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The Best Cafes in Mosman for an Elevated Bite

The best cafes in Mosman have it all, from deliciously good brunch to even better coffee.


Mosmanites are spoiled for choice when it comes to fabulous places to brunch. From Balmoral Beach to Military Road, this affluent neighbourhood is dotted with everything from boutique cafes, which offer their own take on high tea, to relaxed beachside kiosks.

From the main drag to hidden away gems, we have brunched our way around the postcode of 2088 to bring you the best cafes in Mosman for an elevated bite. 

Niche Mosman

Niche Mosman

A new addition to the Mosman brunch scene, Niche Mosman is a stunning space for all-day dining. Open daily from 6.30am providing coffee and tasty brekky bites to early risers, the team are on-site through to brunch, lunch and dinner time.

With a menu that is fresh and versatile, this is the kind of place you can visit for an elevated dining experience without the pretension. The friendly staff and chic interiors make this one of the best cafes in Mosman.

5/713-715 Military Road, Mosman

Monstera Cafe

Monstera Cafe

Calling all indoor plant lovers, we have the place for you! Monstera Cafe is exactly what the name suggests - a bright and spacious welcoming cafe, filled with booming Monstera and gorgeous green plants on the walls and hanging from the ceiling.

Sitting in prime position right in the middle of the bustling Mosman Wharf, this is the perfect spot to connect with a friend over coffee and a tasty bite while watching the world float by at Mosman Bay.

1E Avenue Road, Mosman

Avenue Road Cafe

Avenue Road Cafe

This beloved cafe is the perfect antidote for a lazy Sunday in Mosman. The Avenue Road institution is always buzzing, usually with regulars, eager to get their caffeine fix or the creamy avocado and feta mash on Turkish toast. First time visiting? Sit outside and do some people-watching while you enjoy a hearty meal.

185 Avenue Road, Mosman

Frenchy's Cafe

Frenchy's Cafe 

Calling all Francophiles, this French-themed cafe situated in the stunning heritage landscape of Headland Park is a must-visit. The attentive, French-speaking staff will make you feel like you're at a trendy eatery in Paris. As for their menu, it's très bien.

Packed with classic French offerings like the croque madame/monsieur, niçoise salad with tuna and crepes, plus your usual faves like poke bowls, bacon and egg rolls, burgers and salads. Bon appétit!

3 Read Place, Mosman



Located on Military Road, this is one of three outposts of the famed Brookvale bakery. The Lower North Shore carb-lovers line up to get their fix of mouth-watering Berkelo sourdough, but this isn't your regular loaf. It's wholesome and honest – no refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, bleached or commercial flours.

Grab it to go, or stay a while and enjoy it with house-churned butter and heirloom honey. They also do a phenomenal chicken sanga, or have a huge offering of sweet pastry treats if that's more your thing. 

2/557 Military Road, Mosman

The Boathouse Balmoral

The Boathouse

This beachside cafe is all about sunny day brunch sessions. Uninterrupted views of Middle Harbour and Balmoral Beach combined with fresh rustic interiors brimming with flowers and plants, The Boathouse is the place to indulge in ricotta hotcakes, buttermilk scones, or a bacon and egg roll while sailboats drift by.

2 The Esplanade, Mosman

Bather's Bistro

Bathers’ Pavilion

Uninterrupted views and inventive Mediterranean fare are on offer at the beautiful Bathers’ Pavilion. The Bather's Bistro does relaxed, all-day dining ideal for breakfast catch-ups, long lunches and family dinners. In the morning enjoy fresh juice, eggs and granola, while later in the day they do all the classics like fish and chips, gourmet pizzas and more. Soak up the 'laxed beach atmosphere as the large open windows bring in the salty sea air.

4 The Esplanade, Mosman

Cali Press

Cali Press

With eight locations across Sydney, Cali Press in Mosman is always a good shout. Fusing delicious food and a healthy lifestyle together, Cali Press ensures the folk of Sydney are always getting their fill of raw, organic cold-pressed juice and wholesome snacks. You can never go past their choc protein bowls or hearty sandwiches. 

Shop 1/914 Military Road, Mosman

Bacino Bar

Bacino Bar

Bacino Bar has been a Mosman staple since 1998, with their philosophy being focused on serving up some of the best coffee in town (they use Little Italy Coffee Roasters beans — yum!). Their cappuccinos are particularly iconic thanks to their Flake topping. 

Don't be fooled by the unassuming little hole-in-the-wall setup, this small but mighty establishment doesn't just do amazing coffee, their food is equally as delish. From savoury bagels, pastries and paninis, make sure you grab something to go with your warm brew — you won't regret it. 

 Shop 3/120-122 Prince Albert Street, Mosman

Now that you've tried out the best cafes in Mosman, why not have a squiz at the best restaurants in Mosman? Or if you're planning a foodie exploration over the bridge, take a look at our edit of the best cafes in the Inner West.

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