Sydney’s Best Brunch Spots, Perfect for a Post-Iso Catch Up
In Sydney, brunch is much more than a mid-morning meal. It is a serious art form, best served boozy. With the return of Alibi’s 100% plant-based High Tea, we have rounded up a list of Sydney’s best brunch spots, perfect your next post-iso catch up. From loaded croissants and caviar, to high tea and yum cha, your Instagram feed is sure to get a taste of the content it has been craving too!
Alibi High Tea
Stowed away in Woolloomooloo’s infamous finger wharf is the plant-based beacon Alibi Bar & Kitchen at Ovolo Woolloomooloo. Hitting this list of Sydney’s best brunch spots, Alibi’s High Tea gives locally sourced produce an innovative, three-tiered makeover, perfect for your next post-iso catch up. Starting at $55 per person with a glass of sparkling rose on arrival, enjoy an assortment of guilt-free sweet and savoury treats each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm. Take your boozy brunch up a boujee notch with free flow options of prosecco ($75per person) or Perrier-Jouët ‘Grand Brut’ NV ($140 per person).
Alibi High Tea
An icon on the Sydney brunch roster, Bill Granger set the standard for Sydney’s best brunch spots, opening the first location in Darlinghurst in 1993. Still a staple today, the Sydney brunch crew disperse to Bills‘ three Sydney locations each weekend hedging their bets for a taste of the classic Ricotta Hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, and Sweet Corn Fritters. Book a table for your next post-iso catch up and order a round of Bloody Mary’s to see what all the fuss is about.
Bills Surry Hills
For a post-iso catch up Sydney brunch free from the regular egg and bacon combination, ditch the avo smash for a vegan Yum Cha Lunch at Bodhi. Take your pick from a pan-Asian selection of in-house hand-crafted dumplings, and sumptuous sautéed, steamed and sweet vegan creations.
Bodhi Vegan Yum Cha Lunch Menu
Widely known as one of Sydney’s best brunch spots, Cuckoo Callay brings bruncher’s a collision of fine brunch options each with their own unique name. The Pimp Mi Goreng ($23) and Udon Know Me ($22) are a clear indication of the quirky character that awaits you. Upping the Sydney brunch anti even further, Cuckoo Callay champion the “get some pork on your fork” slogan with a whole menu dedicated to bacon. Featuring on the Bacon Festival menu, the Return Of The Macdaddy sees a toasted buttery croissant filled with triple smoked bacon, bacon mac & cheese, tomato relish, a 63° poached egg and fried shallots.
Cuckoo Callay, Return Of The Macdaddy
With its signature fine dining approach to casual café food, Devon Café’s regular all-day menu is a must-do Sydney brunch venue. However, Devon Café officially earned its place as one of Sydney’s best brunch spots with the launch of their Truffle Menu. One for the gram, this standout menu features insta-worthy truffle treats including the Truffle Egg Sando ($20) and Truffle-Misu ($23.50).
Devon Café Truffle Egg Sando
A favourite amongst locals as one of Sydney’s best brunch spots, Joseph Hyde sets a cosy laneway setting, perfect for a post-iso catch up. Focusing on quality, seasonal food, with a serious approach to coffee, you’re guaranteed to walk away having satisfied your nutritional and caffeine needs. For something on the more decadent side, order the What’s Up Doc. A carrot cake waffle drizzled with maple syrup and finished with a dollop of mascarpone cheese. Within a short walk from Ovolo Woolloomooloo, complete your self-care day with a staycay!
What’s Up Doc, Joseph Hyde
The latest bright spark to hit the Sydney brunch scene, The Mayflower has earned notoriety as one of Sydney’s best brunch spots with its soft peach hued interiors and decadent, refined dishes. Heroing the finer things in life, order from a selection of polished staples, taking advantage of the always available option of truffle and caviar add-ons to treat you and your brunch crew on your post-iso catch up.
Quick Brown Fox
This Quick Brown Fox jumped right over the lazy dog and ran straight towards the Breakfast Roll ($19). Filled with a chilli fried egg, haloumi, Lucas bacon, spiced tomato sauce and pickled red cabbage, this warm milk bun beauty is beyond your wildest B&E roll dreams. With a long list of vodka ‘spiked’ juices, kombuchas and classic cocktails this a must do boozy brunch. Extend this post-iso catch up with a staycay at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour to head back the next day for round two to sample the Koshihikari Rice Congee ($24). An intriguing Sydney brunch combination of chilli fried egg, enoki mushrooms, grilled cabbage, maple glazed bacon and fermented chilli relish.
Quick Brown Fox, Koshihikari Rice Congee
You have not brunched until you’ve dipped your rye into the Soft Baked Eggs ($19.50-$22) at this Surry Hills micro roastery. Reuben Hills is a standout in the crowd of Sydney’s best brunch spots, offering a café menu inspired by their coffee origin trips. Paying tribute to the hard work it takes suppliers to give caffeine fiends their fix.
Rueben Hills, Soft Poached Eggs
Social Brew Café
What screams post-iso catch up more than a boozy brunch at one of Sydney’s best brunch spots? Absolutely nothing. While Social Brew Café sees fresh and seasonal produce beautifully elevated through classic brunch dishes, it’s the boozy offering of this Sydney brunch pick that has our attention. With options to spike your fresh breakfast juices along with the usual brunch cocktail suspects of Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s, we are waking up and shaking up this Sydney brunch with an XO Espresso Martini.
Social Brew Café, XO Espresso Martini
Three Blue Ducks
Frontrunners in conscious consumption, Three Blue Ducks has remained one of Sydney best brunch spots after opening their first location in Bronte in 2012. If your post-iso catch up pals share a passion for authentic food, then this long-standing Sydney brunch favourite is for you. To top off the ethical experience, they offer an all-day breakfast menu where no choice is a bad one.
Three Blue Ducks
If your Instagram feed is starved of colourful content, then Redfern’s Three Williams is the perfect location for your next post-iso catch up. This sophisticated warehouse inspired Sydney brunch spot sits just below street level, providing a cosy escape from the world above. Transporting bruncher’s with a seasonally inspired menu.