Melbourne is more associated as the hub of Australian cafe culture, but that isn’t to say that there aren’t delights to be found in Sydney as well. Up in the northern district of Hunters Hill, they swear by Stain Cafe, a local joint with a flair for going above and beyond what one might expect from a neighbourhood cafe. They offer all your brekkie favourites – eggs whatever way, muesli, bacon etc. – as well as speciality dishes such as confit garlic and leek spaghetti, Wagyu beef steak sandwich and blue swimmer crab salad with blueberries and fresh fennel. Book yourself a table at Stain Cafe on Gladesville Road in Hunters Hill – just off Burns Bay Road if you’re coming from Sydney CBD – and get stuck into some classic cafe culture.