Consistency, care and warmth underpin everything this corner café does
While Paddo and Darlinghurst are brunching go-tos, this little café sits on the border between the two suburbs, quietly smashing out some of the freshest and most fun breakfasts this side of the city. It’s from the same people behind the ever-great Refernian neighbourhood bar Bart Jr.
Much like their boozier big brother, service here is always outstandingly friendly. Diet requirement? No problem. Got a doggo? They are welcome too, and there’s even a spot to latch their leash onto while you pop in for coffee. Is it super busy? They somehow always manage to find you a table swiftly and with a smile. It’s the sort of service that makes you want to stay in to enjoy your coffee instead of grabbing it to go.
Another reason to stay in is the inventive brunch plates. Inside, a fridge with tape-labelled Tupperware hold the secret flourishes to each of their super spreads. Crunchy pickled cabbage and fennel gives an extra fresh zing to fried haloumi and eggs on toast; while the classic cheese toastie get zhuzhed up with just sweet pickled zucchini. In need of more carbs, protein and butter? Or the croque madame, which oozes with cheese, has three thick slices of ham and comes perfectly golden crisp on the outside. They’ve also got coffee from Mecca, a mean miso salted caramel shake (add a coffee shot for seriously creamy, caffeinated adventure) and do a great spicy chai.
Morris isn’t Sydney's newest, shiniest or fanciest café, but it is consistently one of the best – it’s the sort of place that even once you’ve worked your way through everything on the menu, you’ll return to do it all again.
33 Albion Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm; Sat 8am-2pm|