Best Coffee Shops in Ultimo Sydney

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If there is one thing that makes the world go round its coffee! And we all know that the best way to start the day is with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. But Ultimo, Sydney can be a little overwhelming at times if you don’t know where to look for the best coffee shops. 

Here are the top 8 local picks for the best coffee in Ultimo so you can caffeinate your way through the city with the perfect delicious cup of coffee. 

The Q on Harris

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The Q on Harrisvision is to make the world a better place through The Q Philosophy by showing and delivering the best quality tasting specialty coffee. They have a strong influence from Indonesian coffee but you’ll still see other origins on the shelf as directed by the seasons. What the customers love about The Q on Harris is, of course, their amazing coffee but also the café’s interior and food. We’ve heard that their matcha cheesecake and waffles are one of their specialties. 

Hours: Monday—Friday from 7am–4pm

Address: 597 Harris St, Ultimo


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Soma is an Ultimo favourite! They began its journey as a Mecca Store with a focus on offering a unique coffee experience in Ultimo, Sydney. The company produces some of the best espressos in town, along with a simple food menu. Soma café’s sustainable, high-quality coffee comes from the specialty coffee importer and roaster Mecca.  The aim is to produce amazing coffee for all brewing styles, with subtle flavours and aromas. 

Hours: Monday—Friday from 7am–4pm

Address: Shop 2, 646 Harris St, Ultimo

The Pigeonhole Café

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The Pigeonhole Cafe is a little gem that offers some outstanding quality coffee with crafted coffee beans imported from different parts of the world,  such as Columbia. It’s the little touches that make this miniature café in Ultimo a special little gem. Inside the café, you’ll find distressed woods and white tiles which creates a mixture of up-cycled and new interior design with a vintage vibe. If you are looking for a bite, don’t worry. They serve food too! 

Hours: Monday-Sunday. Hours vary.

Address: 458 Wattle St, Ultimo


80 Bay


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80 Bay is a shrine to all things coffee and space itself is notable. A perfect spot in Ultimo for an all-day caffeine indulgence amongst cool décor. The Toby’s Estate highlights the different beans and methods of brewing. You’ll find all of your typical Espresso-based drinks as well as specialty brews –try out their coffee degustation. The cosy urban and classic style mixed café also offers a selection of simple, seasonal dishes that are well worth trying with a cup of coffee. 

Hours: Monday – Sunday. Hours vary.

Address: 80 Bay St, Ultimo


Mio Mia Café


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Mio Mia Café is the place to be if you are looking for a break from the daily grind. They bring the caffeinated goods to Ultimo Sydney. Their Italian inspired coffee blend is robust but smooth in flavour and gives you the kick you need. The gourmet menu consists of healthy food options as well as Italian gourmet sweets and treats. The cute outdoor setting is perfect for a warm Sydney summer day.

Hours: Monday- Friday from 6.30am-4pm

Address:  645 Harris St, Ultimo


The Lnd Café 

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Not only does The Lnd cafe know their way around a good, organic brew but this awesome Ultimo café also serves up an amazing, healthy Instagram-worthy breakfast menu in a comfy and laid-back environment. If you are looking for something mouth-watering with your organic cup of coffee, give their pastries a go. They fulfill any sweet-tooth desire! 

Hours: Monday– Sunday from 7am – 3pm

Address: 103-105 Quarry St, Ultimo


Café Vulcan Ultimo 


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Café Vulcan Ultimo is located within the Vulcan Hotel in Ultimo Sydney and offers great freshly brewed espresso coffee and freshly cooked breakfast. The atmosphere is friendly and the décor is boutique and minimalistic. The menu offers something for everyone whether you are fancying something healthy, sweet or savory. It’s the perfect place to start your day. 

The Vulcan Hotel is a boutique hotel in Ultimo, Sydney that offers accommodation and features a serene courtyard, business facilities, and in-house dining.  

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 10am, Sat-Sun 8am - 10am.

Address: 500 Wattle Street, Ultimo

Are you looking for accommodation while visiting Ultimo Sydney? Experience boutique accommodation in the heart of Sydney. Book your stay at The Vulcan Hotel today!