Whether it be for breakfast, brunch or lunch, Potts Point is blessed with a fantastic range of charming cafes in which to get a feed. Offering up a delicious selection of ethnic cuisines, delicious pastries and outstanding coffee, many of the best cafes in Potts Point are centred around Kings Cross, Llankelly Place and Darlinghurst Road. From long-established favourites to new rock star joints that have recently burst on the scene, check out our list of favourite venues in this cool inner-city suburb.
A fairly new player in town, Bloom Cafe Aperitivo only recently opened in the Roslyn Quarter, but it is already making quite a name for itself. Offering everything from hearty paninis to a delicious breakfast pizza, this is a fabulous place for brekkie.
66-68 Kellett St, Potts Point
A business bourne from a passion for coffee, Frank, the owner of Frankie’s Beans, left behind the corporate world to pursue his dream. It’s a very good thing he did because for many locals in Potts Point their daily ritual involves a cup of his java.
Shop 3/1 Kings Cross Rd, Darlinghurst
Penny’s Cheese Shop is a must for those who love cheese! Offering farmhouse and hand-made cheeses from around the world it is run by a former Executive Officer of the Australian Specialty Cheesemakers’ Association. So you know it’s good!
4 Roslyn St, Potts Point
Small’s Deli prides itself on being purveyors of made-to-order sandwiches that are fresh and feature local quality ingredients, which are as sustainable as they can be. Also known for their salads and sweets, their coffee is exceptional too.
166 Victoria St, Potts Point
Initially launched as a pop-up, to serve as an overflow for the popular Room Ten, Pina is now a permanent cafe in its own right. Serving up a delicious range of bacon and egg and sausage and eggs rolls that are accompanied with great coffee.
shop 4/29 Orwell St, Potts Point
Located in the Paris end of Mcleay Street, Potts Point Providore is a terrific cafe, deli and liquor store, that serves up delicious coffee from the Salvador Coffee Roasters and a menu of mouth watering breakfast, lunch and evening meals.
77 Macleay St, Potts Point
Focusing on local, seasonal dishes that use the freshest of ingredients, Eugene’s Cafe offers an innovative range of global cuisine, as well as breakfast and espresso in a fabulous cafe setting. The Hipster Fritters are a very popular favourite.
1A Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay
Located in Macleay St, Zinc Cafe are all about quality coffee. Specialising in exquisite coffees that made with love, the cafe serves up no less than 100 different styles of high quality coffee in a warm and congenial setting, with a very stylish interior.
2/77 Macleay St, Potts Point
A delightful vegetarian bistro, Yellow is run by the award-winning team behind Cirrus, Monopole and Bentley Restaurant + Bar. Housed within a converted 1950s art gallery the bistro has an edgy, rustic-chic setting that has been inspired by Europe’s trendsetting dining scene.
57 Macleay St, Potts Point
Quietly settled on Bayswater Rd, Uliveto is a delightful cafe that serves up delicious all-day breakfasts and a lovely selection of pastries and cakes in an airy, outdoor setting with a relaxed vibe. Their coffee is also especially good too.
33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
A congenial cafe that features vintage decor and a striking brick courtyard, Tuyo Potts Point was named after its two owners – Tu and Yo. It serves up a lovely range of all-day breakfasts and light lunches, as well as speciality coffees and sweets.
142 Victoria St, Potts Point
Nestled in the vibrant centre of Potts Point, The Silly Tart Kitchen is a stylish cafe that specialised in modern Australian cuisine. Championing sustainability and locally sourced food, coffee and wines they serve it a stunning courtyard setting.
1 Kellett St, Potts Point
A vibrant laneway cafe in Llankelly Place, Room Ten offers contemporary Australian meals and coffee in a chic warehouse-style setting. Popular dishes include breakfast trout pane, beef brisket sandwich and a delicious sweet potato salad.
10 Llankelly Pl, Potts Point
If you like good quality coffee with a healthy dose of ethical consciousness then Primary Coffee Roasters is the place for you. A polished, yet minimalist espresso bar, it serves a top-notch cup of coffee, whilst supporting The Umuvumu Project.
1/9 Ward Ave, Potts Point
Serving up a menu of American-inspired dishes, Melted Monster is a popular breakfast and lunch haunt in Victoria Street. Specialising in burgers, loaded fries and salads, they also present a delicious collection of sodas, juices and shakes.
146 Victoria St, Potts Point
A popular eatery on Llankelly Place, Joseph Hyde has been delighting the ‘eat and run’ crowd for quite a while not. Showcasing quality food, made from exceptional local produce, this laneway venue is renowned for offering outstanding coffee.
34 Llankelly Pl, Potts Point
Founded in 2012 as a trendy neighbourhood cafe, Gyspy Espresso is another Macleay Street venue that offers exceptional coffee. Infact their coffee is so good, they actually sell it to many other cafes around Sydney and across wider Australia as well.
6/81 Macleay St, Potts Point
Another venue that serves up delicious coffee by Single Origin Roasters, Gilder Cafe is also renowned for its excellent Thai inspired brunch menu. Quite the success story, it is run by an ex-Muay Thai fighter who had never worked in a cafe.
197 Victoria St, Potts Point
Tucked away just off the main road that connects Kings Cross and Potts Point on a quiet laneway, et al is a small, intimate restaurant. It prides itself on offering the highest standard of classic nostalgic dishes from around the world, and exceptional service in a very relaxed setting.
Llankelly Pl, Potts Point
There is no need to guess what they offer at Dumplings and Beer! Situated on Ward Avenue, this is a charming eatery where the best of the east spectacularly fuses with the best of the west. This manifests itself in an a la carte menu that also boasts great wines, spirits and beers.
9 Ward Ave, Potts Point
Referencing George Orwell’s memoir ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’, Dear Sainte Eloise is a venue that focuses very much on wine. Showcasing a number of labels from around the world. Not to be outdone, their food options are terrific too.
5/29 Orwell St, Potts Point
A charming establishment on Macleay Street, Coffee, Tea & Me is a hip cafe that serves up Campos coffee and up to eight varieties of T2 tea. Small and cosy, the cafe has a great vibe, tasty food and is a lovely place for people watching.
87C Macleay St, Potts Point
Situated on Victoria Street, Cafe Holm is a pocket-sized cafe that serves up hefty sandwiches, freshly-baked muffins and a great range of shortbreads. The delicious coffee adorns some of the most innovative latte art you could ever hope to see.
4/165-167 Victoria St, Potts Point
Still going strong after 50 years, Cafe Hernandez is a legendary cafe on Kings Cross Road. Open all day, including late at night, this stylish venue is decorated with impressive art and serves a fantastic range of coffee and Spanish style bites.
60 Kings Cross Rd, Potts Point
Fostering a real Italian vibe in the heart of Darlinghurst Road, Cafe Giorgio serves up authentic Italian food in a beautiful piazza setting. Accompanied by an impressive wine list, the refined and inviting setting even has a fountain.
18 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
A stalwart on Bayswater Road, Bayswater Bru is a fabulous espresso bar that serves up amazing coffee and an excellent menu of breakfast and lunch items. Notable for its very friendly staff, the cafe’s interior is very stylish and accommodating.
1/17 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point