We hope you’re holding up well during this time. A recent report says that Australia will be easing restrictions on health and education services, but nothing solid on other establishments yet.

With that, it looks like we still won’t be dining out anytime soon. We can, however, still have outside-world food, thanks to these establishments that offer takeaways and deliveries. 

The Grounds of Alexandria


The Grounds is best known for the wonderful ambience brought by its gardens. Even though your relationship with the gardens will have to take a pause for now, you can order meals and coffee, fresh fruits and veggies, and pantry essentials for takeaway or delivery online.

Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM; Weekends, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9699 2225

Mr Crackles 


Ready for your ultimate cheat meal? Dive into Mr Crackles’ menu of complete pork goodness by ordering pick-up or delivery via Bopple or Doordash. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 8068 2832

Sydney Madang Korean BBQ Restaurant


Grilling your KBBQ with friends may not be an option right now, but the good news is this: aside from their food, you can also order alcohol for takeaway. Deliveries also available via Easi and Panda. Don’t hold back! 

Hours: Everyday, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9264 7010

Gumshara Ramen


It doesn’t take long for you to realise that you need ramen back in your life. Residents of Haymarket will be pleased to know that Gumshara Ramen offers their full menu for drive thru pickup and delivery via Doordash. Aside from their cooked meals, they also offer microwave and frozen ramen, so you can stock up. 

Hours: Everyday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phone: +61 410 253 180

The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish


The Milk Bar offers the best comfort food. Burgers, loaded fries, and milkshakes, anyone? You can get them at 20% off for in-store orders. Find them on Uber Eats for home deliveries. 

Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 5:00-10:00 PM; Sundays, 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 5:00-9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9698 8598

Bourke Street Bakery

Surry Hills

Bourke Street Bakery’s chefs are still unstoppable during this time. Support them by grabbing a box of their pastry creations matched with perfectly brewed coffee via takeaway. 

Hours: Weekdays, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Weekends, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9699 1011

La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie

The Rocks

You don’t need to be celebrating anything to enjoy a delicious cake. La Renaissance offers its cakes and macarons for car pickup and deliveries. Visit their website to order ahead. 

Hours: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9241 4878

Malacca Straits on Broadway


Chef Tan is working hard to continue bringing authentic Malaysian food to the table in spite of the lockdown. Check out his whole selection of street favourites, special desserts, and everything in between online and place an order for takeaway. You can also get home deliveries via Deliveroo. 

Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 8021 7069

San Churro Chocolateria


Churros are a guilty pleasure. Being stuck at home for weeks now, there’s no use denying it. San Churro is open and can serve you via takeaway or deliveries through Deliveroo, Menulog, Doordash, and Uber Eats. 

Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Fridays to Sundays, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9692 0119

Flour Eggs Water

Forest Lodge

Flour Eggs Water’s chefs are still making their fresh pastas and transforming them into delicious meals everyday. Check out their takeaway menu and call them to arrange a pick-up. 

Hours: Everyday, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM; 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9552 1343

We’re getting closer to normal, so let’s hold onto that. In the meantime, let’s continue to practice social distancing. The government also encourages us to download contact tracing apps so they can manage the outbreaks more effectively. Stay healthy, folks! 

This article is part of our series on our favourite restaurants and cafes in Sydney that are still open for business during the COVID-19 restrictions as we do our part to #supportyourlocal.

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Also published on Medium.