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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Five Senses coffee and all the gadgets.

Ground Floor 333 George Street, Sydney

Dutch Smuggler

On a hot day, the cold-brew coffee mocktails are unbeatable.

200 George Street, Sydney

Mecca Coffee CBD

With two locations and its own roastery in Alexandria, you're in good hands.

67 King Street, Sydney

Single O CBD

The CBD outpost of a Surry Hills star.

89 York St, Sydney

Gumption by Coffee Alchemy

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

Shop 11, Ground Floor Strand Arcade, Sydney

Cabrito Coffee Traders

Named for a little goat, down in Bulletin Place.

10-14 Bulletin Place, Sydney

Pablo & Rusty's CBD

A commitment to source, roast and blend its own.

161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Klink Handmade Espresso

Swoop past the handy takeaway window.

281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Marlowe's Way

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

Tankstream Way, Sydney

Joe Black X

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

70 King Street, Sydney

Brooklands Coffee Co. Martin Place

The weekly rotating filter variety will set you back just $2.

Martin Place Kiosk Corner Martin Place and Pitt Street, Sydney

Kingswood Coffee

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

10 680 George St, Sydney

Brew Collective

Ethically sourced beans from Charlie Coffee.

Shop 2, Lower Ground 1 Margaret Street, Sydney

Skittle Lane

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

40 King Street, Sydney

Cross Eatery

An ex-Mecca barista who knows his stuff.

155 Clarence Street, Sydney

Kansas City Shuffle

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

195 Gloucester, The Rocks

Fossix Coffee

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

130 Pitt Street, Sydney