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
- Guide to cool cafes in Sydney, Australia
- Bourke Street Bakery Cafe
- Cuppa Flower
- Clover Cafe
- The Grounds of Alexandria
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Hi! I am Anna, Nepali-Australian who, not too long ago, left my career in corporate Information Technology and Services to become a world traveller. Since then, I’ve travelled to over 37 countries, lived in 4 and have ticked some big adventures off my bucket list. I enjoy travel writing, travel photography, and a minimalist lifestyle. I have collaborated with National Geographic Australia, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Uber, Red Cross, Adobe-Lightroom, SilkAir-Singapore Airlines, Kerala Tourism Board, Matador Network, and many more. My goal is to show you how you can travel the world easily, safely, and adventurously on your own. I hope to inspire you to live a life you love.