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14 Sydney Cafes That Do Damn Good Breakfast

This is what happens when you ask a food blogger to share their secrets.

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We asked Australian blogger Liz Lyons, creator of Breakfast In to tell us about her favourite breakfast spots in Sydney.

1. Kin By Us, Macquarie Park

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If pork belly with waffle, corn flakes with mango pudding, and miso salmon all sound like things you would enjoy, then you will love Kin by Us. This cafe serves up really unique, aesthetically beautiful brekkie fare. And it's easily accessible by public transport.

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2. Speedo's Cafe, North Bondi

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The only thing better than sweeping views of Bondi Beach? Cronuts. If you’re chasing a place that offers both, then Speedo’s is just the ticket. They whip up some of the prettiest brekkie food I’ve ever seen. Plus, it tastes as good as it looks. The perfect spot to tuck into a post-beach bite.

3. Cuckoo Callay, Newtown

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Cuckoo Callay is located right next to the Newtown train station. Their food is delish, and comes with quirky names like “Trout Pout” and “George’s Gorgeous Cousin”. Just when you assume this place can't get better, you remember that earlier this year, they held a bacon festival that involved the creation of a series of fabulous, bacon brekkie dishes.

4. Something For Jess, Chippendale

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The menu here changes each week depending on what produce is available. While this can be distressing if you become particularly attached to a certain dish, it also means that you can rest assured that everything they’re serving up is fresh as can be.

5. Bread and Circus, Alexandria

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Before I start on the food, I need to talk about the interior. I LOVE the look of this place. It’s pretty big, and in a warehouse-style building. There’s lots of natural light, and the place is decorated with various fruit and veggies. which sounds weird, but looks very cool. The food is fresh and healthy, and there are lots of beautiful fruit dishes on the menu.

6. Devon On Danks, Waterloo

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Let me start by saying that these guys serve soft serve ice cream with chips. They are the sister of Devon Café in Surry Hills and both serve up some seriously tasty, Instagrammable meals.

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7. Edition Coffee Roasters, Darlinghurst

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Minimalistic chic is the best way to describe Edition’s interior. The food is just as interesting. This lot are changing up the brekkie game, doing things like wild boar meatballs and hot cakes with pepper roasted pineapple.

8. Cornersmith, Marrickville

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I feel like this epic platter speaks for itself. Basically Cornersmith makes super yummy food, and also believe in ethical and sustainable food production – the perfect combo in my book.

9. Kansas City Shuffle, The Rocks

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These new kids on the block do a damn fine breakfast. So far I’ve tried the waffles, the pancake and the chia pudding – all of which were mega tasty. It’s situated on a fairly quiet, tree-lined street that feels a million miles away from the CBD.

10. Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

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One of my favourite Surry Hills haunts. Yummy food, and a great vibe. Special mention to the porridge with fried banana and Milo crumb that I had earlier this year – you changed my life. This avo toast is equally unforgettable.

11. Shuk, North Bondi

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This place serves up brekkie with a Middle Eastern flare. They have one of the best shakshukas I’ve ever tried, and do a brilliant bread and hummus combination.

12. La Maison de L'eclair, Bondi

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If you fancy a breakfast dessert after the main event, then I suggest you check this place out. They do some brekkie dishes, but the real show stoppers are their incredible eclairs. They seem to have every flavour under the sun, and the owners’ passion and enthusiasm will brighten your day.

13. The Grumpy Barista, Petersham

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This cute neighbourhood café is small, but mighty. They do a mean avo smash as well as some seriously impressive looking sweet dishes, so make sure you save some room for one of their beautiful cronuts.

14. West Juliett, Marrickville

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Not only is the food at West Juliett delicious, the staff are also really friendly and helpful. The soft scrambled eggs with cured salmon is delicious, and they also do some drool-worthy sweets.

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