Sydney's 20 Most Popular Cafes of 2023

Inner West coffee havens, bakeries that had you lining up around the corner and a stylish new opening inside a grocery store — these all made your list of the most clicked-on cafes for 2023.
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Published on December 15, 2023
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    Maggio's Cafe

    457 Miller Street, Cammeray

    Come for the Italian pastries — stay for the brunch, pizza and pasta.

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    First Drop Cafe Marrickville

    76A Edinburgh Road, Marrickville

    Marrickville has welcomed an inner city stalwart into the fold.

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    By Kai

    45 Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills

    This hole-in-the-wall cafe and takeaway eatery is a family-run independent smokehouse specialising in smoked trout.

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    Kosta's Takeaway

    412 West Botany Street, Rockdale

    Sangas for days.

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    Edition Haymarket

    60 Darling Drive, Haymarket

    Pair quality cuppas with innovative, Japanese-inspired brekkies at this inner city cafe.

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    Fabbrica Bread Shop

    733 Darling Street, Rozelle

    The Ragazzi and Love, Tilly Devine crew turns its attention towards baked goods with this idyllic Rozelle bakery.

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    Celsius Coffee Co.

    1/2 Holbrook Ave, Kirribilli

    A harbourside cafe serving up rustic and Instagrammable breakfasts.

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    A.P Place

    9 Barrack Street, Sydney

    A.P Bakery's third outpost will entice city workers back to the office with its catalogue of cult-favourite baked goods.

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    Bar Mammoni

    3 Loftus Lane, Sydney

    Hinchcliff House's 30-seat walk-in-only bar and cafe is serving up morning coffees and afternoon cocktails.

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    132 Livingstone Road, Marrickville

    The charm of heartland American diners meets the best of Australian cafe culture at this much-hype Marrickville spot.

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    Ken's Continental

    40 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay

    The Bones Ramen team swaps noodles for deli meats and a strong brunch offering at its third Bayswater Road venue.

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    The Grounds of Alexandria

    Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

    The Grounds is innovative, idealist and a little bit chic — in the best possible way.

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    White Rabbit Marrickville

    30 Llewellyn Street, Marrickville

    White Rabbit brings Sonoma sourdough and XO chilli scrambled eggs to the former West Juliett space.

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    Industry Beans York St

    40 York Street, Sydney

    The Melbourne coffee pioneer has brought its famed bubble tea-like cold brews to Sydney with its first outpost housed in the heart of the CBD.

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    Two Chaps

    122 Chapel Street, Marrickville

    This Marrickville haunt serves up exciting breakfast fare by day and vegetarian pasta by night.

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    Self Raised Bread Shoppe

    45 Jubilee Avenue, Carlton

    After mastering the art of pizza dough, the My Mother's Cousin Team has moved on to baked goods with the goods.

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    96 Ramsay Street, Haberfield

    Haberfield's fast-paced American-style diner.

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    Good Ways Deli Alexandria

    81 Buckland Street, Alexandria

    You'll find kangaroo mortadella sandwiches, Milo mocha and freshly baked loaves of bread at Good Ways Deli's Alexandria outpost.

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    Bowery Lane

    1 O'Connell Street, Sydney

    New York and Sydney may be almost 10,000 miles apart, but this cafe restaurant brings them a little closer.

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    Brighter Coffee

    102 Northumberland Avenue, Stanmore

    This welcoming Stanmore cafe's kimchi toastie has a claim for one of the best toasted sandwiches in Sydney.

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