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

Cafe

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

122 Chapel Street, Marrickville

Ona Coffee

Cafe

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

140 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Ruby Lonesome

Cafe

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

253 Addison Road, Marrickville

Double Tap Coffee

Cafe

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

54-56 Smith Street, Marrickville

Matinee

Cafe

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

Cafe

An organic wholefoods eatery suited to sensitive diets.

Shop 4 415-421 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Old Garage Espresso

Cafe

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

47 Carrington Road , Marrickville

Petty Cash Cafe

Cafe

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

68 Victoria Road, Marrickville

West Juliett

Cafe

A former grocery store where attention to detail is everything.

30 Llewellyn Street, Marrickville

Double Roasters

Cafe

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

199 Victoria Rd, Marrickville

Roastville Coffee

Cafe

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

157 Victoria Road, Marrickville

Vesbar Espresso

Cafe

A cute corner hub.

1 Warburton Street, Marrickville

Deluca Marrickville

Cafe

Deluca Marrickville take coffee seriously- so seriously that they serve coffee and only coffee. Choose from full cream, oat or black. For milk-based coffees, there’s Sweet Spot, Deluca’s core blend that uses beans from Colombia and Indonesia.

5-7 Denby Street, Marrickville

2204

Cafe

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

106 Addison Road, Marrickville

Valentina’s

Cafe

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

Cafe

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

72 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

Black Market Roasters Marrickville

Cafe

The expansive industrial space houses a tasting bar, training space and roastery.

24 Cadogan Street, Marrickville