Darlinghurst and its mass of small bars might feel most alive at night, but the area isn't lacking when it comes to daytime options, either. After all, this is where Bill Granger first introduced Sydneysiders to the pleasures of smashed avo and ricotta hotcakes. Bills remains one of the suburb's best cafes, though it has some serious competition, as this list illustrates.

Related pages:
Guide to Darlinghurst
Best Restaurants in Darlinghurst
Best Cafes in Surry Hills
Best Cafes in Paddington

Son of Frank

Italian that starts with a boozy breakfast.

263 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Pablo’s Vice

A bona fide favourite with a takeaway window.

3 257 Goulburn Street (crn Crown Street)
Darlinghurst NSW 2010


A busy hole-in-the-wall cafe.

320 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW