Redferns caf scene keeps getting better, with plenty of new spots popping up in recent years. Whether youre after brunch, lunch, cake or a simple caffeine hit, these coffee shops are top quality.
A personal favourite, Three Williams brews some of the best coffee in Redfern. The baristas really know their stuff and the beans are from Single Origin Roasters so you can count on the quality. When it comes to food, each dish is better than the next, making it impossible to choose. The narnies are a popular choice (picture roasted Peking duck, cucumber, cabbage and herbs, drizzled with orange hoisin sauce and wrapped in a naan bread sandwich). The brioche French toast is amazingly crunchy and totally decadent, while the vegan bowl, packed with roasted veg, chickpeas, basil pesto and hummus, is a healthy alternative. The large warehouse-style space is open and airy with plenty of tables, so Three Williams will welcome groups of friends, families and lone coffee drinkers alike.
613a Elizabeth St, Redfern NSW 2016 |(02) 9698 1111
This friendly neighbourhood caf opened its doors last year and was quick to become a local favourite. Everything about Little Evie feels welcoming, from the bright and beautifully designed space to the declaration on their website, we split bills, and we welcome children young and old. The all day breakfast and scrumptious homemade cookies and cakes are enough of a reason to visit, but the real winner is the coffee, which is freshly roasted in-house and always on-point.
688 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 |(02) 9699 9848
Baffi & Mo has been a staple in Redferns caf scene for years. People flock here for the smooth house-roasted coffee, generously portioned all day breakfasts (the corn and pea fritter stack is a standout) and the far-too-tempting selection of freshly baked cakes, brownies and cookies. The black moustache that brandishes the sign out the front has become somewhat of a Redfern icon and with the cafs enduring popularity over the years, that perfectly groomed mo isnt going anywhere.
94 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016 |(02) 9690 0877
Right on the border of Surry Hills and Redfern, Fernside is a laid-back caf with affordable food (some decent breaky options under $10 and plenty under $15) and beautifully crafted Campos coffee. While the address is Cleveland St, Fernsides entrance is just around the corner on Baptist St, making it slightly removed from the bustle of the main road. Sitting out the front in the sunshine is just as relaxing as cosying up indoors amongst the vintage dcor. With high-quality espresso as well as deliciously brewed cold drip coffee, Fernside will easily satisfy your caffeine cravings.
401b Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016 |0431 535 251
What this small caf lacks in space it makes up for with its sizeable sandwiches. Layers of ingredients are stacked high and stuffed between slices of chunky Sonoma bread, making one sandwich almost enough for two. The staff are friendly and unpretentious, the baked goods are worth writing home about, and the perfectly poured coffee hits the spot every time. This cute nook, with its neighbourly vibe, is the cherry on top of Redferns caf scene.
118 George Street, Redfern NSW 2016 |0421 203 382