Grab your phones and your family or mates to visit the North Shore’s most Instagrammable cafes – for creative brunch spreads and the ultimate comfort food clicks.
Bistro L’Heritage, Mosman
Sydney’s newest French bistro by the water is stunning Bistro L’Heritage at Chowder Bay. From the team behind ever-popular Mosman cafe Frenchys, the cuisine is classic French inspired by home cooking. And you’ll enjoy your meal in a beautiful historic building with panoramic views of Sydney’s harbour and Clifton gardens. The menu changes seasonally and features classic French dishes including pate, escargot, steak frites and a sensational bouillabaisse! Desserts include chocolate mousse, poached pear or imported French cheeses. Hungry yet?
For a new take on the modern Australian menu, head to the family-friendly Miller’s Kitchen by Wild Sage, where you’ll be treated to relaxed surroundings and beautifully presented meals and refreshing juices or smoothies. Their drool-worthy Lotus Biscoff is definitely a crowd-pleaser but they have other interesting items on the menu like their delightful arancini balls, lobster tacos, cinnamon quinoa bircher featuring a lot of yummy toppings and the ever comforting fish and chips.
Address: Shop 18/450 Miller St, Cammeray NSW 2062
Phone: 02 9929 8455
To give your Instagram feed a break from your usual foodie ventures, head to Devon Cafe in North Sydney for a lovely Asian fusion meal with mainly Japanese and Malaysian influence. It’s innovative menu and the occasional seasonal add ons keeps things interesting for visitors. Its signature dishes include Breakfast with Sakuma’s which featuring miso-marinated king salmon, eel croquette, petit salad, 63’ egg, kewpie mayo, and furikake; and the Yakuza Burger made with teriyaki chicken, mozzarella katsu, Asian pickles, Devon’s secret sauce, lettuce and milk bun. You can also skip your brekky go-to ham and cheese toastie for The Devon Unagi Tamago Sando – which is most definitely not your usual egg sandwich. Oh, and don’t forget to pair it with their much-loved coffee.
Cali Press Juice, Mosman and North Sydney
Cali Press draw parallels between delicious food and a clean and balanced diet, inspired by the Californian way of life. It’s safe to say this Sydney cult favourite is a hit on Instagram where seasonal fresh produce is used to look and taste good. The menu features popular items like ‘The Godfather’ with ‘Pacino mylk’, espresso shot, banana, vanilla bean, cinnamon, dates, almond butter and the signature ‘Berry collagen’ smoothie with real vegan collagen, which is the ultimate beauty tonic to rejuvenate skin.
Chimichuri’s fast gained its reputation for being an Insta-famous spot in the neighbourhood thanks to its food that looks both creative and intriguing. Especially for burgers which come sandwiched in black buns. From soft shell crab burgers to its signature lychee pannacotta, red velvet latte and French Toast, you’ll most be spoilt for choice. It’s best to bring along a bunch of your mates for brunch or lunch to try a bit of everything whilst seated in its bright outdoor dining area.
To give your Instagram stories a shakeup, try the Taiwanese fusion cafe Mas.Que, where you’ll be treated to well-executed dishes and ‘memorable flavours’, according to customer reviews. Interesting items on the menu to photograph include their brown sugar pearl hotcakes, lobster udon, soft shell crab gold congee, braised ox tongue rice bowl and of course, their signature puppy dog cake that’s named ONLY after its design!
Address: 2/38-46 Albany St, St Leonards NSW 2065
Phone: 02 9460 7603
An inviting local hangout for families, young couples and coffee-lovers, The Alechemist Espresso is a nod to part owner Jon Menck’s old days as a scientist. Caffeine-molecule artworks decorate the exposed-brickwork interior with hints of leafy greens splashed around to complete the earthy vibes. Besides excellent Gabriel Coffee and a crowd favourite double-cheese BLT with house-made smoky bourbon-and-honey relish, you’ll also be able to savour its brioche French toast, Lamington croisssants, smoothies, sandwiches and more!
Address: 8 Carter St, Cammeray NSW 2062
Phone: 0468 822 062
Salvage Specialty Coffee offers rustic vibes, excellent coffee with a variety of award-winning beans and great looking dishes that’ll see you rushing to get your phones out for the ‘gram. Their toasties are ‘legendary’ among locals while other items on their small but well-chosen menu include king crab risotto, lobster Benedict and blue maple pancakes. There’s a lovely alfresco dining area to enjoy it all, especially when it’s a bright and sunny day.