We don't call them brasseries, of course. That would be too 'try hard'. But, as a society, we do have the tendencies of a Bower Bird. This is 'The Courtyard Cafe', aka Da Capo.
It is within, and surrounded by, Sydney Hospital on Macquarie Street. The buildings I show you here are not the original Governor Macquarie inspired structure (the "Rum Hospital') from 1816. Nah! They were condemned and demolished in 1876. What I show you here dates from the 1894 rebuild.
You may think this to be out-of-the-way, but for me it is like the centre of the universe. Remember, how in old textbooks, they used expressions like 'the trading routes of Asia' when referring to blokes like Ghenghis Kahn and Marco Polo? This cafe is on my trading routes. Just up from Martin Place metro. On the way to the Art Gallery, and a short stroll to Dendy Quays cinema.