Coffee in Sydney is serious business, so you can be sure that you’ll find plenty of coffee shops absolutely smashing it. Just like Australia’s coffee capitol, Melbourne, there’s so many amazing coffee spots here.
So many in fact, that you need to be pretty picky about where you get your caffeine fix if you want to sample the very best. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the city’s must-try coffee shops.
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Reuben Hills is a boutique micro roastery based in Surry Hills that’s been serving up outstanding coffee since 2012. They travel around the world to producing countries (origin), meeting the farmers, cupping their coffees and selecting beans so you can taste only the very best.
Plus, every Saturday at 10am you can join in for coffee cupping and tasting sessions at their Coffee Lab!
Sip seasonal blends from Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Kenya made by truly expert baristas at this Surry Hills hotspot. Whether you go for a simple espresso, filter or refreshing cold brew, one visit here will turn you into a regular customer.
Brewtown combines the best of tradition with the best of modern roasting and brewing science to give you the perfect cup of coffee time and time again. Their beautiful industrial space is a haven for coffee lovers, and you can buy their house blends and rotating range of single origin coffees to take home.
Sample Coffee is an award-winning store with two locations, the latest in St Peters. The stylish coffee shop has an original 1957 roaster, coffee-focused cafe with simple food, and their Pro Shop is stocked with a wide range of brew gear to help you make awesome coffee at home.
There’s always a queue at Coffee Alchemy’s original outpost in Marrickville, but the coffee is 100% worth the wait. The front counter features hoppers upon hoppers of freshly roasted beans of blends and single estates. Plenty of choice for serious coffee connoisseurs.
All of the coffee here is roasted using vintage Probat roasters retrofitted with modern technology to ensure every batch is as consistent and delicious as the last. Their Alexandria Café & Roastery location is where the roasting magic happens and is a lovely bright space to hang out in.
Single O in Surry Hills is a super little place to hang curbside & enjoy a single origin pourover, cold brew or espresso of the week. The always try to source ethically & environmentally sound beans, products & produce, and even run their roastworks from solar power. Coffee you can really feel good about.