09 Jul 2020

These are the 11 best brunch spots in The Rocks

Get your crew together for the ultimate weekend starter at the best brunch spots in The Rocks.
These are the 11 best brunch spots in The Rocks
Brunch is one of Sydney’s most beloved pastimes, and who can argue with tradition? Whether you’re after a post-markets pit-stop or a relaxed long brunch all on its own, these are the best brunch spots to start the weekend right.


Great spins on brunch classics abound at Black & White Espresso, the menu is full of simple, uncomplicated cafe classics - like corn fritters topped with smoked salmon, avocado and homemade harissa or their breakfast bowl which is overflowing with nutty textures and fresh flavours. Graze MCA offers stunning Harbour-side views and even tastier food, like the Florentine eggs with Tasmanian smoked salmon, sautéed baby spinach and hollandaise on sourdough toast. For something lighter, Tilly’s toasted banana bread served up with lashings of cinnamon butter is a delightful, simple pleasure. At The Fine Food Store you can sip some of Sydney’s best coffee alongside a menu bursting with brunch heroes, like cultured mushrooms on potato hash, or the truly impressive breakfast smorgasbord for two (chorizo, soft boiled eggs, cheddar, ham off the bone, salmon rillettes and rye soldiers, plus granola and berries and a side of mango lassi).


Try something a little daintier and be transported to a cute English countryside cottage at The Tea Cosy. Relax with a cuppa and freshly baked scones with natural double thick cream and a selection of gourmet Australian-made jams, or go a little bigger with The Grand Stand, a three-tiered collection of scones, finger sandwiches and drinks for two. Be transported to Bavaria at Munich Brauhaus, and start your weekend big. There’s the gigantic, famous crispy pork knuckle (served with creamy mash, sauerkraut, bier jus and an apple compote) or you could just hunker down on an expansive range of schnitzels and Bavarian sausages. Taste the finest Indonesian coffee blends at ASLAN Coffee Roasters, alongside an Indonesian tempeh orek burger (tempeh patty sautéed with aromatic herbs, seasoning and sweet soy sauce, served with slaw and whole egg mayo on a Hokkaido bun).


Treat yourself to a droolworthy selection of crepes and galettes at Creperie Suzette, alongside a warm cup of Double Roasters’ single origin blend. Our top picks are the la caramel au beurre sale (gooey salted caramel, crunchy slivered almonds and a scoop of cold ice cream on a hot, freshly made crepe) or the la Nutella (you can probably guess what’s on that one). Settle in for sweet brunch heaven at Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café and start the day right with fresh Belgian pastries, or waffles served with caramel biscuit ice cream and salted caramel sauce. Pair it with a decadent praliné hot chocolate to really seal the deal. Dig in to stacks of pancakes at Pancakes On The Rocks, with options like the Black Forest Cherry (chocolate pancakes with cherries in a cherry brandy sauce, finished with cream, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of chocolate chips), or the aptly titled The Ultimate, which boasts crepes filled with cream cheese and sultanas, served with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream.