Best Cafes in Paddington

Updated 8 months ago


  • A Swedish cafe by Funkis serving cinnamon buns, skagen and lingonberry cordial.

  • This bustling, pretty cafe fuses traditional Italian flavours with local brunch staples

  • This Paddington bookseller does food, drinks and books. And what a combination that is. Every book across its three levels is second-hand, with regular bargains to be had. The website is constantly updating, with titles landing daily – even if they’re used, the rotation keeps things feeling new.

  • There are giant cookies, à la Scout's Honour.

  • It's more than likely you will have eaten – or at least heard of – Sonoma. Its sourdough is the loaf of choice for many cafes, delis and providores across Sydney. We’ve usually got one on the go, too.

  • A polished wine bar on the top floor of Berkelouw's Paddington store.

  • An unassuming little cafe on the Oxford Street strip.

  • A young team dishes up breakfast until five at Five Ways.

  • A little slice of Italy.

  • Offering goods to fill the pantry and fridge, all from small local producers.

  • At the Melbourne-born roaster’s first Sydney shop, you’ll find seasonal espresso blends and single origins alongside excellent pastries and bread. Plus, everything you need to lift your coffee game at home – from hand-grinders to espresso machines and beyond.