Best Breakfasts in Sydney’s Inner City and Inner West

March 11th, 2021 - by Brad Gillespie

There is simply no end to the variety of options when it comes to breakfast in Sydney’s Inner West and Inner City.

From legendary pastry chefs, to dishes that are cult-worthy, you are guaranteed to feast on some of the prettiest and tastiest breakfasts in Sydney.


Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen
21 Fountain St, Alexandria

Tucked away in an industrial warehouse this little gem serves up fresh and wholesome breakfasts. The dish names are as enticing as the food, with sourdough and melted organic honey-thyme-cinnamon butter, better known as ‘Rainy Day Toast’. For the uber healthy option, choose ‘Breakfast with Gwyneth’ which is all things quinoa and green.

34 O’Riordan St, Alexandria

Photo from L’Americano website

Located in the flagship designer furniture store, Coco Republic, this café is a nod to the Italian Riviera. Let the lavish setting transport you as you indulge in an Italian Breakfast Sandwich and that perfect cup of Vittoria coffee.

26 Bourke Rd, Alexandria

Photo from Mecca website

There is no better wakeup call than to dine among the scent of fresh coffee. Mecca roast their beans on site, so the focus on your morning brew is of the utmost importance. Other than the pour, locals flock here for the mouth-watering BAE roll.


88 View St, Annandale

Photo from Cornersmith website

A family run café, which celebrates all things pickled. Taste sensations are on the breakfast menu with options like miso hummus, pineapple sambal and herby cucumber salads. With waffles and a nearby park, this Cornersmith is also a great option for the kids. Come hungry, leave happy.


206 Cleveland St, Chippendale

Photo from Bricksfields website

Brickfields artisan bakery is famous for its loaves which are a prominent feature in many Sydney cafes. But why not go direct and eat at the homeland? The menu is constantly rotating but one thing never changes: the delicious ‘Bacon Sandwich’. If you would rather something on the go, don’t look any further than the flaky, buttery croissant.


178 Enmore Rd, Enmore

Photo from Saga website

This cosy, wood clad space in Enmore is the love child of legendary pastry chef, Andy Bowdy. You can taste the passion in every bite. The specialities are the sandwiches and of course the pastries, and our favourite is the breaky sanga.


51-53 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville

Photo from Shenkin website

Shenkin is a local stalwart and brings to the table a rich family history and a love of cooking. If you are a fan of Israeli cuisine then you won’t want to miss this one. Transport yourself to buzzing Tel Aviv with the crowd pleasing Shakshuka or eat a traditional breakfast of labneh, Israeli salad, hummus and pita. Ta-im AKA delicious.

Naked Brew
110 Swanson St, Erskineville

Photo from Naked Brew website

If you are a dog lover or owner, you no doubt already know about this café and its separate doggie menu. For the humans, the servings are plentiful, scrumptious and moreish. And, for the pups, the plat du jour is a ‘Doggie Donut’, washed down with a ‘Doggie Chino’.


Kepos Street Kitchen
96 Kepos St, Redfern

Photo from Kepos Street Kitchen website

Another tribute to the fine fare of the Middle East. Prepare to arrive hungry and leave full to the brim, as there is no shortage of servings. Diners flock for miles to indulge in the Sabich pita, packed with fried eggplant, hard boiled eggs and Israeli salad.

Three Williams
613a Elizabeth St, Redfern

Photo from Three Williams website

All hail the innovative menu. These guys have nailed it. Housed in an architecturally designed space, they say Three Williams was established for the ‘urban dweller’. Guava French toast tickle your fancy? Or are you more of a fritter fan? Either way, your taste buds will be dancing with every bite.

And finally,

Don’t forget to try our all-time favourites: AllPress and Bitton. There’s a reason they’ve been serving the local community for almost two decades.

Photo from AllPress website

Photo from Bitton website

If you’re looking for more local gems and favourites in the inner city contact my team today.