Sydney has many sights, but a trip through the city's fantastic cafes should definitely be on your itinerary. In this article, I'll tell you about several of Sydney's best cafes and give you a taste of what they serve.
You've found the right place if you appreciate excellent coffee. Sydney has a wide selection of caffeine-containing beverages, from mild lattes and flat whites to the mighty double espresso. You can order any type of beverage you like at these cafes, which will satisfy even the most discerning coffee snob.
Every time you turn around in Sydney, it seems like a brand new café has opened its doors, much to the pleasure of coffee aficionados and Instagram addicts in search of the perfect brunch spot. Here is our curated list of Sydney's newest and best cafés, ranging from hip newcomers to established local favourites expanding into neighbouring neighbourhoods.
One of the reasons people travel from far and wide to visit Sydney is the city's abundance of excellent cafes. We have compiled a list of our favourite Sydney cafes for people visiting or living in the area. Definitely wait in line for these popular brunch spots. They're listed down here for your convenience.
The Boathouse Rose Bay
The Boathouse Group's restaurants are all located in picturesque settings, with many of them right on Sydney's beaches.
The Boathouse Rose Bay is the newest member of the seaside restaurant chain, The Boathouse. The establishment is equipped with a kiosk on the ground floor and a restaurant on the upper level, making it ideal for social gatherings, family dinners, and other celebratory occasions.
Easily accessible from the city centre in just 15 minutes, this Sydney suburb has plenty of parking right on the street. If you prefer, you can take a water taxi or ferry from Circular Quay to Rose Bay Wharf.
The popular café's new location by the water will feature all of the same great food and atmosphere as before. If you're looking for a new place to spend your weekends, look no further than The Boathouse Rose Bay.
The upstairs dining area, managed by the friendly and efficient Eleonora Vaccarini, is just as Rose Bay as the downstairs Boathouse bar and lounge, complete with a full menu and some seriously potent cocktails.
Prawn cocktails, oysters, crab rolls, crudo, pasta dishes, beef, duck, and fish are all on the menu from acclaimed chef James Brownrigg. Additionally, many of the dishes have a nautical or beachy flavor. A pinkish-red tarama ($24) is topped with salmon roe and served with blinis in case you get lost in the sea of unfamiliar flavours (unlikely).
King Ora salmon with a velvety pea veloute and creme fraiche ($38) and 12-hour-cooked lamb shoulder formed into a tight roll, with parsnip puree ($40), among other dishes, are nicely styled, if a little dated. A visit to the original on Sydney's breathtaking Balmoral Beach is highly recommended.
On the waterfront, you can't beat the deckhouse. Enjoy a stylish menu and picturesque waterfront views at this waterfront restaurant, ideal for weekend brunches thanks to its prime location and beautiful dockside setting.
The Deckhouse, located in Clarkes Point Reserve on the waterfront at Woolwich Dock, is a quintessential Sydney experience thanks to its thoughtful design, which makes the most of the reserve's harbour views and bushy surroundings.
The Deckhouse Café has a sunny deck, breathtaking and uninterrupted panoramic views of Sydney Harbor and the Sydney skyline, and delicious, well-executed food, all in a tranquil setting on the beautiful and historic foreshore of Woolwich Dock.
The Deckhouse is another great spot to eat breakfast while taking in the sights of the harbour and the Harbour Bridge. Thus, an abundance of photo ops for Instagram. Located on the water's edge and just a short walk from the parking lot at the end of Clarke Road (past the boom gates), Deckhouse café is a great place to enjoy a meal in peace and quiet while gazing out at the passing yachts and docked boats.
Samantha Lockery, the head chef, prepared the dishes (who has previously worked with Neil Perry at Rockpool, Serge Dansereau at Bathers Pavilion and Kylie Kwong of Billy Kwong, to name a few). For a place with such a high-class atmosphere, the prices are surprisingly affordable.
Wagyu brioche burgers would be a great choice for lunch after a brunch of field mushroom and feta tarts. One of the most appealing aspects, however, is its location. The views of the yachts at the dock, the sparkling ripples of Sydney Harbour, and the views back to the Harbour Bridge are all brought in by the massive, rough-hewn wood beams and large expanses of glass. Check out the puppy parking spot, an old dinghy on its side with a bowl of water.
