The Best Cafes in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia
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Sydney is known among coffee hobbyists and addicts as one of the best coffee cities in the world. It’s got lots of innovative new-wave roasters and cafes doing new and creative things with their food and drink menus. If you’re in the area, you’ll surely need to caffeinate—and here are some of the best places to get your daily fix.

Industry Beans

Industry Beans has taken “coffee is the best flavor” to its logical conclusion by including coffee in nearly everything on its menu—even savory food. In addition to regular coffee drinks, it has a special signature drink which is essentially a “bubble coffee” with sweetened condensed milk and tapioca pearls.

Paramount Coffee Project

Situated in Surrey Hills in a building with an underground theatre, a study space, a fitness center, and a hotel, Paramount Coffee Project is as boutique a spot as it gets. They have delicious food options and a lovely seating area, but the most important thing is their coffee beans. They constantly sample and bring in new batches and roasts from all around the world.


If you’re a brunch lover, then Bill’s cafe is a must-visit. As one of the original brunch cafes in the Sydney area from the famous local chef Bill Granger, it’s got a few locations to choose from. There are lots of amazing options on the menu, but we recommend the signature ricotta pancakes.