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Where Is the Best Breakfast in Sydney?: The Ultimate Food Lover's Guide to the Sydney Breakfast Scene

You probably know all about Sydney's Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, but did you know that Sydney also has a booming food scene? 

Coffee and breakfast are a big deal in Sydney. Whether you're going on a vacation to Sydney or doing a one-night staycation, going out to breakfast or brunch in Sydney is a must. 

Read on for the ultimate list of the best breakfast in Sydney.

1. Café Vulcan at the Vulcan Hotel: The Best Breakfast in Sydney

The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is a family-owned, boutique hotel in the heart of the city. In the hotel, you'll find Café Vulcan, a local favorite in Ultimo. Not only is their staff friendly, but the café is in a gorgeous historic building.

In Sydney, you'll find that coffee is a big deal. The coffee at Café Vulcan is what keeps bringing locals back for more. Some of their delicious menu options include eggs benedict and the delightful Mama Ka’z Banana Bread toasted with butter. 

If you're worried about going out to eat and want breakfast on the go, the Café Vulcan also offers a takeaway option.

Location: 500 Wattle Street, Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007

Opening Hours: Mon. to Fri. from 7.00 AM until 10.00 AM and Sat. and Sun. from 8.00 AM until 11.00 AM

2. Bills at Bondi Beach

If you're in the mood for breakfast with a view in Sydney, look no further than dining in Bondi Beach where you can enjoy lovely ocean view walks. Consider getting take-out and having a picnic, which is also a safe choice during COVID-19.

Although it's not right on the ocean, one of the infamous breakfast spots in Bondi Beach is Bills at Bondi Beach. The corn fritters at Bills are hands down the best choice if you head to this infamous Bondi Beach breakfast in Sydney. The fritters come with roast tomato, bacon, and avocado salsa as an optional add-on. 

Location: 79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Opening Hours: Mon. to Fri. from 7.00 AM until 10.00 PM and Sat. to Sun. 7.30 AM until 10.00 PM

3. Kepos Street Kitchen

If you're looking for a Turkish breakfast in Sydney, look no further than the Shakshuka at Kepos Street Kitchen, where you'll eat your food streetside served from an open-air kitchen.

What is Shakshuka? Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish of poached eggs in a tomato-based sauce, typically served in a cast-iron skillet. It can be spicy, containing spices like paprika and cayenne pepper. 

Kepos serves their Shakshuka with tahini and coriander, and you'll savor every last bite. 

Location: 96 Kepos St, Redfern NSW 2016

Opening Hours: Mon. to Sun. from 8.00 AM until 3.00 PM

4. Yellow

If you are looking for a unique breakfast in Sydney that you will most likely not get anywhere else, try the liquorice bread at Yellow. This warm bread, served with house-churned butter, contains melted liquorice and liquorice-root infusion. 

This restaurant also serves vegetarian and vegan breakfast in Sydney if you're looking for a vegetarian or vegan-friendly place.

Location: 57 Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011

Opening Hours: Brunch Sat. and Sun from 8.00 AM until 3.00 PM

5. Edition Coffee Roasters Haymarket

Coffee enthusiasts will love the breakfast scene in Sydney because people in Sydney take coffee extremely seriously. If you're looking for some of the best breakfast in the CBD and an exceptional cup of coffee, give Edition a try.

In addition to supreme coffee, Edition's airy soufflé pancake is a must. This fluffy treat is topped with a different ingredient depending on the season. 

Location: 60 Darling Dr., Haymarket NSW 2000

Opening Hours: Mon. and Tues. from 7.00 AM until 5.00 PM; Wed through Fri 7.00 AM until 6pm; Sat. 8.00 AM-6.00 PM; Sun 8.00 AM until 5.00 PM

6. Rising Sun Workshop

Is it a chilly day in Sydney? Or are you looking for a warm and comforting spot that serves all day breakfast in Sydney? Try the breakfast ramen at the Rising Sun Workshop. This bone broth with egg, bacon, and tomato will warm your soul. 

This Pan-Asian restaurant is a communal motorcycle workshop and restaurant dedicated to working with the local community. The ingredients they serve are local, and their restaurant helps keep their workshop membership prices affordable. It's a truly unique space you don't want to miss out on.

Location: 1C Whateley St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

Opening Hours: Sun. to Tues. 9.00 AM until 4.00 PM; Wed. through Sat. All day menu 8.00 AM until 3.30 PM 

7. Iggy's

Since the pandemic started, sourdough bread has become all the rage around the world. There is a local favorite spot if you're into sourdough, and that's Iggy's. They're known for their bread, which is delicious served warm with fresh butter.

But if you're looking for more than bread, and you're into sweets, they serve a delicious sourdough chocolate croissant that will melt in your mouth.

Location: 131 Macpherson St, Bronte NSW 2024

Opening Hours: Tues. through Sun. 7.00 AM until 4.00 PM

8. Funkis Köket

If clean, simple, and outdoor dining are what you're looking for, check out the Scandinavian store and restaurant, Funkis Köket. Their gorgeous back courtyard garden is the perfect place for socially distanced dining. 

They serve a variety of organic ingredients and offer breakfast choices like warm cinnamon and cardamom buns. If you want the full Swedish experience, try the lingonberry cordial for your drink choice. They also serve baked eggs and open sandwiches.

Location: 202 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Opening Hours: Mon. through Sat. 7.00 AM until 2.00 PM

Explore Sydney Today

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, try to make the time to try many of the delicious food options at local Sydney restaurants. This list will give you a great start on exploring some of the best breakfast in Sydney.

If you haven't chosen your accommodations yet, look no further than the Vulcan Hotel. 

Originally built in 1884, the Vulcan Hotel is a unique historic building with a focus on friendly family-owned service. The Vulcan Hotel is an excellent lodging choice for the student or business executive alike. The facilities include a courtyard, a delicious café, and a relaxing atmosphere. 

Check out our availability online or contact us for more information.