Sydney’s Best Coffee

By Ellie Schneider
26th Mar 2014

Few topics generate heated debate quite like coffee. We've tested dozens of cups of caffeine to bring you Sydney's best.

Sensory Lab

The new kid on Sydney's coffee scene, Sensory Lab roasters (from St ALi) on Bondi's Hall Street focuses on simplicity, offering espressos, iced teas and filter coffee. Step through its aromatic doors and immerse yourself in all things coffee.

Coffee Alchemy

A pioneer of Sydney's specialty coffee, Hazel de los Reyes' Coffee Alchemy in Marrickville offers daily single origins, a house blend, filter pour-over coffees and cold-drip—this is certainly one for the coffee devotees.

Paramount Coffee Project
Surry Hills

A collaboration between Mark Dundon of Melbourne's Seven Seeds and Reuben Hills' Russell Beard, PCP has a constant rotation of new beans and roasters, whilst the eats span the Americas with waffles, cheese steak and fried chicken.

Reuben Hills
Surry Hills

From sourcing, to roasting, brewing and educating, Reuben Hills takes its coffee damn seriously. The food menu is inspired by the team's coffee travels through El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Colombia and Costa Rica.

Brewtown Newtown

The latest venture from the folk behind Gnome in Surry Hills, this micro roaster and brew bar serve up two custom blends for its espresso coffee, as well as filters and cold-drip on draught. The food here is also top notch.

Circa Espresso

Roasted by Five Senses, coffees at Circa Espresso are double ristretto based and deliciously balanced. Also on offer, a reserve selection of single origin from the Five Senses Backroom, and a weekly rotation of filter coffee.

Salvage Specialty Coffee

At this cosy Artarmon establishment, the talented team of baristas serves with a selection of alternative brewing methods, the coffee is supplied by Mecca Espresso. Pair it with a delicious pastry from St Malo Bakery.

Mecca Espresso

A weekday haven for CBD coffee lovers, here macchiatos, short blacks and ristrettos are king, boasting rich, complex flavours. They arrive via Mecca's roastery in Chippendale.

Sideshow at Single Origin Roasters
Surry Hills

Offering specialty coffee in all its forms—syphon, cold-drip, filter and espresso—the little Sideshow at Single Origin Roasters is an undisputed leader in Sydney's coffee landscape.

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