The dynamic, thriving city of Sydney is a secret destinational desire of many travellers.

For most the journey is long but the rewards are well worth it, with flights to Sydney from the Northern hemisphere taking up to 24 hours, it is not a place you visit for a weekend break.

The journey normally means taking a longer than normal holiday when in Sydney and gives you chance to not only take in the iconic travellers sights like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge but also appreciate the everyday sights and off the beaten track places, in which Sydneysiders revel. Travelling between the sights of The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Manly Beach you are bound to want to grab a bite to eat.

What you will find on a protracted stay is the chance to sample the vibrant and varied café culture that thrives around the city.

Sydneycafes promote stylish venues, delicious foods and unique environments where locals and visitors alike can grab mouth-watering lunchtime snacks or enjoy an entertaining evening dining out.

Their top tips for sampling the true Sydney café scene are:

1. Robocog Café, Surry Hills is a homely picket fenced cottage with a remarkable collection of strange robots and bikes decorating the walls. They are famous for their all day breakfasts, energy juices for every occasion and home roasted coffee beans. Robocog is definitely a warm, inviting venue with a difference and a menu at a reasonable price.

2. Kazbah, Balmain offers patrons a great selection of southern Mediterranean dishes with the taste of strong North African coffee. The Kazbah is a bright, airy diner with an exotic menu and friendly atmosphere that is just far enough away from the crowds but near enough to make a worthwhile visit.

3. Café XXII, Pyrmont, near Darling Harbour is renowned for its regularly changing and varied menu and daily use of fresh produce. Their blend of traditional Mediterranean and Italian dishes makes the award wining Café XXII one of Sydney’s most popular places to eat.

4. Deus Café, Camperdown is a great pit stop for a cuppa and a biscuit. They have a fabulous, scrumptiously rich sweet choice that match perfectly with their ground bean coffees. Down to earth and classic is the way of the Deus world and they serve up a tasty and delightfully simple menu without pretensions, here a burger is just a burger but a damn tasty one at that.

5. Café Mint, Surry Hills is a special trendy art house diner, where they combine the distinctive blend of traditional menus with a North African twist, served up with an aromatic selection of coffees. Dishes like pomegranate lamb and pistachio Quince or the breakfast couscous are guaranteed to get your taste buds jumping.

There is even an App for Sydney Café Culture on iTunes.