Surry Hills Cafes

Serving up an impressive range of house blend coffees and delicious meals that champion fresh produce, the best cafes in Surry Hills rival anything you can get in Melbourne, or indeed Australia for that matter. Always busy, Surry Hills cafes are an eclectic mix of hip, trendy and funky venues, that tend to be run by passionate foodies who are proud of what they offer. Such is the popularity of the cafe scene in this suburb, it seems like a new one opens every week. Here are some favourites.


Every Bill Granger's restaurant reflects the spirit we like to think of as 'Australian': sunny, easy-going and generous. Bill opened his first restaurant in Sydney's Darlinghurst in 1993. It soon became loved for its legendary breakfasts, served at the famous central communal table.

359 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Cafe Con Leche

Cafe Con Leche operates from 104 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills, every day, and serve South American coffee, and homestyle meals and snacks from a bright, colourful, and cheerful setting. Cafe con leche (equal quantities of strong coffee and scalded milk) is a coffee common to Spain and Latin America.

104 Fitzroy St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Colombian

Cafe Creasion

Open since 2011, Asian coffee shop Cafe Cre Asion, has garnered an enthusiastic following. They're on 101/21 Alberta Street, Surry Hills. Described as "a hidden gem", Cre Asion serve food and drinks, with the chef sourcing all his teas from the Sea of Japan coast. You can dine in or takeaway.

101/21 Alberta St, Surry Hills Surry Hills 2010

Cafe Kentaro

Cafe Kentaro is a Japanese fusion caf', which operates from 616 Bourke St, Surry Hills every day of the week, and is famed for its Japanese inspired modern and freshly baked organic pastries. An all day menu was created by chef Kenny and features the Matcha Croffle Waffle: Just go and try one!

616 Bourke St Surry Hills 2010

Cuisine: Japanese

Cafe Nookie

Cafe Nookie is located at 268B Cleveland St, Surry Hills, and opens every day except Sundays. They're a small hole-in-the-wall caf' serving serious coffee, cakes, and sandwiches. They're fast and keen, and great for travellers or people on the go. A great serving window is surrounded by graffiti and local artwork.

268B Cleveland St Surry Hills 2010

Cafe Rumah

Cafe Rumah creates a range of tasty Asian inspired dishes on 71/73 Campbell St, Surry Hills, and they're open every day except Mondays. Their all day menus, which include the ever popular and delicious Mama Yang's Pork Belly Rice Bowl, are inspired by home memories and a holy reverence for cuisine.

71/73 Campbell St Surry Hills 2010

Citta Cafe

The little family run Citta Cafe is open on weekdays only at shop 4/118 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, and you can dine in or takeaway. Their mission is "to keep the locals caffeinated", which they accomplish along with a fabulous breakfast and lunch menu, including the the popular "Lunch Schiacciata Melts".

4/118 Devonshire St Surry Hills 2010

City Edge Cafe

The extensive menu at City Edge Cafe has so delighted locals that every day brings a long queue of patient customers. They're at Shop 2/55 Holt Street, Surry Hills, and open on weekdays only, from 8am to 2pm. They serve hearty sandwiches, wraps and Vietnamese rolls quickly and efficiently.

74-80 Reservoir St Surry Hills 2010

Cook & Archies

Cook & Archies is a stylish caf' offering a fresh, local, and seasonal menu of housemade food and daily specials. You'll find them on 4/14 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills, and they're open every day for dine and takeaway (delivery available). Cook & Archies cater for functions, too, so contact them with your ideas.

4/14 Buckingham St Surry Hills 2010

Corduroy Cafe

Located at shop 4/14 Foster Street, Surry Hills, the Corduroy Cafe is open every day except Saturdays. This inexpensive gem uses Marionette house blend beans and offers teas pastas, sandwiches, cakes, salads and slow cooked meat (of the day) in a salad or roll. You can dine out in their little urban garden.

4/14 Foster St Surry Hills 2010

Cuckoo Callay

The Cuckoo Callay on Crown Street is open every day for "collision of food and coffee" you'll enjoy so much, you too, will bray "O frabjous day! Cuckoo! Callay!" They have a quirky menu featuring handmade delicious food, including a Puppachino (for your dog) made with goats milk and crushed liver treats.

413 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Da Bang Coffee

You'll find Da Bang at Shop 2/44a Foveaux St, Surry Hills, and open every day except Sundays. They serve inexpensive specialty coffees and cute artisan food items such as scones, bagels, cookies, and other goodies. For their coffee, they use Deluca beans, which they source from a roaster over in Botany.

