This time of year is strange: most of us have a fair bit of time off, but so do our favourite venues.

Thankfully, quite a few cafes are staying open between December 21 and January 6 to make sure you get out of the house. Some are old favourites; others are some of the best new spots in town. They’re all worth a visit – use this break as an excuse to finally get to that spot across town you’ve been meaning to visit.

Related pages:
What’s Open for Summer 2019/20: Bars and Restaurants
What’s Open on Christmas Day
What’s Open Boxing Day
What’s Open on New Year’s Day

Quick Brown Fox Eatery

Open as normal, closed on public holidays and January 2.

22 Union Street, Pyrmont

Bills Bondi

Open as normal and open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day (with a 10 per cent surcharge). Closed on Christmas Day.

79 Hall Street, Bondi

Bills Surry Hills

Open as normal and open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day (with a 10 per cent surcharge). Closed on Christmas Day.

355 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Bartolo

Open from 7am–12pm. Closed on public holidays.

359 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Reuben Hills

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 10 per cent surcharge on New Year's Day.

61 Albion Street, Surry Hills

Brickfields

Open as normal and on Boxing Day (with a 15 per cent surcharge). Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

Bellevue Cottage by Antoine

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day. Coffee cart only on Boxing Day.

55 Leichhardt Street, Glebe

Paramount Coffee Project

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

Three Williams Cafe

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

613a Elizabeth St, Redfern

Devon North Sydney

Open as normal, closed public holidays.

Greenwood Plaza P01/36 Blue Street, North Sydney

Industry Beans

Reduced hours of 8am–4pm until January 6. Closed on public holidays.

40 York Street, Sydney

John Montagu

Open as normal. Open for public holidays from 8am–12pm for coffees only, with a 15 per cent surcharge.

144 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo

Corretto

Open as normal, closed Christmas Day. 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

24 The Strand, Dee Why

Cuckoo Callay Surry Hills

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 10 per cent surcharge on Boxing Day.

413 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Fleetwood Macchiato

Shortened trading hours until January 6. Closed on public holidays.

43 Erskineville Road, Erskineville

Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

Open as normal. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

1 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery

Organic Bread Bar Darlinghurst

Open as normal, with reduced hours and a 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

354 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Bills Darlinghurst

Open as normal, closed Christmas Day. 10 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
Ground Floor 182 Campbell Parade, Bondi