Restaurants

Lonely Mouth by RaRa

Restaurant

Tasty, unctuous ramens and izakaya-style snacks.

Gigi's Pizzeria

Restaurant

After almost ten years of selling meat and cheese, this pizzeria went vegan.

Loaded by BL

Restaurant

Build your own burger, hot dog, mac‘n’cheese or loaded fries.

Cafe Paci

Restaurant

The menu is à la carte, the wines are by Giorgio De Maria, and – as at the original – the food is still groundbreaking.

Bella Brutta

Restaurant

Serving a pizza style all its own. Plus natural Italian wines, cannoli and tiramisu.

Sydney Cebu Lechon

Restaurant

A weekend-only Newtown diner specialising in one thing: Filipino-style suckling pig.

Cafes

Brewtown Sydney

Cafe

A huge warehouse cafe, where coffee is roasted on site.

The Stinking Bishops

Cafe

A gourmet cheese shop that goes above and beyond.

Pastizzi Cafe

Cafe

A Maltese bakery that specialises in pastizzi – traditional diamond-shaped pastries filled with ricotta.

Either Or

Cafe

Smoked-salmon poke with a long black? Or a lamb, chip and tzatziki smørrebrød with a beer?

Rolling Penny

Cafe

A neighbourhood cafe inspired by healthy eating and comforting old faithfuls.

Greek Vegan Bakery Newtown

Cafe

Vegan spanakopita, moussaka with baked eggplants and cinnamon cookies.

Bars

Holey Moley

Bar

Cocktails and minigolf.

Mary’s Newtown

Bar

Sydney’s most influential burger joint.

Continental Deli Bar and Bistro

Bar

Relax with "Mar-tinnies" and tinned seafood.

Fortunate Son

Bar

This tiny bar serves old-school cocktails, classic drinks with a twist and fresh-juice highballs.

Corridor

Bar

A low-key spot with a share-house feel, only with much better food.

Young Henrys Brewery

Bar

The rowdy HQ for one of Sydney's most treasured breweries.

Shops

Newtown Garden Market

Shop

Newtown’s friendly spirit is on full display at this compact nursery, where the knowledgeable staff can talk you through everything from planning your first garden to why your favourite monstera is no longer thriving. Stop by for flowers, dwarf fruit trees, bonsai, seeds and a substantial range of indoor plants, all crammed into a lush, jungle-like space.

Black Star Pastry Newtown

Shop

Home to the famous strawberry-watermelon cake.

The Pie Tin Newtown

Shop

Away from the bustle of King Street, The Pie Tin is pretty clear on its specialty.

Azuki

Shop

A Japanese bakery serving black-sesame tiramisu and wasabi-spiked sausage rolls.

Gelato Blue

Shop

A vegan-friendly gelateria where everything is produced in-house.

P&V Wine & Liquor Merchants

Shop

Natural wines, local beers and paper bags of Wapengo oysters make a perfect picnic at dog-watching hour at nearby Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.