2/44a Foveaux St Surry Hills 2010

Four Ate Five

At Four Ate Five, you'll find vibrant crowds enjoying simple menus of beautifully made artisan middle eastern classics. They're open every day at 485 Crown Street, Surry Hills in a fun and funky setting featuring the work of local artists. If you're visiting, go for the haloumi roll first.

485 Crown St Surry Hills 2010


Frothy is located at 441 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, and serves all day beautifully plated breakfasts, and good coffee. Their best review claims that patrons will "froth at the mouth" with delight when they discover the fresh and delicious burgers, wraps, and other treats on offer. They're closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

441 Elizabeth St Surry Hills 2010

Haven Speciality Coffee

Haven Specialty coffee moved from Surry Hills to 7 Crewe Place, Rosebery, to serve Asian-inspired breakfasts and brunches in a cosy, chic setting. They pour specialty coffees and espressos. Takeaway is available, but there's no delivery. The menu includes coffees, toast, toasties, salads, and pasta, and artisan drinks. Open every day.

30-34 Chalmers St Surry Hills 2010

Jazzy Cafe and Bar

At 212 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, the Jazzy Cafe and Bar is open weekdays only, from 7 till 2. They love jazz music, and they pair it with great coffee and food. Jazzy presents breakfast, lunch, and drinks via a fun funky menu you'll love. Teas, juices, and wines also available.

212 Devonshire St Surry Hills 2010

Joe Black Cafe

Jo Black is open every day from 6am till 2pm (8am on Saturdays) tucked away on 27 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills. They're a community food and coffee place creating brunch treats and cold-drip coffee in a snug setting. Jo Black Cafe source ingredients locally AND they're nuts about coffee.

27 Commonwealth St Surry Hills 2010

Kawa Cafe

Kawa is a long-running food and drink cafe with a country feel. They offer all day standout dishes for breakfast and lunch. Their food and juice bar is proudly organic. You'll find them open every day at 348 Crown Street, Surry Hills, living up to their "sun soaked hipster caf'" reputation.

348 Crown St Surry Hills 2010


Kippaloo is located in Waterloo Street, Surry Hills, and offers all day "food and liquid" selections from 7 till 2 each day (except Sundays). You'll find health bowls, hearty breakfasts, and wildly creative toasties served with crisps, rocket, and pickles. Liquids include coffees and teas, and a range of juices and wines.

10-14 Waterloo St Surry Hills 2010


Kurtosh is a rather famous and very cosy Hungarian patisserie on Crown Street and opens every day to offer yesteryear Hungarian pastries and cakes and seasonal coffee blends. You can dine in or takeaway but do try the flaky Hungarian pastry known as chimney cake and seriously good for coffee dipping.

604-606 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

La Vie Coffee Shop

At Shop 1/47 Cooper St, Surry Hills, La Vie Coffee Shop presents a reassuring menu of salads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, wraps, soups, and vegan options for anyone looking for a hearty breakfast, (including a "big breakfast") brunch, or lunch. They are friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Takeaway available and closed on Sundays.

1/47 Cooper St Surry Hills 2010

Le Monde Cafe

Le Monde Cafe offer vibrant and changing menu selections on Foveaux St, Surry Hills, every day of the week except Sundays. Their dishes are colourful and satisfying: think, Matcha Hotcakes, Confit Pork Belly and Crunchy Potato Rosti. They claim to have served the best coffee in Sydney for the last 20 years.

83 Foveaux St Surry Hills 2010

Lumiere Cafe

Lumiere Cafe are open daily on 13/425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, and they offer plentiful organic and traditional caf' fare and French treats in a modern, light and spacious establishment. You can dine indoors or outdoors in the sun any day of the week, and pets are welcome. Takeaway available.

13/425 Bourke St Surry Hills 2010

Meet Mica

Meet Mica serve all day luxurious breakfasts, and signature brunches and lunches at shop 5/492-500 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, every day. They accompany their food with a huge range of coffees and Japanese lattes. Their "food with an attitude" experience includes an often commented on Chicken Mushroom Sticky Rice dish.

5/492-500 Elizabeth St Surry Hills 2010

Neighbourhood Specialty Coffee

Located at 16 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills, Neighbourhood Specialty Coffee opened its doors in 2016. It's small (less than 10 square metres), but it's very good; they serve breakfast and brunch (takeaway available) along with an ever changing roster of single origin coffee beans and chocolate drinks. Closed Sundays.

