New Cafes you must try in Sydney | April 2022

If you are looking for a new cafe to try in Sydney check out our list below.

We like to support new cafes that open in Sydney – it’s a tough market and so many are now popping up. We have selected a few we have come across on Instagram that deserve some attention. Check out our list below of new cafes in Sydney that you must try.

1. Malika Bakehouse, Botany

If coffee, all day brunch and baked goods brings music to your ears, you must try Malika Bakehouse at Botany. Just looking at their Instagram is making our mouth water. They opened late 2021 as our lockdown restrictions ended and seem to be thriving since! Some of the stand out items on their menu are the spiced potato pogaca (freshly baked every morning), home made kunefe, bagels and spinach feta and ricotta borek. We highly suggest you check out their Instagram! They also open nice and early during the week at 5:30 for your pre-work coffee fix.

Smoothie Factory, Rouse Hill

Smoothie Factory at Rouse Hill is an international juice bar from the USA! All their smoothies are made with fresh fruit, with no sorbet, fillers and they are also gluten free. They have just opened in January 2022 inside Rouse Hill Town Centre. Some of the stand out items on their menu include the Pina Colada (coconut, pineapple, banana, honey and protein) and Peanut Butter Power House (peanut butter, banana, soy milk, honey and protein blend.) There are so many smoothies to pick from, you may need to go back multiple times.

My Kiki Shop, Darlinghurst

My Kiki Shop in Darlinghurst recently opened in January 2022 as well. They are a dessert shop with a twist… they make desserts shaped as human body parts (we will let you check out their Instagram to see what we mean). We have seen this place all over Instagram so it seems to be taking Sydney by storm already! It would also be the perfect stop before your next hens night haha.

Botswana Butchery, Sydney

If you like a New York City vibe and roof top bars, Botswana Butchery may be the perfect new hot spot for you. Situated in Martin Place on level 8, they go by simple, locally sourced, incredible food. They opened in December 2021 and have a menu that you will never forget, the dishes are beautifully presented and it is a very premium dining experience (even the onion soup looks amazing!)

Wan, Mascot

Wan in Mascot opened in November 2021 and their food is influenced by Taiwan and Japan. They have some awesome items on the menu including Cheeseburger Rolls, Wagyu Somen and Salt and Pepper Prawns. Their drinks menu also looks fun and exciting and they live by their slogan ‘don’t let your drink get lonely’ which we love!

Let us know if you decide to go to any of these new cafes in Sydney and what you decided to order!

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Sydney Cafe Guide: Suburbs Starting with A

Our cafe guide to Sydney suburbs starting with the letter A.

We often find ourselves in unfamiliar suburbs when out running errands or working. With this comes with not knowing where to eat, and for us this is the worst feeling ever! So we started to put a guide together of suburbs in Sydney and where we would eat if we were to go there. The list is huge so in order to share it with you, we thought it would be best to break it up in alphabetical order. So, here is part 1 with a list of suburbs starting with A. We have either been to these places and highly recommend them or did some research on top spots for unfamiliar suburbs.

We would also like to note that some suburbs are quite small and don’t have any places offering food or we didn’t find any places we would recommend in that suburb. If you see a suburb missing – that is most likely why.


Parz Coffee House


Volume 2 Cafe


Cafe 0.6

Allambie Heights

Mr Grigor’s


The Coffee House


Bad Habits


Simple Fresh Cafe


Yan Restaurant

Arndell Park

Cafe 26


Brickworks Cafe


First Street Pantry


Ngoodle Restaurant


Cook & Co.


Mezza Roma Restaurant

Avalon Beach

Sunset Diner

Photo by Tim Douglas on

We hope you enjoyed our guide for food in suburbs beginning with A in Sydney. If you know of any other places that deserve to be on this list, leave a comment below. We would recommend you keep a diary of the ones that stand out to you so you don’t forget. We’ve been eyeing off this pretty leather journal – but there are plenty more designs on amazon to look through, if you would like one.

