No matter where I travel around the world, I enjoy going to trendy cafes. These are my “fun things to do in each city”. And when I am back home I go to instagrammable cafes in sydney for breakfast, brunch, and coffees. Today I am going to share where I have been lately and I will add more places as I see fit. So feel free to save this page for future reference.
Whether you are a local or just visiting, you this straight to the point guide will help you uncover the best places to take photos in Sydney and eat at the same time. So let’s begin!
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10 Photogenic Instagrammable cafes in Sydney
1. Cafe Sydney
Cafe Sydney has to be the famous cafe in Sydney. From here you can see the Sydney harbour bridge and a tiny bit of Opera House too, making it one of the best instagrammable cafes in sydney. It is located at the Customs House in Circular Quay.
If you want to get the best photos of Sydney while brunching this could be it. The food is fresh and delicious, the wine list is fantastic and the bar manager was so informative and accommodating when asking for specific cocktails. Recommend to book your table in advance it is a favourite of locals as well as tourists and gets super busy!
Address: 5 Sydney Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Every day 12 – 10 PM
Phone: (02) 9251 8683
2. Social Hideout
Social Hideout is one of the prettiest cafes in Sydney. You can get some beautiful photos for Instagram as well as eat instagrammable food and drinks! Recommend to try out the breakfast and Red Velvet Iced Latte in the tub. The presentation of food and atmosphere matches pretty well.
They opened their first store in waterloo and now the second store is in Parramatta. You can get there either by taking a Uber or a train from Townhall or Central in the CBD. I think social hideout can be one of the most instagrammable cafes in the world.
3. Baby Coffee Co
If you want to treat yourself and get that perfect pastel Instagram picture, this is the place to go. You can choose to order electronically using their app, or face-to-face; giving freedom of choice to those who like their privacy or those who want top-notch customer service. Recommend trying their special chef’s dinner that happens once a month
Address: Shop 1/810 Elizabeth St, Waterloo NSW 2017
Hours: every day 7 am – 3 pm
Phone: 0468 462 229
4. Kusuka Cafe
Kusuka Cafe is not just a cafe but they also offer modern Indonesian dining right in the city center. If you are into cute Instagram spaces and enjoy trying something different, this is your answer.
Although slightly small in size, they know how to make insta worthy cafe! I really loved those quotes on the wall and the touch of Christmas vibes. Recommend to try their special drinks and modern Indonesian meals. I loved the mi goreng roasted pork! They really are one of the instagrammable cafes in Sydney CBD.
Address: Unit 12/339 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Open every day for breakfast and dinner
Phone: (02) 8033 0532
5. Bourke Street Bakery Cafe
It has excellent breakfast options, the pork and fennel sausage roll are my favourite. It is very small in size but the aesthetic is vintage rustic vibe. If that’ your Instagram vibe it will be perfect for your feed.
Bourke bakery is also good value for money, but it does get pretty crowded so get there early or on weekdays. They have branches all around Sydney now but my favourite is the original one in Surry hills.
Address: 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: M – F 7-6 S & S 7-5pm
6. Cuppa Flower
If you are into flowers then this florist cafe should do it for you! Beautiful arrangements of flowers in one corner and delicious food make up for dreamy Instagrammable pictures! You have to order from the counter by yourself and if you pay cash will receive 5% off.
Cuppa Flower now has 3 locations in Sydney but I have only been to the waterloo one and recommend the pancakes there. Just look at the picture above! If this is not mouth-watering I don’t know what is!
Address: 1/15 Allen St, Waterloo NSW 2017
Hours: Open till 3 PM every day
Phone: (02) 8319 4116
7. Celsius coffee
Celsius coffee is one of the best cafes north Sydney. It offers pretty Sydney harbour views as well as the hearty meals and great coffee. When I went there on an early Saturday morning, luckily was not very busy and had a seat straight away without waiting. So go early for that Insta shot and good times!
Address: Commuter Wharf, Holbrook Ave, Kirribilli NSW 2061
Hours: Open every day till 2:30 and Saturday and Sunday till 3 pm
Phone: (02) 9922 2245
8. Speedos cafe
North Bondi is a fun place to go for sun and beach shooting but also for breakfast and brunch! Speedos offer perfect instagrammable view of Bondi beach and nice portion sizes and good menu.
It has a local crowd feel which is really nice but does get busier as the morning unfolds. Recommend to go early or on the weekdays and try their blue bliss bowl, the sweet potato fries, and the watermelon fizz! The blue bliss bowl is made to look like the ocean and the flavours are fantastic together.
Address: 126 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026
Hours: Open every day till 5 PM
Phone: (02) 9365 3622
9. The Pantry Manly
Manly is one of my favourite spots in Sydney. I think the Pantry Manly location is just perfect with the beach right at the front and that is what makes it one of the pretty cafes in Sydney. Their vibe is an upscale, breezy restaurant with beach views and rustic-chic decor, serving Modern Australian dishes.
For fun and delightful morning head to Manly, take that must-have Instagram shot right at the Pantry Manly with your wholesome breakfast, fresh juice and coffee. On saying that, I do want to try out their dinner one time soon!
Address: Ocean Promenade, N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Hours: Opens every day from 7:30 AM to 9 PM
Phone: (02) 9977 0566
10. The Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds of Alexandria is one of the most famous cafes Sydney. One of the reasons locals and visitors love to visit here is because the interiors are changed from month to month. So, every month you go you see something different! They are definitely Instagram friendly and they have a second branch in the city too.
The team at the grounds have really built such a lovely and thoughtful place. It is just suitable for everyone: Instagrammers, food bloggers, individuals seeking a place for inspiration or just good coffee, chit chat with friends, or even big groups. Recommend to try their homestyle food and speciality coffee. It does get busy, so if possible go during the weekdays or reserve a table online beforehand.
Address: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015
Hours: Open every day till 2 PM
Phone: (02) 9699 2225
I hope these Instagrammable sydney cafes helps you plan your feed (I meant both IG feed and your hunger;)
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