Cyclists love coffee. Not just because it's a delicious caffeinated reward after threading your way along Sydney's busy streets, but also because it's a destination that gets you on your bike to meet your mates for a cuppa and a chat at the other end. We put our pedal to the metal to scout out some the best cycling cafés in Sydney. For more, visit our guides to the best Bondi cafés and the best coffee in Sydney's CBD.
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The best cycling cafés in Sydney
Instead of tackling the crowds on the Bondi to Coogee walk yet again, take your bike along the ocean route by Coogee Beach. Pathways stretch from McIver Baths to Dolphin’s Point and beyond. Once you've peddled to your heart's content, chain up your chariot and grab a Bloody Mary and a round of lamb shoulder tacos from Little Jack Horner, a colourful beach cafe across the street from the Goldstein Reserve.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the CBD and take your bike to the paved paths around the Art Gallery of New South Wales. On the way, dip into the Pavilion Kiosk for a pitstop. This small outdoor café. Grab a warm muffin to go or opt for a sit down meal that feels properly earned. Maybe now is a good time for braised lamb rump at the Pavilion Restaurant if those feet are aching for a long pause?
Hop on your bike and head straight down Bourke Street to John Montagu for a tall glass of iced chocolate. Trust us, it will be way more satisfying following a strenuous feat than if you grabbed a ready-made one from the fridge. If you're local, this corner cafe can serve as the starting fuel point for an all day adventure, or the satisfying end to a quick ride around the bike-friendly roads of Woolloomooloo.
Want more? Head to one of Sydney's best outdoor gyms
Sydney is lucky to have some damn beautiful parks, from Surry Hills' urban jungle gym that is Prince Alfred Park to the beach front grassy knolls that trail along Bondi and Maroubra. Many of these parks also have excellent outdoor gyms that are easy to use and best of all, free! Want more free outdoors fun? Visit one of Sydney's best beaches or get your run on along one of Sydney's most scenic running trails.