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

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