FACT: Australia does brunch better than any other country.
Sure, New Yorkers have their bottomless mimosas and the Brits have their English breakfasts, but we have an endless amount of delicious options, often available until 3 pm. Our brunch culture is particularly strong in Sydney, where nearly every suburb has its own chic and cosy cafe within walking distance. Whether you’re a local or are here on vacay, read on for 5 of the most Insta-worthy brunch spots you need to visit.
This eastern suburbs hotspot is like a rainforest oasis, with more than a hint of modern elegance. The name is reflective not only of the lush greenery that fills the space but also the seasonal, farm-to-table menu. For a brunch date, you can’t go wrong with the coconut pancakes with grilled banana, passionfruit curd, shaved pineapple, and macadamia. They’re absolutely to die for!
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We’re calling it—this may be the most photogenic cafe in Sydney. Decked out in stylish monochrome interiors, it’s a minimalist’s dream! But it’s not just pretty too look at, they also happen to serve up some of the best gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free, vegan treats in town!
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Instagrammers and bloggers come to Baby for the millennial pink and stay for the great coffee and delicious food. With a dedicated brunch menu, the Alexandria cafe is the perfect place to hit up when you don’t know whether you feel like breakfast or lunch foods.
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You know a place is cool if Sarah’s Day frequents it, and the YouTube star has revealed this is one of her favourite cafes. Quite frankly, it’s not hard to see why— from the stylish interiors to the wholesome artisan dishes (served on baby blue and pink dishes, obvs) everything is on point at this Cronulla eatery.
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We love us a brunch that looks good, tastes good and does good, and this Alexandria cafe manages all three. Run by volunteers, 100% of their profits go towards ending slavery in Australia. (yep, it exists) Everything from their coffee and the tasty treats on their menu to the toilet paper in the bathrooms is sustainable and ethically sourced, too.
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