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Sandwiches to knock your socks off, Japanese-Nordic fusion and water views without the price tag – these are the places to park your brekky bum right now

L’Americano Espresso Bar

There’s much more than coffee to be had at this new Alexandria café. The food's a bit of a fine thing, too – epic salads, beautiful brekkies, and don’t even get us started on the sandwiches. They’re out of this world. Alexandria.

Relish Food Co

Thank goodness for all that is hip and holy for this new Surry Hills gem. Relish prides itself on its sandwiches, but there's plenty of other good stuff to be had too. Order the piri piri chicken salad, and don’t walk past the curry wraps, which are weird and wonderful at once. Surry Hills.

Gusto on the Beach

We're going to let you in on a little secret: the Northern Beaches aren’t actually barren of good cafés. And this place is pretty much paradise – visit in the morning to go for a swim before eating something tasty in the shade as you admire the waters you've conquered. Curl Curl.

Showbox Coffee Brewers

Summer may be over but there are still plenty of reasons to hit Manly during daylight. Heading here for a multi-beverage breakfast needs to be at the top of your list. Manly.

The Pig and Pastry

Turns out Petersham’s secret superpower is impossibly charming cafés like this. The sweet stuff they make is reason enough to visit, though their prowess with pastry extends beyond the dessert cabinet – if you're lucky enough to get a slice of the cheesy, just-set quiche with pockets of sweet roast pumpkin, exploding cherry tomatoes and crisp bacon on top, your day is already better than most. Petersham.

Edition Coffee Roasters

Five stars for Japanese Nordic fusion! Edition Coffee Roasters has loosened the reins on breakfast and it’s a ride we want to take again, immediately. Yes, the most important meal of the day can be the most exciting one. Darlinghurst.

Dr Faustus

A Surry Hills café that specialises in treating hunger and thirst, results guaranteed. We recommend the Welsh rarebit made with a malty Guinness béchamel and aged cheddar. Just what the doctor ordered for that hangover. Surry Hills.

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