8 Reasons Why Sydney is the Brunch Capital of the World


While Sydney being the home of dozens of sun-bathed beaches complemented by the glittering harbor and other magnificent landmarks, it is indeed the best place for some of the perfect brunches. When you are in Sydney on your Australia vacation, you must visit the best cafes to begin your holiday with a bang.

Here are the top eight cafes in Sydney that prove the city is truly the brunch capital of the world.

Mecca Alexandria 

If you are a coffee lover and have never heard of Mecca, then you must be living on some other planet. Mecca is known for its authentic coffee flavors and has several stores all over the world. But their latest store, Mecca Alexandria, is a pure sensation. Not only the rich coffee taste but also the interiors of the cafe is an amaze. The sunshine filters and the monochrome tiling will blow you away. The mid-century inspired ambiance will make a perfect backdrop for your first Instagram story to kickstart your Sydney vacation. 

Location: 26 Bourke Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7.00am – 3.00pm | Sat – Sun 8.00am – 3.30pm
What’s special: Beef Brisket, Bacon and Eggs, Darkhouse Blend, Nitro Cold Coffee 

The Bucket List 

Whether it is summer or winter, The Bucket List’s menu is a total stunner! With three unique dining areas, each decorated with colorful decor, the vibrant atmosphere on your Instagram feed is an absolute knockout. This is a must-visit cafe when you are in Sydney. They use fresh produce from Hunter Valley and local farmers emphasizing to serve only high-quality food with delicate flavors. Don’t forget to dip your feet in Bondi Beach before you head to the cafe. 

Location: Bondi Pavilion, Shop 1, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Sydney NSW 2026, Australia
Opening hours: Mon – Tues 11.00am – 5.00pm | Wed-Sun 11.00am – 12 midnight
What’s special: Beer and Prawn Buckets, Fish N Chips 

Oratnek

Oratnek is a picturesque cafe taking up an old renovated terrace house. You can take your seat on the patio and watch the chefs picking herbs like mint and parsley. The interior of the cafe reflects Japanese style with pastel mint coffee cups and small wooden tables. The flavours they bring out with their herbs is undoubtedly mind-blowing. 

Location: 4 Pitt Street, Redfern, New South Wales 2016
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7.00am – 4.00pm | Sat-Sun 8.00am – 4.00pm
What’s special: Mushroom on Toast, White Chocolate and Green Tea Muffin, Monster Katsu Sombo 

The Vogue Cafe 

True to its name, The Vogue Cafe is trendy, serving the most trending drinks of Instagram in town. The interiors reflect the retro-chic style reminiscent of a French cafe with simple wooden furniture set up. It is primarily known for its delicious milkshakes that are aesthetically appealing. The toppings add much more beauty and taste to it. 

Location: 109 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, Australia, Level 2
Opening hours:  Mon-Wed 7.30am – 4.00pm | Thurs 7.30am – 6.00pm | Fri – Sat 7.30am – 4.00pm | Sun 8.30am – 5.00pm
What’s special: Nutella Thickshake, Peachy Mango, Killer Cronuts 

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar 

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar is the most charming cafe you will find in Sydney. The cafe is an icon of creativity as it was carved from an old warehouse. The tinged hues of oak, gold and other white elements take you into another whole world when you step in. The tea bag artwork and the Japanese pottery bowl collection bring even more style to the ambience. The menu features an overwhelming 22 variations of organic tea. They are served at varying temperatures in German Finum pots to produce the herbal fragrance. They offer unique combos of breakfasts as well. 

Location: 146 Abercrombie St, Redfern NSW 2016
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8.00am – 4.00pm | Sun 9.00am – 4.00pm
What’s special: Banana Split Tea, Chai Latte, The Tea Marbled egg with Kimchi, Kale and Black Sesame 

Parlour Lane Roasters 

Parlour Lane Roasters is a blended version of a bar and cafe. It is an extravagant Euro-style cafe in the day and a vibrant wine bar in night. You will feel refreshed in the ambiance that is exclusively gothic with artistic features like headless Victorian-Esque mannequins. Also, they open the cafe around 7 am itself to roll out their first coffee. 

Location: Ground level, QT Hotel, 49 Market Street, Sydney
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7.00am – 9.00pm | Sat 8.00am – 9.00pm | Sun 8.00am – Midnight
What’s special: Reuben, Peroni, Negronis, Prosciutto Platter

Mr Wong 

Mr Wong is a Cantonese restaurant adorned with both French and Chinese decor. It is decked up with French-colonial, Shanghai-accented decor with racks of Chinese pottery, gold dragons and red fans. You can also find a beautiful Chinese lady painted randomly on the brick walls. The duck roasts and crab dishes are ultimate here. When it comes to lunch, their signature dishes are dim sums. 

Location: 3 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12.00pm – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 11.00pm | Thurs – Fri 12.00pm – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 12 midnight | Sat 10.30m – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 12 midnight | Sun 10.30am – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 10.00pm
What’s special: Chinese Roast Duck, Mud Crab and Rock Lobsters, Pork and Prawn Shu Mai, Prawn and Crispy Dough Rice Roll, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns

The Butler 

The Butler is a unique rooftop bar offering panoramic views of the entire Sydney city skyline. It is a cafe-cum-bar with an alfresco garden terrace. The decor is entirely French-inspired with green and white merged with light oakwood. Watching sunsets from here with an excellent cocktail is indeed a breathtaking experience. 

Location: 123 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Opening hours:  Mon – Tue 4.00pm – 12 midnight | Wed-Sat 12.00pm – 12 midnight | Sun 12.00pm – 10.00pm
What’s special: Boudin Noir Slider, The Grilled Duck Sausage and Duck Confit

Have you tempted already? Don’t hold the excitement. Pack up your bags right away and set off on your Australia trip and dwell in the mouth-watering flavours. 

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