From luxe designer flagship stores to a treasure trove of vintage and up-and-coming designers at the popular markets, Paddington is known as one of Sydneys fashion hotspots. And thanks to an ever-growing food scene, its becoming one of Sydneysiders favourite places to brunch. Eggs and bacon followed by a little shopping sound like a great idea to us!
Tuk Tuk Street Bar
Tuk Tuk Street Bar is the place to go if youre looking for excellent coffee and classic breakfast options. Served all day, the menu features fresh fruit salad and juices, corn fritters with bacon and eggs, parmesan and spinach scrambled eggs and pancakes with berry compote, as well as plenty of pastries and freshly baked treats to choose from. This delightful little caf might be small in size, but they definitely know what theyre doing when it comes to brunch.
229 Glenmore Rd, Paddington NSW 2021 |(02) 9361 3575
Brunch and books go together like Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, so Ampersand might just be the perfect place. Choose one of the thousands of books available and enjoy the excellent menu on offer. They serve eggs any way imaginable, from scrambled to Benedict, as well as heartier options like ricotta and pumpkin stuffed mushrooms with grilled polenta, shakshuka, and waffles with ricotta, berries and maple syrup. Take the chance to clear some space on your bookshelves while youre here theyll buy your pre-loved books for cash and store credit.
78 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021|(02) 9380 6617
Set in the tranquil surrounds of Centennial Park is one of Sydneys best-kept secrets. Take a stroll around the park before grabbing a seat on the terrace at Centennial Homestead, and settling in for a leisurely brunch. The Breakfast Plate is sure to satisfy after a morning of exercise, but if youre after something lighter try the Produce Bowl with black quinoa, greens, house made ricotta, avocado, hummus, dukkah and poached egg or the Chili Scrambled Eggs served with charred broccolini, miche bread, goats curd and sumac. If you fancy a picnic, you can also pick up fresh pastries and coffee from the Pantry to takeaway.
1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021 |(02) 9380 9350
This light and bright caf is an inviting space, made even more so thanks to the friendly vibes and seasonal menu that focuses on local products. Try the baked porridge with handmade Bondi coconut yoghurt and Urban Beehive honeycomb, the grilled halloumi with tomatoes and chilli lime rocket on rye, or the bacon and organic fried egg brioche roll with melted cheese and spinach salsa verde for something different. The sweet treats will prove too tempting to resist, so we suggest saving room for one of the doughnuts on display (past flavours have included Golden Gaytime and peanut butter caramel popcorn) or one of the house baked cookies.
468 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021 |(02) 8668 5048
The team behind ever-popular Redfern caf are bringing their take on brunch to Paddington with the opening of Morris earlier this year. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally or made in house. Sandwiches are their thing, so you can be sure the egg and bacon roll is one of the best around theres comes with streaky bacon, provolone cheese, pickled slaw, dill pickles, fried egg and harissa aioli. Also on the menu are incredibly delicious smoky beans served with pickles, feta and toasted sourdough. You can also nap some fruit toast with labneh, peaches, blueberries, toasted hazelnuts, mint and a drizzle of local honey – or a breakfast bowl filled with brown rice, quinoa, black beans, roasted pumpkin, pickles, roasted nuts, avocado, tahini yoghurt slaw, fresh greens and a poached egg.
33 Albion Ave, Paddington NSW 2021 |0421 747 584