The Organic Tea Bar, Located Down the Rabbit Hole
In late 2015, this warehouse that used to house builders' tools was converted into a tea haven by tea wholesaler The Rabbit Hole. Gold, oak, and bright white accents, as well as whitewashed, exposed brick walls, bring warmth to the vast room. Valeria Burgoa's teabag art installation and a set of handmade bowls inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi provide visual interest and depth.
In the shop's modest gift shop, customers can pick up a few bags of Rabbit Hole tea on their way out. There are a variety of tea lattes, such as the Summer Fling, and 22 different types of organic Rabbit Hole tea to choose from. All of the tea is brewed in specially sourced Finum pots (to ensure there is no drippage).
Sparkling teas, "shrub" teas with a fermented, vinegary flavour (marketed as "an evolution of kombucha"), and "steampunk" speciality brews are all available. If you're having trouble settling on a course of action, "Surprise Me" is your best bet.
Several of the dishes on the menu, such as the jasmine tea and blueberry chia or the toast with Earl Grey-infused apricot jam, are infused with teas, making them lighter and healthier. The Rabbit Hole is a hidden gem that will give you a charming brunch experience, especially if you enjoy tea and modern interior design. Barangaroo now has a second, smaller tea shop since 2016.
The Zero Degrees Coffee Co.
If you're looking for a waterfront restaurant with a view, try this one. Get thee to Celsius Coffee Co immediately if you seek a café serving your every whim. Get your rumbling stomach to the floating eatery (yes, it's on the actual water) and prepare to be stuffed silly.
Given their prime location atop a ferry terminal directly across from Sydney Harbour, the owners of Celsius Coffee Co. could have taken it easy. It's true that the restaurant's Instagram-worthiness stems largely from its charming, wood-and-glass interior.
The cafe's menu features creative takes on the breakfast staple, eggs, such as chilli-buttered eggs, balsamic glazed eggs made in-house, and eggs topped with Japanese yuzu hollandaise.
Don't even think about ordering food until you've guzzled down a cup (or two) of their magical coffee, though the Burrata & Mushrooms (think all the cheese with a side of health) and Billy's Eggs (aka buttered chilli scrambles) have their name written all over them. Each day, they pour a variety of rich ONA blends that are worth their weight in gold. Reserve a window seat and stay all day.
Acres Of Land In Alexandria
The Bakery, located on the premises of The Grounds of Alexandria, is now open. There's sit-down service, takeout, and even cooking demonstrations available. The Grounds is an all-time great. Even if you're not into farm animals or a rustic atmosphere, you'll want to come here for the delicious, hearty comfort food. There will be artisanal, handcrafted loaves for sale. In an open bakery, customers can watch the bread being baked.
Traditional fig-and-walnut and olive-and-rosemary loaves sit alongside experimental charcoal and bamboo loaves. The latter is a sourdough with a thick, dark crust that takes its cues from European styles.
Each loaf we bake has an inner beauty that comes from its deliciousness. Ramzey Choker, the man behind The Grounds of Alexandria, says his bakers only use the best natural ingredients and follow traditional baking techniques and secret family recipes. The menu specials will rotate frequently.
Acme&Co (Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel) enlisted the help of interior designer Caroline Choker and architect Vince Alafaci. Their method highlights how people have consistently relied on bread for sustenance. The quaint and homey kitchen takes its cues from the cosy bakeries and kitchens of the world. The signature mint green of The Grounds of Alexandria can be seen on the enamelled refrigerator, which is paired with vintage pendant lights and black and white French tiles that were installed over salvaged timber.
"The most important thing for us is to make people feel something when they are in our spaces. Choker explains that a traditional country kitchen served as the restaurant's design inspiration for "The Bakery."
This group has made 2017 the year of growth, with the announcement of both the new bakery and the branch of The Grounds opening in the lower north shore.
Zimzala's success can be attributed to its prime location on the beach in Cronulla South, as well as its delicious cuisine, welcoming atmosphere, and accommodating staff. As you savour delicious dishes inspired by Australia's diverse culture, the ocean will seem almost within reach.
