Sydney

8.8

Coastal walk: Bondi to Bronte

The Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, with its combination of beaches, parks and spectacular views, is undeniably one of the best urban walks in the world. Starting out as a state project in the 1930’s, the path now extends…

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8.2

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds, rather unpromisingly located in the industrial suburbs of Sydney’s inner south when it opened, continues to impress as one of the most inspiring cafe openings in recent years. It has such an appealing presence with an industrial…

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8.0

Haven Specialty Coffee, Surry Hills

‘Tailoring Coffee Joyously’ is the tagline and ethos behind Haven Specialty Coffee situated directly opposite Central Station in Surry Hills. Coffee geekiness in all its glory is on show at Haven with well made—and presented—coffees available via practically…

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7.7

Tailor Espresso, Maroubra

Tailor Espresso is Vedrana Grozdanic’s (Vee) charming cafe in an old tailors shop in Maroubra. Serving Single Origin Roasters coffee, pastries and toasted sandwiches, this cafe has a local feel, reflective of the area. The space has…

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8.3

Coastal photography course

Photographer Paola Talbert runs an excellent Coastal Photography course available through the City East Community College. Known for her surreal underwater aesthetic, Paola has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne over the past decade. This photography course is ideal for learning…

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8.2

Cho Cho San, Potts Point

Cho Cho San is a stylish, izakaya restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine in Sydney’s fashionable Potts Point neighbourhood. Opened in 2014 by the team behind the nearby Apollo, architect George Livissianis has used polished concrete,…

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7.8

NEL, Surry Hills

NEL, the creation of chef Nelly Robinson, is a fine-dining jewel located in concrete and wood panelled basement in Surry Hills. The menu is degustation only, catering to meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The individual dishes are probably best…

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The Skippy Girls, Redfern

Walking along Wilson Street, you find the famed Redfern ‘Skippy Girls’ series, a charming street art project by Rosie that runs on eastern side of the wonderful Eveleigh Markets. The artist painted these childlike illustrations directly…

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7.4

Madame Nhu, Surry Hills

Step inside Madame Nhu’s mock Vietnamese-French villa on Campbell Street and you’re in for slice of old Saigon in Sydney. The striking interior maximises the use of the small corner terrace and is the founders tribute to the…

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8.0

Coffee Alchemy, Marrickville

As a coffee enthusiast, I am willing to travel for an impressive cup, and often plan my days around the best the city has to offer. Coffee Alchemy in Marrickville is justifiably praised for its commitment to…

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Quality Tea, Sydney

Quality Tea are purveyors of a broad selection of black, herbal, Japanese and Chinese teas located on the ground floor of Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade. In business for over 15 years, husband and wife team Tony and…

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Professional dyeing, Cullachange

Cullachange are masters at reinvigorating tired and faded garments. These trousers, one an unfortunate purchase in pale stone have been dyed a spectacular ‘jungle’ green—the other dyed ‘indigo’—are now both in constant wear having been completely transformed….

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