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Bakery and cafe in Marrickville. Warehouse-type space with awesome brunch options and stays open for special dinner meals two times a week. Fresh, clean, and creative get yourself some food with that coffee. I kept it simple with the fried egg sandwich, but even that has an interesting twist with egg, mushroom, haloumi, and beetroot relish on ciabatta.

Two Chaps

Great open-air cafe in Redfern. Can hang inside, but the outdoor garden in the back is definitely the spot to take in some rays🌞. They serve brekky and lunch all day with some really creative options at great prices. The avo smash and a coffee did the trick for me as a morning snack.

The Shortlist Espresso Bar

Right off King Street in Newtown. Two-story bistro/cafe serving up their own dynamite homemade pastries and brekky in addition to the coffee that they brew on-site. Iced long black is killer and the industrial build gives it a great vibe. Only open until 4PM, so don't sleep in too late.

Brewtown Newtown

Awesome open-air cafe in the heart of Glebe. Stop in for a coffee and a quick bite with a street view ideal for some quality people-watching. Or dial-up the free wi-fi to take care of all the work you've been putting off.


After a morning of surf or swim at Maroubra Beach, Chalk Espresso will never do you wrong for a nice brekky. The interior will help you understand its name - very cool chalk artwork on black walls that line the restaurant. I had the Catalan baked eggs, which are equally filling and delicious - spicy tomato sauce, chorizo, baby spinach, mushrooms, and more ingredients make this dish a winner 🏆.

Chalk Espresso Cafe

Casual cafe serving brekkie all day everyday. Got the chorizo and egg sandwich which comes on a big bun. Iced coffee (with ice cream) was on point. Pretty cheap too. Will be back for the omelettes next time 💯


Great spot for breakfast / lunch with an awesome view of Bronte Beach. Stopped here in the middle of the Coastal Walk for a break to relax for a bit. Highly recommend the bacon & egg wrap which includes fresh spinach and hash browns, it's delicious 😋

G'Day Bronte