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Haberfield's fast-paced American-style diner.
By Andrew Zuccala
May 09, 2023
By Andrew Zuccala
May 09, 2023

Happyfield is a relatively new addition to the local brunch scene, but it has already become one of our favourite cafes in Sydney.

It mostly resembles an American diner, with bright yellow interiors and a menu packed with US breakfast and lunch staples. The 'proper' pancakes ($16) come stacked high, slathered in Pepe Saya butter and drenched in Canadian maple syrup. There's no specially made compote, hazelnut soil or whipped ricotta addition. There's a clear focus on the classics.

That's also seen in the McLovin Muffin ($14). This breakfast bun comes filled with handmade chicken sausages, folded eggs, melted cheddar cheese, a few dollops of chipotle mayo and sprinkling of chicken and herb salt. Consider your hangover meal sorted.

You'll also find a few detours from the well-worn path, like a Brooklyn bagel with smoked wagyu pastrami ($23), a crispy prawn katsu burger ($23) and even a 260-gram Cape Grim sirloin steak ($32), if you're someone who believes in ultimate autonomy over your brunch choices.

Drinks-wise, you've got coffee from Single O (with bottomless batch brew available — $8), milkshakes (an obligatory menu item for any diner — $9.50), fresh juices ($8.50), house sodas ($7.50) and a bunch of boozy bevs. Start off with Happyfield's signature espresso martini ($16) that comes with a dash of maple syrup or opt for the limoncello spritz ($14) when the sun comes out.

If you're heading on a weekend, head down to Haberfield early to nab a table, it's known to get busy.


Appears in:
The Best Cafes in Sydney


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