Maggio's Cafe

Come for the Italian pastries — stay for the brunch, pizza and pasta.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on May 04, 2023
Updated on May 31, 2023


Since 1998, Maggio's Cafe in Sydney's Cammeray has been pumping out traditional Italian pastries and cakes to devout customers who keep coming back for more. But while foodies know this as a destination to get some of the city's best cannoli, ricotta cheesecakes and chocolate tortes, few are keyed into Maggio's breakfast and lunch offerings. And that's a travesty.

Its signature dish, Maggio's Eggs, is the perfect combination of Italian cooking's simplicity and Australia's particular style of brunch. You get a couple of poached eggs served in a fresh tomato and basil sauce for just $15. Think of it like a shakshuka made by Nonna.

You can also go for a bacon and egg roll ($12.50), chilli scrambled eggs ($16.50) served with grilled broccolini and feta or the corn and halloumi fritters ($18.50). As this is known as a haven for sweet-toothed foodies, you also have got to check out the pancakes ($15.50) topped with fluffy mascarpone cream, seasonal fruit, crushed granola and orange maple syrup.

Come lunch, these guys also smash out rustic pizzas ($19–22) and a revolving menu of pasta dishes — with homemade lasagne hitting the specials board every now and then. Alternatively, you can simply grab a panini ($19 — made from its bakery's own bread) or some fresh salads ($15.50–18.50) to have a light bite in the arvo.

Either dine inside the Sydney café — getting served by the ever-friendly family members who run the show — or get any of the food options to take away.

Maggio's is one of the best cafes in Sydney thanks to its phenomenal pastry and cake options as well as brunch and lunch menus that champion traditional Italian cooking. Do Nonna proud and give this one a go.


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