fat stacked ricotta hotcakes with bacon ice cream from Cowbell 808, Surry Hills

There are more truths to life than death and taxes. For me, for example, other truths include the fact that:

  1. Breakfast is unequivocally the best meal of the day;
  2. People keep asking me for breakfast recommendations in Sydney-town; and
  3. Instagram has single-handedly reduced my blogging by 50%.

Fact, fact and more fact. So without further adieu, sit back and soak up the breakfast food p0rn that is about to besiege your eyes (all taken with instagram, of course). These are some of Sydney’s best breakfasts.

The Batler: bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, egg, relish at Bondi Massive, Bondi

sweet corn fritters, roast tomato, spinach & bacon at Bill’s, Surry Hills
(ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter in the background)

Dr Shakshuka eggs poached in cumin & chilli infused tomato sauce
with local ricotta & feta Paper Cup, Stanmore

breakfast bruschetta with ricotta, field mushrooms, roast tomato
and avocado at Hoochie Mama, Newtown

toasted Italian croissant with ham, cheese & tomato also at Hoochie Mama, Newtown

French toast, bacon, glazed baby figs, double cream, apple cinnamon syrup at Kazbah, Balmain

breakfast lamb tagine with  sucuk, spinach, roast capsicum, roast tomato,
caramelised onion, feta, eggs also at Kazbah, Balmain

bacon, fried eggs, spinach at Biaggio, Pyrmont

smashed egg & ham roll and an iced milo at The Wedge Espresso, Glebe

soft scrambled egg with onion pisaladier, roast red peppers,
goats cheese mousse at Cafe Morso, Pyrmont

bacon and egg gnocchi with baby herbs and truffle oil also at Cafe Morso, Pyrmont

sautéed wild mushrooms with truffled scrambled eggs and Sonoma sourdough
also at Cafe Morso, Pyrmont

banana and walnut bread with ricotta at Black Wattle Cafe, Glebe

bacon & egg burger with caramelised onion at Aromas on Sea, Terrigal
(ok this is a bit out of Sydney but it was soooo good!)

granola with yoghurt and berries at Mr Cooper’s Wine Bar, Paddington

bacon & egg breakfast sliders also at Mr Cooper’s Wine Bar, Paddington

French toast with banana and maple syrup at Urban Bites, Newtown

bacon, eggs & tomato (and awesome hash browns) also at Urban Bites, Newtown

pastries from Bourke St Bakery, Surry Hills

bacon & egg toasted pide at Mano Espresso, Glebe

toasted banana bread with espresso butter at Single Origin, Surry Hills

porridge with banana and brown sugar at Cafe Giulia, Chippendale
(bacon & eggs in the background also a winner)

scrambled eggs and hash browns at Houlihans, Chatswood

Wow, I’m exhausted! And hungry! Anyway, I hope this post serves to:

  1. Give evidence that breakfast is indeed the best meal of the day;
  2. Provide a quick guide to good breakfast around Sydney and the inner west suburbs; and
  3. Well, this could have been 20 blog posts, but at least I did an extra one 🙂

11 Thoughts on “and this is how Sydney does breakfast

  1. You have won me over! Breakfast is without a doubt the best meal of the day! I love the variety you have there! Now I just need to come to Sydney to try some of these places!

  2. Richard Madison on November 20, 2012 at 12:11 am said:

    WOW incredible goodies nice way to kick off the day

  3. If my Instagram stream and my blog were children, the elder sibling (my blog) would be SO jealous of the attention that little-IG gets off me.

    Oh, and I am so jealous of your brekkies and brunch. One day, I will get to say the magic words: ‘I’ll have mine with Turkish bread and a long black, please’.

  4. OMG it’s like a plethora of brekkie and they all look awesome!!

  5. Clare: Breakfast is always my favourite 🙂 Yes, come to Sydney and try some of these places!

    Richard: Indeed it is!

    Mr Noodles: hahahaha, I can imagine you would say that with such pride too! LOVE IT 😀 And yes, IG is totally the favourite second child. Sad but true, hey? And to think you were so anti-social media before! How things have changed!

    Nic: Hehe thanks! they all are!

  6. Hehe I see that you’ve embraced Sydney in all areas including breakfast!! 😛 I wish that places served breakfast all day, I love breakfast food but I also love sleep!

  7. Hhahaa I don’t think I could ever sick of seeing breakfast type foods 🙂 They’re just too good to resist!

    I just wished I had the chance to go to Cowboy 808! Damn next time bring me please!

  8. Why doesn’t London have ALL of this??

  9. Kerry C on April 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm said:

    Hi Fellow Food Enthusiast!

    As well as a food writer/ restaurants reviewer myself I also am a photographer. If you ever land into London again give me a shout. It will be great to link up!

    Best to you, your baby and family.

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