This Asian grocer that also doubles as a café will be doing Thai coffees and cold pressed juices all day. You can also pick up a Thai sandwich stuffed with green chilli relish, spicy pork sausage, soft-boiled egg, soft herb and pickled cabbage; or try their boat fried rice, with spicy shrimp paste, garlic fried rice, shredded green mango, five spice, sticky pork and salted duck egg.
While the rest of George Street might be quiet, make a beeline for this café inside the Hilton to get your coffee fix from 7am-7pm on Christmas Day.
This hole-in-the-wall on Redfern Street will be tamping and grinding Campos coffee from 6am until 6pm.
The Potts Point arm of this trusty café will be open from 7am-7pm on Christmas Day.
Marrickville's Coffee Tea and Me will be open from 6am-6pm on Christmas day to ensure you can ge a coffee and sandwich.
Head to this Bavarian bier oasis in the middle of the Rocks for one-litre steins of fresh Bavarian brews, warm pretzels and sausage platters. The cavernous hall will be open on Christmas Day so if you want some time out from the family, head on down.
If you fancy some schnitzels and beers on Christmas Day, Bondi Beach's Bavarian Bier Cafe will be open. Given its location on the main drag, you'll most likely be getting into the festive spirit with plenty of backpackers and beachgoers.
Located inside the QT Hotel, Gowings will be serving a limited menu all day on Christmas Day.
Head to the Star's buffet for Christmas lunch or dinner. There will be plenty of fresh seafood, roast turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry and ham. There will also be a dessert bar loaded with f ruit mince pies, Christmas pudding and chocolate yule logs.
This colourful South Indian street food-inspired restaurant is bustling every night with local families sharing huge plates of dosas, dhal curries and other vegetarian dishes. They'll be swinging open their doors on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
The Hilton's swanky resaurant will be open for Christmas lunch for walk-ins.
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