Make a pit stop past Zimzala if you're travelling south. The restaurant's proximity to the beach (it's literally one metre away) is a major draw, as are the fresh ingredients and creative dishes it serves.
Zimzala: One who finds solace with the sand between their toes and the waves of the ocean lapping at their feet..
Built and managed with great success over the past 12 years by the Nelson family, this beachfront property offers breathtaking views of the Cronulla coast from its prime location. Enjoy your meal either indoors, where you'll be treated to stunning views of the ocean and refreshing sea breezes, or outdoors, where you can people-watch as you snack on seafood and people-watch from the rocks that line the Esplanade.
Experience modern, quality and innovative Australian cuisine in a romantic setting while gazing at the twinkling lights of Cronulla and listening to the soothing sounds of waves lapping against the rocks.
Fika, or the Swedish Cafe
Linda Stanes, a native of Sweden, had always hoped to visit Australia for a vacation. "A picture of Sydney Harbour served as my desktop background," she explains. Originally intending to stay in Australia for only three months, Linda's plans changed on her second day. She explained how taking the ferry to Manly had altered the course of her life:
For two reasons, that event was pivotal in my life. My life changed forever on that trip; I first realised Sydney was the place I wanted to live, and then, thanks to meeting my future husband, that trip was even mentioned in my wedding vows.
This Scandinavian cafe opened in 2013, and its minimalist white, yellow, and blue decor, along with its candy counter, makes it a must-visit. Dala horses are so popular that they are even drawn in the foam of the coffee.
The interior of the Fika Swedish Kitchen bar/restaurant is a perfect example of the current trend in trendy Scandinavian design. All the woodwork and fixtures are unfinished and industrial, and the room is decorated with pops of bright yellow to make it feel even lighter.
Authentic, home-cooked meals are featured on the menu. Okay, but what exactly is Fika? The Swedish idea revolves around the custom of pausing for a meal and some social interaction.
Experience authentic Swedish cuisine at Fika, prepared by a real Swedish chef. The morning meal could consist of crispbread with an egg and fish roe spread, for instance (an ingredient you may have spotted in a tube at IKEA). Meatballs and beetroot relish might be on the menu for lunch.
Skagen, poached prawns doused in a mayo, dill, and lemon mixture, and gravlax atop crushed boiled eggs with black caviar are two classic combinations used to top open sandwiches.
Enjoy with some imported Swedish tea or Campos coffee, or a glass of refreshing elderflower saft (cordial to us). If you're in the mood for something sweet, stop by the counter for a freshly baked cinnamon bun or a slice of sticky kladkakka mud cake.
Mastercard's Lokie awards named Fika the best café in Sydney, but who exactly are the restaurant's regulars? "Most of our regulars are not Swedes, but rather locals who have discovered the delights of our Swedish Meatballs and Mash, Skagen, homemade Gravlax, and, of course, Swedish coffee. Many Swedes visit for a taste of home, and it warms Linda's heart to see Swedish culture passed on to the next generation."
Parlour & Porch
Better beach access was one of the main reasons the Parlour & Porch moved from Brighton Boulevard in 2012. It's now ideal for a coffee before a swim or a bottle of red and pâté board with friends after a day in the sun. The once-obscure venue is now widely recognised across the globe. Porch is still primarily beloved in its home region.
And that's exactly how the Porch family intends to keep it! After all, they are still that thriving centre full of wonderful things to eat, drink, look at, listen to, smell, and touch. They continue to serve as a safe haven, a second home by the sea.
The interior has a Mediterranean feel, thanks to the artfully distressed walls and the elegant tile work. Similarly, the beachy setting is reflected in the rough wood panelling and the large windows that are left open to allow in the sea breeze.
Delivery of food is available continuously. Green pea pancakes with avocado and egg are served for breakfast, as are hash browns topped with paprika hollandaise, bacon, or smoked salmon. Salads, burgers, and a steak sandwich provide a nice variety for lunch without being too heavy.
This beachside hangout is photogenic for a number of reasons, including the teal coffee machine, sun-kissed outdoor benches, and, of course, the stylish locals of Bondi Beach. With a little patience, your morning meal at Porch & Parlour can turn into a boozy brunch thanks to the bar's extensive selection of alcoholic beverages available at any time of day.
