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 unassumingly good coffee bar and roastery.

24 Addison 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


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

106 Addison Road, Marrickville

Illi Hill

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

72 Illawarra Road, Marrickville