The 27 Most Instagrammable Cafes In Sydney

Food with a view

When it comes to nailing the perfect brunch spread, while being Insta-worthy at the same time, Sydney cafés truly excel.

Whether you’re after the perfect breakfast bowl, award-winning interior design or just a Sunday morning seaside view, we’ve curated the perfect guide to your next Instagrammable brunch.

Basically, your feed will never look better. These are the Sydney cafes you need to add to your must-eat list immediately.

The Boathouse Sydney
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The Boathouse

Location: Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Patonga

With multiple locations scattered on beaches around Sydney, you’re guaranteed to have a scenic meal at any one of The Boathouse Group’s gorgeous locations. We recommend the original, at Sydney’s stunning Balmoral Beach.

The Botanica Vaucluse
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The Botanica Vaucluse

Location: Vaucluse

This farm-to-fork restaurant in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is nothing short of spectacular. Luxurious, feminine interior design accents give the room a super-elegant feel, perfect for special occasion brunches or ‘treat yourself’ moments.

The Butler Sydney
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The Butler

Location: Potts Point

A prime lunch and dinner spot thanks to its rooftop vistas, The Butler offers a shareable menu designed to be enjoyed amid the restaurant’s mint and peach-toned decor. And if the Sydney views don’t impress you, the very cool wallpaper will.

Baby Coffee Co
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Baby Coffee Co

Location: Waterloo

With baby pink interiors like its name suggests, plus multicoloured beverage options and the prettiest pastel plates, this Waterloo hot spot is like one big photo opp. Serving up brunch seven days of the week, it’s the ideal place to sit back, relax and indulge in a red velvet latte (yes, that’s a thing).

Flower Childd
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Flower Child

Location: Chatswood and Warringah

This cafe-meets-garden is the definition of ‘urban oasis’ with its white wicker detailing, abundance of plants and pretty floral window seats. Despite both spots being located inside shopping centres, the decor transports you elsewhere and provides for the perfect mid-shopping coffee break.

Bills Sydney
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Location: Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Bondi

A bona-fide Sydney institution, Bills is known just as much for its chic decor as it is its famous hotcakes. Check out any one of its three Sydney locations for the kind of interiors inspo you usually get in a magazine.

The Mayflower
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The Mayflower

Location: Darlinghurst

With its blush pink walls, marble tabletops and abundance of pretty, hanging foliage, The Mayflower feels like a dreamy little haven in the middle of bustling Darlinghurst. 

Skittle Lane

Skittle Lane

Location: CBD 

With sky-high weddings and clean lines, this architectural CBD café is one for those who like their morning coffee with zero fuss and maximum style. 

Edmonds & Greer
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Edmonds & Greer

Location: Oatley

A homewares store housing a gorgeous, light-filled café, this design-focussed space is the perfect spot for an afternoon coffee and cake.

Armchair Collective
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Armchair Collective

Location: Mona Vale

Enjoy your breakfast among fresh flowers and cosy homewares at this restored furniture shop-turned-florist-turned-cafe. The vibe is relaxed, comfortable and exceedingly well-decorated, leaving you feeling like your brunching at the home of a good friend with excellent taste in decor.

Porch & Parlour
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Porch & Parlour

Location: Bondi

A teal coffee machine, rustic, sun-kissed outdoor benches and, of course, the effortlessly chic residents of Bondi Beach all contribute to this beachy neighbourhood go-to’s photogenic appeal. Stick around long enough and your breakfast can turn into a boozy brunch, courtesy of Porch & Parlour’s all-day cocktail menu.

Fika Swedish Kitchen
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Fika Swedish Kitchen

Location: Manly

Opened in 2013, this Scandi cafe is a minimalist’s dream with its clean white, yellow and blue interior and aesthetically pleasing lolly counter. They even draw adorable Dala horses in their coffee foam!

Bread & Circus
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Bread & Circus

Location: Alexandria

We’re almost certain you’ve already seen this all over your Instagram feed. Fresh salads, fruit platters and eggs with everything is the go-to here.

Speedos Cafe
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Location: North Bondi

With their jumbo dishes, fresh colourful food and the ideal Bondi view, this is the perfect post-dip breakfast.

Paramount Coffee Project
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Paramount Coffee Project

Location: Surry Hills

With an innovative menu and a minimalist interior, this is a hidden gem in Surry Hills’ breakfast bracket situated just above the Golden Age cinema.

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Location: Cronulla

If you’re headed south, make sure to stop past Zimzala. While the menu’s quality ingredients and innovative dishes are a huge attraction, it’s the view (literally situated a metre from the beach) that is the true highlight.

The Grounds of Alexandria
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The Grounds Of Alexandria

Location: Alexandria

The Grounds is a classic. If not for the farm animals or the country vibe, this is a must for their rich, comfort-food filled menu.

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Location: Chippendale

If you want to feel as if you’re in Brooklyn, head to Brickfields for a hearty breakfast.

Bay Ten Espresso
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Bay Ten

Location: Lavender Bay

With its modern industrial vibe, this is your new get-up-and-go breakfast spot. 

Celsius Coffee Co
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Celsius Coffee Co.

Location: Kirribilli

If you want a harbourside feast that is literally situated above the water, Celsius Coffee Co. is going to become your new go-to.

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar
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The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar

Location: Redfern

For tea and interior design lovers, The Rabbit Hole is a hidden gem that will give you a truly lovely brunching experience.

Sample Coffee
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Sample Coffee

Location: St Peters

For serious coffee lovers, head to St Peters for both a good brew and a dainty ‘gram.

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Location: Woollahra

Chiswick ticks all the boxes: great food, divine table settings and a gorgeous location leads to an all-round great lunch experience.

Artificer Coffee
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Artificer Coffee Bar & Roaster

Location: Surry Hills

Another one for the serious coffee-devotees, Artificer know how to make a good brew. Even better, the Scandi-inspired, minimalist wooden decor is the perfect morning welcome.

Poolside Cafe
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Andrew (Boy) Charlton Poolside Cafe

Location: Woolloomooloo

If you want a swim with your breakfast, head to the poolside cafe at Andrew (Boy) Charlton for the perfect sun-soaked feed.

Parlour lane
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Parlour Lane

Location: CBD

If you want a luxurious, 1920s-esque decor to start your day, head to Parlour Lane. Hot tip: the milkshakes are to die for.

Deckhouse Woolwich
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Deckhouse Café

Location: Woolwich

Another harbour-side hot spot, the Deckhouse couples your breakfast with a view of the Harbour Bridge. In other words, countless ‘gram opportunities.

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