Best Cafes in Sydney – The Top 10 Cafes in Town

The best cafes in Sydney have been brewing up some smooth, delicious coffee. There are some cafes that aim to provide a cultural experience whilst others design their shop to be trendy and hipster. Some cafes even create a menu to satisfy your taste-buds, whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a healthy, good produced and organic meal. Either way, the workers are friendly and the coffee is always great. While there are just so many amazing espresso bars to choose from, we have narrowed it down to our 10 favorite cafes.

Best cafes in Sydney

Our Pick: 10 Best Cafes in Sydney

Best Cafes in Sydney CBD:

Mecca Espresso King St

Mecca Espresso owns three amazing espresso bars in Sydney, including the one in King Street. It is a cosy shop with a friendly staff that roasts good quality coffee. No wonder it’s a very popular importer and roaster.

67 King St, Sydney, Australia 2000

Mon – Fri 6am – 4:30pm

Rating 3.8


Workshop Espresso

Workshop Espresso is a premium espresso bar located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. The line may be long but the service is fast. Its trendy design is inviting and customers enjoy their smooth delicious coffee, making them one of the best cafes in Sydney.

Shop RG 01A, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney, Australia 2000

Mon – Wed & Fri 6am – 5pm
Thu 6am – 7pm
Sat 8am – 4:30pm

Rating 4


Best Cafes in Sydney’s Inner West:

Reuben Hills

Grab a coffee at Reuben Hills. Their menu is inspired by their Central and South American coffee beans and they have a lot of options, from the Atole Porridge to their popular, The NOT Reuben. It’s a trendy coffee shop that you should check out.

61 Albion Street
Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010 

Mon – Sat 7am – 4pm
Sun 7:30am – 4pm

Rating 3.7


The Grounds of Alexandria

In the heart of the former industrial precinct from the 1920s lies the Grounds of Alexandria. They’re known for their wholesome, fresh produced menu, beautiful garden and café. It’s a wonderful place to eat in or take-away.

Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, Sydney, Australia 2015.

Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm (kitchen closes at 3pm)
Sat – Sun 7:30am – 4pm (kitchen closes at 3:30pm)

Rating 3.7


Brewtown Newtown

Sourcing the finest coffee beans and organic ingredients, Brewtown Newtown – one of the best cafes in Sydney’s west – is a community focused corporation that delivers good quality meals during breakfast and lunch.

6-8 O’Connell Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042

Mon – Sun 8am – 4pm

Rating 3.9


The Reformatory Caffeine Lab

For those who are serious about their coffee, The Reformatory Caffeine Lab is the place to visit. The coffee is roasted to perfection. The interior has comic décor, with drawings and other gimmicks that attract its customers. It’s more than just drinking coffee; it’s an experience.

Shop 7B 17-51 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 2010

Mon – Fri 6:30am – 4pm
Sat 8am – 2pm

Rating 3.9


Best Cafes in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs:

Vogue Café

From your favourite brewed coffee to their well-known Nutella milkshake, Vogue Café will definitely please you with their breakfast and lunch menu. They have an eye for presentation and a drink for everyone in their French provincial themed café.

Shop 68, Level 2, Macquarie Shopping Centre, Cnr Of Herring & Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, Sydney, NSW.

Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat 7:30am – 5pm
Thu 7:30am – 9pm
Sun 8:30am – 5pm

Rating 3.6


The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece has a custom made brew bar sitting at Macquarie Shopping Centre. They beautifully present appetizing hot and cold drinks and provide a menu with great meals and salads.

Shop 3326, Level 3, Macquarie Shopping Centre, Cnr Herring & Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park, Sydney, NSW.

Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat 7:30am – 5pm
Thu 7:30am – 9pm
Sun 8:30am – 5pm

Rating 3.8


Best Cafes in Sydney’s Western Suburbs:

Three Ropes Espresso

Situated in a Parramatta laneway, Three Ropes Espresso is a cute little café with owl murals on their walls. Their hipster outdoor seating and music gives off good vibes. This little outpost is from Circa Espresso so their coffee is definitely of great quality and is a must try.

10a Darcy Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm

Rating 4.4


Circa Espresso

Circa Espresso is one of the best cafes in Sydney for fine tea and specialty coffee. Their menu has a variety of nutritious meals and salads, from their house made granola to freshly made sandwiches.

21 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150.

Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm
Sat – Sun 8am – 3pm
(kitchen closes daily at 2pm)

Rating 4.5


Don’t you just love the smell of good quality coffee beans in the morning? Make sure you pop into one of the best cafes in Sydney from this list, for your daily dose. Hopefully, there’s at least one that excites you.


– Jessica Del Rosario
Jess is a Media student as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @jessdelrosario