If the cafés in a suburb are a reflection of the area, then Glebe’s café scene ticks every box – a little edgy and a little bohemian, with an eclectic melting pot of people and cultures. From innovative plant-based creations at Gathered Kitchen (think vegan maple bacon), to bookshop cafés serving up famous books on plates – there’s no denying that creativity is at Glebe's very core. Here’s the run-down of where to find the best coffee and breakfast nosh in this quirky enclave.
Fans of literature can’t get enough of this Inner City gem. Sappho Books has artfully mastered the book/coffee combo with effortless flair. You can pick up an out of print or hard to find book in this charming second hand bookstore, before heading through to the courtyard café – a little oasis in the heart of Glebe’s busy strip. Their menu items are named after famous books – our favourite being The Catcher In The Rye (avo on rye bread – genius!).
51 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
This delicious plant-based café takes a flavour-first approach to Glebe's vegetarian and vegan food scene. A health-conscious eatery that serves up delicious café classics, ensuring that everything is vegan and vegetarian-friendly. Our pick: the halloumi stack, or lemongrass waffles with fake maple bacon. Mmmmm.
99 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Baking some of the best sourdough loaves in town. Sonoma is a family-run Sydney empire, and they've been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafés and restaurants all over the city, since 2001. Branching out to pastries, biscuits, tarts and mueslis, you can enjoy all their signature treats at their French-feel café on Glebe Point Road.
215A Glebe Point Road, Glebe
The Wedge espresso is a local gem serving up specialty coffee, signature sandwiches and friendly service. Just off the main drag on Cowper Street, the café space is light-filled and boasts beautiful oversized windows. With funky seating and corrugated walls, they've got the industrial style nailed, down to a tee. Be sure to peruse the daily specials for some great dishes.
55 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
In operation over 10 years, Clipper Cafe has a strong focus on local: both produce and customers. At this hipster-esque café, the service is friendly, the Wi-Fi is free and the coffee is consistently good. Whether you're dining in on their Mediterranean-inspired menu, or doing the morning coffee run, Clipper Cafe delivers on point quality every time.
16 Glebe Point Road, Glebe