Best Cafes in Marrickville

Updated 1 month ago


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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  • Behind a low-key roller door is vegetarian cafe par excellence, which also does epic pasta dinners. Sustainable and made on-site is the ethos here, and the cabinet is loaded with sandwiches and doughnuts to takeaway.

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

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

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

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

  • An organic wholefoods eatery suited to sensitive diets.

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

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

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

  • An institutional espresso bar and roastery.

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

  • A cute corner hub.

  • 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.

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

  • From the team behind Grumpy Donuts, this sophisticated American-style cafe serves the kind of fuss-free food you’d find in a New York or LA diner. Think pancake stacks, fried chicken sangas and plenty of filter coffee.

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

  • 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.

  • The first dine-in venue from Bondi’s Lox in a Box is serving Sydney’s first bagel high tea. Head to the old old Cornersmith site to try it – or maybe some hot salt beef on rye, or a stellar brisket burrito.