Whether you start your day at the gym, waking up the kids, or stumbling out of the house to work – there’s one ritual that is universal to the mornings of most Australians. You guessed it…coffee.
Australia is already known as one of the world’s best coffee destinations and we wanted to know the best spots where coffee-loving Aussies get their fix.
So we decided to bring back our annual list of the the Top 100 Coffees in Australia for 2016.
Luckily, millions of Australians come to Yelp every month to talk coffee (and breakfast and lunch and dinner and…well, you get the idea) and these users generate heaps of detailed information about local coffee businesses. From in-depth reviews to photos and more, Yelp has tons of data about the coffee preferences of Australians.
To determine Australia’s top 100 coffee spots for 2016, the data science brainiacs at Yelp analysed which coffee places were the most popular and well reviewed. They compared businesses from across the country using a ranking that considered total ratings and number of reviews, while also accounting for quality, popularity, and statistical fluctuations.
It’s no surprise that Melbourne holds its reputation as the Australian city with the highest proportion of coffee snobs. Perennial Melbourne laneway favourite Patricia takes the top spot and 27 Victorian businesses made the list overall (the best of any state). The other big surprise is Western Australia, punching well above its weight with 25 businesses featured in the Top 100.
Regardless of location and whether you like your latte wet or dry, prefer a pourover to a long black, or love the magical feeling of a strong flat white, there’s somewhere for every type of coffee snob on this list.
To celebrate these 100 great Aussie businesses, we’re also giving away some of Australia’s best coffee. So if you want to snag a national coffee prize pack featuring a variety of Australia’s best coffee beans and some epic brewing equipment valued at over $100, upload your best coffee-related photo by July 1 at bit.ly/YelpTopCoffee to go in the running.
You can also download the Yelp app to save these coffee spots and have your most caffeinated year yet. Share your favourites with @yelpanz on Twitter, Yelp Australia on Facebook, or using #iknowcoffee on Instagram.
**(Multiple locations of this business ranked in the Top 100. Only the first was listed.)
Four of Australia’s best coffees (clockwise from top left): Flat white perfection at Patricia (from Sirie Y), foamy goodness at E for Ethel, a beautiful flat white at Social Brew (from James G), and a morning takeaway at Lowdown (from Scotty H).