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Best Breakfast in Sydney?

LJP123 May 18, 2009 12:20 AM

Where can I find the best breakfast or bunch in Sydney?

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    mr_gimlet RE: LJP123 May 18, 2009 02:41 AM

    What would make it 'best' for you?

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      klyeoh RE: LJP123 May 20, 2009 08:58 PM

      Try Bather's Pavilion - I liked their hotcakes much better than Bills's much talked-about ricotta hotcakes with bananas & honeycomb butter. Plus - Bather's Pavilion's got killer views!

      The Bathers Pavilion
      4 The Esplanade, Balmoral, New South Wales 2088, AU

      Bills 2
      359 Crown St, Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, AU

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        MaestroSid RE: LJP123 May 21, 2009 08:17 AM

        Breakfast has become a big deal in Sydney. Some of the best I reckon are:

        * Bird Cow Fish, Surry Hills
        * Two Good Eggs, Surry Hills
        * Spring, Potts Point
        * Vinyl Lounge, Elizabeth Bay
        * Swell, Bronte

        And I second the earlier recommendation for Bathers' Pavilion

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          mr_gimlet RE: MaestroSid May 21, 2009 12:50 PM

          I love the names! Two good eggs, haha.

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            kmh RE: MaestroSid May 25, 2009 06:37 PM

            I love Bird Cow Fish for weekend breakfast/brunch. (Actually I love bird cow fish)

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              klyeoh RE: kmh May 28, 2009 02:01 AM


              Bird Cow Fish
              500 Crown St, Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, AU

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            Blacken RE: LJP123 May 30, 2009 01:49 PM

            Its a bit of a Drive, but I've found Jonah's at Palm beach to be fantastic. Very Good food & coffee and service with big enough table to read paper ;P

            Also the Hyatt at the bottom of the bridge has an amazingly good breakfast (went there after a bridge climb) Although they were a bit iffy saying that we should have booked a table as we were walkins instead of hotel guests

            Found these places to be so good it was nearly 'meal / dinner'standard.. Really really good, if not cheap - was worth the money though - Omelettes at the Hyatt fantastic

            On a more traditional front would recommend Lumiere - better early before it gets full.

            The Falcon in Oxford st has nice booths and good food/atmosphere.

            Theres also a great cafe in Potts Point called Yellow - has some good variety and quite nice coffee. Have gone back a few times for the Pomegraete salad.. Afterwards if your interested theres a few foodie proviosners along the street

            Would also recommend Strangers with Candy in the Redernish area. If I remeber correctly a more ecletic menu than the usual cafes


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              Blacken RE: Blacken May 30, 2009 11:25 PM

              And one more from todays travels.... Zumbo in Balmain. Went to their Patisirie to load up with some Pastries, & as we were walking down the street also came across their Cafe. pretty good Cofee & the best ever quiche lorraine I have had


            2. brunelleschi RE: LJP123 Jun 1, 2009 06:33 AM

              Blacken is right,,,Strangers with Candy is great for breakfast. Its in the east part of Redfern.

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                Neighp RE: LJP123 Jul 15, 2009 08:13 PM

                Living in the city- I can highly recommend Cafe Giulia http://www.cafegiulia.com/
                great coffee, fantastic menu (very very reasonable prices!) and an open kitchen!

                It is always packed and you can even buy the art of the walls... sublime!

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                  Beach Chick RE: Neighp Jul 16, 2009 05:39 PM

                  Hi Neighp..
                  We went to a great place in the Rocks that was an old house with a large patio in the back of the house with lots of trees and flowers..we had a great breakfast and I've tried to remember the name and thought you might be able to help me..had a steep embankment behind it..

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                    PhilD RE: Beach Chick Jul 16, 2009 10:23 PM

                    BC it could be either La Renaissance Cafe (47 Argyle Street) or Swagman's Post Courtyard Cafe (35 George Street)...?

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                      Beach Chick RE: PhilD Jul 16, 2009 10:44 PM

                      You so rock..
                      It was Swagman's Post Courtyard Cafe..
                      I Googled Earth it and the name wasn't familiar but seeing it with the trees in the back and there was this dead end street right before it..
                      After flying all day and night, breakfast was mighty tasty and sitting outside was just lovely...love the patio!
                      Did you live in Sydney?
                      Thanks Phil..always love your take on Paris too!

                2. teacup RE: LJP123 Jul 19, 2009 10:23 PM

                  My faves are Dank St Depot (http://www.danksstreetdepot.com.au/) and Bitton Cafe (http://www.bittongourmet.com.au/cafe)!

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