Top Cafes of 2016 - Blue Mountains

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

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#1

Anonymous

Blackheath

Best cafe Anonymous in blue-mountains for 2016

A bit disappointing. My strong cap was weak and lacked flavour. Dirty chai for my partner was $8 for some reason. Stressy, grumpy service didn’t help either. Would give it another shot but didn’t hit the mark on this visit.

Have been here a few times when in the mountains. Coffee and food does not disappoint. My FW was excellent. Well balanced and naturally sweet. Pleased it was not hot. Food is awesome. They do Campos well.

OK, but just. Coffee blend not great in 2 x FW, dark yet lacking depth. On the cool side, suspect 50 degrees C Should have insisted on the Kenyan single origin - might have had more body- but told they did no good with it with milk.

Best cafe Thunderbird in blue-mountains for 2016

#3

Cassiopeia

Katoomba

Best cafe Cassiopeia in blue-mountains for 2016

Fairly tight shot for the Columbian espresso had some interesting acidity but was predominantly pretty bitter. FW was none-too-bad. Have had this place recommended by those who know so will try again.

Great coffee. Not a lot in the way of food options except for banana bread/cake etc.

Rather tasty espresso went down well - nicely balanced. Take away flat white was also well made - nice.

Best cafe The Elephant Bean in blue-mountains for 2016

Friendly staff and good coffee - medium strength. We ordered for a team of 10 and everyone rated the coffee.

An unappealing space offering little to no comfort or amenity. I was informed by the barista (who looked like he’d just arrived at work, unwashed and bleary eyed, from an all night rave party), that they don’t offer a morning paper to their customers. I left, bought a paper and had my coffee up the road instead. I foolishly decided to try again in the evening only to be served an insipid cappuccino, weak, tepid and lacking in foam. I give up!!

#5

2773

Glenbrook

Best cafe 2773  in blue-mountains for 2016

This place is amazing if you haven’t been there before, I strongly suggest . This place sets the bar for all other cafes, I love a dirty chai and I could smell it being made outside the cafe always smooth and creamy. Always order one with my meal and a take away on the way out.

#6

DBL Ristretto

Springwood

Best cafe DBL Ristretto in blue-mountains for 2016

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