Where is Sydney’s best place for lunch in the CBD?


Everyone’s got an opinion on the greatest cafes for your lunch hour in Sydney CBD.

There’s scores of Sydney dining choices for your lunch nosh. Is there a cafe in Sydney CBD that you like to frequent? One of the tons of best restaurants in the CBD with a lunch menu with lunch specials that are great? Let’s create a dining guide of exciting Sydney lunch tips for everyone!

So: where are the best Sydney lunch places and why?


  1. City Edge Cafe on Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, has THE BEST sandwiches and wraps! They have a huge selection and they all taste delicious. They’re very friendly as well and will remember your name after a few visits!

  2. I don’t know its name but the Sushi Train in TGV has $3 sushi and amazing service. The sushi variety is brilliant with table ordering as well.

  3. Quay is the ultimate Sydney lunch experience. Overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge with food that is among Sydney’s top 2 or 3! This is super quality fine dining. As a bonus, there is Free…yes you read right…I said FREE parking in Sydney, right at the door!!! Located at the northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

    Becasse offers great value lunch specials from another of Sydney’s leading restaurants. Beautiful decor and a wonderful menu from one of our leading chefs. Located in Kent Street.

  4. Big Bite! In a little arcade next to Hungry Jacks on Pitt Street. Best sandwich this side of Carnegie Deli in NYC, for sure.

  5. I guess it depends on what you’re after in terms of a lunch, but one of my favourite places is Ministry of Food on Bligh St. Yummy food, big portions, lots of variety… I never seem to go past their paella, though.