As Australia’s biggest city, you would expect it to have great coffee and great cafes. Thanks to a strong coffee culture Down Under, it’s true! The best cafes in Sydney are often the best cafes in Australia.

GoGet members know their cities better than most people, so we asked for their recommendations in a survey. After trawling through thousands of votes, these are the best cafes in Sydney according to GoGet members.

(Check out GoGet member’s favourite Melbourne cafes here)

Room Ten

We know appearances can be deceiving, and Room Ten is a perfect example of that. This hole in the wall on Llankelly Street, Potts Point may not look like much, but it packs a food and beverage punch. It’s a real hidden gem!

The exterior of Room Ten in Potts Point, one of the best cafes in Sydney

Their coffee is some of the best in the Kings Cross area, making it some of Sydney’s best. They have a house blend for milk coffee and feature a different single origin selection every week for black coffee. That will satisfy even the pickiest coffee drinkers. Along with a strong breakfast and lunch menu, it’s easy to see why Room Ten is loved by GoGet members.

They’re open 7am-4pm weekdays, and 8am-4pm on weekends. Connect with them on Facebook, and get some eyeball satisfaction on their Instagram.

A top down view of two plates of delicious food and two cups of coffee at Room Ten, one of Sydney's best cafes

Meet Gerard

You’ll Meet Gerard on Gerard Street, Alexandria (see what we did there?). The owners are two friends; one’s been making coffee for years, the other’s been cooking for years. Together they’ve made something pretty special.

The outside of one of Sydney's best cafes, Meet Gerard, on Gerard Street in Alexandria

Meet Gerard make great coffee, featuring both locally roasted blends and single origin selections. The food takes an interesting twist on cafe staples, with a strong vegetarian menu. The classics are still offered for omnivores though.

You can Meet Gerard 7am-4pm Monday to Saturday. To learn more and see their offerings, head to their website or Instagram.

Cute teddy bear coffee art on a coffee at Meet Gerard cafe, one of the best cafes in Sydney according to GoGet members

Badde Manors

Just like this cafe’s homophone – bad manners – Badde Manors is hard to miss, with a bold shop front on Glebe Point Road. Badde Manors has been around for years, and could be considered a legend of the Sydney cafe scene.

Vegan meal available at Badd Manors cafe

The food is, in a word, excellent. They serve vegan and vegetarian meals only, so you won’t get another ‘steak and salad – hold the steak’ disappointment. If you’re a meat eater, relax. The meals have lots of variety and are very satisfying – you won’t be disappointed.

You can show some Badde Manors from 7am-midnight seven days. Scout ahead on the website or Instagram.

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise might be the most Sydney cafe in the city, perched on the harbour itself at Neutral Bay. The cafe is right by the ferry wharf, so catching a ferry across the harbour to stop down for coffee and cake is easy.

A cup of Campos coffee with a view over Sydney Harbour in the background from Thelma and Louise cafe in Neutral Bay

Photo by @einerosemitetwasanderenamen – an ex GoGetter living in Zurich!

Owners Marilyn and Anne Marie (the proverbial Thelma & Louise) have a strong focus on locally sourced organic food, with lots of ingredients grown in their own garden. Everything else is sourced from farmer’s markets, to keep it as fresh as possible.

The tables by the water are to die for, and are in demand 7am-5pm weekdays, 8am-5pm on weekends. Check their website or Instagram.

A plate of food from Thelma and Louise cafe in Sydney's Neutral Bay

Photo by @einerosemitetwasanderenamen – an ex GoGetter living in Zurich!

West Juliett

You’ll find West Juliett on a quiet suburban corner in Marrickville. It’s a few minute’s walk to both Enmore Park and Marrickville Metro, but it’s far enough away to escape the noise.

The interior of the West Juliett cafe in Sydney, on of Sydney's best cafes as voted by GoGet members

Marrickville locals are a classy bunch with high coffee standards, so the number of GoGetters recommending West Juliett speaks volumes. For those with pups, the cafe is very dog friendly. In fact, they’ve been known to put on dog-treat cooking classes.

Drop into West Juliett 7am-4pm Monday to Saturday, or 8am-3pm on Sundays. For now, head to their website and check out their Instagram.

A coffee and a few plates of snacks on a table at West Juliett, one of the best cafes in Sydney according to GoGet members

Keep if caffeinated!

With these five cafes, we’re just scratching the surface of the best cafes in Sydney. Our members mentioned over 300 places to visit, so there’s at least 295 more Sydney cafes that might be your future favourite!

If you’re keen to get to all of Sydney’s cafes, GoGet might be able to help. With thousands of cars across Sydney available to book by the hour or the day, GoGet gives you transport freedom without having to own a car.

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