The brunch culture in Australia, let's just say it's BIG!!
The art of brunching is a rite of passage everyone undergoes and enjoys, especially Sydneysiders! From eating fresh poached eggs and avo on rye bread, ricotta baked pancakes with honeycomb and fruit to loaded brekkie burgers, the Hello Molly team is a sucker for a good mid-morning foodie session. We love food!
Here's our all time favourite brunch spots you need to try when you come to Sydney, Australia!
Bread And Circus (Alexandria)
Recommended by Jasmin F
Sumptuous whole food delights can be found at Bread And Circus. This bustling gem is the best of both words, where you get to enjoy mouth-watering creations like a pig without feeling guilty about it!
The menu changes every single day, going to show how serious they are about pulling out fresh produce and giving customers the very best. We guarantee you'll marvel at everything from the mustard made egg salda with sourdough toast, slow roasted lamb shoulder with daily salad and caramelised fennel & pumpkin salad.
Paramount Coffee Project (Surry Hills)
Recommended by Anya
Going for industrial-chic - high ceilings, creative atmosphere, dining atmosphere. Paramount Coffee Project has it all!
Excellent (and beautifully presented) coffee followed by crumbed whole soft boiled eggs with mustard braised ham and kale on sourdough toast, kind and bubbly staff and... yeah. We can't find anything wrong with good food and good company!
Recommended by Jasmine C
If you're after interesting dishes that tickle your taste buds and allow you to curate your own menu, Indigo is on the top of the list.
Of course you have your classic meals of eggs benedict with unique touches like a sprinkling of crispy corn flakes. Or, feel free to enjoy a sublime coffee as you people watch and munch on your persian fetta, riccota and fresh herbs on sourdough toast!
Grounds of the City (CBD)
Recommended by Bella
Did someone say high-tea and a moody Parisian-chic diner vibe? All-day dining and shopping until you drop? What could be more spectacular than the cosmopolitan lifestyle!
Grounds of the City curates delectable and beautifully presented dishes suitable for sharing to mouthwatering Wagyu steaks fresh off the grill. Enjoy a hot beverage from the Tea Lady who roams the room with her trolley with ethically sourced and bake pastries on the side! After a hearty brekky? You can't go wrong with theor signature Biroche French Toast with riccotta, fresh strawberries and honeycomb!
The Shift Eatery (Surry Hills)
Recommended by Justine
Surry Hills is filled with hidden gems and this is one of them.
This hideaway is within a walking distance from central station and a haven for ethically sourced Vegan brekkies and brunches. You have your classic must-haves - tasty AF toasties and sandwiches on freshly baked bread, super food salads and good-old smashed avo on toast. Or, sample healthy bircher muesly with sumptious bananas, strawberries and coconut on top, all beautifully presented!
Ruby Lane (Manly)
Recommended by Elise
Here's another wholefoods hide out to tickle your taste buds and to lessen your foodie guilt! Ruby Lane is a great place for socialising and finding yummy, filling to cater towards your healthy vegan or non-vegan lifestyle.
Beautifully presented portions, colourful and all organic, there is nothing on this menu that isn't delicious, mouth-watering and nutritious. We're talking about the fanciest looking avo on toast, brioche burgers bursting with fresh ingredients along with classic staples like poached eggs on your choice of bread. Once you're done eating, wash this all done with a fresh fruit smoothy or an incredibly moorish dark hot chocolate!
Social Hideout (Waterloo)
Recommended by Giselle
Be prepared to paint your world in colour! If there ever was a brunch spot for Instagram worthy photos, this place is a gold mine! Considered 'Sydney's Prettiest Café', this brunch spot is the perfect place to relax and literally hide out from society, hence the name!
What makes this place special? This wonderland floral oasis and foodie heaven boasts immaculately plated and colour dishes that could have come straight out of a fairytale. This brunch spot boasts a variety of goodies that taste and sound as magical as they come, including matcha gren tea French toast with Mascarpone and caramelised banana, Saffron poach eggs with labeh and pomegranate, Panna Cotta Granola bowls with various nuts, red velvet-themed eggs benedict and more!
Lox Stock & Barrel (Bondi)
Recommended by Kate
What do you do after a rigorous swim during a sunny day at Bondi beach? Head over to Lox Stock & Barrel and grab one of their best-selling bagels!
This little gem is the definition of 'home-style vibes, and love in every meal!'. Each beautifully presented and tasty dish is inspired by meals your grandmother would have made for you when you were feeling sick. Think of hearty meals like flavoursome chicken soup with salads, seasoned peppered mackerel, slow-cooked South Australian beef sandwiches and more!
The Rusty Rabbit (Darlinghurst/Burwood)
Drool worthy meals found here! Not only does it have fabulously chic decor, the team of The Rusty Rabbit will ensure your taste buds and bellies are left satisfied! Aka. their juicy corn fritters paired with fresh juicy watermelon, feta cheese, smashed avo, veggie crisps and poached eggs. YUMMY!
Bills (Bondi Beach/Darlinghurst/ Surry Hills)
Well say goodbye to your diet! This magical place might as well be responsible for kicking off the brunch trend in Sydney. Wanna indulge in a Bloody Mary before 10am? You can here! If you're tempted, you have to try Bills renowned ricotta hotcakes topped with honeycomb butter and fresh fruiits. Not only are they beautifully presented on a place, but they're delicious AF!
Three Blue Ducks (Bronte/Rosbery)
If you want to throw in a spicy Bloody Mary or a refreshing mimosa to their iconic labeneh, poached eggs or mouth watering corn fritters, this top spot is a definite yes on our list!
Platform 82 (Concord)
This brunch spot became a viral sensation overnight with images of the spot's towering and delicious looking brunch meals. Enjoy a variety of sweet and savoury dishes large enough for a small army! Who here LOVES pancakes with ice cream, bacon and avo on toast? Better get to this place early as there's normally a queue waiting to get inside!
Little Jean (Double Bay)
Conveniently located next door to Woolies, Little Jean curates a carefully crafted menu of fresh, seasonal brekkies based on ethically harvested and sustainable Australia produce. Diners can choose from standard memu or create their own yummy brekkies or brunches and add side dishes!
Grounds Of Alexandria (Alexandria)
If you're after the typical Sydney experience, the Grounds of Alexandria is a must-do! It's the perfect place for 'Gram worthy vibes! Think of vivid flower stalls, towering vine arches with sparkling chandeliers, cobble stone streets and even a petting zoo! Expect epic coffee and seasonally delicious menus. If you're one for a classic meal, their steak and egg brunches are hard to beat!