The best cof­fee in the Syd­ney CBD

The search is over, city­d­wellers and peaky com­muters: we’ve got your daily grind right here.

Time Out (Sydney) - - Cbd Coffee - By Jor­dan Kretch­mer Pho­tog­ra­phy by Anna Kucera

20Steel Bar and Grill You’ll see the queue first, but don’t be put off – they know what they are do­ing here and your cof­fee will be out in no time. They also love their reg­u­lars and will know your name af­ter just a few vis­its. Snack at­tack: Loaded sand­wiches. Open on week­ends? No. Shop 2, Ground Lvl, 60 Car­ring­ton St, Wyn­yard 2000.

19Work­shop Espresso Be­fore Ge­orge Street be­came a jun­gle of con­struc­tion, Work­shop out­side the Ga­leries was one of the busiest cof­fee shops in the city. While the queues no longer reach ridicu­lous lengths, they still do a de­cent cof­fee, us­ing their own Work­shop blend from Toby’s Es­tate. Snack at­tack: Muffins. Open on week­ends? Yes (Sat). 500 Ge­orge St, Syd­ney 2000.

18Palomino Espresso A minute’s walk from the top of Wyn­yard Sta­tion is Palomino Espresso, who have been ex­tract­ing cof­fees on this block for more than five years. They’re us­ing beans from Morgan Cof­fee Roast­ers and there’s usu­ally plenty of ta­bles. Snack at­tack: Pa­leo ba­con and egg tart. Open on week­ends? No. Shop 1/61 York St, Wyn­yard 2000.

17Bench­mark Espresso Just op­po­site the QVB is this in­con­spic­u­ous café. It’s noth­ing fancy, but their beans are from Dou­ble Roast­ers, which means their cof­fee is big on flavour. It’s one of the cheaper cof­fees in the city at $3.30 for a reg­u­lar. Snack at­tack: The ba­con and egg roll is just $7.50 and has loads of ba­con and two eggs. Open on week­ends? No. 119- 123 York St, Syd­ney 2000.

16Joe and the Juice This ul­tra-glossy cof­fee and juice joint is the ultimate city pit stop. There’s Wi-Fi, a meet­ing room and lots of power points. As for the joe, there’s colour-coded sizes, in black or white with one or two shots. Snack at­tack: Re­build smoothie: avo, banana, plant protein and chocolate almond milk. Open on week­ends? Yes. 139 Pitt St, Wyn­yard 2000.

15Kingswood Cof­fee This wel­com­ing cof­fee win­dow in World Square is a lit­tle bit faux vin­tage. You can’t drink in, but you can drink nearby. Snack at­tack: Three-cheese toastie with gruyère, ched­dar and buf­falo moz­zarella. Open on week­ends? Yes. World Square, Hay­mar­ket 2000.

14Par­lour Lane Roast­ers These guys dish out snappy espresso with Ital­ian warmth. They’re us­ing All Press beans, and the hid­den ho­tel en­trance means there’s rarely a wait. Snack at­tack: The ba­con and egg roll is $9.50 with a reg­u­lar cof­fee. Open on week­ends? Yes. QT Syd­ney, 49 Mar­ket St, Syd­ney 2000.

13Bel and Brio Not con­tent with be­ing just a café, this one-stop shop also has a bar, a din­ing off­shoot, a wine shop and mar­ket­place. Ser­vice is friendly and fast and they get their beans from Will and Co. They have Wi-Fi. Snack at­tack: Acai bowl with shaved coconut and yo­ghurt. Open on week­ends? Yes. 300 Baranga­roo Ave, Baranga­roo 2000.

12The Precinct At the foot of the Baranga­roo Tow­ers, slick in­te­ri­ors and fast-paced ser­vice are the name of the game. They do soy and almond milk for no ex­tra cost; use their own beans; and four work­ing baris­tas means you get in and out fast. They also have Wi-Fi. Snack at­tack: Avo on toast. Open on week­ends? No. 300 Baranga­roo Ave, Baranga­roo 2000.

11Pablo and Rusty’s This place is a well oiled ma­chine – even with a queue al­most out the door we’re still served with a smile and walk away with our cof­fee in min­utes. Said cof­fee is se­ri­ous black gold, and uses the P&R house blend. Snack at­tack: Get a toastie – golden brown and ex­tra cheesy. Open on week­ends? Yes (Sat). 161 Castlereagh St, Syd­ney 2000.

10Cen­tral Roast­ers Hid­den in a laneway that runs along­side the Metro The­atre, Cen­tral Roast­ers roast their own beans. Snack at­tack: Scram­bled egg wrap – only $9.50 with a reg­u­lar cof­fee. Open on week­ends? No. Cen­tral St, Hay­mar­ket 2000.

9Ro­molo These guys do a roar­ing break­fast trade us­ing Gypsy Espresso beans. Snack at­tack: Chocolate roasted gra­nola with coconut yo­ghurt and cocoa nibs. Open on week­ends? Yes. The Strand Ar­cade, 412-414 Ge­orge St, Syd­ney 2000.

8The Cross Eatery They are us­ing Mecca beans, re­sult­ing in a cuppa that’s ro­bust in flavour and a frac­tion smaller than your reg­u­lar take­away latte. Snack at­tack: Brick­fields break­fast rolls. Open on week­ends? No. 155 Clarence St, Wyn­yard 2000.

7Edi­tion Cof­fee Roast­ers Cir­cu­lar Quay You won’t find the Ja­panese-Nordic fu­sion snacks they have at their Dar­linghurst café but their house blend from In­dia com­ple­ments the creami­ness in the white cof­fees. Snack at­tack: No snacks, sorry. Open on week­ends? Yes. 200 Ge­orge St, Cir­cu­lar Quay 2000.

6Zeit­geist Cui­sine Zeit­geist spe­cialise in al­ter­na­tive mylks, like almond, coconut and ma­cadamia. Snack at­tack: Avo on toast, topped with co­rian­der and crushed hazel­nuts. Open on week­ends? No. 153 Clarence St, Syd­ney 2000.

5Gump­tion The eggshell-blue shop is rarely sans queue, ’cos the cof­fee is ex­cel­lent. It’s also all you’ll find here, apart from gifts for cof­fee nerds. Snack at­tack: No snacks, sorry. Open on week­ends? Yes. The Strand Ar­cade, 412-414 Ge­orge St, Syd­ney 2000.

4Mar­lowe’s Way This café by day and bar by night is ped­dling two kinds of black gold: they also sell funk and soul records. Snack at­tack: Young Hen­rys braised beef brisket panini. Open on week­ends? No. Tank Stream Way, Wyn­yard 2000.

3Sin­gle O The lit­tle CBD sis­ter of the Surry Hills roaster has been do­ing rip­per cof­fees since open­ing just north of Town Hall in early 2015. Snack at­tack: The NLT (next level toasties). Open on week­ends? No. 89 York St, Syd­ney 2000.

2Cabrito Cof­fee Traders The Milk Man house blend is su­per smooth and rich; take a bag home for just $12.50. Snack at­tack: Luxe Bak­ery muffins. Open on week­ends? No. 10- 14 Bulletin Pl, Cir­cu­lar Quay 2000.

They do soy and almond milk for no ex­tra cost

Kingswood Cof­fee

Edi­tion Cof­fee Roast­ers

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.