Italians won’t drink milk in their coffees after 12pm. While Australians seem to be a little more flexible with the timing of their caffeine intake, there’s definitely a tendency to favour the morning hit of coffee, with some cafes closing their doors around 4pm. Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up after work before a full night of socialising. Here are our suggestions for cafes serving coffee all day long.

Bourke Street Bakery

Refined bread, tarts, croissants, cookies and pastries.

633 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Formaggi Ocello

A cheese lover’s paradise.

Shop 16 425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills


A charming place to enjoy fresh local ingredients and alfresco dining on one of Sydney’s favourite streets.

346-350 Crown Street, Surry Hills


Cronulla's Best Coffee.

4/15 Surf Road, Cronulla

Youeni Foodstore Castle Hill

A third offering from the Youeni team.

2/250-254 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill

Sub-Station Cafe

A summery oasis secretly disguised in a historic substation.

124 McEvoy Street, Alexandria

St. Honoré Bakery Mosman

Coffee and pastries working to a French bakery tradition.

2 40 Miller Street, North Sydney
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Vesbar Espresso

Cute corner cafe in the coffee hub of Marrickville.

1 Warburton Street, Marrickville

Campos Coffee

Campos is seemingly everywhere now, but this is where it all began.

193 Missenden Road, Newtown

Lemonia Cafe

Two brothers have restored a federation cottage to create a hearty Mediterranean cafe.

4-8 Booth Street, Annandale