Darlinghurst Cafes

Darlinghurst is known for having a terrific range of cafes that cater to all tastes and budgets. Whether it be for brekkie, brunch or lunch the best restaurants in Darlinghurst always teaming with hungry patrons. Many of these establishments are located around Bourke Street, Stanley Street and Victoria Street and they take all forms. From quaint, intimate eateries tucked away in the backstreets to vibrant, pulsating venues that intoxicate all five senses here are Darlinghurst’s best cafes!

South Dowling Sandwiches

Sometimes all you want for lunch is a sandwich and this is when South Dowling Sandwiches comes into their own. They offer a great range of hearty, gourmet sandwiches and tasty salads in a buzzy setting with streetside tables.

377 S Dowling St, Darlinghurst

Casper’s Cafe

Located in the Oxford Village, Casper’s Cafe is the perfect place to set you up for the day. Set within a casual and relaxed environment, their fabulous menu of breakfast and brunch items always come out beautifully plated.

Oxford Village, Shop 3/181 Riley St, Darlinghurst


They might be small in size, but the tiny Japanese eatery of Sandoitchi Darlinghurst is a hip and buzzy venue that prides itself on dishing up some of the best breakfast, lunch and coffee you will find in the whole of Sydney.

3/113-115 Oxford St, Darlinghurst


Already Awesome

Already Awesome is, well frankly, awesome! A relaxed and friendly neighbourhood cafe that offers a safe space for the LGBTQIA community, this Darlinghurst institution serves up great food, banging tunes and excellent vibes.

320B Victoria St, Darlinghurst


Bake Bar

Striving to be the best bakery in Sydney, Bake Bar offers a fantastic range of handcrafted artisanal bread & other baked goods, which they make in-house every day. Their menu also includes great coffee, delicious brekkie bowls.

3/320-324B Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Infinity Bakery

A stalwart in Darlinghurst, the Infinity Bakery has been serving a lovely selection of stoneground breads and pastries to the hungry locals since 1997. Situated on Victoria Street they are known for their friendly service.  

6/274 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Tropicana Caffe

Famous for being the venue where the world’s largest independent film festival was established, the Tropicana Caffe is popular for its simple breakfasts, delicious fresh focaccia, sumptuous Italian meals and excellent coffee.

227 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Mrs Palmer Sandwich

There are sandwiches and then there are huge, monster sandwiches! And that is exactly what is on offer at Mrs Palmer Sandwich. Serving up massive sambos on hand-cut freshly baked bread, from a quaint hole-in-the-wall venue.

81 Stanley St, Darlinghurst

Stop Valve

Tucked away in an old storage unit on a car park on Riley Street, Stop Valve Darlinghurst can be hard to find. But its well worth the exploration. Showcasing rad street art, the venue serves up great food and exceptional coffee.

70 Riley St, Darlinghurst

Stranger Espresso

Of all the cafes in Darlinghurst, Stranger Espresso is known for having one of the best atmospheres. Contained within a relaxed setting and run by friendly staff, the venue dishes up terrific coffee and a very tasty food menu.

1/66 McLachlan Ave, Darlinghurst

Don’t Doughnuts

Presenting dangerously addicting doughnuts, Don’t Doughnuts Darlinghurst is much loved among locals. Known for their signature sourdough-brioches, their delicious hybrid dough makes the perfect sweet treat!

324 Victoria St, Darlinghurst


A bright, breezy cafe in the heart of Liverpool Street, Bills Darlinghurst is a lively, convivial & homely cafe with long communal tables. Well known for their delightful ricotta hotcakes, they also offer a great range of baked goods.

433 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

Fragrance Coffee

A terrific little corner cafe with a distinctly rustic feel, Fragrance Coffee is a real gem. They only have a couple of tables, and their food menu is more on the quick bite side, but their coffee is amazing and very cheap for Sydney.

191 Crown St, Darlinghurst

Chapter E

Chapter E is an authentic Middle Eastern Cafe that serves up an excellent range of main meals, sandwiches, wraps and other breakfast and brunch items. They are known for their speedy service, great decor and relaxed ambience.

