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Published June 19th 2013
Cafes With Great Atmosphere and Personality
We all look for different things when deciding what qualifies as a great café. Many people base their judgement on how good their coffee is, what the food tastes like and the café's decor. For me, a great café is one that is a little different, that has warm atmosphere, decent food and a bit of personality. Naturally, a good view does not go un-noticed.

Cafes are a place to meet with friends, solve a few problems, have lots of laughs and perhaps even do some work. They are ideal if you want to remove yourself from the daily routine…
These cafes are some of the best ones that I have visited:

Alfresco Emporium Café
Address: 1021 Pittwater Road, Collaroy
Cosy and intimate café with lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Tastefully decorated and friendly staff. Part of home décor store, so you can enjoy a little shopping afterwards.

Best Sydney Cafes, Alfresco Emporium Cafe
Alfresco Emporium Cafe

Atlas Kiosk
Address: 14 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Café with a lot of personality and delicious fresh food. Casual and very family friendly.

Best Sydney Cafes, Atlas Kiosk
Atlas Kiosk

Bella Vista Café
Address: North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Stunning views of Sydney Harbour, indoor and outdoor tables available. Modern Australian cuisine with an Italian twist.

Best Sydney Cafes, Bella Vista Cafe
Bella Vista Cafe

Bronze Kiosk
Address: 1 Surfview Road, Mona Vale Beach
Located on Mona Vale Beach, many outdoor tables are right on the sand. Café is very family friendly and has a beachy décor and relaxed atmosphere.

Best Sydney Cafes, Bronze Kiosk
Bronze Kiosk

The Armchair Collective
Address: 9a Darley Street Mona Vale
Located across the road from Apex Park, this is a hidden gem. Plenty of space to move around, incredible food and coffee. A very cosy and homely atmosphere. The shop also sells homewares and flowers.

Best Sydney Cafes, The Armchair Collective
The Armchair Collective

Carss Park Café & Grill
Address: Carwar Avenue, Carss Park
The ultimate for a family outing. Located within Carss Bush Park, the café has a playground nearby and serves modern Australian cuisine. It also offers a great kids' menu.

Best Sydney Cafes, Carss Park Cafe & Grill
Carss Park Cafe & Grill

El Sweetie Café
Address: 73-75 South Street, Granville
Don't go near this café if you are on a diet. Casual café, which serves the most incredible sweets – cookies, cakes and desserts are everywhere you look.

Best Sydney Cafes, El Sweetie Cafe
El Sweetie Cafe

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café
Address: 1-25 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour
The name says it all really. Perfect café for those with a sweet tooth. Located near Darling Quarter Playground, so you can enjoy a quiet cuppa and delicious dessert while the kids play outside.

Best Sydney Cafes, Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe

Le Paris Go Café
Address: 38 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Relaxed atmosphere, ideal for catching up with family and friends. Seating is mostly indoors, although some outdoor chairs are also available.

Best Sydney Cafes, Le Paris Go Cafe
Le Paris Go Cafe

Sydney Opera House Studio Café
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
This is the perfect spot to take your overseas visitors. Spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Dining is very casual and there is plenty of space to move around.

Best Sydney Cafes, Sydney Opera Studio Cafe
Sydney Opera Studio Cafe

Three Beans
Address: 2a Darley Road, Manly
A small, intimate café, ideal for watching the world go by. Located in the centre of Manly, the café has a warm, beachy feel and is great if you want to enjoy a coffee by yourself or with a friend.

Best Sydney Cafes, Three Beans
Three Beans Cafe
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Why? Escape Your Daily Routine
When: All year round
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Unfortunately we can't all live on the Northern Beaches.. what about North, South and West of the city?
by send2 (score: 1|18) 3084 days ago
Greenshades Cafe Galston has a great atmosphere lovely outdoor gardens and cosy indoor fireplaces. You always see groups of young mums relaxing and socialising here. This place seems to always buzz. Great coffee , food and service. Highly recommend. Paul.
by paul. (score: 1|26) 3084 days ago
It's great to see northern beaches cafes. Reviews are almost always for the eastern suburbs or inner west. Thank you.
by Fran. (score: 1|10) 3077 days ago
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