The good news: since the lockdown started, the growth of the number of COVID-19 cases has declined in Australia. The not-so-good news: we’re still unsure when things will return to normal.

Given that, it might be time to overcome denial and temporarily accept this situation as the new normal. While restaurants and cafes remain closed for dine-in, a lot of them are doing their best to continue serving their customers. 

We’ve compiled another list of takeaway joints, this time in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs. 

Cafe Elation


Fancy yourself some vegan tacos for breakfast? How about a nice glass of Iced Taro Latte? Cafe Elation continues to serve its breakfast, lunch, and drinks menu for takeaways. Give them a call to order ahead. 

Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM; Saturdays, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Sundays 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 8592 7188

Secret Slice

West Ryde

The secret is out: Secret Slice is now (finally) serving lunch after years of just dinners. Give them a call or download their mobile app to arrange pick up orders of your favourite pizza.

Hours: Weekdays, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM; Weekends, 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Phone: +61 2 9807 7033



If you’ve been stuck at home for a while, chances are you’ve happened at a couple (or a dozen) of Korean shows. The downside of watching KDrama is the constant craving of Korean chicken and beer. Luckily, Beschico is your companion for this exact need. They’re open for takeaways and deliveries in the afternoon until evening. 

Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: Takeaway, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Delivery, 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Phone: +61 2 9869 8188

The Dining & CO

North Ryde

We love stores that go above and beyond to ensure that their customers are happy during this time. The Dining & Co just recently launched its online ordering platform in their website for your convenience. 

Hours: Every day, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 8385 7063

Ironwood Coffee


Aside from takeaway food and coffee, you can also shop for essentials—pasta packs, canned goods, non-food items, and wine—at Ironwood.

Hours: Everyday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9879 7770

Hungry Indian


The great thing about Indian food is that there’s no trade off between healthy food and delicious food. Order from UberEats, Doordash, Menulog, and Deliveroo for takeaways and deliveries. The Hungry Indian team also advises its customers to reach out to them if you’d like to arrange a contact-free pick up. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Phone: +61 2 8054 4102

Charles Street Kitchen


Continue to enjoy hearty breakfasts and coffees from Charles Street Kitchen via takeaway. Cupcakes and treats for kids are also available. 

Hours: Weekdays, 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Weekends 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9807 8999

Dachshund Coffee

Hunters Hill

One day, when this is all over, you and your dogs can pay Dachshund Coffee a regular visit. For now, you can order their coffee, plant-based meals and desserts for takeaway. They’re also available on Uber Eats.

Hours: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9879 4619

Mars Pizza


Another pizza joint is open to indulge you on movie nights! Download their app to order takeaway and delivery, and receive a $5 credit if it’s your first time. 

Hours: Everyday, 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9889 8977

Got Pho


Yes; during these times, they still got it. Order your favourites from Got Pho through their Facebook or phone for pick up orders. Use Uber Eats, Deliveroo, and Easi apps for home deliveries. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM; 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 8628 0687

In these extraordinary times, it’s important to take care of ourselves more. At times, self-care means working out or learning new skills, but often it can be as simple as having a good meal. Always practice social distancing when ordering, and make sanitising a habit. 

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.