The Best Breakfast in Town Seems to be in Sydney

Sydney remains the city of choice when it comes to providing goods with a variety of breakfast choices. Locals are open for take-away, and only if you know where to look – will you find the best, top-notch breakfast spots. And oh boy, do we know where to look.

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

The Mediterranean style rooftop lounge and poolside bar at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offer impressive views of the harbour. From 11 am every Saturday, the Moët & Chandon Rooftop Brunch buffet offers a selection including pink pepper cured salmon, fresh cucumber sandwiches, seasonal fruit and berries and danish pastries. Visitors and hotel guests can enjoy the buffet with a glass of Moët Ice Impérial for A$59. Belvedere Bloody Mary cocktails, Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé and Dom Pérignon are also available.

The Old Clare Hotel

The Old Clare’s neighbouring eatery, Kensington Street Social, hosts Social Weekends brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30 am. From Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, the menu includes choices such as buckwheat hotcakes with vanilla mascarpone and pear; alpine salmon with coddled egg and kombu; the full English Breakfast or marbled Wagyu with béarnaise. Guests can opt for the bottomless sparkling brunch, which includes two hours of sparkling and two courses for A$65. Guests can upgrade to Taittinger champagne for A$165.

Photo: The Old Clare Hotel, Breakfast

Shangri-La Sydney

The Shangri-La Sydney’s fine dining restaurant Altitude, with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, is now open for breakfast. For A$75 per person, the brunch offering includes free-flowing Mimosas or Bellinis, alongside menu options such as waffles, eggs, pancakes and desserts. There is a free-flowing sparkling option for A$55 per person, or an option to upgrade to free-flowing champagne for A$85 per person.

Photo: Sangri-La Sydney Breakfast Menu

Hyatt Regency Sydney

Each Sunday from 11.30 am, the Hyatt Regency Sydney’s newest rooftop offering hosts an open-air brunch overlooking Darling Harbour. For A$88 per person, guests can enjoy a four-course breakfast including farmer’s granola and yoghurt, artisan bread, chilled seafood, house-made pastries and a choice between poached eggs and French toast. A glass of Moët & Chandon Rose Impèrial is also included; cocktails such as a Belvedere Spritz and Espresso Martini are available from the bar.

Photo: Hyatt Regence Sydney, Breakfast Options

Cross Eatery

Airy and light-filled are words that come to mind when strolling into Cross Eatery on Clarence Street. It’s a welcome respite from the bustling CBD and the aroma of freshly brewed coffees only sweeten the deal. This place is serving up one of the best breakfasts in the CBD, and the menu has been thoughtfully created with sustainability in mind, serving things like 63˚ eggs with single-origin olive oil, black salt and sourdough dippers and pearl barley and oat porridge with spiced pears poached in red wine and oat crumb.

Happy As Larry

Happy As Larry is the brainchild of a pizza food truck (also named Happy As Larry, FYI) and beautiful café Flower Child. Just like their other cafes, everything is next level Instagrammable and our top picks from the menu are the acai bowls, burnt butter eggs benny, and truffled mushrooms on toast. With a coffee to go.

Boon Café

A Thai-inspired café by the same folks behind Chat Thai, Boon is a café and South-East Asian supermarket thrown into one. Their selection of Thai drinks is staggering, with house-made iced tisanes, traditional Thai coffee and matcha as well as classic Single Origin blends for the coffee addicted among us. In the way of food, there are sweet options like fig and walnut sourdough with mascarpone and house jam and for savoury lovers, there is crab congee, the boon omelette with rice and jalapeno sriracha sauce.

Photo: Boon Cafe Options

Kansas City Shuffle

Kansas City Shuffle is the kind of place that makes everything in house, from the pillowy brioche to the butter and condiments. American diner is their food theme and you can expect to see beef brisket waffles with chilli butter, pancakes with lemon curd and cream cheese parfait and pancakes with lemon curd, cream cheese parfait, and seasonal berries. The coffee is by Single Origin, which you can grab on the go from their Little City Window, or settle in to wrap your cold fingers around before heading to the office.

Photo: Kansis City Shuffle, Sydney Breakfast Menu Options

The Walrus

The Walrus is Sydney’s newest CBD brunch spot and if you’re a sucker for the clean designs of all things Swedish, then this one’s for you. This place is serving up winners like breakfast tacos with light scrambled eggs, chorizo, creamy feta, avo and salsa Fresca as well as fan faves like French toast, with roasted spiced plums, caramelised banana, flaked with almonds and maple syrup.

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