Marrickville was once a hub for light industry. That left behind an abundance of large, light-filled warehouse spaces, which have become appealing real estate for hospitality veterans and first-time cafe owners alike.

The largest suburb in the inner west, Marrickville is sprawling, and yet you never seem to be more than a couple of hundred metres from a decent coffee. Here you’ll find cafes run out of garages, purveyors of sustainable produce and coffee roasters serving brews out front.

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Two Chaps


Doughnuts, vegetarian food and a back-to-basics approach.

122 Chapel Street, Marrickville

Ona Coffee


A coffee experience bar, with premium-reserve coffees to try and barista training out back.

140 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Ruby Lonesome


Mock meat, incredible toasties and crisp-fried tempeh burgers worth trekking for.

253 Addison Road, Marrickville

Double Tap Coffee


A neighbourhood cafe serving decent coffee, quality sandwiches and cakes made by the owner’s mum.

54-56 Smith Street, Marrickville



There are fine-dining chefs in the kitchen, but this colourful inner-west cafe channels Sydney’s classic milk bars.

23-29 Addison Road, Marrickville

Warren & Holt


An organic wholefoods eatery suited to sensitive diets.

Shop 4 415-421 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Old Garage Espresso


This old garage is about consistently good coffee and community vibes.

47 Carrington Road , Marrickville

Petty Cash Cafe


Where vegans come first, but bacon is still a thing.

68 Victoria Road, Marrickville

West Juliett


A former grocery store where attention to detail is everything.

30 Llewellyn Street, Marrickville

Double Roasters


Every Marrickville local has visited this spacious warehouse conversion at least once.

199 Victoria Rd, Marrickville

Coffee Alchemy


An institutional espresso bar and roastery.

2 87 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

Roastville Coffee


This cafe brings innovative twists to Sydney's biggest food trends.

157 Victoria Road, Marrickville

Vesbar Espresso


A cute corner hub.

1 Warburton Street, Marrickville

Deluca Marrickville


Deluca Marrickville takes its coffee seriously – so seriously, you'll just find coffee and nothing else. And just like the menu, the cafe space is minimalist: clean lines, natural timber and plenty of natural light.

5-7 Denby Street, Marrickville



This unassuming cafe adds some considerable repute to the postcode for which it is named.

106 Addison Road, Marrickville



A sophisticated American-style diner that's all about the sort of fuss-free food that you’d find in a New York or LA diner: biscuits and gravy, vegan sloppy joes, fish-finger sandwiches and pancakes.

132 Livingstone Road, Marrickville

Illi Hill


A seasonable, flexible and locally sourced menu is the biggest drawcard for Illi Hill.

72 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Black Market Roasters Marrickville


The Sydney roastery brings it all together under one expansive roof. Enter this industrial space for a neat cafe, roastery and training space where the aspiring barista can participate in tasting experiences, coffee-making classes and more.

24 Cadogan Street, Marrickville