Brunch O’clock is serious business to Sydneysiders, which anyone who’s lined up in Surry Hills on a Saturday morning for their caffeine hit will know only too well. Here’s where to get your smashed avo in the iconic city, and more importantly – what you should be wearing to munch it down.
Four Ate Five
Where: 485 Crown St, Surry Hills
What: Perfectly positioned on Sydney’s vibrant Crown St, Four Ate Five dishes up delicious house-made mueslis, brilliant baked eggs, mouth-watering raspberry and coconut loafs and so much more. Wash it all down with a fresh juice, Single Origin Roasters Coffee ‘Killer Bee’ or a World Par-Tea loose-leaf tea.
Wear: A morning in Surry Hills requires a little extra effort, although the suburb’s trendy hipsters make it all look so effortless. Team a vintage-inspired striped tee with high-waisted pair of denim jeans for a dose of quirky-cool fashion. Polish the look off with a pair of chunky frames and lace-up pointy brogues.
Lox Stock & Barrel
Where: 140 Glenayr Ave., Bondi Beach
What: A cosy deli diner that can be found in one of the last remaining old pockets of Bondi Beach. Get there before noon to experience the Lock’n’Load (hash, smoked lox, lime and crème fraiche dill dressing), or for those of you with a sweet tooth – Brioche French Toast with rhubarb, raspberry compote, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream.
Wear: Although a bit further away from Bondi’s actual beach, keep the vibe beachy and casual. A basic tee in a bright hue and denim shorts and thongs is perfect on warmer days, or even your gym gear before you set off for a run along the beach (you won’t be the only one wearing this, trust us!).
Three Williams Café
Where: 613a Elizabeth St, Redfern
What: A semi-industrial space that’s been stripped back to reveal concrete floors, bleached tones and concrete floors. Plus, the food matches up to the café’s interior. From herb-rubbed roast duck with roasted pears and rocket to French toast with caramelised banana and Belgian chocolate, you won’t be left disappointed.
Wear: Make sure to bring a knit or overcoat on colder days, as this brunch spot’s popularity will most probably see you queuing outside for a little while. A contemporary printed dress and block-heeled wedges will make the ideal fashion choices when you finally strut inside and get shown to your table. Bon appetite!