Best coffee ... Hazel De Los Reyes, Coffee Alchemy, Marrickville. Click for more photos

SMH Good Cafe Guide 2014: award winners

Best coffee ... Hazel De Los Reyes, Coffee Alchemy, Marrickville. Photo: Edwina Pickles

EFTPOS BEST CAFE
CORNERSMITH, MARRICKVILLE

For a cafe with total commitment to outstanding coffee or an exceptional cafe that celebrates the best in coffee, food, service and spirit.

BEST NEW CAFE
BREWTOWN NEWTOWN, NEWTOWN
For this year’s most exciting new cafe, judged on coffee, food, service and spirit.

BEST COFFEE
HAZEL DES LOS REYES

COFFEE ALCHEMY, MARRICKVILLE AND GUMPTION, SYDNEY

For the utmost dedication to the bean, from sourcing and selecting to roasting and brewing.

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide 2014.
Out now ... The Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide 2014.

BEST BOUTIQUE ROASTER
THE GOLDEN COBRA, BOTANY
For a specialty roaster that brings integrity to each stage of the process, from sourcing and selecting to roasting, brewing and educating.

BEST BREW BAR
REFORMATORY CAFFEINE LAB, SURRY HILLS
For ongoing commitment to the excellent adventure of coffee brewing in all its forms.

BEST BARISTA
REUBEN MARDAN
SAMPLE COFFEE, SURRY HILLS
For a supremely talented individual who obsessively strives for excellence in every cup.

BEST SMALL CAFE
IN THE ANNEX, FOREST LODGE
For defining what a great cafe can be, in a limited space.

BEST FOOD CAFE
DEVON CAFE, SURRY HILLS
For commitment to great, fresh, seasonal food appropriate to the setting.

LOCAL HERO
GRIND CRONULLA
For a cafe or individual making a real contribution to the wider community.

HALL OF FAME
TOBY SMITH OF TOBY’S ESTATE
For an enduring contribution to Sydney cafe culture by a cafe, cafe owner, barista or roaster.