Australia's claim to the flat white may be contentious, but our love affair with coffee is hardly up for debate.

Our roasters and baristas are some of the most accomplished, inventive and technical in the world. It seems with each passing month there’s a new brewing technique, new gadgets or a shift in the idea of what good coffee actually means.

These are the cafes defining the future and, at the same time, giving us the basics at their very best. The only thing left for you to do is decide how you like your coffee.

Neighbourhood

Coffee, pastries and nothing else.

16 Buckingham Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Sample Coffee Surry Hills

Where chefs go for coffee.

118 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Gumption by Coffee Alchemy

Your best option mid shopping spree.

Shop 11, Ground Floor Strand Arcade
Sydney NSW

Regiment

All the latest high-tech coffee gadgetry.

Ground Floor 333 George St
Sydney NSW 2000