Sydney's Bars and Cafes: Where to Beat the Heat

Home of the prestigious "hat" system and awards, Good Food is Australia's household name for all things eating out and in. With over 38 years of experience reviewing restaurants, Good Food presents the hat awards at the annual Good Food Guide Awards

Read on to discover Good Food's picks for the best Sydney cafes and bars to beat the heat.

Sydney's Bars and Cafes: Where to Beat the Heat

It's no secret that Sydney summers can be toasty. This season is no exception, with heat waves reaching the mid to high thirties. Maybe you're looking for a break from the beach and Australia's unbelievably strong sun or maybe you're just looking for some of Sydney's best bars and cafes to beat the heat. Read on to discover Good Food's top choices to cool you down. 



Barrenjoey House. This old Barrenjoey bolthole received a luxe makeover from new owners Pip and Andrew Goldsmith (The Boathouse Group) in December. The bar has expanded to provide more space for a sunset spritz and day-trippers can expect easy-going dishes such as a yellowfin tuna spaghetti and scallops topped with salmon roe. Grab an outdoor table and ring your friends".

Sydney's Bars and Cafes: Where to Beat the Heat

Bonnie's Wine & Food. Located in Bondi Beach, Good Food has named Bonnie's Wine & Food as one of Sydney's best spots to beat the heat. Open since September 2018, Bonnie's arrived at Bondi Beach Public Bar with a great vantage point of people watching on Bondi's Curlewis Street, chilled drinks, and reasonably priced dishes.


"The Collaroy. You can still grab a schooner and schnitzel to accompany the ocean view but now there's smoked trout in the morning and freshness such as watermelon sharpened with halloumi for lunch".



North Bondi Fish. Another Bondi Beach favourite lands on Good Food's list due to its optimal distance from the beach, it's prawn sangers with Yamba shellfish and beach mustard mayo along with the whole baby snapper and papaya salad. Sounds delicious to us. 


Sydney's Bars and Cafes: Where to Beat the Heat

Check out Good Food's original article and the rest of Sydney's best cafes and bars here.

Whether you're pursuing a career in hospitality or your working in the industry while you study or are focusing on another industry, working in the hospitality industry prepares you for any career with these transferable skills

Curious to learn more about Good Food and the "chef hat" system? Discover some of the restaurants that earned their hats here. Some of the award-winners include our friends at Momofuku Seiōbo at The Star who have been honoured with the highest achievement as they became a three-hat restaurant in 2018. Our first Humans of Hospo profile, Kylie Javier Ashton, also happens to be the award-winning General Manager of Momofuku Seiōbo. Our friends at Sokyo also boast one-hat from the prestigious chefs hat of excellence.

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About the author Carlyn Shaw

Drawing on 12 years of hospitality experience and coming from a Communications background, I am passionate about all things hospitality.


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