The locals in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney takes their breakfast very seriously. From Manly to Palm Beach there are a massive range of cafes, eateries and restaurants that offer a delicious selection of varied breakfast options. From beautiful flaky croissants to indulgent buckwheat pancakes, the ubiquitous avo smash, or a full on big breakfast, the range of dishes available satisfies all tastes and budgets. If you are staying in the area, or indeed are coming up from Sydney specifically to eat your morning meal, here is our selection of some of the best breakfasts in the Northern Beaches that are well worth a visit:
Oceans – Narrabeen Café
Situated just over the road from Narrabeen Beach, the Oceans Narrabeen café aligns a fantastic breakfast menu with a stunning beachside location.
Contained within a quaint beach shack which boasts a chic, yet quirky interior of recycled décor, and expansive front windows that lets the fresh salty ocean breeze flood in, this café is a real local favourite.
Run by married couple, Carlie and Jeremy Maudson, it offers hearty, well-made food and gregarious service. Their breakfast menu serves dishes like ricotta pancakes, eggs benedict on corn and sweet potato fritters, and their version of a full breakfast, which they call the ‘Oceans Lot’.
It’s a great place to enjoy your first meal of the day, before or after a walk on the nearby beach.
- Address: Cnr Ocean &, Malcolm St, Narrabeen NSW 2101
- Phone: (02) 9970 6262
If pastries are your breakfast of choice then you’ve got to head over to the Rollers Bakehouse.
Nestled in the heart of Manly, behind The Corso, these guys excel in producing the most wonderfully decadent and satisfying pastries.
And we are not just talking regular apple Danishes and cream buns. We mean options like their eggplant, hummus, jalapeño and zaatar croissant, which is simply to die for!
The perfect breakfast snack to take over to the park or beach, all of their croissants and other pastries are rolled, and baked, daily in house, so they are always fresh.
They also have an excellent coffee menu too. With the turmeric latte being especially popular. Follow this up with a stroll along Manly Beach with your delicious take-away coffee in hand – what could be better ?!
- Address: 19 Rialto Ln, Manly NSW 2095
Ruby’s At The Beach
If the thought of decadent pastries for breakfast seems a bit too much for your stomach to handle, then a visit to Ruby’s At The Beach might be more to your likening.
An ethical eatery based in East Mona Vale, not far from the location of the iconic ocean rockpool, Ruby Lane aims to serve the most nutrient-dense food in the Northern Beaches.
Perfect for those with gluten free, dairy free or other specific dietary requirements, their breakfasts comprise of only sustainable produce. Sourced from local suppliers, that provide them with organic ingredients, that have not been refined, bleached or enhanced in any way.
In terms of their menu, this translates to dishes like their ‘Real Food Pancakes’ that are stuffed with chia and buckwheat, banana and coconut yoghurt, and their Ruby’s ‘Benedict’ which comes with smoked trout, and a sauce that includes an emulsion of good oils and the rather intriguing MCT brain octane.
- Address: Shop 1, 5 Darley Street, East Mona Vale
- Phone: (02) 9446 9921
Albert & Moore Cafe
Rather aptly named, considering it is located on the corner of Albert Street and Moore Road, this is another health-minded café to consider.
Situated in the suburb of Freshwater, this paleo-friendly cafe has a rustic and beachy feel that is instantly appealing.
Always busy, usually with hipsters and health conscious individuals who embrace clean eating, the menu is delicious and well thought out.
Dishes like the smoked salmon frittata or protein stack offer great sustenance and flavour bombs aplenty. While their ‘Healing Bowl’ which features coconut scrambled eggs, black beans, asparagus and enoki mushrooms is a real house favourite.
- Address: 2D/2 Moore Road, Freshwater
- Phone: (02) 9939 8898
Flying Fox Cafe
If you are dining with the kids then the Flying Fox in Mona Vale is a brilliant choice.
Featuring toys, play activities and a fenced-in playground, as well as undercover seating and a ‘Cubs Club’ menu, this is one of the most family-friendly cafes in the whole of the Northern Beaches region.
There are plenty of brekkie options for the kids to eat, but once they have finished and are off playing, you can really take your time to enjoy their modern, Australian Bistro fare.
Their beautifully presented dishes, like the deluxe avocado on toast, eggs rancheros and the breakfast bruschetta, as well as very good coffee, provides a great way to start the day.
- Address: Winnererremy Bay Park, 2 Mona Street, Mona Vale
- Phone: (02) 9986 0980