Enjoy your latte with a serve of sparkling ocean. Here are the cafes in Sydney set just near the water.

MCA Cafe

It's not by the sea, but this spot has near-unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour.

Level 4 140 George Street, The Rocks

The Lookout

Serving a classic brunch menu with lounges by the sea.

1 Ithica Road, Elizabeth Bay

Pilu Kiosk

The view out across the aqua blue of Freshwater beach is a winner no matter the time of year.

On the beach Moore Road, Freshwater

The Avalon on the Beach

Go for a dip then wander up the sand to this on-the-beach kiosk.

Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Avalon Beachfront

The Boathouse Shelly Beach

A sister of Palm Beach's Boathouse cafe.

1 Marine Parade, Manly

Harry’s Bar & Dining

Family-friendly.

Shop 2 136 Wairoa Avenue, Bondi

Cafe De France

A little slice of France.

19 Havelock Avenue, Coogee

The Beach Shed

So close to the water you can virtually swim to it.

South end of Dee Why Beach, Dee Why

Chapter One Coffee & Wine Room

A cosy cafe churning out hot coffee and eggs.

Shop 3 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Cottage Point Inn

Go for lunch in the outdoor area, next to the blue-and-white boatshed.

2 Anderson Place, Cottage Point

Becker & Co.

Avoca's finest coffee spot.

Shop 2 162 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach

Bathers' Pavilion

Celebrity chef Serge Dansereau on the left, and a quaint, casual cafe on the right.

4 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach

Gusto on the Beach

Coffee roasters Bellaroma's cafe at South Curl Curl's Surf Life Saving Club.

South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, Freshwater

Fika Swedish Kitchen

Sweet Swedish pastries perfect for a picnic on the beach.

5B Market Lane, Manly

Armchair Collective

A furniture store and cafe just off Mona Vale Beach.

9A Darley Street East, Mona Vale