Depending on when you visit, Surry Hills can feel like two totally different suburbs. During the week it's an extension of the CBD, where suits hurry by and takeaway lunch spots barely get a break. But when the weekend comes around, the pace slows down and sit-down cafes such as Reuben Hills and Cuckoo Callay are populated with chatty groups of friends. As such, there's a diverse range of options here that suit almost any occasion.

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Best Cafes in Newtown

Gratia and Folonomo

Eat here and you'll alleviate poverty elsewhere.

Folonomo 372 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Meet Mica

Lobster congee, yuzu porridge and matcha French toast.

5 492-500 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Verd Surry Hills

A fast-food salad bar.

3 118 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Kentaro

Matcha cream puffs and Japanese meatballs.

616 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Shift Eatery

This cafe makes eating vegan easy.

Shop 4 241 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Joe Black

More than your average cup of Joe.

27 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Orto Trading Co.

Like a greenhouse, but without the humidity.

shop 7 38 Waterloo Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Bangbang Cafe

Burgers and more.

113 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cre Asion

A tiny macaron and tea specialist.

21 Alberta Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Reservoir

Eggs done 10 ways.

47 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cafe Rumah

Malaysian-inspired brekkie goodness.

71 Campbell Street
Surry Hills NSW
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