The ten best coffees in Sydney

Coffee is a passion for us at The Better Living Index. Each morning we have a choice; mediocre coffee in a take-away cup, or something special to kickstart your day. Below is a list of our current favourites with links to their individual reviews. The list is compiled based on consistency, with most places visited at least ten times. The difficulty this year was narrowing down to just ten operators as Sydney is now blessed with so many great coffee options.

The list of the top ten coffees include:

1. Single Origin Roasters | 64 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, 89 York Street, Sydney & 28B Cranbrook Street, Botany

2. Mecca | 67 King Street, Sydney & 646 Harris Street, Ultimo

3. Gumption by Coffee Alchemy | Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street, Sydney & Coffee Alchemy 24 Addison Road, Marrickville

4. Paramount Coffee Project | 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

5. Sample Coffee | 1A/118 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills & St Peters Roastery Suite 1.01, 75 Mary Street, St Peters

6. The Reformatory Caffeine Lab | Shop 7B, 17-51 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

7. Cornersmith | 314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

8. John Smith Specialty Coffee | 1 John Street, Waterloo

9. Artificer | 547 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

10. The Grounds of Alexandria | Building 7a, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

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