If you're not doing the whole family thing it can be hard to find a feed and some caffiene on Christmas Day. But don't worry – we've rounded up the few and far between places that'll be open on Christmas Day.
Hungry for dumplings Head to these yum cha restaurants open on the public holiday. And fill your diary with these events happening between Christmas and New Year's.
What's open on Christmas Day in Sydney?
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 if turkey isn't your thing.
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 doles out Campos coffee and thin, toasted bagels for a cheap and cheerful brekky to go. They are also one of the most reliable places for a coffee on Christmas Day, with venues in Marrickville and Potts Point as well as the Redfern flagship.
This Japanese-influenced hot spot going to be open on December 25 from 7am until 3pm.
This sleek hotel restaurant in the Marriott will be open for Christmas lunch and dinner on December 25th.
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.
One of Sydney's best sushi restaurants and lounges is open on Christmas Day, for lunch, dinner, and drinks in between at the bar.
Vecino are fusing the unlikely pairing of Mexican and Korean cuisine in this Canterbury all day eatery. They're also open on Christmas this year from 6am until 10pm.
Why not enjoy your Christmas with the animals? Taronga Zoo is open all day and all resturants and cafés inside will be open.
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.
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