Best coffee in the Blue Mountains


A cortado coffee at Cortado, Lawson

Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re a coffee-loving local, it pays to know where to get the best brew in the Blue Mountains. Here are my top coffee picks…

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Wisteria Place, Leura

Using Campos beans and made by the café’s meticulous barista and owner, Alan, the coffee at Wisteria Place never fails to fill me with pure, warm-and-fuzzy caffeinated joy. I blame this place for making me bump up my coffee habit to two a day. Read more.

Dbl Ristretto, Springwood

Each coffee at Dbl is made with a double ristretto – the creamiest part of the espresso – to give a strong and richly flavoured coffee that is decidedly delicious. The beans are roasted locally and a top-secret house blend used, with single origin also available. Both types can be purchased in 250g–500g bags under Dbl’s own Blacksmith Coffee Co. label. Read more.

Cortado, Lawson

The new kid on the Blue Mountains coffee block, Cortado makes living in Bullaburra a lot more awesome because now excellent coffee is now only a few minutes away. You’ve gotta try the cortado coffee – a Spanish style of coffee served in a cortado glass. Locally roasted beans and expert baristas. Read more.

Anonymous, Blackheath

Another Campos coffee couturier taking care of your coffee needs in the upper-upper Mountains. Best enjoyed with a little something from the all-day breakfast menu… brioche French toast, perhaps? Or a chunky, melty, ham and cheese toastie? The café’s stunning food and rustic-bohemian decor make you want to sip lattes here all day. Read more.

Cassiopeia, Katoomba & Springwood

A lighter flavoured coffee also roasted locally and artfully poured by coffee craftspeople in both Springwood and Katoomba. The Katoomba café is more atmospheric and is about to have an interior makeover, so worth checking out again in the near future. It’s all about the coffee here so don’t go with a big appetite. Unless it’s for the nectar of the Gods. Read more. 

The Church, Glenbrook

Can you tell I’m a Campos coffee fan? Who isn’t, I ask you (rhetorically). This cafe, set in a charming timber church in Glenbrook, also uses said reliably delicious beans and additionally offers cold-drip and single origin coffee. Enjoy your flat white bathed in the ethereal light of the stained-glass windows inside, or take it outside in the afternoon when sun beams rays onto the stylish outdoor area. Lots of lovely housemade sweet and savoury treats are available too. Read more. 

Also worth a mention is…

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Café

I really enjoy the coffee here, but my husband and I couldn’t work out why I was loving my lattes so much while he was not so ecstatic about his flat whites. The reason? They use a double ristretto for the latte, so it’s slightly fuller in flavour. There’s lots of space here, which is great if you have little ones, plus there’s an art gallery, a library, mountain views and free Wi-Fi available.

Where is your favourite coffee in the Blue Mountains?


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