For dinner, we switch things up and offer small, frequent courses. You can choose from lamb shoulder with baby carrots and dukkah, rice-flour gnocchi with mixed mushrooms and feta, or kingfish ceviche with pickled shallot.
Expect to wait for a while, but at least the wine list is brief. There are primarily bottles from Australia, but some French bottles may also be available. Stone & Wood, Young Henrys, and Mountain Goat are just a few of the beers available, and among the many refreshing cocktails, you'll find a few that are sure to hit the spot.
Regardless of how Porch evolves in the future, the company will always operate with the same core values: a focus on flavour, freshness, people, culture, and the community.
Group Snug in the Armchair
Conveniently close to the beautiful Mona Vale Beach, this home away from home has all the comforts of home and more. Take a seat in the bright outdoor courtyard and peruse the assortment of lovely presents and home furnishings, or order from the well-rounded menu of healthy dishes and tasty treats.
Armchair Collective is a lifestyle store that also sells armchairs, teapots, and fresh flowers, so it's not entirely clear if it's a cafe or a store with cafe tables and chairs.
Located just one block from Mona Vale Beach, this local favourite is known for its laid-back vibe and assortment of communal and private seating options. There is also a highly sought-after outdoor area that is well worth the wait due to its ample sunshine and popularity.
In this repurposed furniture store turned florist shop turned cafe, you can eat breakfast surrounded by beautiful blooms and cosy home decor. You'll feel like you're having brunch at the home of a friend with impeccable taste in design because of how chill the atmosphere is.
Andrew Goldsmith, proprietor of The Boathouse up the road in Palm Beach, enlisted the aid of interior designer Pip Robb to create a one-of-a-kind space with a limited menu. For his menu, Chef Jean-Philippe Lessar prioritises serving straightforward dishes made with fresh ingredients. Lunch might be pan-fried market fish with mixed grains and salsa verde, while breakfast might consist of a BRAT (bacon, rocket, avocado, and tomato) sandwich wrapped in paper and served on a rustic wooden board.
Smoothies in vintage milk bottles would be a great way to wash either one down. You can also choose from a variety of muffins and other baked goods, which are displayed next to the dated cash register. The point is to enhance the aesthetics of each day.
Location: Mona Vale
History of the Mayflower
You can feel the history of this gorgeous Sydney structure right away thanks to its prime location in the neighbourhood of Darlinghurst.
Many well-known Australian artists, designers, and florists have worked together to revive the Mayflower's history as an art deco florist in the 1990s. Their dining room is like something out of a dream, with bold art deco, fabulous French floristry, and gorgeous pink marble finishes that pay homage to the building's history.
Their Darlinghurst hideaway is filled to the brim with works of art and cultural artifacts. The Mayflower is a little oasis in the middle of busy Darlinghurst, with its pale pink walls, marble tabletops, and abundance of pretty, hanging foliage.
Mayflower's co-owners, Kevin Ly and Christian Lee, drew inspiration from the building's history as a florist to design the space. The end result was dramatic flower arrangements and resin-encased flower pendant lights. Abstract paintings adorn the walls, and musk-pink stools are tucked under onyx stone tables.
The duo hasn't just gone all out with the decor; they've also done so with the food. The cuisine on the menu, created by Momofuku Seiobo alum and chef Jihwan Choi, falls between the two extremes of cafe and restaurant.
Choi didn't stop at including truffles in the cheesy, ooey, gooey Croque monsieur; he also generously sprinkled shaved truffle over the entire thing. Another option is the bucatini with black truffle and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. There's also kingfish sashimi with pomelo, nori paste, and dashi, as well as ocean trout gravlax. The best caviars, like Oscietra and Beluga, are available through the caviar service.
Their mission is to create mouthwatering, multilayered treats that take their cues from the surrounding artwork and lush landscaping. Their salt-cured delicacy, caviar, is featured in many of their dishes, giving you a taste of the sea with its smooth, rich flavor.
Downstairs, in the dreamy but cosy space designed by Keeley Baird of Something More Design, is where you should eat. There are half onyx seats and half upholstered in pink and blue velvet. The remaining chairs have been covered in plush pink and blue velvets. The walls are a soft pink, and along one of them is a mural depicting flowers by artist Andrew Dennis.
