Rolling Penny

The King Street cafe does things a little differently, with top-notch brekky burgers that go far beyond your standard bacon and egg roll.
Ben Hansen
Published on April 28, 2023
Updated on October 09, 2023


Looking to start your day with something a little different? Head to the southern end of King Street where you'll find fresh and unexpected ingredients being piled onto Brickfields bread or between soft, fluffy milk buns at Rolling Penny.

Following a short shutdown in 2022, the bustling Newtown cafe is here to stay, announcing it would reopen just three weeks after it closed its doors with an Instagram post that read: "I guess you don't know what you've got until it's finally gone…"

Rolling Penny has built a cult following over the years through its commitment to local produce and interesting takes on breakfast classics, including its stellar brekky rolls that go far beyond your standard bacon and egg affair. While the menu is forever changing, some of the highlights Rolling Penny has served up include grilled artichoke toast; anchovy, caeser dressing, egg and charred broccolini sambos; smoked cheddar rarebit with house pickles; and loaded thick-cut speck and seared scallop burgers.

More traditional breakfast items like portobello mushroom or halloumi burgers on milk buns ($14–21) stay consistent on the menu alongside lighter options like Brickfields croissants ($6.50) and housemade quiches ($6.50).

Drinks-wise, you'll find Little Marionette Coffee for a caffeine kick start — but it's also a great spot to get a little boozy with your brunch. Pull some friends together and enjoy a mimosa ($12) or a bloody mary ($15) with your mushroom burger in the cafe's sunny terrace courtyard.

Plus, Rolling Penny has continually bolstered its love within the community through a range of events and pop-ups throughout its seven years on King Street, even acting as the initial home to Baba's Place prior to opening its Marrickville warehouse restaurant.


Appears in:
The Best Cafes in Sydney

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Sydney 



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