A caffeine fuelled odyssey

We have explored the streets of Mosman to deliver a guide to the best places to go for great coffee. Finding good cafe is not difficult, there are over 50 cafes and more than 35 brands of coffee!

Whether you are shopping in Mosman or just out to enjoy Balmoral, there's certainly more than one cafe to suit you. And, we have been to every cafe, often more than once and we have taken hundreds photos to prove it! This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to every Cafe in Mosman.

This site is not a critique. There are no ratings and no nasty comments. This is a genuine, caffeine fuelled indulgent odyssey by a couple of Mosman locals.

We hope this site will help you to discover the numerous venues in the Mosman area. With more and more expert baristas, skilled roasters and energetic coffee enthusiasts, Mosman's coffee scene is now better than ever. Coffee is keeping this suburb buzzing.

So many reasons to indulge

We recognise that there are many factors that determine where visitors or regulars will go to a cafe:
• Location & convenience
• Ambiance & interior layout
• Coffee - the brand, the way its made plus more
• Food and the menu
• Recommendations from friends and family. We know that this is one of the most powerful marketing techniques. This is simply not possible on a site that just rates cafes based on a one-off experience. 

Everyone has a favourite coffee or cafe. Whether it's for a quiet coffee, to read the paper, a meeting place, or for a meal, there is something for everyone in Mosman. As part of this journey, we have sampled coffee (and food) from every cafe in the area - a process that has taken more than 18 months. And, we have visited many several times

Coffee and location for everyone

There are so many elements, the beans, the roasting technique, the milk, the temperature, the barrista and more. Really, it's personal and quite unique to each of us. In time, we will outline all of this in more detail. Mosman people are passionate about their favourite cafe spots. All the cafes have something to offer, all offering something unique. Some offer views, location, convenience, personalities, and exceptional service.

For us, there are plenty of reasons to continue the progressive coffee tasting experience. We have lived in Mosman since 1990 and have enjoyed the development of the cafe scene over the last 20+ years.

We hope you also enjoy our journey and we encourage you to also embrace the Mosman cafe culture that we believe is unique to Sydney.

Recent Posts

  • Balmoral Kiosk – Balmoral Beach Mosman

    April 19, 2017

    Attached to the Public Dining Room, this cafe is refurbished and reborn with new coffee and a selection of quick bites. Getting there Walking? If you’re up for it, walk from Spit Junction. The return trip up Awaba St will certainly burn a few calories. Driving? Easy to find at the southern end of Balmoral. Parking? Plenty, most of […]


  • Frenchy’s Cafe at Georges Heights

    April 18, 2017

    Funny name! You’ll be rewarded as the owners are from France. Too obvious?This is a delightful cafe with a small indoor dining area and a large outdoor setting. This cottage was once part of the military establishment which is now part of the harbour trust.This is such a great, somewhat out-of-the-way location. There is very […]


  • Stranded Gourmet Restaurant, Cafe and Courtyard Bar

    April 18, 2017

    With a look & feel reminiscent of the many laneways in Melbourne, this cafe offers a unique blend of indoor and outdoor dining along with a kiosk style takeaway counter.The coffeeI tried the Roman coffee, Sant’Eustachio, and it was noticeably different in a pleasant way. I could taste the hint of wood, reflecting the style […]


  • Bacino Espresso Mosman

    April 18, 2017

    These guys seem to keep an eye out for any unused doorway and plonk a coffee machine in the space behind the door. Seriously, their cafes are the smallest around town. They manage to produce great coffee and terrific food despite the lack of space.The Bacino Bar makes good use of street space for wall hugging […]


  • The Bacino Kiosk at Clifton Gardens

    April 18, 2017

    Fabulous location and fabulous coffee. This is a destination coffee spot. You need to decide that you really want to have coffee at Clifton Gardens.You can really only get there by car, boat or the harbourside walking track.Such a great location, any time of the year to sit and enjoy coffee. The sound of the […]