Top Coffee Spots in The City

1 August 2014


Strauss

The City’s coffee scene has flourished over recent years with new boutique coffee haunts sprouting up around every corner. For some of us coffee is essential in our daily routine, and then for some it’s a perfect excuse to settle in and escape the daily grind or catch up with a friend over a little cup of heaven. It’s not easy selecting the best coffee spots, but we’ve happily done our research and compiled a list of highlights in The City to get your caffeine fix.

Bean 
Set in a quiet alleyway off George Street, Bean is a stripped back coffee house using Campos beans brewed by trained baristas. The cafe has a record player and books, creating the perfect atmosphere to go if you want to escape from the hustle of the City. Bean, like its name, is keeping it simple, and that's the way we like it.

Brother Espresso
Housed in the heritage-listed Watson Brothers building in Margaret Street, Brother Espresso serves its own house blend with a heavy body with smooth flavours of cocoa and malt as well as a Fifth Battery Seasonal Blend offering a strong mouth feel with toffee, caramel and roasted peanuts.

Brother Espresso

Contessa

BlackStar Coffee's second venture, Contessa on Roma Street specialises in high-quality boutique espresso and cold-pressed coffee varieties. The cafe offers coffee from its weekly rotation of roasted single-origin blends that exude their own unique flavour and aroma. If you're a fan of iced coffee, the well-known BlackStar cold-pressed black, full cream and soy varieties are available. 


Contessa

Noosa Chocolate Factory 

You may know Noosa Chocolate Factory for its lush chocolate varieties. As well as being a sweet tooth's paradise, Noosa Chocolate Factory on Adelaide Street serves up delicious hot chocolates, even offering mouth-watering rocky road and turkish delight as well as vegan and gluten free varieties. For those who aren’t avid chocolate eaters, they also serve Fonzie Abbott Espresso freshly brewed coffee and tea.

 

Frisky Goat Espresso
Hidden away in a heritage building on George Street lies Frisky Goat Espresso. The café attracts even the most avid coffee connoisseurs by setting themselves apart with organic Guatemalan single origin beans as well as the famous house blend ‘Sweet Cocoa’.


Frisky Goat Espresso

Gramercy Espresso & Eats
Tucked in the laneway entrance of the Wintergarden, get your caffeine fix at Gramercy Espresso & Eats. Follow the delicious aromas to find sumptuous eats prepared on site and daily expertly brewed coffee, even serving up its own house-made almond milk. Delish!

John Mills Himself 
John Mills Himself cafe and bar is located within the heritage-listed John Mills Building, access this hidden gem via the laneway on Elizabeth St. Supporting all-local and where possible organic produce, the cafe rotates between The Single Guys, Cup Coffee Roasters and Uncle Joe's Coffee House blends across the three grinders. Choose your own bean or let the baristas recommend the blend suited to your taste buds.


John Mills Himself

Pourboy Espresso

Walk up the stairs off Wharf Street to find a coffee aficionado’s paradise at Pourboy Espresso. The passionate barista’s take their coffee seriously, offering alternative brewing methods including cold drip, pour-over and aeropress using beans sourced and roasted by Mecca Espresso in Sydney.


Pourboy Espresso

Strauss 
Hidden down a laneway on Elizabeth Street, coffee haven Strauss is a combination of the talents from the guys behind Cup and Merriweather. The coffee offerings change regularly, however among the many options is a single origin from Colombia or a filter blend from El Salvador, sourced from Cup Coffee Roasters.

Toby’s Espresso 
Toby’s Estate Espresso Bar on Albert Street is dedicated to serving the finest specialty coffee sourced directly from farmers around the world and brewed to ensure uncompromised quality and freshness. As well as serving popular espresso-based coffee, the brew bar offers a range of coffee-drinking experiences featuring Chemex, AeroPress, syphon and V60. 


Toby's Espresso

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