Sydneysiders are passionate about their coffee, and everyone you meet will tell you their pick to find the best coffee in Sydney. There are tons of cafes around the city, but whether you like your caffeine fix to be a deliciously creamy latte or an eye-opening espresso, you will be pleasantly surprised by the cafes on Sydney’s lower north shore.
Forsyth Coffee and Tea
With 35 years of experience, Forsyth Coffee and Tea knows how to whip up the perfect brew. You’re immediately captivated by the luscious smell of coffee beans as you enter this award-winning Naremburn cafe and roaster on the corner. The cafe offers an extensive range of its own freshly roasted blends and single origin beans. You order, and then meander through the cosy rooms admiring the huge array of coffee and tea paraphernalia. The walls and bookshelves are heaving with antique coffee machines, teapots, and prints advertising barista competitions around the world. Your Forsyth house blend coffee arrives, and your first sip is deliciously creamy with a biscuity finish. If you’re impressed by the flavour (and you will be), you can chat to the experienced baristas about your coffee tastes and they will help you find the perfect beans to take home with you to brew up at your leisure.
Cafes are a dime a dozen in this popular alfresco dining strip of Crows Nest, however multiple-award-winning Bean Drinking is always busy and it’s easy to see why. Visitors come from far and wide to experience great coffee made with passion. The focus is coffee first, but the organic, local, seasonal food menu sounds so moreish, you won’t resist splurging on a snack. You order your espresso at the counter and choose a sunny seat overlooking the local community gardens. Your speciality coffee is creamy and has a rich full-bodied flavour. It goes perfectly with an amazingly decadent chocolate ganache-filled muffin. It might be coffee first, but the treats are a close second!
Story Espresso is a hidden gem that has brought a bit of hipster cool to the family-friendly Lane Cove village. It has a very minimalist, hole-in-the-wall vibe, and the locally roasted coffee will liven up your taste buds. The aroma draws you into this haven away from the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping plaza. The friendly staff take great pride in what they do. Along with creamy caffee lattes with caramel and vanilla notes, they also offer delicious snacks like sesame and pistachio snaps and avocado toast with goat’s cheese. Is this some of the best coffee in Sydney? You better believe it.