In an area so full of offices, it's no surprise the CBD is also packed with cafes. But not all coffee is created equal. We've narrowed down the choices for you. Go on, get that morning started.

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Regiment

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Five Senses coffee and all the gadgets.

Ground Floor 333 George Street, Sydney

Gumption by Coffee Alchemy

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Some of the city's best coffee, in the Strand Arcade.

Shop 11, Ground Floor Strand Arcade, Sydney

The Grounds of the City

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Imagine yourself on the Orient Express eating oysters and drinking deconstructed mochas.

500 George Street, Sydney

Industry Beans

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One of Melbourne’s most celebrated coffee roasters' first Sydney outpost is in the CBD.

40 York Street, Sydney

Mecca Coffee CBD

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With two locations including a roastery in Alexandria, you're in good hands.

67 King Street, Sydney

Skittle Lane

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Pop in for a taste of the cafe's own full-bodied blend.

40 King Street, Sydney

Pablo & Rusty's CBD

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A commitment to source, roast and blend its own.

161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Dutch Smuggler

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On a hot day, the sparkling cold-brew coffee is unbeatable. Home of the mie goreng toastie. since

200 George Street, Sydney

Cabrito Coffee Traders

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Named for a little goat, down in Bulletin Place.

10-14 Bulletin Place, Sydney

St Dreux

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Cutting edge coffee by two industry veterans.

151 Clarence Street, Sydney

Klink Handmade Espresso

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Swoop past the handy takeaway window.

281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Marlowe's Way

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A New York-inspired cafe with its own house-blend.

Tankstream Way, Sydney

Fossix Coffee

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From fruity coffee blends to floral, there's nothing boring here.

130 Pitt Street, Sydney

Cross Eatery

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Brewing in the lobby of the heritage Red Cross building on Clarence Street.

155 Clarence Street, Sydney

Joe Black X

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A hole-in-the-wall pumping out trustworthy brews.

70 King Street, Sydney

Kingswood Coffee

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Coffee from Sensory Lab, with a rotating cast of guest roasters.

10 680 George St, Sydney

Brew Collective

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Ethically sourced beans from Charlie Coffee.

Shop 2, Lower Ground 1 Margaret Street, Sydney

Kansas City Shuffle

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Black, white, filter, magic and everything in between.

195 Gloucester, The Rocks
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