16 Buckingham St Surry Hills 2010


Nutie is a coffee and dessert shop, and bakery serving gluten free, dairy free, and vegan treats on 44 Holt Street, Surry Hills. They're open every day. It's worth stopping by for the innovative desserts and doughnuts. The caf' offers delicacies such as the smashed pea toast, and the spiced buffalo cauliflower bowl.

44 Holt St Surry Hills 2010

Paddock on Crown

Paddock on Crown serve modern Australian food, and owner and chef, Lester Aruta, describes their menu as "east meets west". They're a dog friendly caf' just 10 minutes from the Central Railway Station, and you can sit in or out to enjoy healthy (or indulgent) treats. All day breakfasts, lunches, and coffees.

509 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Paramount Coffee Project

The elegant and attractive Paramount Coffee Project is open every day from 7 to 4 on 80 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills . They offer sophisticated food along with experiences of new beans and new roasters from around the world, and they are fervent about supporting the small and the local.

80 Commonwealth St Surry Hills 2010


The Pieno is stylish and modish, with garden tables and courtyards and offers an all-day Italian and global menu plus coffee and cocktails. They're located at 11/285A Crown St and open every day to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner to you and a friend, or to you and your big group.

11/285A Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Reuben Hills

Located at 61 Albion St, Surry Hills, Reuben Hills is a boutique micro roastery which has been honouring all things coffee since 2012. There's dine in and takeaway (but no delivery), and they're open every day serving their signature South American goodness, and don't be shy about ordering the Southern Fried Chicken Basket.

61 Albion St Surry Hills 2010

Royale Specialty

Royale Specialty is a dine in and takeaway establishment at 536 Crown St, Surry Hills and is the first espresso bar dedicated to serving only natural process coffee. This process, which originates in Ethiopia, creates the most intensely flavoured coffees. You can dine in or take away their popular simple and tasty dishes.

536 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Rustic Pearl

A Mediterranean style food experience with gypsy vibes, the Rustic Pearl offers high quality Turkish, Balkan and Mediterranean cuisine at 415 Crown Street, Surry Hills. They serve healthy and sustainable breakfast, brunch and lunch selections on indoor or outdoor tables. They're open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am till 3.30pm.

415 Crown St Surry Hills 2010

Sample Coffee

The work at Sample Coffee (Shop 1a, 118 Devonshire Street) focuses on a "consistent high-quality coffee experiences based on respect, generosity and joy", and this popular little espresso bar has the coffee lovers coming back. They sell single origin beans and pastries, and are open Monday to Friday, 7am till 3.

1a/118 Devonshire St Surry Hills 2010

Shift Eatery

The Shift Eatery is located at Shop 4/241 Commonwealth St, and offers a super vegan start to your day. Their all day breakfasts include the renowned World's Best Vegan Bacon & Egg Bagel. They stock a huge range of vegan food, and you can dine in or take away till 2pm every day.

4/241 Commonwealth St Surry Hills 2010

Sticky Fingers

You can dine in or get yourself some takeaway at 23 Pelican Street, a casual yet serious Asian cuisine caf' offering fragrant breakfasts and lunches - and they love what they do! Best to try the specialty offerings first, such as their Summer Breakfast. Eat privately and quietly, or as a group.

23 Pelican St Surry Hills 2010

Suzie Q Coffee & Records

Located on Hutchinson Street, Surry Hills, and open every day, Susie Q is a laid back anything goes type of place - only it doesn't! Only the best things go on this artisan food and wine menu, think: Sourdough, Night Rye or Nonies Charcoal Bread with St. David's Cultured Butter, and Seasonal Jam!!

1/18 Hutchinson St Surry Hills 2010

The Balkan Butler

The Balkan Butler is situated on the corner of Foveaux and Commonwealth Streets and offers a rare experience of quality Macedonian foods. The caf' is run by mother and son team Nada and David Nedelkovski, who make everything on their menu, including the Pleskavica Burger, the Balkan salads, and the rustic fried piperki. Come and join the family.

Corner of Foveaux and, Commonwealth St Surry Hills 2010

The Factory Grind

Located at 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, The Factory Grind is open every single day of the year. A small and immensely popular family run eatery since 2016, the locals return for the variety, and the warm, relaxing atmosphere. The food is simply excellent Turkish fare, made from fresh local ingredients.

1/344 Bourke St Surry Hills 2010

The Little Marionette

The Little Marionette is a boutique food and beverage house founded by Ed Cutcliffe on Kippax Street in Surry Hills, and who offer specialty beans and barista training. All their beans are manually roasted offsite in Sydney's Inner West. They offer good brunch and munch choices and very unique coffees.

110 Kippax St Surry Hills 2010