This year January 26 falls on a Sunday, so the national public holiday – officially known as Australia Day – will be marked on Monday, January 27. In recent years, Indigenous Australians and supporters of the Change the Date movement have called it Invasion Day or Survival Day.

However you observe your day off this year, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are staying open. Many have committed to contributing some of their profits to bushfire-affected communities, so grab some brunch and show your support.

Little M

Open from 6am–12pm.

296 Darling Street, Balmain

Cho Cho San

Open from 6pm–late. 10 per cent surcharge.

73 Macleay Street, Potts Point

The Apollo

Open from 6pm–late. 10 per cent surcharge.

44 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Otto Ristorante

Open from 12pm–10pm.

Area 8 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo


Open from 12pm–2pm; 5.30pm–10pm.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point


Open from 6pm–10pm.

Overseas Passenger Terminal The Rocks, Sydney

The Fenwick

Open from 7am–10.30am; 12pm–5pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

2-8 Weston Street, Balmain East

The Old Fitzroy

Open from 12pm–10pm.

129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo


Open from 11.30am–3pm; 5pm–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge. Special Chinese New Year menu available.

The Exchange, Darling Square 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket

Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium

Open from 12pm–9pm.

1 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Open from 11.30–2.30pm; 5.30pm–9pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

The Jetty, The Spit Marina, Spit Road, Mosman

Quick Brown Fox Eatery

Open from 7am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge. Specials on the day include a Pavlova Lamington and a brekkie pie.

22 Union Street, Pyrmont

One Drop Brewing

Open from 12pm–9pm. Live music from 3pm.

5 Erith Street, Botany

The Glebe Hotel

Open from 12pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

63 Bay Street, Glebe

Bayswater Kitchenette

Open from 5pm–9.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Shop 1 51-57 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay

Industry Beans

Open from 8am–4pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

40 York Street, Sydney

Dulcet Cakes and Sweets Haymarket

Open from 11am–9.30pm.

TG 4/8 Quay Street, Haymarket


Open from 6pm–11pm.

75-79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach


Open from 11.30–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

304-308 King Street, Newtown


Open from 7am–4pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

107 Addison Road, Marrickville

Cool Mac Cafe

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

2/ 34 Burton Street, Kirribilli

Went to See the Gypsy

Open from 8am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Shop 1 76 Mitchell Road, Alexandria