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Coffee at Alevri
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Cafés open on New Year's Day in Sydney

Because it's New Year's Day – and a new you deserves coffee

By Time Out editors

It can be hard to get a brew on January 1. But do not fear, Sydney, we’ve found cafés that won’t leave you hanging. Here’s our list of where to seek out a cuppa on New Year's Day. If you're in need of a seriously big breakfast, why not head to one of Sydney's best hotels for a buffet spread?

Need to go for a dip to wash away those sins? Try Sydney's best ocean pools, or get outdoors and try one of the best walks in the city. And if you feel like packing up some leftovers and the extra grog, head to one of our picks for the best picnic spots in Sydney.

Cafés open on New Year's Day in Sydney

Pancakes at Bills Bondi
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Bills - Darlinghurst

Restaurants Surry Hills

Start 2020 at the place where Sydney breakfast as we know it got its proper start. Both the Bondi and Surry Hills locations will be open as well, so you've got options aplenty if ricotta hotcakes, corn fritters and that legendary scramble are front of mind.

Food at A1 Canteen
Photograph: Anna Kucera

A1 Canteen

Restaurants Cafés Chippendale

If you wake up early enough, you can get your hands on the curried scrambled eggs with LP's sausages and a filter coffee. If you don't, muffuletta sandwiches and cold tinnies will be waiting. Either way, it's a win-win at this all-day Chippo standout. 


Boon Cafe at Jarern Chai

Restaurants Haymarket

What's even better than a coffee after a big night on the tiles? A traditional Thai coffee with condensed milk. But Boon also blends up restorative cold-pressed juices, and one of their croissants coated in pandan custard will have you back up and running in no time.

Sausage roll at Bourke Stree Bakery Surry Hills

Bourke Street Bakery - Surry Hills

Restaurants Surry Hills

Let's be honest – the temptation to stay in bed till the mid-afternoon or early evening will definitely be there. Just don't forget that a lamb sausage roll and a ginger brûlée tart are options. The Alexandria outpost on Gardeners Road will also be open. 

French toast at Tiny Giant

The Tiny Giant

Restaurants Cafés Petersham

If you're around this corner of the Inner West with a ferocious morning hangover, you can score a life-giving caffeine at the Tiny Giant, along with enough fairy floss to power you through to the end of January.


Lox Stock and Barrel

Restaurants Bondi Beach

There's every chance carbs will be the first thing on your mind when you roll out of bed, and a bagel with smoked salmon will satisfy that craving like nothing else can. This Bondi mainstay will be open to sort you right out.

Coffee Tea and Me - Potts Point

Coffee Tea and Me

Restaurants Potts Point

Every Coffee Tea and Me outlet (Redfern, Potts Point, Bondi and Bondi Junction) will be open nice and early to ply the greater good with flat whites and toasted bagels. 

Avenue Road

Avenue Road

Restaurants Mosman

After the last little rainbow spark has faded into grey, try and counter last night's festivities with a coffee or three from Avenue Road, who are opening to help you through day one without the added complications of caffeine withdrawals.

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A close up shot of milk being poured into a coffee by a barista
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The best coffee in Sydney

Restaurants Cafés

We are a city in love with coffee. And we’re damn good at it too. Here’s our list of where to go and what you’ll get.


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