Sometimes Sydneysiders forget to remember they live in one of the world’s most iconic cities. With a huge bay arena featuring the iconic Sydney Opera House right on the harbourfront, as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge stretching across the marina front, it’s hard to not to get a sense of awe and wonder for man’s architectural capabilities. Elsewhere, marine life and sea birds are a popular sight, with Australian white ibis, Rainbow lorikeets and Sulphur-crested cockatoos all making their rounds overhead in the harbour. 

As one of Australia’s largest cities and the capital of New South Wales, Sydney is host to a population of roughly 5.2 million people. The designated city area spans over 12 kilometres squared and was founded in 1788. With that in mind we bring you our top Sydney cafes with a view to help you remember to make the most of Sydney’s iconic landscapes. 

  1. Cafe Sydney
    5 Sydney Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

A rooftop restaurant with amazing views of harbour bridge, Cafe Sydney is a unique opportunity for fine dining for your eyes as well as your stomach. Perched on top of the cities Customs House, Cafe Sydney offers contemporary Australian cuisine and cocktails for the modern urbanite. 

  1. The Boathouse
    Multiple waterfront locations around Sydney

Starting first with a Palm Beach location, The Boathouse is a darling of the contemporary cafe and dining scene in Sydney with ten waterfront locations around the city. Established in 2008 as a cafe with an awesome beach view, The Boathouse has since expanded into homewares, accommodation and catering for large scale events like weddings and anniversaries. 

  1. Speedos
    126 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia

Citing itself as ‘The World’s Most Instagrammable Cafe’ makes Speedos in North Bondi an unmissable place in our list of Sydney’s best cafes. Serving a healthy selection of raw foods and vegan cuisine, Speedos is one for the health conscious looking to have a good time in Australia’s most iconic city. 

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