Best brunch in Sydney

Over the last few years I’ve spent almost a year living in Sydney and over another year flying in and out for work. I’ve managed to scope out the best places for brunch in Sydney’s inner city and I visit them repeatedly! Here are the best, of the best brunch places in Sydney – enjoy!

Rueben Hills

This hipster Surry Hills brunch spot oozes Melbourne vibes. Located on Albion Street, blink and you’ll miss the Rueben Hills sign (as I’ve done too often). Rueben Hills’ menu is inspired by trips to Latin America to buy coffee. The menu offers something a bit different and the coffee just as good. The soft eggs and polenta porridge are some of my go-tos. 

Rueben Hills is easily one of the best brunch places you’ll find in Sydney.

Four Ate Five  in Sydney
Bircher muesli – Four Ate Five, Surry Hills

Four Ate Five

I walk 20 minutes through Surry Hills’ streets in the rain for a Four Ate Five breakfast. Easily one of the best brunch in Sydney, it’s highly encouraged that you visit this gem. Four Ate Five has a small yet wonderful menu and I can’t help but order their apple, macadamia & coconut bircher every time. Always hopeful to branch out, the seasonal fruit gets me every time.

Paramount Coffee Project, Sydney
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Paramount Coffee Project

Located on the edge of Surry Hills and the city, Paramount Coffee Project is without a doubt one of the best places for brunch in Sydney. The menu brings the classics but with a little bit extra – think bacon and egg roll which features kale, garlic scrambled eggs or banana bread with passionfruit cream (yum!).

Paramount Coffee Project Paramount Coffee Project is also one of my favourite brunch places to people watch. With a constant stream of people coming through it’s a good indication that the coffee is on-point.

Best brunch in Sydney, Single O
Single O brunch

Single O

There are two Single O cafes in inner city Sydney, one in Surry Hills and the other in the CBD. Single O is my favourite for coffee, and has a pretty fine selection of food. My go-to being the avo on rye with beetroot hummus plus a poaches egg – it’s easy to see why Single O is one of the best brunch in Sydney.

Pablo and Rusty 

This little inner city cafe serves up Sydney favourite Single O coffee. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a bustling New York cafe. This funky urban cafe will leave you wanting more… baked apple granola, whipped macadamia cream, truffles toasties, fried green tomato benny, plus an amazing display of pastries.

Celsius, Kirribilli
Celsuis by @lickyourphone


For a very unique Sydney experience, catch the ferry to Kirribilli and dine on the Kirribilli waterfront taking in views over the harbour. The food draws in crowds from all over the city. The menu is ever changing but expect to see their signature waffles and Celsius’ take on eggs benedict with spiced lamb.

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