10 Best Sydney Cafes: Great Places to Start the Day

Cafes stand for many different things to many different people. Whether you are truly passionate about a well brewed coffee, simply love to find new places to catch up with friends or love to try new and innovative ideas, you won't have a problem finding the perfect spot for you in Sydney. If you dont have the time to try out every new or established cafe in the city, 10 Best has you covered. We take a look through some of the cities newest, best loved and most unique cafes that will be sure to keep you coming back.

Most of Sydney's best cafes are found scattered throughout the the Eastern-Suburbs and Inner-West. These areas have become home to many new and unique cafes which are continually popping up, each as interesting and unique as the last. Enjoy the wonderful meals at Reuben Hills or relax by the ocean at Grind Espresso. The smaller suburbs help create a communal and local vibe while you enjoy your freshly brewed coffee and homemade meals. Cafes such as Four Ate Five with its unassuming cafe front, Campos Coffee's constant stream of coffee and customers and Mecca Espresso's passionately brewed filtered coffee each create a truly one of a kind experience while being as passionate about food, coffee and community as you are.

Coffee Alchemy

If you think you are obsessed with coffee then wait until you meet those at Coffee Alchemy. Tucked away in the quaint streets of Marrickville, Coffee Alchemy is working hard to deliver the very best blends from around the world. The self...  Read More

Surry Hills
Le Monde Cafe

It is always nice to know that your coffee hasn't just been churned out, the staff at Le Monde make sure to bring the best to the table. With so many cafes to choose from in Sydney it can be difficult to find a favourite, but Le Monde offers...  Read More

Grind Espresso

Located just minutes away from Cronulla, one of Sydneys best loved beach towns, lies Grind Espresso. Tucked away in a beautiful lane-way location, Grind Espresso has been a local favourite for years. You are just as likely to see surf boards...  Read More

East Sydney
Kitchen By Mike

Kitchen by Mike finds itself nestled in with design warehouse Koskela. After entering through a discreet side door you will find yourself standing in a giant warehouse with one side dedicated to furniture, and the other buzzing with the sounds...  Read More

Campos Coffee

This cramped and bustling cafe in Newtown has become one of the cities best loved and busiest coffee shops in the area. Campos coffee knows coffee and continually aims to bring the best to the table. While the baristas arms are whirling away and...  Read More

Mecca Espresso Ultimo

In Australia, when we talk about an espresso we mean a quickly brewed shot of coffee straight into our hand, however, at Mecca, they take a different approach. We Sydney-siders know nothing of the traditional American diner filtered coffee, we...  Read More

Surry Hills
Single Origin

Surry Hills, where Sydney's funkiest people and cafes can be found, is home to one of Sydney's best little cafe. Single Origin is able to combine all the charm and funky nature of the areas locals into this tiny coffee house. Although small,...  Read More

Surry Hills
Reuben Hills

A Doggs Breakfast, a Salt Caramel Milkshake and a Brothel Sandwich, where else could you find delicious coffee alongside such a colourful menu. Reuben Hills is still a relatively new cafe on the scene but has already created a roaring local buzz...  Read More

Wedge Espresso

Large windows opening onto the street, high benches and stools, potted herbs, cushions on milk crates and of course some of the best coffee in the area, The Wedge Espresso has sprouted out of nowhere and has quickly become a contender for the...  Read More

Surry Hills
Four Ate Five

With so many great cafes lining the streets of happening Surry Hills, it is difficult to stand out from the crowd. Four Ate Five has a fairly unassuming shop front but has managed to become one of the areas favourite coffee and lunchtime...  Read More


Meet Trent Van der Jagt

Trent van der Jagt was born and bred just outside Sydney. With a camera in one hand and a pen in the other, Trent has made it his mission to explore as much of the world as possible. At the...  More About Trent