As one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it’s no surprise that Sydney has its fair share of stunning, scenic cafes. Whether you’re a tourist visiting for a weekend getaway, or a local looking to try out some new spots, these café’s are picturesque and perfect year-round. From the beaches to the harbour, check out these gorgeous spots for a quick coffee, or long, relaxed brunch vibes.
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- The Bower, Manly (7 Marine Parade, Manly)
Relaxed and eclectic, The Bower Café is set between Manly and Shelly Beach along the stunning boardwalk. The food is delicious, with everything from the go-to, classic big-breakfast, to a winter-warmer French toast. Spend hours here in the sun, and maybe even indulge in a breakfast cocktail or two! With beautiful views of the Fairy Bower Point, this spot is a local favourite.
Website - https://www.thebowermanly.com.au/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebowermanly/
- The Flying Bear, Kirribilli (76 McDougall St, Kirribilli)
Set on the deck below the Royal Flying Yacht Squadron, The Flying Bear café is beautiful and relaxed. This north-shore café is perfect for tourists and locals alike, with a tranquil ambiance and scenic harbour views. The Flying Bear is dog-friendly, so bring your four-legged friends and enjoy a coffee in the sun.
- The Lookout, Elizabeth Bay (1 Ithaca Road, Elizabeth Bay)
Nestled on the beautiful marina of Elizabeth Bay, The Lookout is the perfect breakfast spot to check out on a chilled weekend. The food is delicious, with a varied menu to suit everyone’s morning taste buds. Whether you just want a quick coffee and pastry, or a long brunch and bask in the sun, The Lookout is definitely one to put on the bucket list.
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- The Boathouse, Palm Beach (Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach)
It’s no secret that The Boathouse is one of Sydney’s most picturesque and perfect cafes, and for good reason! Looking over Pittwater Bay, this café has it all; delicious food, great coffee and a 10/10 view. Work up a sweat by doing the Palm Beach lighthouse walk, and then treat yourself to a big breakfast at the Boathouse afterwards!
Website - https://www.theboathousegroup.com.au/
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- Sea Salt, Clovelly (Corner of Clovelly Road and Victory St, Clovelly)
Perfect for year-round breakfasting, Sea Salt is a local favourite and one of the eastern suburbs best kept secrets. With a striking view of Clovelly Beach, this café serves up delicious food and high-quality coffee. Live like a Sydney-sider and do the Bondi to Coogee walk, followed by a dip at Clovelly Beach and brekkie at Sea Salt!
Website - https://seasaltclovelly.com.au/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/seasaltclovelly/?hl=en
Everyone loves a good scenic cafe with yummy food and great coffee, where are your favourite spots? We love hearing about local picks and hidden gems, let us know in the comments below your go-to cafes.