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.
For breakfast done differently.
Wake yourself up with the finest espresso in Potts Point.
Short Black Panther
For an all-day, laid-back brekkie down south.
No. 12 Trading
Take home more than just a coffee from this cafe/treasure trove.
To start your day with sourdough.
2/5 Danks Street, Waterloo
r10/178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
156 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
32/44 Birmingham Street, Sydney
Coffee of the day in a converted Marrickville warehouse
Little Mule Café
Egg and bacon rolls with Campos coffee in Stanmore.
For specialty coffee in Surry Hills with food to match.
Black Star Pastry
Come for the cakes, leave with baguettes.
Organic Bread Bar
Head to Paddington for handmade pretzels or savoury rosemary and walnut shortbread.
Meadow at Prince Alfred Park Pool
For a sandwich and a smoothie after your swim.
Because we all want milkshakes and spiders with our breakfast and lunch.
Before or after you continue east to the beach.
Gelato Messina Dessert Bar
For all your DIY soft serve gelato sundae needs.
Cornerstone Bar & Food
Carriageworks’ kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch.
Top-quality Korean barbeque in the CBD
Surry Hills Eating House
Explore the rich variety of regional Thai cuisines.
Enjoy a special five-course dinner for $130 courtesy of guest chef Luke Burgess at this Potts Point restaurant.
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.
Sharing dishes in a former hardware store.
An Asian-inspired menu of seasonal produce and fresh seafood at at Jones Bay Wharf.
Three Blue Ducks
The cafe does a smashing lunch; and you can roll on down to Bronte Beach when you're done.
Lunch and dinner merged seamlessly with a country garden.
It's the place to be when the weather's nice.
Two words – Mud. Crab. Treat yourself.
Lentil As Anything
If you haven’t yet experienced this place, now’s the time.
The Fratelli Fresh foodstore’s quality Italian dining experience with sophisticated pub vibes.
52 Mitchell Road, Alexandria
81 Macleay St, Potts Point
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.
12pm–3pm / 5pm–10pm
470 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Pitch yourself at a picnic bench, with views across the water ale in hand.
See if you can find a spot at the rooftop bar at this three-storey staple of Manly.
Grab a cocktail and a colourful cushion.
4 Pines Brewing Company
Hand-brewed beers at the specialist in-house brewing bar.
A thoughtful wine list and craft-beer selection in the backstreets of Rozelle.
The Little Fish Bar
For seasonal cocktails on the Pyrmont waterfront.
For a playful, populist wine list, head to Surry Hills.
The Local Taphouse
Head to Darlinghurst for trivia and a rather splendid roof bar.
The Courthouse Hotel
Spend some time in one of Newtown’s – if not Sydney’s – best beer gardens.
The Little Guy
For old-fashioned cocktails and bottomless popcorn in an old shopfront in Glebe.
The Bearded Tit
Free love, not free beer at Redfern’s newest small bar.
The Balmain Hotel
It’s sure to be lively all day – get in early for a good spot.
The Rose Hotel
Go to Chippendale for the beer garden and some good pub grub.
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.