Whether you’re dashing to a meeting or savouring a long breakfast before exploring the city, you’re in the home of great coffee when you’re in Sydney. You really can find excellent coffee every few steps, but if you’re after something truly special then this is the guide for you. Join us as we sample the best coffee in the Sydney CBD.
Skittle Lane at 40 King Street
Adorable name, serious coffee. Skittle Lane is named for what used to be a makeshift bowling alley in early Sydney history. Their coffee is roasted locally but offsite, leaving more room for the throngs of city workers who make this their regular haunt. Choose between filter and espresso coffee, and top it off with a pastry.
Gumption in the Strand Arcade
Gumption is the little sibling of the beloved Coffee Alchemy and it shows in their beautiful roasts. The coffee here tends to be more delicate than robust. Gumption is a 7-minute walk from our Pitt Street accommodation and located in the Strand Arcade, which is handy if you’re planning to go shopping during your stay.
Single O at 89 York Street & at 60-64 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills
Single O is a little hole-in-the-wall spot but they definitely know their coffee here, with Origins of the Month batch brew and espresso on offer as well as satisfying breakfast rolls and toast selections. There’s another Single O in Surry Hills, which is perfect if you’re staying at our Pitt Street, Kent Street or World Tower suites.
Regiment at Ground Floor 333 George St
Don’t try to understand the fancy equipment the baristas use at Regiment – just enjoy the results that they produce! Regiment offers carefully selected blends as well as ever-changing single origin options so all coffee tastes are covered, ranging from tropical to chocolatey. Order a fresh bagel, bowl or salad here while you’re at it.
Mecca Espresso at 67 King Street
This Mecca is worth the journey from any of our central suites in Sydney. Mecca sources, roasts and supplies beans for many of the city’s cafés so you know they’re onto a good thing. Join the queue and squish into a spot to enjoy a smooth brew and a serving of smashed avo toast. Consistently delicious!
Dutch Smuggler at 200 George Street
Another contender for the best coffee in the Sydney CBD that’s conveniently close to Circular Quay and major offices. It also offers pretty incredible toasted jaffles with increasingly outrageous specials like kimchi and mee goreng. What’s really special, though, is the coffee-centric cocktails on offer after work.