Australia has evolved from a nation of tea drinkers into one of passionate, true-to-Italian-immigrant espresso consumers. Café culture is carved into Sydney’s phenomenal harbour topography and colourful neighbourhood character. From bayside to beachfront, bohemian inner-city areas, student zones and leafy residential areas, each suburb has its own distinct flavour and cafés to match. Café Life Sydney explores how espresso culture has percolated up from its Italian roots to be an essential part of Australian lifestyle.
TAMARA THIESSEN has spent the past decade as a freelance foreign correspondent and travel writer. Backed by a Masters in journalism and fluency in several languages, she has written for newspapers and magazines including National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, and the Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the author of the Bradt Travel Guidebook to Borneo, and has worked one the Eyewitness Guides to France, Italy and Australia.