There appears to be a new café opening in Sydney every day. The city's cafes attract coffee lovers from all over the world. We've selected some of the best places to eat and drink in your area, ranging from trendy newcomers to longtime staples. Because of its careful layout and picturesque harbour views, the Deckhouse is a must-visit for anyone visiting Sydney. On the waterfront of Woolwich Dock, the Deckhouse Café offers a tranquil atmosphere, a sunny deck, and breathtaking views of Sydney Harbor and the city skyline.
Celsius Coffee Co. is a waterfront restaurant worth visiting. You'll have a lovely time at brunch at The Rabbit Hole, a hidden gem. Stop by Oysters, a floating restaurant on Bondi Beach in Sydney, if your stomach is growling. There has never been a novel like The Grounds of Alexandria. Breakfast eggs are given a twist in this cafe with dishes like balsamic glazed eggs and chilli-buttered eggs.
Customers of an open bakery get a front-row seat to the bread-making process. They are right on the beach, so you can look out at the beautiful Cronulla coastline. One of the restaurant's main selling points is its location right on the beach, but the restaurant's other strengths lie in the quality of the ingredients and the originality of the dishes. Recently, Fika was recognised by Mastercard as Australia's best café. At Skagen, you can get black caviar atop crushed hard-boiled eggs with poached prawns and gravlax.
Porch & Parlour is well-known for its 24-hour availability of a wide variety of alcoholic drinks. A former furniture store, Armchair Collective is now home to a flower shop and a cafe. It's like having brunch at someone's house, only better. With its pastel pink interior, marble tabletops, and profusion of lush, hanging foliage, The Mayflower is a tranquil retreat in the heart of bustling Darlinghurst. The pink marble finishes and bold art deco accents in their dining room are straight out of a fantasy.
Momofuku Seiobo's menu is a happy medium between cafe fare and fine dining. Caviar, a salt-cured delicacy, is featured in many of their dishes. Its smooth, rich flavour is reminiscent of the ocean. The goal of their operation is to produce delectable treats with a lot of different components.
- There are many places to visit in Sydney, but a tour of the city's excellent cafes should not be missed.
- If you are looking for great coffee, you have arrived at the right place.
- From gentle lattes and flat whites to the powerful double espresso, Sydney has it all when it comes to caffeinated drinks.
- It seems like a new café opens up in Sydney every time you turn around, much to the delight of coffee connoisseurs and Instagrammers on the hunt for the ideal brunch location.
- Sydney's many great cafes draw visitors from all over the world.
- You should plan on waiting in line for brunch at these hotspots.
- Rose Bay Boathouse Each of the Boathouse Group's eateries is nestled in a picturesque location, and many are situated directly on the sandy shores of Sydney.
- The menu from renowned chef James Brownrigg includes prawn cocktails, oysters, crab rolls, crudo, pasta dishes, beef, duck, and fish.
- In addition, many of the menu items are inspired by the sea or the beach.
- It is highly recommended that you see the original on Sydney's stunning Balmoral Beach.
- Places visited: Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, and Patonga Deckhouse Café The deckhouse is the best place on the water.
- This waterfront restaurant is perfect for weekend brunches thanks to its convenient location and beautiful dockside setting, both of which showcase the water and its boats.
- With its strategic placement to take advantage of the reserve's harbour views and forested surroundings, The Deckhouse at Clarkes Point Reserve in Woolwich Dock provides a classic Sydney experience.
- Located on the picturesque and historic foreshore of Woolwich Dock, the Deckhouse Café boasts a sunny deck, breathtaking and uninterrupted panoramic views of Sydney Harbor and the Sydney skyline, and delicious, well-executed food.
- The Deckhouse is another wonderful breakfast spot, with views of the harbour and Harbour Bridge.
- Opened in July 2010, the Deckhouse Cafe is owned and operated by the Dedes Group and is situated in one of Sydney's oldest working boatyards (Flying Fish, Kirribilli Club).
