Drink in the buzzing café culture
As one of the world’s largest coffee consumers, Australia has mastered the art of everyone’s favourite beverage. And the coffee scene in Sydney rivals the rest, with coffee houses, roasters and expert baristas devoted to pouring the perfect cup. Because of this, big-name chains don’t come close to competing with boutique independent cafés. The only tough decision you’ll be making is where to get your first caffeine hit.
Kickstart your coffee crawl at Marricksville’s Cornersmith. With an ethically-sourced menu of seasonal eats, it’s the perfect place to brunch out with a steaming cup of Mecca coffee. Pair this with the breakfast bowl served with roasted bosc pears, walnuts and local honey, for a sweet yet wholesome start to the day.
Then, walk off your brunch and explore trendy Marricksville, with its Vietnamese restaurants and vibrant art scene. As the midday sun calls tourists to the coast, retreat to Coffee Alchemy for a post-stroll pick-me-up. Coffee lovers will rejoice at this café, renowned for its consistently exquisite drinks. Cool off with a creamy cold brew, or take a seat and sip a single-origin flat white while watching the world go by.
Less than half an hour’s walk from Coffee Alchemy is Brewtown, your third and final coffee spot. Stop here to recharge over a light lunch and a latte. Or for a more indulgent option, opt for the Elvis Burger, comprising beef, cheese and maple-glazed bacon, sandwiched between Brewtown’s famous cronut’ – a sinfully delicious croissant/doughnut creation.