According to a recent The Guardian article, Australia has recorded its lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases on the 20th of April. This is a good thing. This means that the lockdown is paying off.

But of course, we remain cautious. It’s still important to follow social distancing practices and stay at home, until we chase this pandemic away completely. 

For those of you who are working from home, you may be missing your lunch-outs with colleagues. As such, we’ve listed some joints below that offer takeaway and delivery. If you order from the same place and arrange a Zoom lunch with your officemates, life can feel a little bit more normal. 

Sir Braxton Chocolate Bar


Especially in these times of isolation, chocolate is good company. They offer smorgasbords of sweet goodies and comfort food for takeaway and delivery via Uber Eats or Deliveroo. 

Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 8542 6422

Foodies Cafe


Coffee, freshly baked muffins, and healthy meals—Foodies Cafe still has got it all for its loving customers. Call them or place an order using Hey You for takeaway, and Uber Eats for home deliveries. 

Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturdays, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Sundays, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9583 1111

Eat GRK.

Beverly Hills

Work from home lunches? Say no more. Eat GRK is offering its whole selection of wraps and souvlakis for convenient dining. Call them or order on their website to arrange pick-ups. 

Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9579 6880

Short Black Espresso Bar


Aside from their sought after coffees, they offer a whole range of food that can accommodate your every mood. Oh, and have we mentioned all day breakfast? Yes; that alone changes the game completely. Check out their online ordering portal and let them know if it’s for takeaway or delivery. 

Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturdays, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Sundays, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9586 1155

Cafe Bella Dee

Sans Souci 

When it comes to healthy and delicious brunch options, Cafe Bella Dee is your source. They’ve also recently teamed up St. George Food Distributors to fulfill your fruit and vegetable needs during this time. Just give them a call for pick-up arrangements.  

Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Wednesdays to Fridays. 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9583 9016

Kafe Neo


If your jam is Neo’s Cheeseburger with crinkle cut fries and iced coffee, no one’s stopping you. They offer their menu for takeaway, including their selection of sinful yet indulgent desserts. 

Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 5:30 AM to 3:30 PM; Saturdays, 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Sundays, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9588 9979

360 Ristorante Italiano


Craving for pizza and pasta? We think one of the key perks of working from home is that no one’s judging you for eating a lot of carbs. Once in a while, you should give yourself permission to enjoy the authentic Italian goodness 360 Ristorante Italiano offers. Call them for takeaways.

Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays, 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9529 4933

Thai Thae


Order your authentic Thai favourites coupled with Milk Tea by calling Thai Thae or using Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Doordash, and Hey You for takeaways or deliveries. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 8971 0797

Edmonds & Greer


Edmonds & Greer are known for two things: spectacular coffee, and days out with your pooches. While you can’t stay for long given these circumstances, you can still grab takeaway coffee and pastries. You and your dogs can recreate your hang outs indoors, where it’s safe. 

Hours: Everyday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9585 8177

Roma Pizza

South Hurstville

Here’s another pizza joint to indulge you during pizza nights. Not only do they serve great food via takeaway and delivery; they also host online cooking classes for a cause! You can order the cooking packs and arrange a pick-up. Check out their Facebook page for more details. 

Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Phone: +61 2 9547 2918

The slowing down of the spread is a cause for celebration. But just the same, in order for us to keep this up, it’s important to continue social distancing and practice proper hygiene to ensure that everyone’s health and safety during this time. 

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.