Picture this, you sleep in on a Saturday morning and you have no plans for the rest of the day. Somehow the warm rays of the sun managed to slip through the cracks in between your window curtains and kisses you on the cheek. You receive enough energy to get up from your bed, land your bare feet on the soft carpet, and head on out to explore this wonderful day. You’re thinking breakfast, or maybe brunch— but where do you go?
Nested in the heart of Waterloo, this lovely cafe is known for its cute desserts and their taro latte. Its corner location means that there are plenty of natural lighting indoor to really appreciate their quirky decor and display shelves full of flowers. Did I mention that this cafe is also a florist? It’s truly one cosy place to stop and smell the flowers, literally.
Once you’re done with your flower-appetiser, it’s time for the main course. Located just a stone’s throw away from Cuppa Flower, is a cute little spot called the Social Hideout. And I’m not kidding about the proximity of these two cafes either, a two-minute walk is all it takes to get from one cafe to the next; enough time for your to burn away the meal you had earlier.
Social Hideout might quench your thirst for stunning blooms, so to speak. Filled to the brim with flowers on the wall, ceiling, tables and even in a basket attached to an eccentric bicycle just outside the door.
You might want to call ahead on weekends, just to be sure you’d be saved a spot— People tend to flock here just to get a taste of their delicious hotcake.
Celsius Coffee Co
I love the sound of waves crashing on land, it is scientifically proven to relieve stress. What better way to elevate that stress-relieving moment than to have a cup of soothing hot coffee? Situated on a ferry wharf with the view of the Sydney harbour, this glass-fronted cafe is perfect for that weekend R&R. If an intimate cafe experience is what you’re after, this cosy place is the perfect spot for you.
Having been already so close to the water, let’s now instead head to the beach. A sun-drenched spot known as Speedos; located in North Bondi, just across the street from the white sands and ocean waves.
After a cold dip in the turquoise-coloured waters of Bondi beach, it is only a felicitous feeling that you’d crave for an appetising meal. Boasting a wide array of modern Australian cuisine, it wouldn’t be hard to find what you’re jonesing for here. Although not the same could be said about the empty seats. Be prepared to wait for a table, as this place is almost always crowded.
Archie’s Cafe Co
Believe it or not, I recently just discovered this cafe and boy what a treat it was. Unlike the other brunch places in this list, they specialise in aesthetically picturesque meals inspired by modern middle eastern and mediterranean cuisines. The views of the Sydney harbour from their cafe is an added bonus too!