- All of the food was cooked by head chef Samantha Lockery (who has previously worked with Neil Perry at Rockpool, Serge Dansereau at Bathers Pavilion and Kylie Kwong of Billy Kwong, to name a few).
- Specifically, it's in Woolwich. Down the Rabbit Hole, at the Organic Tea Bar In late 2015, wholesaler The Rabbit Hole transformed a warehouse that had previously stored builders' tools into a haven for tea lovers.
- On your way out, pick up a few bags of Rabbit Hole tea from the shop's tiny gift shop.
- There are 22 different kinds of organic Rabbit Hole tea, as well as a number of tea lattes to choose from, such as the Summer Fling.
- If you like tea and contemporary decor, The Rabbit Hole is a hidden gem that will provide you with a delightful brunch experience.
- Since 2016, Barangaroo has been home to a second, smaller tea shop.
- Redfern, Australia Zero Coffee Co. We recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a waterfront dining experience.
- Come with your growling stomach to the restaurant that floats on the water and get ready to be stuffed to the gills.
- Eggs, a breakfast staple, are presented in a variety of unique ways at this cafe, including being buttered with chilli, glazed with balsamic glaze that is made in-house, and topped with Japanese yuzu hollandaise.
- Place: Acres of Kirribilli in Alexandria We are pleased to announce the opening of The Bakery at The Grounds of Alexandria.
- We offer both in-house dining and takeout, as well as cooking demonstrations.
- The Grounds is one of the best songs ever.
- Come for the delicious, hearty comfort food; you don't need to like farm animals or the rustic atmosphere to enjoy it.
- Sale items will include loaves of bread that have been made with care and skill.
- Customers of an open bakery get a front-row seat to the bread-making process.
- Charcoal and bamboo loaves sit alongside tried-and-true fig-and-walnut and olive-and-rosemary loaves.
- The man behind The Grounds of Alexandria, Ramzey Choker, claims that his bakers only use the highest quality all-natural ingredients and traditional baking methods and family recipes.
- The featured dishes on the menu will change frequently.
- Caroline Choker, an interior designer, and Vince Alafaci, an architect, were enlisted to assist Acme&Co (Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel).
- The inspiration for the charming and cosy kitchen came from the welcoming eating establishments of the world.
- There is an enamelled refrigerator in the trademark mint green of The Grounds of Alexandria, which is complemented by black and white French tiles laid atop reclaimed wood and illuminated by antique pendant lights "Zimzala's success is due to many factors, including the restaurant's delectable food, warm and welcoming ambience, and helpful staff, and its beachfront location in Cronulla South.
- As you feast on dishes that reflect Australia's many cultures, you'll feel like you're eating right next to the water.
- Stop off at the rest area south of Zimzala.
- Dine on contemporary, high-quality, and creatively presented Australian cuisine while gazing at the glistening lights of Cronulla and listening to the soothing sounds of waves crashing against the rocks in a tranquil and intimate setting.
- The place is called Cronulla. Swedish Cafe Culture; "Fika" Swedish-born Linda Stanes had a lifelong dream of taking a vacation in Australia."
- Linda had planned to stay in Australia for only three months, but she decided on day two that she would like to stay for much longer.
- The bar/restaurant Fika Swedish Kitchen is a great example of modern, stylish Scandinavian design.
- The concept originates from Swedish culture, which values taking breaks for meals and chitchat.
- Fika serves up Swedish food made by a real Swedish chef, so you know it's the real deal.
- Fika was voted the best café in Sydney by Mastercard's Lokie awards, but who exactly frequents the establishment on a regular basis? "Locals, not Swedes, are our most loyal customers because they've discovered the deliciousness of our Swedish Meatballs and Mash, Skagen, homemade Gravlax, and Swedish coffee.
- Many Swedes come here to get a taste of home, and Linda enjoys seeing Swedish traditions being passed on to the next generation."
- Locale: The Manly Parlor and Porch When the Parlour & Porch relocated from Brighton Boulevard in 2012, convenient beach access was a major factor in the decision.
- This once-unknown location is now well-known all over the world.
- The majority of Porch's fan base is still located in the same geographical area where it was first popularised.
- They are still used as a refuge, a place to retreat to by the water.
- The elegant tile work and artistically distressed walls give the interior a Mediterranean atmosphere.
