In Sydney for a holiday? Do you crave that perfect brunch? Do you also crave that perfect Instagram feed? Then, you’ve come to the perfect post to find out those secret places in Sydney that will add that style and quality to your Instagram feed! Whether you’re a fan of the food or the ambiance, get ready to lose yourself on this cafe/restaurant-hopping spree!
The Grounds of Alexandria
There is literally always a line at The Grounds so my advice is always to get in early or you could be waiting around for an hour or two. Although, you’re in luck as there is a lot to keep you entertained at The Grounds including the best florist, a mini farm and a gorgeous picturesque vintage garden. They even use recycled items as part of their decor, from hanging jars to using soda cans as plant pots. Tucked away in the industrial suburb of Alexandria, entrepreneur, Ramzey Choker turned this heritage-listed warehouse into “The Grounds”, that we all know of all. It really is a miniature village and foodie’s wonderland. Every person that’s on Instagram has probably posted an Instagram story or photo at The Grounds. So why not check out what the fuss is all about while you’re here!
The Boathouse, Balmoral Beach
Does your ideal weekend stroll lead to a filling brunch under the sun? Then The Boathouse is the perfect little place for you. White benches and fresh displays of flowers and their scents along with munching on those bacon and eggs sounds like a dream come true! With white-washed benches, marine hues, and vibrant displays of fresh flowers and produce, The Boathouse is one of Sydney’s most beautiful brunch spots, and that’s not even counting the view. The café is perched right on Balmoral Beach, so you can tuck into bacon and eggs or a burger while watching the water lap against the pier. On weekends, there’s usually a wait, but that’s fine, it gives you time to sneak in a swim!
Opera bar, Circular Quay
You probably can’t get more Sydney than the Opera Bar which has the benefit of spectacular views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House at it’s doorstep. I’m sure many Sydney-siders will take their tourist friends and relatives to this bar just for the views alone. And as the winter days are getting colder and the sun is miraculously shining on, what better way can be there to enjoy this other than heading straight to the Opera Bar? Nothing better than a pair of hot steamed buns… filled with delicious golden and crisp soft shell crab and kimchi of course. It’s not called Opera BAR for nothing. To have a boozy time with a view order some Winter Sour, Sydney Sling or Lady Lavender and drink away. Perfect for harbor side drinking on a summer-in-winter day.
Nour, Surry Hills
At this Lebanese restaurant in Surry Hills, think millennial pink. ‘Nour’ translates to ‘light’ in Arabic, which is fitting as the venue is flooded with natural light, and boasts a dusty pink interior so beautiful, it’s all over Instagram. This spot is the perfect spot for semi-formal dining. You’ll find some of the most aesthetically pleasing colors, including pastel pinks, whites and flashes of copper and oak. The menu is designed to share which makes it an ideal location for groups and also features both smaller and larger share plate options. It is fully licensed and offers an extensive range of wines from around the world.
Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel
Overlooking the iconic Harbor Bridge, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel serves the perfect ‘The Hamptons’ vibe with European-style lunches. This place also has one of the greatest seafood menus along with some top-quality cocktails that will definitely be worth the price. Watsons Bay is also home to some beautiful walking options – you can even follow the coastline all the way to Bondi! Walking to the nearby Hornby Lighthouse requires a little less energy, and you’ll be rewarded with picture-perfect views. The venue itself is a place that gets crowded and buzzing pretty quickly, but don’t you worry about that as the management in the place runs very smooth and you will be busy getting that perfect Instagram shot anyway!
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