RDM Votes: Best Breakfast 2018

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We asked RDMs to vote on their favourite local breakfast spots around town. Here are the top 11!

11. The Shed Cafe

Top Ryde Shopping Centre – Level 1
With tasty food and good coffee, this is a standout cafe amongst many in Top Ryde Shopping Centre. Try the sweet potato fries!
  • Open 9am – 6pm
  • More info here



10. Unwritten Bookshop Cafe

105 Pittwater Rd, Gladesville
This beauty relocated to 2 doors up in early 2018 and has a great new lookt It no longer offer books to browse while dining but it does offer a lovely vibe and friendly service.
  • Open 7am – 4pm
  • More info here

9. Rustic Cafe

Top Ryde Shopping Centre – Ground Level (outside)
Making it back on the Top 10 again this year, Rustic Cafe continues to offer unpretentious, good value breakfast with all the classics.
  • Open from 7am every day
  • More info here




8. Left of Field

3/7 Gauthorpe Street, Rhodes
If bright and gorgeous fit out isn’t enough to lure you in, the excellent service and FANCY menu options definitely will. And how ’bout those popcorn pancakes??
  • Open from 7am – 4pm daily
  • More info here
  • Read our full review here

7. Quell Cafe

Macquarie Centre – Level 3
Hide out in the oasis that is Quell Cafe, set away from the hustle and bustle of the shops. It’s on Level 3 just past the Hot Dollar store but we have a feeling it won’t be a safe haven for long once word gets out.
  • Open 7am – 5pm daily
  • More info here
  • Read our full review here.


Quell Cafe


6. The Container

3/28 Yates Ave, Dundas Valley
Fun fit out, yummy food, friendly staff and Allpress coffee. Did we mention it’s across the road from Dundas Park (part of the Phillip Ruddock water park)? Perfecto.
  • Open 6am – 4pm daily
  • More info here
  • Read our full review here.



5. Once Upon a Time Cafe

8 W Parade, West Ryde
Oozing Ye olde’ world charm and Ye modern world breakfast options, this cute breakfast spot is great for prams and for the service is nice and quick. 
  • Open 7am – 10pm daily
  • More info here



4. Big Tree House

88 Calder Road, Rydalmere
Obviously beloved by locals, Big Tree House is back on our Top 10 list, creeping up to number 3! Their lovely courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a Campos coffee.
  • Open from 8am – 4pm (closed Tuesdays)
  • More info here



3. The Grounds Keeper Cafe

30 Argyle Ave, Ryde
Set in Ryde Park, the Grounds Keeper Café serves middle eastern inspired cuisine in a covered alfresco style setting. The attached playground makes it a huge hit for families, evidenced by its return to our Top 10 breakfasts list!
  • Open from 9am weekdays and 8am on Weekends (closed Tuesdays)
  • More info here


Grounds keeper


2. Charles Street Kitchen

78 Charles Street, Putney
CSK (last years number 1 pick) is bright, modern and offers a great menu. Staff are friendly and attentive, and the coffee is very good. On a sunny day, pending the “runner-factor” of accompanying children, sitting at the outside tables will be the cherry on top. 
  • Open from 5.30am every day
  • More info here
Charles Street Kitchen

1. The Dining & Co

11 Avon Rd, North Ryde
From 2nd place to 1st, The Dining and & Co is clearly a crowd favourite. And why wouldn’t it be with its fantastic menu options, delicious (and pretty) food, bright airy setting and good value for money?
  • Open from 7am – 4pm weekdays and 8am – 4pm on weekends
  • More info here
  • Read our full review here
Honourable Mentions
  • Element 6, West Ryde
  • Missing Piece, Macquarie Centre
  • Boston Republic, Eastwood
  • Leafe Cafe, Top Ryde
  • Hattrick, Macquarie Centre
  • Fox and Bird, East Ryde
  • Bells Rd Social, Oatlands
  • Cafe 35, West Ryde
  • Flame Cafe, North Ryde