Where to find the best coffee in Potts Point

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Start your day with a caffeine fix from one of these cafes.

Sydney is coffee obsessed. Cappuccino, cold press, chemex – no matter how you like it, you can find some of the best coffee in the world right here. If you're staying in Potts Point and are looking for a place to get your caffeine fix, find your way to these places.

1. Cafe Holm

Holm is a hole-in-the-wall cafe serving a Coffee Alchemy blend. The pocket-sized coffee shop is run by a husband and wife duo, who pay homage to their Swedish roots with Scandinavian influenced menu and interior. Think chinky sandwiches, shortbread, and lots of wood and glass. 

The friendly service and small size make this cafe feel welcoming every time you visit, so you can look forward to some smiles with your coffee.

You can find this little gem on leafy Victoria Street, less than 10 minute's walk from the Macleay.

2. Cafe Hernandez

Night owls can get a cup of coffee at any time in this 24-hour cafe. The cafe gets its name from Spanish founder Joaquin Hernandez Snr, who first opened his doors to the public in 1972. There is a reason this cafe has been around for nearly half a century – the coffee is unfailingly exceptional, probably because the beans are roasted fresh on the premises every day. In each cup of coffee at Cafe Hernandez is a little bit of roasting and blending history, passed down through the Hernandez family for generations.

As well as superb coffee, you get to enjoy the cafe's unique Spanish ambiance, bolstered by artworks by Paquita Sabrafen, Joaquin Hernandez Snr's wife who also happens to be a renowned Spanish artist. Plus, coffee enthusiasts can also buy their own coffee beans here, with blends from places as far off as Kenya, Guatemala and Switzerland.

Cafe Hernandez is located on Kings Cross Road, a ten-minute stroll from your room at the Macleay.  


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3. Marcelle

Marcelle serves Toby Estate Coffee, brewed to perfection. You'll also find Ovio organic teas and an all-day menu to keep you satisfied. There is everything from healthy eats, like the Green Brekkie Bowl with kale and broccoli, to more indulgent options such as the Croque Marcelle toasted sandwich, that comes overflowing with smoked ham.  

Marcelle's interior is narrow, but that's not a problem thanks to the seating that spills onto the pavement outside. The cafe sits opposite the El-Alamein Fountain so you can sit and relax in the sun with a coffee, people-watching the day away. 

Found at the southern end of Macleay Street, Marcelle is an easy five-minute walk from your accommodation at the Macleay. 

4. Gypsy Espresso

This little side street cafe serves some of the best coffee in the whole city. Beans are lovingly hand-roasted in-house by the experts who craft every cup of coffee. Scent and flavour are treated reverently, and each cup of coffee comes topped with a little piece of art. 

The noble coffee bean might be the main focus in this cafe, but they haven't neglected the food side of things either. Lightly-toasted rolls and chicken salads go perfectly with the range of sticky, sweet cakes that beg for your attention. 

Want to know the best part? This little cafe with big-tasting coffee is just 100 metres from the Macleay Hotel – so you can get your first shot of caffeine within minutes of walking out the door. 

To book a room right in the heart of a prime coffee-roasting area, get in touch with the welcoming team at the Macleay Hotel today.