Brunch is practically a religion in Sydney. Every day, from around 10am, thousands of people across the city enjoy a range of innovative and classic offerings. Served up at an eclectic mix of venues, that include everywhere from plush waterfront restaurants to charming, intimate bistros tucked away in hidden laneways.
Whether your go to is eggs benny or Belgian waffles, or something a little more ethnic and inventive, the choice of meal options is wide, varied and endless.
If you love brunch and are looking to try out some new places, check out our recommendations for some of the best spots in the city to visit.
Three Blue Ducks has steadily established itself as one of Sydney’s best brunch destinations over the last decade.
Originally launched by three surfer mates in Bronte back in 2010, the café now operates from locations in Roseberry, Byron and also Brisbane.
Offering a delicious range of produce-driven, sustainably made brunches, the food here is exquisite. With dishes like smoked Portuguese pork sausage and roasted portobello mushrooms shining from the menu.
Crafted from ethically sourced ingredients, these guys take sustainability very seriously. Their premises even have an impressive kitchen garden in their backyard, replete with banana trees, herbs and chickens!
Gram Café and Pancakes is quickly turning into a global phenomenon.
Initially launched in Osaka back in 2014, the restaurant now has over 60 stores around the world, including one at Chatswood and one at the Sydney CBD. The food of choice here is pancakes and what they offer is decadent and fantastic.
A great place to get a sweet fix, the honey apple and earl grey tea pancakes are especially divine. As is the tiramisu and the chocolate banana French toast variety.
If you would prefer something savoury, then the benedict premium pancakes, complete with bacon, two fried eggs, cheese and hollandaise sauce, should be right up your street.
If you are looking for a place where you can take your pooch with you for brunch, then head on over to 169 Darlinghurst.
Situated at the corner of Darlinghurst Rd and William Street, they are open 5 days a week for all day breakfast and lunch; with a dog-friendly terrace that makes for an excellent outdoor area in which to enjoy a meal with your four legged friend.
The food is very good here, but for a real brunch experience why not try their bottomless set menu?
Over two hours it offers as many Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis & sparkling wines as you could reasonably drink. As well as some fabulous pastries and your choice of any of their brunch meals.
Are you the type of person who likes to take photos of your dining experience? Then you should definitely check out Social Hideout.
Boasting locations in Waterloo And Parramatta, these guys have been called the ‘Willy Wonka of cafes’.
Aesthetically, their décor features over 17,000 flowers, as well as a neon ‘Hello Gorgeous’ sign that your eye is naturally drawn too. Whilst the food is presented with such beauty, it almost seems a shame to start eating it!
The menu here is very comforting, with dishes like mac ‘n’ cheese waffles and matcha green tea French toast attracting foodies from all over town.
Single O rose to prominence in Sydney due to their exceptional coffee, which definitely ranks up there with the best in the city. But their brunch menu should not be overlooked too.
Their flagship store over in Surry Hills serves up a fabulous seasonal brunch menu that champions sustainability and quality produce, which goes perfectly with their coffee.
The relatively small menu features the likes of Jerusalem Artichoke Salad, Annato Pork Toastie and Blue Eye Cod, as its most popular savoury dishes. As well as a delectable range of croissants and Portuguese tarts for those who like sweets.
For a casual, yet refined dining experience that focuses on quality, Single O’s brunch is hard to beat.
Sydney has so many brunch venues that you could easily eat at a different one every day and still not visit them all in a year.
Here are some other brunch venues we think are well worth checking out.