Sydney’s Best Bacon-Free Breakfasts

Cafes, Eat, Food Guide, Sydney / 3 November 2015

It was a tough blow for foodie’s everywhere last week when the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that bacon and other processed meats give you cancer. According to WHO eating 50g every day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. Goodbye greasy bacon and egg rolls, BLT’s, ham and cheese toasties and all our other brunch favourites.
So with this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s best bacon-free breakfasts, just waiting to be devoured.
Grounds by the Sea

Grounds By the Sea 

As Sculptures of the Sea continues to dazzle the people of Sydney, so does The Grounds new pop-up, Grounds By the Sea. Open for the length of the festival until November 7th, the pop-up is serving up some signature Grounds classics, and a few new ones, with a menu inspired by Lord of The Rings and CS Lewis. Forgo one of their burgers just this once, and try a new breakfast favourite, like their two-cheese omelette, of gruyere cheese and parmesan, with field mushrooms, baby spinach, and chives. All the food carries the same Grounds philosophy of farm-to-plate and is made with love. But quick, there’s only one week to go!
Grounds By the Sea 
Marks Park, Bondi 
October 22nd – November 9th 2015
Monday-Sunday: 7am – late
Bills - Photo credited to Julian Jürgen Klement
Photo courtesy of Julian Jürgen Klement

bills Bondi 

A long time foodie favourite for an epic Sunday brunch, bills in Bondi is great for a bit of celebrity spotting and a tasty breakfast, many that don’t include any salty meats. Try the ricotta hotcakes, with banana and honeycomb butter. Or for something out of the ordinary, try their brown rice and miso porridge, a healthy yet delicious alternative, complete with coconut yoghurt, mango and lime. Pair this with a cheeky spiced Bloody Mary and you’re set for a good time. Who needs bacon?
bills 
79 Hall Street, Bondi 8412 0700
Monday – Sunday: 7am-10pm
Earth To Table

Earth To Table

Better known as vegan heaven, this popular cafe in Bondi Junction will help you go meat-free. Earth To Table is all about serving raw and natural foods, with all their menu items being gluten, wheat, dairy and sugar-free and still tasting amazing. We are big fans of their banana bread, that cuts out all the nasties from our favourite bakery item. Sprouted buckweat and almond bread served warm with cinnamon, coconut and almond butter spread, drizzled with coconut nectar. For an extra $3.50, you can get a scoop of cashew based vanilla ice cream or healthy coconut flesh. A different kind of breakfast that’s sure to put you in a good mood.
Earth To Table 
85 Bondi Road, Bondi Junction 9029 1755
Monday-Tuesday: closed
Wednesday-Friday8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
sadhana's kitchen

Sadhana’s Kitchen 

The cafe that started it all, Sadhana’s Kitchen was Sydney’s first Organic Wholefoods and Raw Cafe, and continues to delight vegans and non-vegans alike. There are lines out the door for some of the best raw food in Sydney, their Acai and Pitya Bowls in particular are a big hit. Their Acai Bowl is a delicious way to start a day, blended with frozen bananas, berries and blueberries, a fruit compote, fresh banana and adding their own special recipe for their “Old Spice Grawnola” (raw Granola.) They also have Superfood and Green Smoothies to give you an all-natural energy hit for any big day.
Sadhana’s Kitchen 
147 Enmore Rd, Enmore  9516 1334
Monday-Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Kepos Street Kitchen

Kepos Street Kitchen

If you’re hankering for a big breakfast, Kepos Street Kitchen have you covered, bringing some authentic Lebanese flavours to Redfern. Their traditional Mediterranean menu is not the typical cafe breakfast but send your tastebuds on a wild ride. One of the more unusual menu items is their Moroccan lamb and pine nut cigars, with the interesting combination of Vegemite and tahini dipping sauce. Or how about ditch the bacon, sausage and hash browns, and try “Dad’s favourite brekky,” a platter consisting of Lebanese staples including falafel, hummus, labneh with schaccatita bread,  tomato salad and a hardboiled egg. It’s easy to see why all the locals are raving about Kepos.
Kepos Street Kitchen 
96 Kepos Street Redfern 9319 3919
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sunday: 8:00pm-3:00pm
fika swedish kitchen

Fika Swedish Kitchen

The country famous for ABBA and IKEA can also put on one hell of a breakfast. Say “hej” to Fika Swedish Kitchen, the cosy little cafe down Market Lane in Manly. Fika Swedish Kitchen is all about hearty, unique food, that brings a little bit of Scandinavian flavour to Sydney. If your a fruit and cheese fan, we highly recommend the Nothing Beets Chevre: goats cheese on sourdough with rocket, raw pear, beetroot, glazed walnuts and a drizzle of honey and balsamic. Or for something small with your coffee, try their Kanelbulle, the traditional Swedish Cinammon Roll that is sure to delight.
Fika Swedish Kitchen 
5B Market Lane, Manly 9976 5099
Monday-Sunday: 7am-5pm
Reuben Hills

Reuben Hills

A menu inspired by the owner’s trips to Central and South America, Reuben Hills is a hotspot for foodies looking for a long, lazy breakfast in Surry Hills. Well known for their amazing milkshakes, especially their salted caramel one, their food is even better. With breakfast available all day, it’s hard to go past their organic bircher muesli, with the divine combination of  strawberry, pistachios, chilled melon and rosewater consumme. Or their Scorched Mango Sago is definitely worth a try, containing raspberries, young coconut, hibiscus and macadamia rosemary crumb.
Reuben Hills 
61 Albion Street, Surry Hills 9211 5556
Monday-Sunday: 7:00pm-4:00pm

porch and parlour

Porch and Parlour

Located in North Bondi, cafe by the sea Porch and Parlour, is all about healthy and delicious soul food. They dedicate much of their menu to vegetarian cuisine, matched with a great atmosphere and good drinks, this is the place for a really good breakfast. We love their Green Breakfast Bowl, filled with things like kale, spinach, quinoa to really give you a big superfood-powered energy hit. They also do a good veggie sandwich with their Vege One Hander, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, halloumi, pesto and onion jam in a freshly baked roll.
Porch and Parlour 
17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi 9300 0111
Monday-Tuesday: 6:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday-Sunday: 6:30am-10:00pm

porch and parlour

The Boathouse Palm Beach 

Sitting on the water’s edge of Shelly Beach, The Boathouse is one of the most picturesque spots in Sydney to sit back and enjoy a good breakfasat. Dine on their modern menu, featuring many Australian classics as you gaze over the sparkling waters (if you are lucky enough to snag a good spot outside). Their Eugolo Farm Veggie Bowl features poached eggs, with avocado, brown rice and a hint of chilli for an enticing new breakfast option. Or perhaps indulge on their Croissant French Toast, topped off with some whipped ricotta maple syrup for a sweeter start to the day.
The Boathouse Palm Beach 
Governor Phillip Park, Barrenjoey Beach, Palm Beach 9974 5440
Monday-Sunday: 7:00am-4:00pm

St Jude Cafe

St Jude 

Named after the patron saint of lost causes, St Jude is certainly a refuge for your bacon-less needs. The sweet and unassuming cafe, with rustic exterior sits on the corner of Bourke and Thurlow Street, and delivers the basics, but does it very well. Rumour-has-it they have the best avo on toast here, with their Avocado and Herb Smash, with spinach and Danish feta on sourdough. They also have a wide range of vegetarian breakfast delights including Cherry Toast, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Fritters and much more.
St Jude 
728 Bourke Street, Redfern 9310 3523
Monday-Sunday: 7am-3pm
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