Dumpling and Noodle House
This tiny shopfront gives way to one of the best dumpling spots in Sydney – cheap or otherwise. It’s a neighbourhood haunt so there’s usually a bit of a line, but once you’re in, you can feast on steamed, boiled and fried dumplings and hand-stretched noodles until your heart’s content.
C'EST SI BON
If you’ve got a penchant for pastries then C’est Si Bon is sure to win you over. This unassuming patisserie has something for both the savoury and sweet inclined, with everything from quiches and tarts to delectable cakes and eclairs. What they’re really famous for are their holiday cakes though, which are delicious in themselves but extra special for keeping French traditions and recipes alive.
Laying claim to being Australia’s very first cashew based soft-serve bar, Cha Cha’s serves up cones piled high with creamy, delicious ice-cream. The fact that it’s gluten- and refined sugar-free is just a bonus. Oh and for all of you with nut allergies, Cha Cha's has got you covered with their very own nut-free sunflower seed milk ice cream (win!) You don’t have to be vegan to know that these guys are onto something seriously good.With over 30 flavours, you'll ...
These guys are not your average local chicken store. Thirsty Bird serves southern style fried chicken with an array of sides to choose from. Their rigorous preparation process of brining, air drying and seasoning makes for some of the city’s most succulent chicken around.
Pasta Pantry Woollahra
This shopfront along Queen Street is not only teeming with carby goodness, but it also churns out coffee from its curbside window. Pasta Pantry’s has readymade pasta dishes and salads that rotate regularly. It’s an easy stop to get your caffeine fix and pick up dinner, all at the same time.
News of this freshly minted Bondi Beach salad joint is hot off the press, and with a focus on selecting top quality produce and suppliers you can have faith that your kale will be crisp. With an entirely gluten free menu (all but two dressings are vegan) regardless of how you build you salad bowl you can rest assured that you’ll be doing your body good.
François Artisan Baker
This French bakery serves up bread straight from the oven as well as all sorts of buttery, delicious goodness, such as pastries and tarts. All of which pairs nicely with your coffee of choice. The pastry chef and owner, Francois Galand, is French-trained and it shows in his attention to detail.
Chargrill Charlie's Woollahra
Upping the game of the local chicken shop, Chargrill Charlies pairs gourmet salads with succulent barbeque and Portuguese style chicken. Although they’re a takeaway chain that has swept across Sydney, Chargrill Charlies hasn’t lost the local feel that the fabled neighbourhood chicken stores are known for.
La Bretagne Patisserie
Nestled within the Plumer Road Shopping Village, La Bretagne attracts Sydney’s sweeter tooths with their beautifully hand crafted cakes, pastries and bread. Baking everything daily using French traditions, this patisserie has a core philosophy of attention to detail. The result? Edible masterpieces.
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta
Led by restaurateur Maurice Terzini (from Bondi Icebergs) and chef Orazio D’Elio (ex Popolo), this pizza and porchetta venue is as warehouse-chic as it is authentic. It’s laidback and the waiters busily bop between tables, stopping to chat with patrons in between.
The TinPin Bakery
There is something quite homely about this Bondi bakery. From the rustic interiors to the old school furniture, The TinPin Bakery really sets the scene for its baked goods. It’s a meeting place for locals, and why wouldn’t it be with its hearty breakfasts and speciality coffee.
Society Pizzeria Di Catania Bondi
Located on the Bondi Junction end of the strip, this teeny-tiny pizzeria dishes up authentic wood-fired pizzas to the masses, who often spill out on the footpath. The team of pizzaiolos know what they’re doing, so anything you order is guaranteed to be good. Gluten-free dough is also available.
Hachi-Bei Japanese Tapas Bistro
Japanese fusion with a cult following. Located just off the main drag in Rose Bay, this small eatery has a loyal local following who swear by the unique take on classic Japanese dishes. Hachi-Bei Japanese Tapas Bistro does Japanese/Spanish fusion that works surprisingly well. Tip: the outdoor area offers a tranquil setting away from the bustling indoor dining room.
Hailing from his family’s pizzeria in Sydney’s Inner West, owner Mark Paterno’s pizza making skills are simply impressive. Trained by a world champion pizza maker in Italy and having worked in various pizzeria’s in Australia, Paterno has now settled in Double Bay and needless to say, Arte Bianca pizzas are amazing.