201 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst


Jamie’s Kitchen

Jamie’s Kitchen is a contemporary espresso bar and stylish brunch cafe that is located within the Kirketon Hotel. Priding themselves in offering outstanding food that is artfully plated, their service is nothing short of brilliant.

229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst

Darlo Deli

Offering up a delicious selection of made to order sandwiches Darlo Deli Darlinghurst is a popular venue on Victoria Street. Presenting a menu of design-your-own salads they also serve great coffee, juices & smoothies.

277 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Bloodhound Espresso

Located on the corner of Palmer and Liverpool Streets, Bloodhound Espresso is a friendly and honest cafe that champions Australian cuisine. Their burgers are renowned for being among the best you can get in Darlinghurst.

1/230-232 Palmer St, Darlinghurst

Organic Bread Bar

The Organic Bread Bar is an irresistible organic cafe that straddles the corner of Boundary and Liverpool Street. Offering a menu that is split between breakfast and lunch selections, this popular bakery has a terrific atmosphere.

354 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

The Rusty Rabbit

Boasting a food menu that includes a fantastic all-day breakfast, as well as delicious pancakes, burgers and excellent coffee, The Rusty Rabbit is a stylish and cosy cafe that features a rustic decor of exposed brick walls.

252 Forbes St, Darlinghurst

A Brewer’s Tale

An intimate cafe that offers a relaxed dining experience, A Brewer’s Tale is a popular venue on Burton Street. Known for its outstanding coffee, they offer a sumptuous menu with plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

112B Burton St, Darlinghurst


Found within Morgans Boutique Hotel, the Latteria is a pleasant, child-friendly cafe with good outdoor seating. They offer a fabulous range of pastries and other healthier options like salads, along with excellent coffee and juices.

2/304 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Fable Coffee

Inspired by their connections with local suppliers, Fable Coffee Darlinghurst are all about sustainability. They offer seriously good single-origin coffee, as well as a delicious menu of tasty dishes made with the freshest of produce.  

1/128 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst

The Little Bishop

The Little Bishop Darlinghurst is known for being one of the friendliest cafes in town. A cute and intimate Espresso bar, it serves up delicious coffee and impeccable light meals in a charming, contemporary and laid-back setting.

269 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

The Bunker

Located within a hip, semi-basement style venue, The Bunker Darlinghurst serves up a delightful menu of rustic, home-style meals. Created with an emphasis on fresh & organic produce, the decor includes rough-hewn tables.

399 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

La Farmacia

La Farmacia is a Darlinghurst Mexican restaurant that offers dine-in, takeaway, and no-contact delivery. The food is authentic and delicious – perfect for a night out with friends or a romantic date. La Farmacia’s atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of the best Mexican cuisine in Sydney.

81 Stanley St, Darlinghurst


169 Darlinghurst

Presented by the people who brought Tatler nightclub, 169 Darlinghurst is a stylish cafe that offers fantastic coffee and all-day dining. They are well known for their wonderful breakfast spread & terrific bottomless brunch.

169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst

Frankie’s Beans

If you love coffee then you need to head on over to Frankie’s Beans. A specialty coffee roaster that has won multiple awards, they offer some of the best java in the whole of Sydney. Their food menu & service are great too.

Shop 3/1 Kings Cross Rd, Darlinghurst

The Mayflower

The Mayflower is a spectacular cafe located in Liverpool street that features pink decor and a stylish ambience. An innovative establishment, it offers a delicious breakfast & brunch menu, beautifully plated with floral garnishes.

2/303A Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

Cafe Organism

Showcasing their core values of harmony and balance in every dish they plate, Cafe Organism provides guests with a wonderful dining experience. Known for their artisan bread and waffles, they also have a great tea selection.

288 Crown St, Darlinghurst


A long-established favourite in Darlinghurst, Bootsdarling is a quaint, traditional cafe with cool, rustic-chic decor and stylish retro fittings. Known for its hearty portion size, they serve fabulous home-cooked food crafted with love.

333 S Dowling St, Darlinghurst

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