We're supporting Sydney CBD's disadvantaged

The Early Bird Cafe is open five mornings a week (Monday – Friday) from 6:00am to 8.30am, and we’re serving well over of 20,000 meals per year – which shows now more than ever many more people need help. We have an amazing bunch of volunteers who help run and manage the cafe.

When we opened in 2012, we provided our breakfasts via table service, but due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, we now offer our customers ‘take-away’ service only.

At the Early Bird Cafe, we always provide a non-judgemental commitment to our customers and offer our services in a safe and secular environment – everyone is welcome no matter their circumstances.

We’re making a real difference every day supporting Sydney’s disadvantaged in its CBD

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Take a look at what we do

morning brekky

5 days a week we offer a hearty brekky, hot and cold drinks plus frozen lunches and dinners to over 100 customers.

practical goods

We offer personal hygiene products, reading material, clothing and sleeping goods to our customers.

support services

We provide access to the everyday life needs such as proof of identity, personal administration etc.

medical support

We provide a safe venue for medical support for customers from our trusted health partners.

“All of our community deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion, irrespective of their personal circumstances.”

Thomas Walsh

City Community Care Inc.

You can find the Early Bird Cafe at St Stephen's Uniting Church

197 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

We operate in the heart of Sydney’s CBD on Macquarie Street in Sydney. And we’re open five mornings a week – Monday to Friday (including public holidays) from 6:00am to 8.30am.

The Early Bird Cafe could not operate as it does without the significant and generous support of St Stephens, its Minister Reverend Ken Day and its members, many of whom are volunteers.

Meet Morrie - The Early Bird Cafe helped change his life

When we first met Morrie

The Early Bird Cafe has a lasting impact on the disadvantaged in Sydney’s CBD, helping them transform their lives. Meet Morrie – he’s a regular customer of the Early Bird Cafe who has lived on the streets of Sydney’s CBD for the last 9 years after losing his way. Over the past 8 years, he’s enjoyed a breakfast and hot drink every morning in a safe environment thanks to the Early Bird Cafe. Now he has a home and a job giving him a stable and a more comfortable life.

Morrie today