Australia is widely known for its rich, coffee culture, and Sydney is no different. You never have to look far for a great cup of full-bodied coffee in Sydney. The coffee culture here is hard to avoid and once you’ve tasted an authentic cup, you are hooked! There is no going back to plain, old instant coffee. If you want to taste an authentic, Australian brew, the only way to find one is to move away from the few international chains that are peppered around the city. Instead, follow the local crowd and head over to Sydney’s smaller coffee shops, where you will find only the best brew on order.


If you happen to be staying at one of the serviced apartments in Sydney CBD, such as the Oaks Hyde Park Plaza, then you are in luck! Several of the top coffee spots are located nearby, like ‘Gumption’, a cafe located at the Strand Arcade. Owned by the same people who run the legendary Coffee Alchemy, gumption offers all the same, aromatic brew, but in a more relaxed setting. However, if you want to meet the creators behind this loved cafe, Coffee Alchemy is not too far either.


At Coffee Alchemy, the management is dedicated to ensuring that customers get the best cups of coffee, and so each roast is tasted fresh every morning, before the doors open. This is a straight up coffee house; you won’t find anything to eat here, just a variety of coffee. Head down Mitchell Road and let the heady aroma of roasting coffee beans lead you to the Copper Mill. A high-ceilinged retreat for coffee aficionados, that serves up a variety of coffee blends along with some delicious food.

The coffee drinking trend is so big here, that you might find your head spinning with all the choices and the native lingo. But go ahead and ask the baristas’ if you have any questions, they will definitely appreciate your enthusiasm, and share their love of coffee with you.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+