The presents are under the tree ready to go. The ham is taking up all of the space in the fridge. Michael Buble’s Christmas album is locked and loaded. Do you really want to worry about coffee after all of that?

We’re in the southern hemisphere – that means no snow or woolly jumpers. But it also means that we get to make whatever we want of Christmas. Maybe that means brunch then a swim, maybe it’s a glass (or two) of wine at a bar in the city. Maybe Christmas isn’t even your thing, and you just need to know where to go when most of your favourite spots are closed.

Here’s who’ll be staying open on the 25th.

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Sharon Kwan Kitchen

Open from 11:30am–8:30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

726 Parramatta Road, Petersham

Bathers' Pavilion

Open for brunch with set menus.

4 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach
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Ho Jiak

Open from 11am–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

92 Hay Street, Haymarket

Ho Jiak Town Hall

Open from 11:30am–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

125 York Street, Sydney

Jang Ta Bal

Open from 5pm–12am.

73-75 Liverpool Street, Sydney

Eastside Kitchen & Bar

Open from 12pm–late.

The Old Rum Store Level 1 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
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Open from 10pm–30pm and 5:30pm–late. $3 surcharge per person.

4 683 George Street, Haymarket



Open from 6am–5pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

2 Mitchell Street, North Bondi
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Shuk Bakery

Open from 7am–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

40 Mitchell Street, North Bondi


Open from 7am–3:30pm and 5pm–10pm. 15 pre cent surcharge.

2/203A Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst



Open from 3pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

161 Sussex Street, Sydney
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