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These coffee shops not to miss in Sydney, Australia are the gems to star on your map before you arrive. After spending a long weekend in Sydney a few months ago, I walked away so impressed with the coffee scene. It’s no secret that the Australians have mastered coffee — from pour over to lattes, it’s hard to go wrong. Each of the cafes are so well designed, the sense of design and space is brilliant.

5 Coffee Shops Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

The coffee shops in Sydney, Australia are often combined with cafes, so you can also grab a meal too which is great. Nothing beats a slow morning over coffee and breakfast. With the city being spread out, I wanted to included a few in each neighborhood. These 5 coffee shops not to miss in Sydney, Australia are a good place to start on your trip!

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5 Coffee Shops Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

1. Grounds of Alexandria
Undoubtedly one of the blest places to visit in all of Sydney (you could spend hours here), they also have incredible coffee. It’s at the top of my list as it’s not only a coffee stop but also an experience.

Address: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

5 Coffee Shops Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

2. Mecca Coffee
With two locations in the city, this minimalist style coffee shop is perfect for an afternoon coffee.

Address: 67 King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

5 Coffee Shops Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

3. Single O Surry Hills
One of the first coffee shops to start in Sydney, they are at the forefront of coffee. It’s a classic and I highly recommend going with espresso here.

Address: 60-64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

5 Coffee Shops Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

4. Porch and Parlour
It’s technically a cafe in Bondi but you can also get coffee here. One of the best spots in Bondi to get coffee as it’s right off the beach!

Address: 17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia

5 Coffee Shops Not to Miss in Sydney, Australia

5. Reuben Hills
One more option in Surry Hills since all good coffee seems to be here. I loved how this place was hidden off a side alley and behind a garage door. The lines may be long in the morning rush, but come a bit later to beat the crowds.

Address: 61 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia


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  1. I’m so happy you put Mecca on there – it’s really an amazing place. I used to work at the third one down at Circular Quay when I lived in Sydney 3 years ago. Unfortunately, that one is closed now because the building needed to be renovated but it was an incredible place to work!

  2. Thanks for the recommendations – just signed up for a coffee cupping class at the Ground of Alexandria for our September 2019 visit!

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