Restaurants

Pino’s Vino e Cucina

Restaurant

This neighbourhood Italian diner marries the flavours and comfort of home cooking to with restaurant sophistication.

Freddie Green's

Restaurant

Order fettuccine carbonara and pizza slathered in cheesy sauce at this diner in Sydney’s Green Square.

Bitton

Restaurant

Bitton has steadily become a staple in the little industrial suburb of Alexandria.

Zona Azzurri

Restaurant

From the guts of a football-fan store, Zona Azzurri serves pizza proven for 72 hours and handmade pasta.

The Potting Shed

Restaurant

Plant yourself at The Potting Shed for a laid-back feast.

Cafes

Tuga Pastries Alexandria

Cafe

A second cafe-bakery for one the city's finest Portuguese tart makers. Find a grand display of traditional and less-conventional baked goods, and a cafe menu that plays with the Aussie idea of breakfast while paying homage to its Portuguese roots.

Bread & Circus

Cafe

There’s something slightly Alice in Wonderland about this cheery wholefoods cafe.

Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie

Cafe

You’ll recognise the names of the pastries at this bakehouse, but otherwise they’re completely original.

The Grounds of Alexandria

Cafe

If you haven't waited in line here at least once, you're barely a Sydneysider.

Went to See the Gypsy

Cafe

An expansive warehouse space serving some of the best brunch and coffee in Sydney.

COOH Alexandria

Cafe

COOH Curl Curl Cafe and Roaster brings the wholefood movement into the old Vicinity space in Alexandria.

Bars

Bracket Brewing

Bar

At this low-key brewery by a father-son team, you'll never drink the same beer twice. Find new-world riffs on classic styles pouring in a cosy taproom lined with tanks and planted with greenery.

Redfern Surf Club

Bar

Grab a can of soft drink, punch a hole in the top and add a dash of booze. Enjoy with a feed of taco rice.

No. 5 Restaurant and Bar

Bar

Experimental cocktails in a converted warehouse.

The Brewery Bar at Rocks Brewing Company

Bar

Australia's convict history is treasured at this brewery, where you can drink a Convict Lager or Hangman's Pale.

Yulli's Brews

Bar

Pouring 12 vegan beers, local vegan wines and serving a full menu.

Archie Brothers Electric Circus

Bar

It’s sensory overload at this Old World arcade with boozy shakes.

Shops

Drnks

Shop

Like its cyberspace counterpart, Drnks bricks-and-mortar bottle shop stocks one of the country’s best selections of natural wine. You’ll also find Aussie spirits and beer, plus pantry items and ferments. Best of all – prices here are the same as online.

Wild Cockatoo Bakery

Shop

A niche bakery with a wide range and sense of experimentation.

Blu Dot

Shop

Original modern furniture, minus the aspirational price tag.

Home Furniture On Consignment

Shop

The place to pick up (barely) used designer furniture on the cheap.

Kristen Allan Cheesemaker

Shop

Buttermilk ricotta, washed rinds, labne and fresh curd, all made in Sydney.

Mitchell Road Antique & Design Centre

Shop

A second-hand furniture Mecca for treasure hunters.