On my last blog post, I shared top sights to see in Sydney. Today I am going to share cool cafes I go all the time in Sydney and hope you will enjoy them too. As you can imagine, there are thousands of cafes to choose from. So, this straight to the point guide will help you uncover cafes not to miss in Sydney. During my 3 years of travelling, I have been to some unfamous cafes and been surprised by the quality of coffee and also to the famous chain ones and disappointed. This guide comes from my personal experience of eating and drinking at many cafes in Sydney, Australia since last year.  So, let’s begin!

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Guide to cool cafes in Sydney, Australia

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Bourke Street Bakery Cafe

Bourke Street Bakery has excellent breakfast options, the pork and fennel sausage roll is my favourite. I tried the bacon and egg roll and ginger creme brulee last week, and it was one of the best things on the planet! Good value for money, but it does get pretty crowded so get there early or on weekdays. It is simply the best bakery around with the vintage rustic vibe. Try their sandwiches and croissants too, they are absolutely incredible, and the coffee is the best too. They have few branches in Sydney, but my go to is the one in Surry Hills.

Address633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Hours

Saturday 7am–5pm
Sunday 7am–5pm
Monday 7am–6pm
Tuesday 7am–6pm
Wednesday 7am–6pm
Thursday 7am–6pm
Friday 7am–6pm
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Cuppa Flower

I was initially hesitant after hearing about the long delays but we waited barely 15-20 mins for our meal. Cuppa Flower gets really crowded and busy. So, in the mornings – go early and enjoy the ambience and beautiful fresh food. If you are not a morning person, getting there around 1:30-2 is good timing as it gets a little quieter than the early morning hustle and bustle. They serve both breakfast and lunch and by far some of the best presentation I’ve ever seen. Love the colour and vibrancy! The atmosphere was cute and cozy with a lovely array of flowers at the back. Definitely, a must go cafe in Sydney. Also, try their Totoro cakes and red velvet lattes! My only comment is they should pay for a Spotify account so we don’t have to listen to ads!

Address1/15 Allen St, Waterloo NSW 2017

Hours

Saturday 8am–3pm
Sunday 8am–3pm
Monday 7am–3pm
Tuesday 7am–3pm
Wednesday 7am–3pm
Thursday 7am–3pm
Friday 7am–3pm

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Clover Cafe

Clover cafe is a good place to have either breakfast or lunch which is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Child-friendly cafe with magazines and newspapers too. It has indoor and outdoor seating available and the menu is customisable. If it’s too late for brunch, the sandwiches are a good option too. Great cafe with really friendly and attentive staff. The food is a price range above your average bacon sandwich cafe, but then the food is probably two steps above that! Great value for money, interesting dishes (try the Smoked Salmon with wasabi mayonnaise!) and can get pretty busy, so be prepared to grab a tea like I did (or coffee) and wait in the sunshine, or to share a table with some others, either way, do go and visit.

Address78 Booth St, Sydney NSW 2038

Saturday 7am–3pm
Sunday 7am–3pm
Monday 7am–3pm
Tuesday 7am–3pm
Wednesday 7am–3pm
Thursday 7am–3pm
Friday 7am–3pm
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Gazzi

Gazzi is located in the pretty alley of world Square Sydney. Feels off the beaten track, dim lighting and good music. It offers indoor and outdoor seating, the best coffee and Bacon and egg roll in town. If you are a late riser, this place is perfect as they have an all-day breakfast menu. Friendly staff, quick service and good location. Overall solid food, nothing mind-blowing but also doesn’t disappoint if you want some good food.

AddressWorld Square Shopping Center, 680 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Hours

Saturday 7:30am–3pm
Sunday 7:30am–3pm
Monday 7am–4pm
Tuesday 7am–4pm
Wednesday 7am–4pm
Thursday 7am–4pm
Friday 7am–10pm

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Brewtown

Brewtown is a really chic industrial looking cafe, with good ambience, roasted beans and tasty pastries. Famous for their cronuts, and food. My coffee was lukewarm but my food looked and tasted delicious! Attentive staff, fresh juices and good food and coffee will make you want to go back in no time! Do yourself a favour and check them out in Newtown.

Address6-8 O’Connell St, Newtown NSW 2042

Hours

Saturday 8am–4pm
Sunday 8am–4pm
Monday 8am–4pm
Tuesday 8am–4pm
Wednesday 8am–4pm
Thursday 8am–4pm
Friday 8am–4pm

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The Grounds of Alexandria

Going to the grounds is like entering an imaginary fantasy world with a strong hipster vibe. There is so much to see, food and beverages are delicious. The old historic brick mill now a courtyard filled with cafes, little food trucks and lots of greenery. There are also roosters, goats that you can feed! It gets too busy, so if possible go during the weekdays or try to do a reservation online beforehand.

Address7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

Hours

Saturday 7:30am–10pm
Sunday 7:30am–9pm
Monday 7am–9pm
Tuesday 7am–9pm
Wednesday 7am–9pm
Thursday 7am–9pm
Friday 7am–10pm
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15 thoughts on “Guide to cool cafes in Sydney, Australia

  • September 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    I never really thought about going to Australia before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list.

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  • September 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm
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    Delicious! I live in Adelaide, but next time I am in Sydney, I will definitely check some of these places out. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  • September 16, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    Cuppa Flower looks truly elegant! Such beautiful presentation! Clover Cafe seems like a very homey place to have some good comfort food.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 7:21 am
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    I love discovering new cafes and eateries.This is such a handy guide for those visiting Sydney in the near future.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 9:16 am
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    How so nice and looks delicious,this is something interesting cafe in the Australia .,and get into my list in my visiting in Sydney.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 9:59 am
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    Nice that you’ve listed down the great places there. So I know what’s best to visit there, it seems a perfect place for tourist too.

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  • September 16, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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    Looking at all these foodstuff is making us hungry! We have a great client in Sydney, Australia, and he said we should try out their food.

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    • September 17, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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      Mind if I ask where is their restaurant? Perhaps they would like an extra customer:)

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      • September 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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        No, he doesn’t have a restaurant or cafe. He said that we should try out Australian food. Sorry for the confusion.

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  • September 17, 2018 at 7:24 am
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    Wow! All these cafes look and sound cool with so many delicious snacking options. Your food pictures are very tempting. I’m craving for these snacks now. I’ve never been to Australia, but I would love to visit these cafes whenever I’ll plan my trip.

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  • September 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm
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    I love reading about food and that is what I couldn’t stop myself from pinning your post. Thanks for sharing the cool cafes in Sydney!

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