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Top 5 Coffee Shops in the Hills District

We all love a local coffee shop that stands out from all the others. More recently, the Hills District has has a growth in cafes which has been great for the area. So whether you live there or are passing by, we’ve put a list together of our favourite coffee shops in the hills that we have come across.

1. The Borrowed Table

This new cafe recently opened underneath a block of apartments in Kellyville Ridge. The Borrowed Table has all your brunch needs! From smashed avo to eggs on toast, this cafe has a dish for everyone. Meanwhile, you’ll be surrounded by some beautiful decor. Although in cafe is technologically not in the official boundaries of the Hills, it is right on the boarder so we will let that slide haha!

Where can you find them: G7/8 Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge
When are they open: Tues-Sun 8am-4pm

2. The Brook Eatery

Another beautiful cafe that has made it onto our top coffee shops in the hills list, is The Brook Eatery. Situated in Cherrybrook, this cafe has a decent brunch menu and always seems to be full of locals. All your sweet and savoury brunch items can be found on the menu. And there is something there for everyone.

Where can you find them: P1/41-47 Shepherds Dr, Cherrybrook
When are they open: Mon-Sun 7am-10pm

3. Wild Pear Cafe

If you want to venture into the more rural side of the Hills District then, Wild Pear Cafe is the place! This cafe grew in popularity a few years ago and had a huge influx of visitors from all over Sydney. The cafe is beautifully situated in a garden nursery and has some great coffee! The menu gets updated regularly which is good for regular customers to try new things. On a side note, their famous Rosewater Milkshake is the best!

Where can you find them: 658 Old Northern Rd, Dural
When are they open: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm

4. The Bella Local

This cafe is located in the Bella Vista/Norwest Business Park area, which is great for people that work there. Even in the busy area, they have a nice outdoor deck and plenty of seating. All your sweet and savory options can be found on the menu. Including Nutella Waffles for all our Nutella lovers! I think this dish helps put them in the running for our favourite coffee shops in the Hills District haha!

Where can you find them: g03/33 Lexington Dr, Bella Vista
When are they open: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm or Sat 8am-12pm

5. Arthur Street Cafe

For our Baulkhum Hills residents, Arthur Street Cafe is for you. Situated amongst the homes of the area, you’ll is this coffee shop. It has been around for quite a while and gets a a decent crowd. Oh and their ‘Big Breakfast’ is truly a big breakfast and it is served all day. Make sure you’re hungry before you go haha!

Where can you find them: 26 Arthur St, Baulkham Hills
When are they open? Mon-Sun 7am-4pm

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New hidden cafe gem – North Sydney

You know we love to find the new trendy places on the block, but, we especially love to find the little ones hidden in not so obvious places. We recently came across pop-up cafe Torpedoes!

If pastries, avocados, toasties and a good coffee are on the top of your list for brunch then this is the place to find it. It has opened up on an old torpedo factory where they are turning the foreshore of North Sydney into a public area! They even have tours for any history lovers to see firsthand the improvements that have been made and what it use to be during the war.

Photography:ย Yusuke Oba

We’re so excited to see cafe’s opening in this newly re-developed area and we can’t wait to see this place come to life with more cafe openings and stunning views of the harbour!

Where can you find them: Sub Base Platypus, 120 High Street, North Sydney
Opening hours (we love a cafe open 7 days a week):
Mon to Thu 7.30amโ€“3pm
Fri to Sun 7.30amโ€“7pm

The Sydney Suburbs to live in for the highest density of cafes!

We’ve found some amazing results when looking for suburbs with the highest density of cafes to choose from and it might not be what you are expecting.

Food culture is one of the factors measured to rate the liveability of suburbs, which in our eyes makes complete sense! We went on a hunt for some of the best suburbs to live in based purely off the cafe and restaurant culture they have. Your usual suburbs of the The Rocks, Surry Hills and Woolloomooloo surely made the list but some of the surprising ones for us were:
– Bella Vista (North West)
– Cronulla (South)
– Camden (South West)
– Penrith (Greater West)
– Taren Point (South West)

Photography Tom Rumble

So next time you’re looking to venture out of your usual spot or even look for somewhere new to live, these up and coming suburbs with high food density might be next on your list!