For those in the know, the Blue Mountains serves up some of the best cafes and coffee in NSW. Whether you need one to kickstart your morning, or perk you up in the afternoon, there are plenty of places to get a decent brew. Here’s where we think you can buy the best cafes in the Blue Mountains.
Red Door Cafe
Set on the main street of Leura, the Red Door Café is a great choice for those who seek a healthier options when it comes to their coffee.
Featuring red and black décor, artwork from local artists, green hanging vines, a very large mirror and of course a red front door, the café has a fresh, youthful vibe to it.
A mix of 80s rock and 90s techno seems to be the music of choice here. While the organic coffee ranks up there as the best in the Blue Mountains.
The food is good too, with plenty of plant-based options to complement their excellent range of meat dishes.
- Address: 134 Leura Mall, Leura NSW
- Website: https://facebook.com/reddoorcafeleura/
- Phone: (02) 4784 1328
Given their name they probably wouldn’t like us making reference to them, but Anonymous deserves to be on this list.
Located in Blackheath, not far from the Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges this café is a must stop if you are heading the Megalong Valley.
Their delicious coffee is produced from Campos and single origin beans. It might be a little more expensive in comparison to the offerings from other local cafes, but it still represents excellent value for money.
Anonymous also have an extensive tea list featuring brands from around the world, and their sumptuous and innovative food menu stylishly celebrates locally sourced, seasonal produce.
- Address: 237-238 Great Western Highway, Blackheath NSW
- Website: https://anonymouscafeblackheath.com.au
Blue Mist Cafe
The Blue Mist Café is the kind of coffee shop you will instantly take a shine to.
Not only are the prices pretty good, the staff are always friendly, and the atmosphere is very congenial. Most importantly the coffee is terrific too.
Situated in the Wentworth Falls village, not far at all from the Grand View Hotel, the café has comfortable booths on its ground level, as well as a lounge suite on the upper level. Where you will also find a second-hand bookshop too.
The perfect place to relax and enjoy a leisurely hour or so, the food options here, especially the ricotta hot cakes, are very, very good.
- Address: 8 Station Street, Wentworth Falls, NSW
- Phone: Phone: (02) 4757 4841
Boasting not one, but two espresso bars in Springwood and Katoomba, as well as its own roastery, Cassiopeia is a serious coffee brand.
Launched in 2006, its owner, Zac, is a genuine coffee aficionado. Regularly travelling to Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, and Kenya to source the best coffee beans to bring back to Australia.
Also distributing its coffee beans to other cafes, both in the area and all over the country, a Cassiopeia coffee features coffee beans that have been lightly roasted. Thus allowing the fullest flavour of the beans’ origin to emerge.
It is a must try coffee for anyone passing through Springwood or Katoomba.
- Springwood Address: 2/127 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW
- Katoomba Address: 79 Lurline Street, Katoomba NSW
- Website: https://cassiopeia.com.au
- Phone: (02) 4782 9299
Talking of the Cassiopeia brand, The Laneway in Leura is one of the many cafes in the Blue Mountains that use their gourmet coffee beans.
Situated just off the main street of Leura, down a secluded laneway (hence the name), the coffee is, as you would expect, fantastic. As is the café’s ambiance.
The kind of place where the staff, after a couple of visits, will know your order without you having to say anything, this establishment is also lauded for serving exquisite, toasted sandwiches, as well as a selection of other tasty foods.
- Address: 4/146-148 Leura Mall, Leura NSW
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/thelanewayleura/
- Phone: (02) 4784 2216