Top Cafes of 2016 - Australia

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Australia, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Told You So

North Lakes

Best cafe Told You So in australia for 2016

Believe the hype - TYS is just fabulous. My joint-favorite coffee haunt in SEQ. I live in inner South Brisbane & drive up to North Lakes every Sat morning I can to savior a perfectly balanced triple shot latte. The real McCoy.

As my daughter Sadie would say “Told you so is my favourite shop”. Amazing team, great coffee and a great atmosphere 😊

Best cafe Kai Coffee in australia for 2016


Shawty's Espresso


Best cafe Shawty's  Espresso in australia for 2016

Specialty coffee and good eats!

Works on the KISS principle. Keep what you do suitably simple and focus on those things. This offers this in spades.


Door 34


Best cafe Door 34 in australia for 2016

Awesome! Great coffee. Nice & strong, with excellent flavour. Service is super friendly & quick. Did not expect a find like this in Cardiff.

Superb flat white, warm friendly,jovial,family atmosphere. Awesome smashed avo and beetroot dip breakfast, açai and other cakes!


Cup From Above

Fortitude Valley

Best cafe Cup From Above in australia for 2016

Cup From Above is a social enterprise. 100% from every cup you purchase from here helps create a better community.


Day Made


Best cafe Day Made in australia for 2016

Best cafe Zabe Espresso Bar in australia for 2016

Zabe has gone to shit. Coffee not worth drinking. Double shot flat white, looks and taste like hot iced coffee. Service is slow.


Plug Nickel


Best cafe Plug Nickel in australia for 2016

Best cafe The Chapel in australia for 2016

Cafe, Roastery, Bar & Music Venue. Situated in a restored 1890's Chapel. "A beautiful space where community is valued and proactively built"

Best cafe Vilicia Coffee in australia for 2016

A well prepared double shot ristretto Flat white. Quick service, tasty, hot and full flavour. Still using ONA beans. Well done. Shop a little sterile but neat clean, music not over bearing.

Best cafe Espresso Room Hyperdome in australia for 2016

Closed. It is now Morning Dew and is 1000% better.

Best cafe Cafe Without A Name in australia for 2016

Decent coffee served in a takeaway cup even though I said I was sitting in. Young lass on counter wasn’t friendly and then got mauled by mosquitoes when sat outside. The pot plants have stagnant water that are a breeding ground for the wrigglers. Had to leave after ten minutes.


First Coffee Co

Wellington Point

Best cafe First Coffee Co in australia for 2016

Hole In The Wall. Specialty Coffee. Dog Friendly. Cycling Friendly. Since 2015.

Best cafe The Chamber Room Espresso & Brew Bar in australia for 2016

The Chamber Room Espresso & Brew Bar, located in the serene laneway called Village Lane...Escape your world & enter ours 💀

Beautiful place, amazing coffee and outstanding service. Small double shot flat white was superb

Always amazing service and coffee. Love that they employ locals and they are all so friendly. The beard on the Saffa is phenomenal! LOL!

Great Coffee , as ordered . Staff very efficient and friendly - would visit again

Best cafe LB2 Specialty Coffee in australia for 2016

LB2 Cafe is a boutique coffee shop in Melbourne CBD, serving up Axil and Cartel Coffee.

Best cafe Big Bad Wolff in australia for 2016

Was one of the best but the quality of the coffee has gone off. Also unbearably hot in Summer.

Best cafe Black Market Espresso Bar in australia for 2016

Black Market Espresso Bar - Clandestino Coffee Espresso Bar. Passionate about crafting brilliant consistent coffee. Ground fresh and weighed for each and every cup. Providore of locally baked pastries, sliders, & cakes. We're very Pet Friendly (and likely to run out to meet your four legged friends)! We're also WiFi enabled!Coffee: Clandestino Roasters Equipment: La Marzocco Linea PB and 3 Mazzer Grinders

Great well balanced flavour black coffee smooth no bitterness - the two staff were excellent very friendly and great service was appreciated. Loved the recycled milk carton coffee holder

Have had coffee here for the last 4 days and each has been fantastic. Friendly service and happy to accomodate my preference (a dash of cream in the doppio ) I would happily recommend this place.

Having tried a number of things places in Mooloolaba this place is easily the best coffee place in town. They use a local bean called Clandestino which has beautiful fruity finish. The service is friendly and they even gave us a free coffee! The food options are pastries so we had a lovely light breakfast to go with the piccolos. This is the best coffee I’ve had in a while so I strongly recommend.


Flick n Beans

Bowen Hills

Best cafe Flick n Beans in australia for 2016

Best cafe Ground Up Espresso Bar in australia for 2016

Delicious coffee, great atmosphere and awesome service in a funky alleyway filled with colourful street art

First Toowoomba cafe, and struck gold. Coffee with a molasses feel, and strong enough. The food was amazing with a generous serving and the service from everyone was fantastic. Recommend early arrival in Summer unless you can find shade. Great laneway atmosphere.

Back out and hunting down great coffees. The coffee at Ground Up is really great but the special Shakshuka is otherworldly. Really fab start to the day and the service was a delight. Great job guys.

Best cafe First Fruits Coffee in australia for 2016

Best cafe Coffee Anthology in australia for 2016

My girlfriend and I come here regularly before work. Casual and friendly service but clearly very knowledgeable. Always a new blend or two of coffee with plenty of personality to enjoy. One of my favourite places in Queensland. HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING A LONG BLACK OR EXTRA SHOT Go between 10am-1pm for less business

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