Allpress Roastery Café
If you’re visiting Sydney, the industrial area of Rosebery probably won’t be on the itinerary but it should be if you fancy going to one of the best coffee shops in Sydney. Sydneysiders who are serious about their beans all make the effort. The site functions primarily as a roastery set up by owner Michael Allpress and the attached café functions as the self-described ‘working billboard’. In the morning caffeine hour there are cars circling the block, while a steady stream of businessmen, arts students and mums with prams snake out the door. The business of roasting Arabica carries on out the back, while freshly-roasted blends and single origin coffees are swiftly poured out the front, along with a limited café menu – mostly Italian panini sandwiches. When it’s busy, service can be a bit Soup Nazi-like, but true coffee-lovers will take it in their stride.