The BB team reveal their favourite cafes for Sydney’s best coffee.
Ahh! Coffee, our morning Elixir. Whether enjoyed just for the taste, or to help get cracking on our routine, coffee is that one vice that’s hard to let go of.
The BB team share their favourite cafes for the best Sydney coffee.
BB Writer Sarah:
Location: 33 Albion Avenue, Paddington
“Tucked away and surrounded by fig trees and cat lanes, Morris serves the best melt in your mouth styles cookies and muffins to die for.
Paddington is one of my favourite spots in Sydney for its boutiques, terraced houses and community feel. Morris is a neighbourhood cafe which welcomes all manner of people from families, dog owners, influencers and Uni students. The café is located right next to the Art and Design campus of UNSW so it can get busy around lunch time.
After a meal it’s nice to wander through the campus and see which Art show is on. Morris is accessible, located between Oxford Street, Victoria Barracks and South Dowling Street, and there is plenty of 1 hour parking nearby. Tucked away at the corner of a one-way lane Morris is a quiet and relaxing place to meet friends or catch up on work.
The owners Li and Ella make you feel at home and the seasonal menu is always on point. They offer all the milk types, and they make a good cold brew. The coffee is rich, strong and smooth and the coffee machine barely stops all day which is a testament to their popularity. Serving fresh, locally sourced produce, the surrounding greenery and the good vibes of this hidden gem in the backstreets of Paddington make it a place I keep coming back to.”
BB Writer Claudia:
Café: Back n Forth
“This Location is suburban, but the cafe is quite trendy with chairs and tables sprawling onto the street – it’s quite a hub for the locals.
I love this place because it’s so close to my house but also because there is so much life and energy around this cafe – it draws people in, and you’ll always find friends meandering on the footpath outside drinking their coffee and catching up. They also have a really interesting menu that has got something for everyone – big juicy burgers to salmon veggie bowls – yum”.
BB Founder Renae:
Location: Double Bay
“Filosofy uses Salvador Coffee Beans, one of the best in Sydney. Plus, they have fantastic fluffy egg muffins, great soups and salads.
Located on the corner of an out of the way lane, the outdoor seating area is a great place to people watch. Excellent attentive staff too and they’ve remained open for takeaways during all of the lockdown restrictions”.
BB Writer Rebecca:
Café: D.O.C Dose of Chocolate
Location: Chester Hill
“Okay, so this café is a little bit of a hike outside of the city, but still part of the greater region of Sydney. But it’s the best coffee and I visit it almost daily.
It’s quite literally a hole in the wall and purpose built to serve coffee and nothing else. Though they do sell a nice selection of donuts, chocolate covered churros, and soup in winter, it’s all about the coffee at
It’s Campos coffee, which is a favourite of mine. And boy does it get busy. It can often find some time to find a park, but so worth it. The coffee is consistent and never disappoints.
Though it’s only very small, with a few chairs to catch some sun rays whilst waiting for your coffee, it’s super cut, decked out with old coffee grinding machines, vintage suitcases and shelves lined with coffee beans and old books”
The best part about this cafe is the hours. 6am to 11pm every day of the week.”
BB Writer Pheobe:
Cafe: Something for Jess
“I love Something for Jess in Chippendale as it’s only a few minutes walk from UTS where I study most of my days.
It’s perfect for a small bite and has amazing coffee. It’s in a good location and also has a great sit-down area with a nice set-up.
So convenient for students or catching up with friends after class.”
BB Writer Maya:
Café: Badde Manors
“Their warm and cosy atmosphere has made Badde Manors my favourite spot to enjoy a coffee and if you like to enjoy a dessert with your coffee as I do, I highly recommend their carrot cake slice.
On a sunny morning, there is nothing better than to be sipping coffee at their indoor courtyard and enjoying the lovely mural and perfectly mis-matched decorations.”
BB Writer Monique:
Cafe: Bianchini’s Espresso
“Mainly because of the location. It is right on Elouera Beach, so the view is spectacular even if you are sitting inside, it is super bright and it is my go-to cafe when grabbing a coffee with visitors from outside of Sydney who want to see what The Shire has to offer.
The menu is great. There are a lot of healthy options, but their B&E roll is something else. They do breakfast and lunch with many food options to cater for everyone. Their coffee, smoothies and juices are always spot on.”