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Warm and Friendly Cafés in Sydney

27 Jun 2016

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Frosty winter mornings can make it near impossible to tear yourself out of bed, let alone force yourself outside. But what if there was a nice hot coffee and warm smile waiting at the end for you? If you’re tired of making those warm winter meals from scratch and could do with a delicious café-style breakfast, try these local Sydney cafés that are renowned for their coffee as well as their warm, cosy interiors!

Gertrude & Alice Bookstore Café – Bondi Beach
There’s something about libraries and bookstores that emanate the feeling of home, and it can certainly be felt at Gertrude & Alice in Bondi Beach. Combining two of life’s greatest pleasures—good food and good books—this café offers a calm, peaceful atmosphere unlike anywhere else. Come in for an egg and bacon roll, or stroll in for light meals, lunch or even dinner! Make sure you try Alice’s famous chai tea as well, it’s sure to warm you right up.
If you have some old books you’re ready to give away, give Gertrude & Alice a call. They buy and sell second-hand books, and you never know what they may be interested in!
Open:
7 days, 7:00am to 8:30pm

Revolver Café – Annandale
Built in 1893, the historic building of Craiglea was supposed to have been a pub. Instead, it opened as a corner store that continued trading for over a century, closing in 2005. After a 3-year renovation, the old Craiglea has been reimagined as the quaint Revolver Café, offering a beautiful, homely atmosphere and amazing cuisine. Here you will find fare that uses mainly free-range and organic produce, fresh from the farm. Enjoy hearty burgers, mouth-watering breakfasts or treat yourself to cakes and biscuits handmade from old recipes. The sheer history of the building, combined with great staff and even better food, makes this café a winner every time.
Open:
7 days, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Ampersand Café & Bookstore – Paddington
Another bookstore café to enjoy on the other end of Sydney, Ampersand Café & Bookstore is based in Paddington. Here you can relax in a casual, laidback atmosphere sipping a delicious chai tea while being immersed in a good book—what could possibly be better? Order a delightful pasta, fresh salad, delicious cakes and pastries, or just a nice hot drink to warm yourself from the inside out. Snuggle into a corner and lose yourself to a new favourite book, or bring in some old tomes from home to sell. Better yet: if you buy a book from their $1 book bin, they will donate all monies raised from the bargain bin to local charities.
Open:
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, 8:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Post Café – Marrickville
Boasting original features such as the wooden floors, high ceilings and arched windows, the Post Café is more than just a meeting place–it’s a café steeped in history. First opened as the community post office and telegraph office in 1891, it still stands proudly serving the community with fresh, hot coffee and a warm place to eat. Simply take a seat and enjoy the table service, with all meals made for sharing. This really is a communal café, where you can order breakfast meals all day and indulge in hearty lunch meals. Choose the big Aussie burger or opt for the risotto… there is definitely a wide selection of food perfect for any palate!
Open:
7 days, 6:00am to 5:00pm

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