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Five New Cafes to try in Sydney

Christine Knight

Bored of your regular brunch spots? There’s more to the Sydney cafe scene than the ubiquitous avo toast – try one of these new cafes that are sure to hit the sweet spot, and it’s just nearby Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel.


Cultured Cafe Waterloo

Housed inside the gigantic Danks Street Produce Merchants shop-slash-warehouse in Waterloo, Cultured Cafe still manages to feel like a cosy place to eat. The menu features items inspired by marketplaces around the world, such as the pan-seared carrot pudding, a Thai-Burmese-English blackened-chicken sour curry with a scotch egg and the watermelon, spinach and salted-pineapple “fruit salad”. Try the red velvet latte – with no coffee in this latte, it’s basically a serving of cake in a cup.

10/3 Danks St, Waterloo

Mon to Fri 7am–4pm

Sat to Sun 8am–4pm
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Andy Bowdy, the pastry chef made famous by his elaborate layer cakes and soft serves, has opened his own cafe in Enmore. Saga serves up savoury sandwiches and a cake menu to die for. Desserts on offer include the Shoofly Pie, Pecan Pie Paris Brest, tiramisu laced with Tequila and Sticky Buns.

178 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042

Open: 8am until 4/5pm Wednesday to Sunday
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Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Garden

When just one Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake isn’t enough, step upstairs from the original store to explore the full range of sweets on offer in this brand new dessert cafe. Try the famous Japanese-style cheesecake or choose from their range of exclusive desserts like the Australian honey-flavoured cheesecake and matcha flavoured cheesecake.

Unit 1712/103 Bathurst St, Sydney
Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11pm
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Schoolyard Cafe Cherrybrook

Cake-lovers in Sydney’s north-west can rejoice! The Schoolyard Cafe, due to open the second week of April, will offer diners a brekkie and lunch menu that includes fresh dishes such as buddha bowls and salads, as well as plenty of baked goods. All biscuits, muffins and cupcakes served will have a unique twist and be baked lovingly by hand on site. Our tip: order the famous cakes by the slice (whole cakes will also be available to order for special occasions).

134 Shepherds Drive, Cherrybrook

Hours: 7am-4.30pm Tues.-Sun, closed Mon


Mr. Cafe

A brand new cafe and bar in Balmain that serves up decadent breakfast dishes such as ricotta stuffed donuts with grilled peaches, and brunch cocktails from 10am. Your new boozie weekender is here!

418 Darling St, Balmain
Hours: Daily, 7am-4pm



Christine Knight is an Australian travel writer and blogger. When she’s not chasing her energetic five-year-old through Sydney’s inner west, you’ll find her “researching” her way through the best high teas in the city.