingham Street, Sydney

Double Roasters
Coffee of the day in a converted Marrickville warehouse
6am–4pm

Little Mule Café
Egg and bacon rolls with Campos coffee in Stanmore.
7.30am–12pm

Reuben Hills
For specialty coffee in Surry Hills with food to match.
7.30am–4pm

Black Star Pastry
Come for the cakes, leave with baguettes.

Newtown
8am–3pm

Rosebery
8am–3pm

Organic Bread Bar
Head to Paddington for handmade pretzels or savoury rosemary and walnut shortbread.
7am–approximately 6pm

Meadow at Prince Alfred Park Pool
For a sandwich and a smoothie after your swim.
7.30am–approximately 4pm

Daisy’s Milkbar
Because we all want milkshakes and spiders with our breakfast and lunch.
8am–4pm

Ruby's Diner
Before or after you continue east to the beach.
7am–4pm

Gelato Messina Dessert Bar
For all your DIY soft serve gelato sundae needs.
5pm–11pm

RESTAURANTS

The Woods at the Four Seasons Hotel
Start your meal with a choice of five oyster varieties, before Mark Best’s Pei Modern moves in on October 15.
Lunch
12pm–2.30pm
Dinner
5.30pm–10pm

Cornerstone Bar & Food
Carriageworks’ kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch.
10am–3pm

Danjee
Top-quality Korean barbeque in the CBD
11.30am–10.30pm

Surry Hills Eating House
Explore the rich variety of regional Thai cuisines.
5.30pm–10pm

Yellow
Enjoy a special five-course dinner for $130 courtesy of guest chef Luke Burgess at this Potts Point restaurant.
6pm–11pm

Bathers’ Pavilion
Food with a view of Balmoral Beach.
7am – 11:30pm

The Botanist Kirribilli
Brush up on your botany over dinner, with food and cocktails abundant in fresh produce, herbs and spices.
12pm–11pm

Bondi Hardware
Sharing dishes in a former hardware store.
10am–11pm

Flying Fish
An Asian-inspired menu of seasonal produce and fresh seafood at at Jones Bay Wharf.
6pm–10.30pm

Three Blue Ducks
The cafe does a smashing lunch; and you can roll on down to Bronte Beach when you're done.
Breakfast
7.30am–11.30am
Lunch
12pm–3pm

Chiswick
Lunch and dinner merged seamlessly with a country garden.
Lunch
12pm–2.30pm
Dinner
6pm–9pm

Papi Chulo
It's the place to be when the weather's nice.
11.30am–9pm

Mr Wong
Two words – Mud. Crab. Treat yourself.
Lunch
12pm–3pm
Dinner
5.30pm–11pm

Lentil As Anything
If you haven’t yet experienced this place, now’s the time.
Lunch
12pm–3pm
Dinner
6pm–9pm

Café Sopra
The Fratelli Fresh foodstore’s quality Italian dining experience with sophisticated pub vibes.

Alexandria
Lunch
12pm–3pm
Dinner
6pm–9pm
52 Mitchell Road, Alexandria

Potts Point
Lunch
12pm–3pm
Dinner
5.30pm–9pm
81 Macleay St, Potts Point

Walsh Bay
Lunch
12pm–3pm
Dinner
5.30pm–9pm
16 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

The Clock Hotel
A chance to try The Clock’s Salumeria – a build-your-own board of cheese, meats, olives and accompaniments, $10 lunches and a happy hour to boot.
Kitchen
12pm–3pm / 5pm–10pm
Bar
12pm–12am
470 Crown Street, Surry Hills

BARS

The Oxford Tavern
Hanging In Petersham? Grab a Portuguese-inspired Bloody Mary or some smoked meats from the Black Betty BBQ.
12pm–10pm

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Pitch yourself at a picnic bench, with views across the water ale in hand.
10am–10pm

Ivanhoe Hotel
See if you can find a spot at the rooftop bar at this three-storey staple of Manly.
11am–12pm

Manly Wine
Grab a cocktail and a colourful cushion.
7am–12am

4 Pines Brewing Company
Hand-brewed beers at the specialist in-house brewing bar.
11am–late

Welcome Hotel
A thoughtful wine list and craft-beer selection in the backstreets of Rozelle.
12pm–10pm

The Little Fish Bar
For seasonal cocktails on the Pyrmont waterfront.
6pm–approximately 9pm

The Winery
For a playful, populist wine list, head to Surry Hills.
12pm–12am

The Local Taphouse
Head to Darlinghurst for trivia and a rather splendid roof bar.
12pm–11pm

The Courthouse Hotel
Spend some time in one of Newtown’s – if not Sydney’s – best beer gardens.
10am–12am

The Little Guy
For old-fashioned cocktails and bottomless popcorn in an old shopfront in Glebe.
4pm–12pm

The Bearded Tit
Free love, not free beer at Redfern’s newest small bar.
2pm–approximately 10pm

The Balmain Hotel
12pm–late

Coogee Pavillion
It’s sure to be lively all day – get in early for a good spot.
8am–late.

The Rose Hotel
Go to Chippendale for the beer garden and some good pub grub.
11am–late

Charing Cross Hotel
It's has just had a makeover and a fresh lick or two of paint. This long weekend is the perfect time to check it out.
10am–10pm.