Happyfield, Haberfield

SYDNEY | Happyfield has won several plaudits since opening in Haberfield in late 2020, including several ‘cafe of the year awards’. It’s been on my list for a while now, so when I last found myself in Sydney and close by, I knew that I had to visit.

Chris Theodosi and Canadian born and raised Jesse Orleans opened Happyfield with the aim of serving Sydneysiders North American diner classics, made using the best possible produce. If you get a sense of McDonald’s breakfast when looking at the menu, that’s not a coincidence. The specialties here are Canadian pancakes, breakfast muffins, hash browns, and things made with eggs.

It’s yellow and brown food, that’s also reflected in the colour scheme of the diner. It’s a bright, welcoming space with a lot of yellow. Plates are yellow, chairs are yellow, the custom coffee machines are yellow. You get the idea.

There’s always a small or large line to get a table at Happyfield but it’s worth the wait. Staff are friendly and accommodating, before, during, and after you’ve had your meal.

If it’s your first time at Happyfield, do as I did and order “The Happiest Meal”. It’s a tray filled with two crunchy hash browns; a “McLovin Muffin” filled with creamy folded egg, American cheese and chicken sausage; and three pancakes with Pepe Saya butter and Quebec maple syrup. It’s a perfect example of what Happyfield is all about, and will make you happy. Upgrade with some Canadian bacon if you’re up for it.

Beyond this, there’s also things like Bircher muesli with toasted coconut, mint, tamarillo and slices of grapefruit and orange; mixed mushrooms with dukkha, whipped ricotta and feta; sandwiches; and burgers. The panko crumbed barramundi fish burger, a riff on the fillet ‘o’ fish, is a great option. Vegans and those with food allergies are well catered for, and there are a lot of light, healthier options, if that’s more your thing.

If you want something to drink, there’s espresso-based and filter coffees made with Single O beans, juices, shakes, local craft beers, wines and cocktails.


96 Ramsay Street
New South Wales 2045

Telephone: (02) 9716 5168
E-mail: n/a

Mon – Sun: 7:30am to 3:30pm



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