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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#1

Told You So

North Lakes

Best cafe Told You So in australia for 2016

These guys have been consistently great since opening. Love the passion they have for their coffee and locally sourced food/tidbits. Consistently great, particularly with the filter and cold drip. I can’t recommend more highly!

Best cafe Kai Coffee in australia for 2016

#5

Shawty's Espresso

Woolloongabba

Best cafe Shawty's  Espresso in australia for 2016

Specialty coffee and good eats!

First time at Shawty’s and- Wow! Coffee was the best I’ve had in a while - intensely rich, perfect temperature and crema. Had a flat white and then a piccolo- both were excellent. Wish this place was closer to home.

#6

Door 34

Cardiff

Best cafe Door 34 in australia for 2016

A well balanced washed Ethiopian espresso that had a sweet fruitiness tinged with caramel. A resilient cola and lime flavour to the cold brew – strong and refreshing.

#7

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.

#8

Day Made

Woolloongabba

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.

#10

Plug Nickel

Collingwood

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 Pablo & Rusty's Brisbane in australia for 2016

Coffee was great! Asked for flat white extra shot and it was nice and strong yet not bitter. Very pleased.

#17

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.

Neat nook next to the bike shop. Tasty coffee and friendly faces. My go to whenever I’m in the neighbourhood.

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 💀

Nice coffee, strong taste. Great customer service. Lots of different options to chose from!

Good coffee but $6.50!for the same coffee I order in Sydney for $4.50-5. They are having a lend. They pay a faction of the rent and employ backpackers. Serious. Other coffee in Cairns is as good at realistic prices. It’s not the $1.50 it the principal.

Little disappointed with the service and price , wanted a iced long black but they wouldn't make it.. would only make a cold brew or cold drip which I don’t partially like... which I explained, but she wouldn't make us a double espresso over ice , I said that’s how I enjoy it but no good. So we got doppio’s and for $5 each with grind in the bottom I was disappointed, if they are that particular/snobby with their coffee I would hope the end result would have been better..But hay maybe just not for me. Like previous review there are other places with better prices and vibe that we have discovered .

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 Hamptons Espresso Buderim in australia for 2016

A great place. Nice coffee, respectful and lovely staff, lovely made-on-premises food. The nicest staff ever.

Best cafe Maker Fine Coffee in australia for 2016

Best cafe Big Bad Wolff in australia for 2016

Amazing service and great coffee all day everyday. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys coffee or is a coffee fanatic.

One of the best coffee shops in Brisbane. Amazing coffee and great service.

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

Awesome cafe serving quality coffee. Just under new management with super friendly staff. Do yourself a favour and check them out.

Locals coffee people are beginning to figure out that this is the place to go for consistent awesome well made coffee. New owners are great and the atmosphere is actually really good in there.

#26

Flick n Beans

Bowen Hills

Best cafe Flick n Beans in australia for 2016

Best cafe Ground Up Espresso Bar in australia for 2016

Great find walked past yesterday packed with locals had to find out for myself Now I know why can’t fault it breakfast was superb the range of pastries made my wife drool Long black was how I like it strong earthy with a thick crema

Great little cafe hiding down a lane in the middle of town. Coffee was excellent.

Best coffee in Toowoomba - any style you like it. Great breakfast options, too. Friendly and efficient staff.

Best cafe Sherwood Coffee Bar in australia for 2016

First time at Sherwood, fantastic coffee, great staff and good atmosphere.

A great little set up in a sweet location. My piccolo was a little milky, nonetheless tasty and presented well..

Service was bad! Wasn’t impressed one bit. Coffee had good flavour and they know how to work with oat milk It has gone down hill since Hamish left

Best cafe Coffee Anthology in australia for 2016

Axil Columbian espresso was a jammy roasty tasting number. Filter on Maker washed Columbian made me think of plums with a dash of acidity. Both good.

Awsome coffee, little bit of a wait to get a seat but worth the wait ...

Very pleasant staff. Good coffee. But 8/10 on that. My flat white (which I take in a 12oz cup in the morning) wasn’t perfectly textured. It was featured but the featuring was lighter than usual and the bubbling wasn’t perfect. I suspect it was done a bit quick. Having said that the beans themselves were excellent, the coffee gave a very nice after taste. I did tell them I came for review so this was their best shot at it and to my surprise they didn’t offer me a choice of beans. I only found out they had several go offer when I went to pay. I would come back however will go for an 8Oz next time or ask for an extra shot. They seem to have a good kitchen also. Nice croissant which I had. Avo on toast looked nice next to me. But the 8/10 on coffee mean I’ll be hunting for my perfect cup elsewhere in Brisbane.

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