Paddington Cafes

Ever notice how many great cafes there are in Paddington? It seems you can't turn a street corner in 'Paddo' without being seduced by the aromas of the latest, hottest roast, or discovering a new establishment you weren't previously aware of. Many of the best Paddington cafes can be found on or around Oxford Street. Serving up the most delicious pastries, toasties and house blends, they also all offer something different in terms of vibe and setting too. Here are some of our favourites.

Apache Salute

Apache Salute is a delightful Italian-inspired cafe that draws in plenty of crowds who want a cool and distinctly European coffee-drinking and dining experience. Whether you choose between sitting by the marble counter or outside with a prime view for people-watching, you'll get a good feed and top-class service from their Italian-speaking staff.

110B Boundary St Paddington 2021

Arthouse Kitchen

Located within the UNSW Art & Design campus, the Arthouse Kitchen is a trendy cafe that is open to all-comers - students, staff, locals and tourists. This eclectic mix of people ensures the venue always has a great vibe. Owned by Massimo Accetta, the cafe is a place where art meets food, so as you can imagine all the dishes are beautifully plated up.

Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd Paddington 2021

Berkelouw Cafe 1812

If you love books and coffee, then the Berkelouw Cafe 1812 is the perfect spot for you. With origins dating back to the owners, great, great, great, grandfather who first opened the store in 1812 in Rotterdam, the establishment oozes history and charm. It offers thousands of books for purchase as well as terrific coffee and a good food menu.

19 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Bonython Cafe

Tucked away down a secluded, leafy laneway, that gives you the feeling of entering a secret garden, the Bonython Cafe provides a lovely respite from the dense crowds that define the fashion precinct. Inspired by this, head chef Alex Kearn has created a lush, plant-filled venue that creates a serene mood as you enjoy a menu of healthy café staples.

120B Underwood St Paddington 2021

Cafe Fiveways

Perched on the corner of Heeley Street, Cafe Fiveways encapsulates that effortlessly cool continental coffee sophistication. The vibrantly coloured smoothies and never-ending pastry display compliment the preserved local heritage of Paddington.

2A Heeley St Paddington 2021

Cafe Lautrec

What happens when you love Parisian culture and cuisine but you live in Sydney? Staring your own bistro on Oxford Street is a passionate project of the owners who typify French fare with baguettes, bourguignon and much more. Lautrec doubles up as a gallery and occasional auction house, check it out for fine antiques and continental collectibles.

450 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Daily Greens

If you are a fan of clean eating or just fancy something delicious and healthy, then make a point of visiting Daily Greens. This trendy cafe is all about sustainable salads, bowls and sandwiches. They operate under the ethos of 'Grow, Harvest, Serve', building their business around fresh and traceable ingredients and a zero waste policy.

2/16 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021

Four Six Eight

Tucked in a courtyard just off Oxford Street, Four Six Eight offers a tranquil coffee as well as striving toward healthy and affordable dinners from its kitchen. While the menu is seasonal and subject to change, Asian dishes including pho, skewers and ramen are regularly promoted with all diets catered for.

468 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Funkis Köket Café

Authentic Swedish culture in Sydney? Funkis has got all those muted colours and natural lighting homewares, fine-cut fashion, and other essential accessories for anyone trying to emulate that Scandinavian design. Köket adjoins via the courtyard where organic open sandwiches and cinnamon buns are championed.

202 Oxford St Paddington 2021


A quaint eatery in the east of Paddington, Gusto is spoiled for outdoor space to enjoy its international menu ranging from Italian loaves of bread, green salads and the occasional pan-Asian curry with Indonesian cuisine recently appearing on the menu.

226 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021

Jackies Cafe

A Sydney institution, Jackies has been serving delicious food, great coffee and fabulous cocktails to loyal locals and the stylish fashion set for decades. Jackies Paddington is nestled at the heart of the Intersection precinct, the home of Australian designers and brands. Jackies boasts a beautiful sun drenched outdoor courtyard, freshly renovated open air dining room and inviting sandstone restaurant.

