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

Bustling warm and inviting. Very smooth coffee. Delicious bread and eggs. Il visit again.

Campos espresso was not bad, a bit murkily bitter but could still see some mild acidity and sweetness in there somewhere. There was a nice sweetness to the milk in the flat white to-go, temperature was also good

Milk done every well, lovely sweetness, complimented the Campos beans beautifully. None of the bitterness that. Campos made poorly often has.

Best cafe Thunderbird in blue-mountains for 2016

Great coffee and the food is excellent. It has a nice hole in the wall feel to the point where I don't have to wear the paper bag over my head. It's good to see a barista with appropriate facial hair. Seven and four seventh thumbs up! /@$

Solid coffee and service, definitely worth it!

#3

Cassiopeia

Katoomba

Best cafe Cassiopeia in blue-mountains for 2016

Strong Flat White was exceptional, friendly baristas, very happy

Great little espresso bar! Great coffee, quick and friendly staff. Good to see the barista weighing the coffee/adjusting the grind and see them take pride in their work!

3rd best coffee in the Mountains (that I've tried), the cafe was very trendy and they lost a point because the front door didn't work (possibly trying to lock me out, freaks like me aren't as trendy as their usual customers). Another point off because the barista lacked a moustache but they got half a point back for the road rage incident we witnessed out the front involving a proper mountain freak. Seven and two third thumbs up /&$

Best cafe The Elephant Bean in blue-mountains for 2016

Quaint little place with heaps of personality. Coffee was so so. Light & short taste. Good temperature of milk yet a bit weak in flavour.

Very relaxed vibe, exceptional soy lattes.....well balanced with coffee cutting through soy very well. Hazelnut fruit toast quite a treat too. Last time I was here was a few years ago and it's still a little gem!

What a cute cafe and excellent service. Despite high expectations the coffee didn’t disappoint me either:) Right size cup, creamy, frothy, and extra chocolate that I ordered :)

#5

2773

Glenbrook

Best cafe 2773  in blue-mountains for 2016

Amazing food, amazing coffee, very good service and the prices are pretty reasonable! Love it, worth the stop over on your way to Sydney or blue mountain

“cold brew” ($7.50)!? That’s a joke, the refused to make and iced long black. Instead they insisted on a cold brew, which is pre made in a bottle for $7.50 and it’s not raven nice.

Service and food is great at this joint, but you pay for the experience. Had a great kids area with animals which draws the mums in like flys. Coffee ??? ‘Green bean’ on site roaster. The coffee is the only let down at this place. With two top shelf baristas / cafes within 20 meters. Take some advice and take a walk to the church cafe down the road or kickaboom across the road after you finish eating.

#6

DBL Ristretto

Springwood

Best cafe DBL Ristretto in blue-mountains for 2016

Great cafe - very fast despite huge queue for coffee. Coffee was very good, and the food was good too - best avocado smash I've had for a long time.

Great coffee and a great spot to stop halfway down the hill.

Best cafe The Red Door Cafe in blue-mountains for 2016

The coffee is really good in the Red Door. The latte was smooth with a rich caramel flavour. Best of the cafe's we tried in Leura

What an amazing place! Excellent welcome and service. Cake we had was beautifully presented and tasted awesome. The coffee ... perfect !!

Heavy smell of cooking in the cafe which wasn’t good for those just wanting coffee. Flat White was lacking in any significant coffee flavour. It was just like warm milky water. Service was friendly and effective.