Breakfast meetings have soared in popularity with such high demand on our busy schedules. They are an opportunity to kick start the day with a productive face-to-face meeting and still be in the office for a full days work.
Here is our hit list of our highly recommended breakfast picks for Sydney breakfast meetings in the city and reaching out to hot spots in the suburbs.
THE BREAKFAST MEETING
Table 60 Espresso – Sip, mingle, congregate.
60 Carrington Street, Sydney
Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD on the ground floor in the foyer of 60 Carrington Street right, next door to Steel Bar and Grill; this unique Espresso Bar gives home to coffee lovers in the CBD.
155 Clarence Street, Sydney
The city has a new, light and airy breakfast location located right in the heart of the city on Clarence Street with danish design communal furniture, it is ideal for that casual breakfast with a hip and fun client. Open from 7 am, select from the All day breakfast sandwich with bone ham, poached, kale salad, chilli relish and aioli on a seeded brickfields bun.
Operated by ex-Mecca barista, this new bright and open CBD cafe with its ever-changing blackboard menu is one to be embraced.
Shop 1, Level 4, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney
The Bowery Lane kitchen refined dining experience has assembled a collection of local flavours and textures reminiscent of industrial New York style. The exposed brick walls and exposed concrete feature with black leather banquettes, deco fixtures and an oversized 18 seat communal table.
Pier 8 Walsh Bay
8/9 23 Hickson Road, Millers Point
Tucked away on the former industrial Pier 8-9 in Walsh Bay, Pier 8 Café has been one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. With sweeping views of Sydney’s famous harbour and the ambience of the historic rocks it’s no wonder this waterside hub is fast becoming a favourite for locals. The combination of great coffee, water views, wholesome food and the relaxed staff is really what all the fuss is about.
185 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Residing in the historic sandstone St James Trust building, this Sydney icon encapsulates true Italian charm and the old fashioned romance of a bygone era.
“A broodingly dark and handsome set of rooms in the heart of the CBD…this place is superb for a sophisticated city breakfast”
Hyde Park Gunners Barracks Café
Queen Square | Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Nestled in the private grounds of Sydney’s Hyde Park Barracks Museum, a world heritage listed venue and just minutes away from Sydney’s famous Hyde Park, this magnificent cafe is a picturesque location for a breakfast business meeting. This historic cafe is on of Sydney’s hidden treasures.
Pablo & Rusty’s
161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
The Pablo and Rusty’s cafés are well known coffee institutions in Epping, Lane Cove, Sydney Olympic Park and Gordon, now they have a prime CBD location on Castlereagh Street. This stylish, light filled cafe with exposed brick walls, wooden beams, terrariums hanging in macramé nets and floor-to-ceiling glass provide a cool hangout for your next City breakfast meeting.
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool 1C Mrs Macquarie’s Road, The Domain
Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Poolside Cafe sits above the Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton swimming pool. On a sunny Sydney morning, you will have Mrs Macquarie’s Point on one side and the glistening Woolloomoolloo Bay on the other.
This modern, light filled cafe with floor to ceiling windows offers indoor seating on white cafe tables or outdoor seating on the terrace to bask in the morning sunshine. The menu at the Poolside Cafe ticks all of the boxes with Bircher meusli and fresh fruit, brioche french toast w/fresh berries & baked eggs, pecorino, smoked paprika, passata, wilted silverbeet.
Exchange Palce, 3 Sussex Street, Barangaroo
Just like its older sibling in Cammeray, The Streets’ hottest cafe serves up modern Australian dishes with a creative twist. Kick start your morning with a chilli scramble, smashed guacamole on toast, coffee, pressed juice or smoothie and enjoy the Sydney sunshine at this waterside hot spot.
5th Earl Rosebery Cafe
34 Morley Avenue, Rosebery
Rosebery is a hot spot for cafe dining and 5th Earl Rosebery Cafe is a welcomed addition to the neighbourhood. Set in a heritage-listed building, this french provincial cafe is run by the Panousos and Kay families.
The breakfast menu offers a great variety from the Granola superbowl, brioche french toast, blueberry pancakes with ricotta, maple syrup, honeycomb pieces finished with fairy floss or for something a little more traditional; the Earls breakfast of two eggs your way, bacon, lamb sausage, roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, avocado, Uncle Frank’s Greek beans w/ toasted sourdough.
7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
The Grounds has fast become a Sydney institution offering Sydney not just a coffee house but a destination for dining and culture. With the cafe you experience a dedication to quality and passion for produce in every aspect, from the finest coffee and the daily baked, ever changing menu of breads; to the abundant garden overflowing with fresh produce used daily in the seasonally driven menu.
Three Blue Ducks
1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
Following the success of their Bronte, Byron Bay and Falls Creek locations, Thee Blue Ducks brings a much loved and welcome food affair to the streets of Sydney’s inner suburb of Rosebery. Keeping to their natural and produce rich philosophy of food, the menu is enriched through the use of cooking on the wood fired oven, charcoal pit and Argentinian Grill. Expect a buzzing atmosphere filled with plates of healthy delights inspired by seasonality with mugs of speciality coffee.
The Grounds of the City
500 George Street, Sydney
This inner-city coffee house will transport you back to an era of old-school charm and like the original in Alexandria, serving up the best in city coffee and dining treats. Trading from dawn ’til dusk 7 days a week, The Grounds offers breakfast and an all-day dining menu.
The intricate timber joinery of this city gem is filled with antiques – crockery, knick-knacks, books, furniture, plush illustrated menus, cast-enamel doors, custom-built stained-glass windows, copper bar equipment, tea delivered by trolley and old-fashioned staff uniforms.
Bills Surry Hills
359 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Last October marked 25 years since Bill Granger opened his very first Bills in Darlinghurst. Now, the Bill’s empire has set up locations globally with restaurants in Sydney, London, Japan, Hawaii and Korea.
Bill’s Surry Hills has a new home with interiors by designers Meacham Nockles featuring warm golden walls, bevelled tables and everything elegantly ‘art deco’. Breakfast is an institution with the soft dunes of scrambled eggs, ricotta hotcakes and you can’t go past the sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.
Sonoma Rose Bay
Shop 1, 779 New South Head Road, Rose Bay
Continuing this Sydney original Artisan Sourdough Bakery, Sonoma Rose Bay features a full food menu, fresh coffee and their signature loaves. It’s a buzzing breakfast spot that was designed by Blainey North to represent Sonona’s ethos and create a sensory experience.