5 Must-Visit Cafes in Sydney

5 Must-Visit Cafes in Sydney







By Peter Minkoff

Being well-known as one of the most breathtaking cities in the world, Sydney really has so much to offer to everyone – from sightseeing tours and water sports, to some of the most amazing places to eat and shop. However, cafes are actually where the majority of tourists immediately head to. If you would like to know where to go when in Sydney, stay with us. Here are five must-visit cafes you mustn’t overlook!

The Reformatory Caffeine Lab









Apart from being famous all across Australia for serving the best coffee, this café is also well-known for its unusual, quirky interior. Inspired by comic book villains, such as the Joker who watches you from above as you order your coffee, this place is also turned into a surreal, crazy scientist’s lab. Caged light bulbs placed over the coffee machines create an even better atmosphere, loved by travellers from all over the globe. Coffee lovers find this place one of the best in Sydney simply because its owners come up with brand new blends each week. You can even have a bite in this cafe – iconic doughnuts and scrolls from Oregano bakery are at your service!

Kawa Cafe









Cereal-loving people will go absolutely crazy about this place, which offers the most astonishing meals and drinks. If you’re up for something sweet – that’s fine. If you would like a savoury meal – that’s okay, too! ‘Unconventional’ is definitely the right word to describe this place, and you really have to visit it once you’re in Sydney! Chocolate biscuits, chicken burgers, berry smoothies – just name it and you can have it!

Suzie Q Coffee and Records









If you’re a fan of old records, you’ll be absolutely thrilled to visit this one-of-a-kind place. Basically, it’s a cafe fused with a record store, which is more than enough for music lovers. However, it’s much more than just that – it also serves the most amazing coffee and organic food! One of its most dominant features is a gigantic black & white mural photograph of Woodstock, which just shows love for good music. The food menu here is seasonal, and it’s also good to know that wine and beer lovers can also enjoy their favourites here. This cafe’s magnificent location, far away from traffic noise, makes it even more attractive.

Blackbird Café









Being one of the most iconic places in Darling Harbour, Blackbird Cafe is more than just a place where you can get a perfect cup of coffee. Its stylish and contemporary interior makes it perfect to relax and unwind, while enjoying the most delicious meal and maybe even a cocktail. A little Cosmopolitan can’t hurt anybody, right? So, if you’re up for a magical cup of coffee, followed by tasty pumpkin & ricotta ravioli, finished off by a lovely cocktail, this place is more than suitable for you. The fact that it offers the most stunning view is priceless!

Cuckoo Callay









This place is much more than just an ordinary cafe – the fact that it’s inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland says it all! That’s not everything – its menu, based on the Middle Eastern cuisine, enchants all the visitors who can’t wait to try out something new. Breakfast is served here until 3 pm, and we can all agree that it’s very unusual – but not when it comes to this cafe. Trust us, you simply have to try their Nutella, salted caramel, and peanut butter milkshake – you have never tried something like this before! When talking about coffee, they serve Single Origin as their signature blend, and some unusual methods such as chemex and cold-drip, are available for visitors who love to experiment.

Each one of these five cafes is truly unique and authentic in its own way, which is exactly what makes them so attractive to the millions of tourists who visit Australia every year. You surely won’t regret visiting them when in Sydney, because they really have to offer much more than a regular cup of coffee. Give them a try and you’ll see that they totally live up to the hype!

Peter a lifestyle writer at My Wedding Mag and Essential Men's Clinic blog in NZ. Beside writing he worked as a consultant for many events around UK & Australia too. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.