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Sydney’s rise of the Breakfast Foodie

It is the most important meal after all

Everyone wants to indulge in good food, and every other person professes to be a foodie these days. In Australia, breakfast is fast becoming a national obsession. Whether it’s for a business meeting or catching up with friends over the weekend, a hearty breakfast is always appreciated.


Sydneysiders get to enjoy every cuisine under the sun, and this now extends to breakfast. Believe it or not, even exotic and healthier versions of bacon and eggs have started appearing on Sydney menus. Restaurateurs are extending their penchant for presenting food in beautiful ways to the breakfast table.


Breakfast is Australia’s favourite meal

When asked what their favourite meal of the day is, many Aussies pick breakfast. Health experts also consider it as the most important meal of the day as it boosts energy levels and metabolism.


More and more people are going out for breakfast—and not just those who want to tuck into McDonald’s Hotcakes. Healthier breakfast options are becoming available at cafes all across Sydney, making eating out in the morning even better for the health conscious.


Creatively presented breakfasts look great on social media

These days, it’s not enough that your food taste good. It has to look good, too. Inspired by the success of food bloggers and Instagrammers in recent years, the rise of trendy cafes with beautiful interiors and artistic food presentation is taking Sydney by storm.


Social media users prone to sharing their latest brekkie experiences on platforms like Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest are going to have a field day with the city’s offerings. From organic breakfasts to extravagant spreads, expect to see lots of stunning breakfasts online.


Multiple breakfast options in Sydney and where to find them

Sydney’s breakfast scene is thriving, and interesting new tastes and flavours are making more and more appearances on the breakfast menu. Here are some recommendations.


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Sokyo – The award-winning restaurant at the Star now serves the only Japanese-influenced breakfast in Sydney, with an Asian-Western fusion menu that’s at once tantalising and original. Virtually every item on the menu is completely surprising and, if what the reviewers say is true, absolutely delicious.


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Scarlett – Located on the heart of the rocks, the unique heritage charm of the harbour Rocks Hotel is a great venue to enjoy a fresh brekkie away from bustle of CBD.


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Reuben Hills – This café and coffee roaster is a popular inner-city breakfast haunt, and offers healthy, tasty options inspired by the peasant cuisine of Central America.


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The Gantry Restaurant & Bar – Recently opened and located within Sydney’s best-kept secret, Pier One Sydney Harbour hotel. Enjoy brunch in a stylish and welcoming dining destination offering alfresco dining on the Pier in front of the finest views Sydney has to offer. Indulge in Australian agriculture and seafood from highly acclaimed international Executive Chef Chris Irving.


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Bourke Street Bakery – A Sydney institution you might already be familiar with, Bourke Street Bakery now has new stores in Potts Point, Marrickville and Alexandria. Just look for the lines of eager patrons snaking outside, eager to sink their teeth into one of their famous croissants or browse their selection of pastries and baked goods.


Breakfast is no longer just about a sinful fry-up of bacon and eggs. People are becoming increasingly health conscious, and chefs have stepped up to the plate, whipping up trendy breakfast offerings which not only look beautiful but are also healthy. 


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Published: 25 March 2015

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