• Tess Shanahan

The Travellers Guide to Aussie Style Cafes


I love to travel... And I love to eat.

Everything about travelling is incredible; the experiences, throwing yourself out of your comfort zone, the people you meet and the opportunities that present themselves. However, if there’s one thing I missed strongly when overseas… It’s a good coffee and a fricken' avocado that’s smashed on some decent sourdough! Is that really too much to ask for? Well turns out it is. Melbourne is extremely spoilt for choice when it comes to a good brunch. The rest of the world don’t know what they are missing out on! So, it would be no surprise that some of the best cafes around the world are created and owned by Aussies. All I wanted when I was away was a concise list of the top places to eat in the top cities… So, that’s what I’ve created.

Most here are owned by Aussies (with an *) and the others owned by some darn good people, who just know how to make a good feed. Two '**''s means it's a personal fave. :)

This is the first list of many more cities to come. Stay tuned!

New York City

Blue Stone Lane Collective Cafe *

Toby’s Estate *

Two Hands *

Little Collins *

Coco Cru **

Ruby’s Cafe *

Brunswick *

Flinders Lane *

Laughing Man Coffee & Tea *

Milk Bar *

Bluebird Coffee Shop *

La Colombe *

Sweatshop *

Birch Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Box Kite

Marlow and Sons

LA

Bronzed Aussies (coffee & meat pies) *

Two Guns Espresso *

Laughing Man Cafe (part owned by Hugh Jackman) *

Coffee + Food *

Paramount Coffee Project *

Latina *

Food Lab

Alfred’s (just coffee & bagels)

Intelligentsia (just coffee)

Go get em Tiger

Coffee coffee

Gjelina

London

Workshop coffee *

Kaffeine *

Caravan *

Flat White *

Shoreditch Grind *

Granger & Co *

Sundays

Embassy East

Breakfast Club

The Good Egg

Black axe Mangal

The Modern Pantry

Berlin

Father Carpenter **

Melbourne Canteen *

The Barn (just coffee) *

Companion Coffee *

Five Elephant

No Fire No Glory

Silo

Bonanza Coffee (just coffee)

Distrikt Coffee

Silo

The Bowl

Avocai

Barcelona

Federal Cafe *

El Picnic *

Flax and Kale **

Ibiza

Passions Cafe

La Paloma

Cala Bonita (more restaurant vibe, Karen Martini written menu) *

Paris

Cafe Coutume *

KB Coffee Shop *

Ten Bells *

Fragments

HolyBelly

Strada Cafe (just coffee) *

Fondation Cafe *

Cafe Lomi *

Cafe Tabac

Cafe Kitsune (just coffee)

Cafe Madam

Tuck Shop (specialises in Vegetarian food) *

Bali/Seminyak

Sisterfields *

Revolver *

The Spicy Coconut *

Drop the Coffee Spot

Sea Circus

3three Cafe

Grain

Shelter Cafe

Crate Cafe

Cafe Organic Bali

Betelnut Cafe

The Fat Turtle

Cafe Zucchini

Breeze

Earth Cafe

Food Folk

Freak Coffee

Clear Cafe

Souq Cafe

Bumbak coffee

Japan

Bills (same as the iconic Sydney’s Bills) *

About Life Coffee Brewers (just coffee)

Emotesando Koffee (just coffee)

Bread Espresso

Blue Bottle Coffee

Onibus (just coffee)

Switch

% Arabica

Kuala Lumpur

Antipodean *

Pulp

Yellow Brick Road

The Red Bean Bag

Feeka Coffee Roasters (just coffee)

Three Little Birds

Bremen Coffee (just coffee)

Singapore

Toby’s Estate *

Luxe

Common Man Coffee Roasters

The Plain Cafe

Toby’s Estate

Jones the Grocer

Shanghai

Caffeine *

Sri Lanka

Cricket Club Cafe *

Let’s Brunch

Cafe Kumbuk

Aura Cafe

Sydney *

Grounds of Alexandria **

Paramount Coffee Project

Rustic Pearl

Bills

Blacksmith

Pablo & Rusty’s

Something for Jess

Shuk

Nelson Road Tuck Shop

Earth to Table

Sadhana Kitchen

Bread & Circus

Bondi Wholefoods

Three Blue Ducks

[ So many more I could list - Urban List sum it up well… https://www.theurbanlist.com/sydney/a-list/100-cafes-you-should-have-eaten-at-if-you-live-in-sydney ]

For Melbourne feeds scroll further down on my blog. I've listed my top favourites!


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