Best Cafes in Sydney 2023 Edition

Sydney is a bustling city with a diverse range of cafes that cater to everyone's taste buds. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot to catch up with friends, a place to work remotely, or a spot to enjoy a leisurely brunch, Sydney's cafe scene has it all. Here are some of the best cafes in Sydney that are worth a visit.

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Best Cafes in Sydney 2023

 

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The Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria

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Source: The Grounds

Iconic for their themed laneways, The Grounds of Alexandria is a trendy and unique cafe located in the inner-west suburb of Alexandria. Every few months they completely transform their space into a new theme, such as Cinderella or Alice in Wonderland. The cafe has a large garden, a petting zoo, and a florist on-site. The food is fresh and locally sourced, and the coffee is exceptional. They also have a branch in Sydney CBD, but without the laneways.

Location: 7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

Opening hours: 

Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 9:00pm

Sat-Sunday: 7:30am to 9:00pm

 

Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery

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Source: Three Blue Ducks

Three Blue Ducks is a popular cafe offering a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere with an outdoor seating area and ocean views. The cafe has a menu that is centered around fresh and locally sourced ingredients, with a focus on sustainable and ethical farming practices. Three Blue Ducks is also known for its specialty coffee, which is roasted in-house.

Location: 

1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm

Sat-Sun: 7:00am to 4:00pm

 

The Boathouse, 3 locations across Sydney

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Source: The Boathouse Group

The Boathouse is a group of cafes located across Sydney, each with its unique coastal vibe. The cafes offer stunning waterfront views and a menu that is centered around fresh seafood and locally sourced produce. The Boathouse is also known for its excellent coffee and homemade cakes and pastries. The cafes are perfect for a leisurely brunch or lunch with friends and family.

Locations: 

Balmoral: 2 The Esplanade, Balmoral NSW 2088

Palm Beach: Barrenjoey Boathouse, Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108

Shelly Beach: 1 Marine Parade, Manly NSW 2095

Opening hours:

Dependent on store, check here https://www.theboathousegroup.com.au/venues

 

Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

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Source: Reuben Hills

Located in Surry Hills, Reuben Hills is a specialty coffee roaster and cafe that serves up delicious breakfast and lunch options. The cafe has a vibrant and funky atmosphere, with an open kitchen and an outdoor seating area. The menu features Latin American-inspired dishes, with a focus on specialty coffee and locally sourced ingredients. Reuben Hills is a great spot for coffee enthusiasts and foodies alike.

Location: 61 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Opening hours: 

Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm

Sat-Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm

 

Bills, 4 locations across Sydney

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Source: Bills Australia

A beloved Sydney institution, Bills is known for its signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes and corn fritters, as well as its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Locations: https://www.bills.com.au/location/sydney 

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm

Sat-Sun: 7:30am to 3:00pm

 

Room 10, Potts Point

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Room 10 is a charming little cafe located in the heart of Potts Point. The cafe's minimalist interior, with its whitewashed brick walls and vintage-inspired furniture, creates a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Room 10's menu features a range of delicious breakfast and lunch options, with highlights including their signature bacon and egg roll and their popular avocado toast. They also offer a selection of freshly baked pastries and a variety of expertly brewed coffee drinks made using beans from some of Australia's top roasters. With its relaxed vibe and excellent food and coffee, Room 10 is a great spot for a casual meal or a quick coffee break.

Location: 10 Llankelly Pl, Potts Point NSW 2011

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 6:30am to 3:00pm

Sat-Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm

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