Australia’s 100 Best Coffee Shops


Top review site Yelp has revealed a list of Australia’s top 100 coffee shops.

Yelp, which rates its eateries based on user feedback, discovered Aussies’ favorite way to drink coffee: the latte, followed by the expresso and flat white.

Following this find, they wanted to know the best places to find a latte in each state of the country (excluding Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory, which didn’t have enough active reviewers to make the list). This is how, after some number-crunching, they came up with the top 100 places for coffee in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA, for even the snobbiest of snobby coffee connoisseurs.

Here are the top ten places for each of the included states to get your caffeine fix. Did they get it right? Tell us in the comments below.


1. John Mills Himself, Brisbane

2. Scout, Brisbane

3. Caffiend, Cairns

4. Bunker, Milton

5. Shouk Cafe, Brisbane

6. Gramercy Coffee, Brisbane

7. Corner Store Cafe, Toowong

8. Slightly Twisted Espresso Lounge, Nundah

9. Ltd Espresso + Brew Bar, Fortitude Valley

10. Billy Kart Kitchen, Annerley

Chocolate crumble brewnuts sit on a cooling rack at Brewtown Newtown.

Chocolate crumble brewnuts sit on a cooling rack at Brewtown Newtown.

New South Wales

1. Single Origin Roasters, Surry Hills

2. Circa Espresso, Parramatta

3. Social Brew, Pyrmont

4. Brewtown Newtown, Newtown

5. Black Star Pastry, Newtown

6. The Steam Engine, Chatswood

7. Workshop Espresso, Sydney

8. Campos Coffee, Newtown

9. The Fine Food Store & Café, The Rocks

10. Wedge Espresso, Glebe

South Australia

1. E For Ethel, Adelaide

2. Coffee Branch, Adelaide

3. The Coffee Barun, Sefton Park

4. Exchange Specialty Coffee, Adelaide

5. The Pantry on Egmont, Hawthorn

6. Paddy’s Lantern, Adelaide

7. Mister Sunshine’s, The Barton

8. Devour Cafè & Patisserie, Hilton

9. Peel Street, Adelaide

10. The Stranded Store, Colonel Light Gardens South

A most decadent hot chocolate at Brother Baba Budan.

A most decadent hot chocolate at Brother Baba Budan.


1. Patricia, Melbourne

2. Brother Baba Budan, Melbourne

3. The League of Honest Coffee, Melbourne

4. Proud Mary, Collingwood

5. Monk Bodhi Dharma, Balaclava

6. The Kettle Black, South Melbourne

7. Seven Seeds, Carlton

8. Miss Jackson, St Kilda

9. Merchants Guild, Bentleigh East

10. Everyday Coffee, Collingwood

West Australia

1. Harvest Espresso, Victoria Park

2. Piccolo’s Corner, West Leederville

3. La Veen Coffee & Kitchen, Perth

4. Lowdown, Perth

5. Moana Coffee, Perth

6. The Attic, Fremantle

7. Little Willy’s, Northbridge

8. Chalky’s Espresso Bar, Fremantle

9. Sherbet, Maylands

10. Bossman Coffee, Mount Lawley



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Lisa Nikolau is a freelance writer who has been specializing in travel, culture and current events since 2012. She currently writes on travel and news related topics for has traveled to Peru, throughout west and eastern Europe, and has lived in southern Spain.At the moment, Lisa’s favorite pastimes are learning foreign languages, exploring hiking trails in the Olympic National Forest, and ending the day with friends at one of Seattle’s many microbreweries.