1C Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021


At the juncture of Oxford Street and Lang Street, Jozo overlooks the luscious green space of Centennial Park in a building with over 100 years of history - indeed, there are seldom more beautiful and photogenic spots to drink coffee in Sydney. Breakfast and lunch are catered for with a deep menu headlined by the famous poke bowl. Friday nights allows the hard liquor flow as 'Jazz Fridays' start the party with a juicy cocktail selection during this weekly special.

495 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Juniper Cafe & Bar

Belonging to the Fiveways collective, Juniper redefines brunch with an extensive foodie menu offering a multitude of courses, including tzatziki wraps, eggs-every-way and smoked steak sandwiches. After which watch the world go by from Glenmore Road with a sun-soaked cocktail from the extensive bar.

225 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021


If you are searching for a nice place in Paddington where you can share the best food and coffee with your mates, then look no further than Morris. This fabulous cafe offers a superb selection of hearty breakfast and lunch staples that will set you up for the day perfectly. Its hard to look past their double wagyu burger if you are wondering what to order.

33 Albion Ave Paddington 2021

Not Just Coffee

Exactly as the name suggests, this suave Oxford Street curbside cafe offers an extensive menu serving up all kinds of breakfast and lunch options - from Miso Bowls, Goji, Museli and Smoked Beef Sandwiches. After 10 years of serving up local coffee, culture and great food it's become a hallmark of Paddington's eatery scene.

264 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Omeio Artisanal Deli

1/31 MacDonald St Paddington 2021

Orchard St

Orchard St is a pioneering and innovative cafe in Sydney that is all about personal holistic wellness. Established over ten years ago, it offers a fabulous range of elixirs, sweet treats and other plant-based delicacies that provide a guilt-free indulgent for you to enjoy. Aside from their food, they also serve tasty organic juices and plant medicine products.

2/16 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021

Organic Bread Bar

Organic Bread Bar is a fabulous bakery in the heart of 'Paddo' that showcases the artisanal skills of Andreas Rost, an accomplished international baker with over 20 years of experience. It specialises in organic sourdough breads that are slow-fermented and yeasted - the smell of which will drive you crazy. They also do pastries, cakes and croissants.

356 S Dowling St Paddington 2021

Paddington Alimentari

Paddington Alimentari is a gorgeous Italian deli, that offers a great range of cheeses, breads and meats for you to enjoy on a picnic or simply take home. However, if you can't wait that long to tuck into their goodies, it also has a lovely eating area where you can enjoy a panini and other home-made speciality dishes with freshly brewed coffee.

2 Hopetoun St Paddington 2021

Paddington Grind

Paddington Grind might be a small cafe, but it has a big reputation for serving some of the best coffee in town. There isn't much in the way of seating. But if you can secure yourself somewhere to sit, you will find it is a fantastic place for people-watching. The venue is also dog-friendly and has a range of delicious treats for them and humans to enjoy.

339 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Pusher Espresso

*** This Venue is Permanently Closed ***

54 Oxford St Paddington 2021

Sonder Cafe

With an ever-changing single-origin option, Sonder is a place for coffee lovers. The intricacies of flavour combined with the floor-to-ceiling murals make it feel like home. The Australian-fusion kitchen rules out no option having cited Italian and Thai inspirations in their latest dishes.

227 Glenmore Rd Paddington 2021

The Hood

Located within a narrow terrace, The Hood is a terrific place to enjoy a catch-up with friends and family or a casual date. It is particularly popular as a breakfast hangout at the weekends, so you should plan to get there early. The venue is known for its delicious coffee and excellent food menu, including a great range of toasted sandwiches.

21 William St Paddington 2021

Tramezzo Espresso Bar

The Franchi Brothers celebrate both Italian street grub and wholesome comfort food with their culture-curated Tramezzo espresso bar. The mid-morning exposed brick oozes the smell of freshly ground coffee, giving an authentic piece of Rome. Come the afternoon, it's joined by the heavenly scent of fresh pizza.

394 Oxford St Paddington 2021


Tuckerbos is a tiny hole-in-the-wall venue in Paddo, known for its exceptional Single O coffee, delicious cold-pressed juices and tasty on-the-go bites. The menu also features a range of cafe-inspired options, including sandwiches, soups, quiches, salads and pies - many of which are gluten-free. Its food is made fresh daily with quality ingredients.

83 Underwood St Paddington 2021