Where there's a mass of overworked university students, there's usually a mass of cafes. That's true in Chippendale, which has transformed dramatically over the past decade. It's now home to some of the best sourdough in Sydney (Brickfields); innovative Thai-Australian breakfasts (KS Glider); and one of Sydney's original specialty coffee roasters (Toby's Estate). Here's where to find them all.

Related pages:
Guide to Chippendale
Best Cafes in Surry Hills
Best Cafes in Redfern
Best Cafes in Newtown


Sourdough is king at this lauded bakery.

206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

A1 Canteen

Automata's little sibling is cheaper, more casual and open all day.

The Old Rum Store 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
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Something for Jess

A community hub with an eclectic down-to-earth feel.

Corner Abercrombie & O’Connor Streets, Chippendale

Concrete Jungle

A bit of Bondi in the inner city.

58 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Glider KS

Sydney-Thai food, Single Origin Roasters coffee and local spirits served from a Chippendale terrace.

26 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Toby's Estate Chippendale

Expect consistently great coffee at the roaster's headquarters.

32-36 City Road, Chippendale

Cafe Giulia

Filling Abercrombie Street's cafe void.

92 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale