Breakfast is the closest thing we have to a national cuisine. Here we pay tribute to Sydney’s best; places shaping the very definition of the pre-midday meal. Others we’ve selected for consistent performance – they’ve nailed the classics and learnt how to handle the crowds that follow.


Some are big, some are small. Some are secluded neighbourhood prizes, others pull customers from across the city. But they all have one thing in common: they represent the best morning dining Sydney has to offer.

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Shuk

The best of Israel on a plate.

2 Mitchell Street
North Bondi NSW 2026

ACME

$50 for four courses.

60 Bayswater Road
Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011

Efendy

A full Turkish spread – thick, granular and heavily caffeinated coffee included.

79 Elliott Street (corner of Darling Street)
Balmain NSW 2041

Circa Specialty Coffee

The best breakfast in Parramatta.

21 Wentworth Street
Parramatta NSW 2150

Brickfields

Straight from the oven to your plate.

206 Cleveland Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

Edition Coffee Roasters

Nordic meets Japanese for a rare collaboration.

265 Liverpool Street (Corner Crown)
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Fratelli Paradiso

Polished Italian breakfasts on a well-heeled street.

Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011

Cornersmith

Unpretentious, ethical and creative.

314 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204