Much to the delight of coffee fiends and brunch-loving Instagram addicts, there's always a new café swinging open its doors in Sydney, each with its own unique twist to make it stand out from the crowd. From trendy newcomers to long-standing local haunts spreading their wings across the city, these are the new cafés in Sydney worth queuing up for.
The Good Place, a casual dining concept based on holistic health and nutrition, is set to offer accessible, tasty, and affordable food to all. Opening its doors in Westfield Miranda, the truly unique concept is the brain child of celebrity chef and My Kitchen Rules finalist Scott Gooding. The Good Place serves up affordable dishes that embrace a paddock-to-plate ethos, and are gluten and soy free, low carb and use minimal sugar. Don't be discouraged by the health focus, the food tastes as good as it feels.
Level 4, 600 Kingsway, Miranda
Haymarket has just scored a brand-new boutique patisserie, that churns out an enticing selection of desserts, cakes and treats. After the booming success of their first outpost in Burwood, inner-city dwellers can now get a taste of the action.
Serving up innovative Asian-inspired treats that are equal parts delicious and Insta-worthy – from the creamy Signature Matcha soft serve, to their Galaxy chocolate mousse cake; a quirky take on the solar system – everything at Dulcet is guaranteed to satisfy and delight.
8 Quay Street, Haymarket
A greenery-laden oasis in the heart of Darlinghurst, Wilde & Co injects a touch of Mother Nature into the local café scene. With white walls, natural furnishings and hanging plants, this health-focussed eatery lets the food do the talking –think raw, ethical and colourful. All your fave dishes are given a healthy-twist, like the cauliflower fritters, chickpea crepe and savoury green hotcakes. And the coffee is courtesy of Allpress Espresso, so you can expect a consistent brew every time. Stop in on the morning commute for a quick coffee and bite or make the pilgrimage on the weekend for a brunch that won’t leave you feeling guilty.
Shop 1/265 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
Award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Mike McEnearney brings back his much-loved Kitchen by Mike (KBM). By capturing the essence of the original KBM, this new CBD location celebrates Mike’s philosophy of produce-led, nutrient dense cooking that is as plentiful as it is vibrant, with a renewed commitment to sustainability and zero-waste.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, KBM will provide a casual yet wholesome dining experience with Mike’s egalitarian approach, focused on the needs of the diner. Daily changing menus will be dictated by what Mike and the team find at the market that day, always showcasing the best in local produce.
1/7 Bent Street, Sydney
Slinging sustainable and preservative-free desserts, Mapo Gelato is the Inner West's new ice creamery du jour. This unassuming gelato bar, with its minimal interiors and industrial feel, allows the vibrant gelato to speak for itself – although hidden under the pozetti cloche.
Using all fresh ingredients and harnessing traditional techniques, you can savour the taste of original flavours like single origin Bolivian chocolate, Pepe Saya butter spiked sea salt caramel and red plum. With plenty of dairy free options available, this is a gelato parlour for everyone.
123 King Street, Newtown