Top 5 cafes to visit in April

Time Out's got you covered from classics to newbies to cheap eats

Whole Bean


38 Chapel Street, Marrickville

Behind this jaunty red door is yet another Marrickville coffee temple, upping the ante on Sydney espresso with a free Space Invaders console to sweeten the deal. If you’re more a DIY type, they also sell green beans that you can roast at home.

Madame Frou Frou

381 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

A very welcome source of good coffee and those truly awesome Black Star pastries at the far end of Glebe Point Road, this little café is just one of the new venues giving Glebe a bit of a lift.


Shortlist Espresso Bar


258 Abercrombie St, Darlington

Pumping out coffee with metronomic consistency, the Shortlist is an essential pit stop en route to Redfern Station or to the Eveleigh Markets on Saturdays. Grab the BLT or a Black Star pastry for brekky on the go.


Fratelli Paradiso


12-16 Challis Ave, Potts Point

The menus on the chalkboard are all in Italian, but not to worry – there’s a swathe of hot waiters to translate for you. Either drop by in the morning for the baked ricotta with stewed fruit or a fresh pastry; or do lunch and order the amazing lasagne.

Mecca


646 Harris St, Ultimo

Goddamn you, Mecca, for being fifteen minutes too far away from the Time Out offices. But how can we stay mad at you with your friendly baristas, delicious espresso, filter coffees and swanky new fit-out? C’mere – let’s hug.

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