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Cafés open on New Year's Day in Sydney

A new year, and new you, deserves a coffee
Flat white at Sonder
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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.

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Cafés open on New Year's Day in Sydney

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Sonoma Glebe

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The Glebe Point Road staple will be open from 8am on New Year's Day, tapping out coffees, warming up quiches and loading their signature dark miche toast with avocado and boiled eggs. 

bills Surry Hills

Bills Surry Hills

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This is where ricotta hotcakes, corn fritters and a leisurely breakfast got its start in Sydney, so kick off 2018 with a coffee and killer breakfast from Bills so that your year starts off on the right foot. The Crown Street café will be open from 8am. 

French toast at Tiny Giant
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The Tiny Giant

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If you're around this corner of the Inner West with a hangover on New Year's Day, you can find life giving caffeine at the Tiny Giant, from 6.30am.

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Boon Cafe at Jarern Chai

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This Asian grocer that also doubles as a café will be doing Thai coffees and cold pressed juices from midday. You can also pick up a Thai sandwich stuffed with green chilli relish, spicy pork sausage, soft-boiled egg, soft herb and pickled cabbage to nix that NYD hangover.

Coffee Tea and Me - Potts Point

Coffee Tea and Me

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Every Coffee Tea and Me venue will be open on New Year's Day (Marrickvile, Bondi Juction, Redfern, Potts Point and Waterloo) to ensure you get a much needed caffeine fix and a toasty sambo to replenish your viatmins and minerals. 


Reuben Hills

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Hunker down and battle the fallout from your New Year's adventures with coffee and some sort of salty snack from this beloved Surry Hills café. It's possible that New Year's Day might be the only time there's not a waitlist for a table, but either way get in early when it opens at 8am.

Sausage roll at Bourke Stree Bakery Surry Hills

Bourke Street Bakery Surry Hills

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Never let a day go by without a famous Bourke Street sausage roll or ginger brulee tart, even New Year's Day. Add in an iced coffee or chocolate and BYO picnic rug and head over to Moore Park for a mini picnic. 


Lox Stock and Barrel

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Turns out that when you wish upon a firework for someone to make you a delicious smoked salmon bagel the next day, the gods of New Year's Past will ensure this Bondi regular opens the doors to sort you out from 7am-3.30pm.

Avenue Road

Avenue Road

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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 helpfully staying open to help your through day one without the added complications of caffeine withdrawal.

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