Covid 19 has changed the face of dining – our favourites now doing a takeaway and delivery service

The recent restrictions imposed by the Government to combat the spread of Covid19 stipulate that that cafes and restaurants can only serve takeaway. These limitations are, with the intent of enforcing social isolations. These restrictions could effectively see the end the businesses. Although we know that this is the best thing for everyone’s healthy, we do feel for cafés, restaurants and bars, who will certainly see a huge impact, reducing their profits drastically.

Many businesses are showing initiative and being resourceful when it comes to their operations continuing. We really need to step it up and support businesses get through this. Order takeaway or home delivery, order a meal prep service, a food box to cook at home and grab that daily coffee to go. Some places delivery locally only and others use food delivery services. We encourage take away and pick up if you can, since lots of the delivery providers take a 30% cut. We’re all in this together, and can do our part in helping others.

Below are some venues (in no particular order) that we have read about and also visited and hope you enjoy as much as us. We’re sorry to anyone we’ve missed! See the spreadsheet at the end for some different venues that are open and still serving delivery and takeaway.


Royale Specialty, Surry Hills

Primary coffee roasters

Brew HaHa coffee roasters, Annandale

Showbox, Manly

Social Society, Zetland

Only new to the area, but a vibrant cafe with friendly staff offering a takeaway menu and their amazing coffee too. Also selling pasta, flour and fresh food.


Osteria Coogee, Coogee

A limited menu takeaway and delivery. Be sure to call the restaurant directly on (02) 96665 6797 to place your order. Payment will be accepted over the phone and your order shall be ready in 20-30 minutes.

Chin Chin, Surry Hills

Popular Melbourne and Sydney restaurant is now offering takeaway. Grab a butter chicken curry or caramelised sticky pork for a super tasty dinner. Available from 4p – 9pm, call the store on (02) 9281 3322

Charcoal Kingdom, Rockdale

Our favourite place for a takeaway meal, whether it be a charcoal chicken with garlic sauce, pickles, pita and a salad or fries, or a burger, you name it and they make it well. We would happily eat here daily. Their staff are delivering orders as well as via delivery apps. You need to order online for delivery as well as for their takeaway.


14 North 108 East, Emerald Hills (West of Sydney, Leppington)

Vietnamese inspired eatery and modern café in Emerald Hills are now offering takeaway as an option of their entire menu. Call ahead and place your order 0401375637

Arthur, Surry Hills

Italian local neighbourhood eatery, offering $30 meals for two, the menu items can be found on their daily Instagram post. Text your order before 10am via 0468991088 and pick up after 4pm

The Apollo, Potts Point

This popular Greek restaurant are taking bookings for the first time, as well as offering takeaway options.

The Deckhouse, Woolwich

Our amazing wedding venue and restaurant is offering their full menu as takeaway. Call (02) 8279 2706. From coffee and pastries to a cheeseburger and fries, spinach and ricotta ravioli to a lamb ragu.

Biks Café, Botany

Open Mon-Friday, 6:30am-2:30pm & Saturday and Sunday 8am-2:30 for their takeaway menu in Botany. They are also offering takeaway from Thursday – Saturday from 5:30-7:30pm.

Ho Jiak, Sydney CBD

Ho Jiak in the city are offering a takeaway menu. There’s $10 meals including Char Kway Teow, Indomee Goreng, Nasi Goreng, Hainan Chicken rice and more.

La Favola, Newtown

Authentic Italian brought to us by chef Fabio Stefanelli and we’re lucky they’re open for delivery and takeaway. Choose your favourite pasta, choose your sauce, place your order online and pick-up instore or delivery. They require a pre-order 24 hours for large orders and lasagne.


Wilde and Co, Darlinghurst

My favourite health food café with vegan and vegetarian food and also dishes that show techniques of fermenting and pickling. Takewaway here tastes just as good!

Tokki, Surry Hills

This cool Surry Hills eatery serving up a Japanese and Korean hybrid is offering a social distancing menu to be delivered within a 1km radius. Their fried chicken is unreal!! Order via (02) 9280 3637. Soon to have an online ordering service.


Coffeecat, Bondi Junction

Located at the Bondi Junction Interchange, Coffeecat are serving campos coffee and café food for takeaway from 7am-2pm


Delucaand Panivore coffee, Botany

Serving up the greatest coffee in Botany for takeaway! We visit these cafes interchangeably daily.

Café Oratnek and Café Kentaro, Surry Hills and Chippendale

These cafés are in Surry Hills and Chippendale have plenty of fusion dishes showcasing a Japanese influence. Their famous katsu sandwiches, as well as classic autumn menu options like the omurice or ebi pasta, as well as breakfast staples, you will get yourself an amazing takeaway dish here.

DaMario, Rosebery

Some of the best pizza around, Da Mario serve true napoletana pizza and are offering 10% off takeaway food and wine for 50% off. Trading Tues-Sunday, 5pm-9pm.

Madame and Yves, Clovelly

Patisserie, bakery and gelateria in Clovelly serving amazing French baked goods. You can now get these goodies delivered to your door. Order online via or call (02) 7900 8498


Gelato Messina (open everywhere except the STAR)

One of our favourite gelato sellers, Messina is open for your takeaway scoop or tub. Be mindful of practising social distancing and pay via the messina app or pay contactless.

Ciccone and sons, Redfern

See the IG page and order ahead for that amazing gelato. Pop by and pick it up, take it home and enjoy! A very easy process!

Some fab foodies have made this spreadsheet showing places open and how to order delivery or take away.


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