- The stylish locals of Bondi Beach, the sun-kissed outdoor benches, and the eye-catching teal coffee machine all make this beachside hangout a prime photo opportunity.
- You can easily turn your morning meal at Porch & Parlour into a boozy brunch by taking advantage of the bar's wide range of alcoholic beverages, which are available throughout the day.
- Bondi Junction, in the Group Taking it Easy on the Loveseat This comfortable vacation rental is located near the stunning Mona Vale Beach and provides all the amenities of home and more.
- There is some ambiguity as to whether or not Armchair Collective is actually a cafe or just a lifestyle store that happens to sell cafe furniture like armchairs, teapots, and cut flowers.
- This neighbourhood favourite is a favourite among Mona Vale locals for its convenient location, casual atmosphere, and wide range of seating options (both public and private).
- The furniture store was converted into a florist shop, and now it serves breakfast in a cosy setting.
- Jean-Philippe Lessar, the chef, places an emphasis on serving simple dishes made with high-quality ingredients.
- Each day should look better than the last.
- It's in Mona Vale, so you know where to go. The Mayflower Saga Located in the historic Darlinghurst district, this stunning Sydney building exudes an immediate sense of Sydney's rich past.
- The Mayflower's history as an art deco florist was revived in the 1990s thanks to the efforts of many prominent Australian artists, designers, and florists.
- Bold art deco, fabulous French floristry, and gorgeous pink marble finishes that pay homage to the building's history make their dining room look like something out of a dream.
- In their secret hideout in Darlinghurst, they've amassed an incredible collection of artwork and artefacts from around the world.
- With its pastel pink interior, marble tabletops, and profusion of lush, hanging foliage, The Mayflower is a tranquil retreat in the heart of bustling Darlinghurst.
- Kevin Ly and Christian Lee, the restaurant's proprietors, drew ideas for Mayflower's interior design from the building's previous life as a florist.
- The result was showy flower arrangements and resin-encased flower pendant lights.
- Musk-pink stools are tucked under onyx stone tables, and abstract paintings line the walls.
- The two have not only spared no expense on the ambience, but also on the cuisine.
- A former chef at Momofuku Seiobo, Jihwan Choi's menu is a happy medium between cafe fare and fine dining.
- There is also ocean trout gravlax and kingfish sashimi with pomelo, nori paste, and dashi.
- The caviar service offers premium caviars such as Oscietra and Beluga.
- They're on a mission to use the beautiful artwork and verdant landscaping as inspiration for delicious, multilayered treats.
- Caviar, a delicacy that is salt-cured, is used in many of the dishes. It has a smooth, rich flavour that is reminiscent of the ocean.
- You should eat downstairs, in the fantastic yet homey space created by Keeley Baird of Something More Design.
- All but two of the chairs are made of onyx, while the others are covered in pink and blue velvet.
FAQs About Cafes In Sydney
- Monday's Coffee Store, Adelaide
- Gordon St Garage, West Perth
- Room 10 Espresso, Sydney
- Good Day Coffee, Tugun
- Laneway Specialty Coffee, Parap
- Barrio Collective Coffee, Canberra
- Mecca, Alexandria.
- Proud Mary, Melbourne, VIC.
Campos Coffee founder and chief executive Will Young said with some 7000 independent cafes across Sydney, cafe culture had become a huge part of the city's lifestyle. “That's about how many are in America [where coffee chains dominate the industry].
- Get Referrals. So we put this number one because we think referrals are hugely powerful!
- Great Reviews.
- Run a Competition.
- Build customer loyalty.
- Build an Online Presence.
- Imaginative A-Boards.
- Collaborate with Non-Competing Businesses.
- Make the Most of Social Media.
The cafes in Australia together with some inner rejuvenations and the standard of living in the country made the coffee industry bloom. Around the 2000s, independently owned cafes started competing, ahead of people in other countries.
- Speak Appropriately
- Greet your diners the minute they walk in the door.
- Use respectful titles – sir, ma'am and miss work well.
- Don't interrupt.
- Listen intently and pay attention to what they want.
- Be thoroughly versed on your menu. Ask questions and repeat their orders to make sure you get it right.