Marrickville is one of Sydney’s most established foodie enclaves, offering a delectable array of restaurants, cafes and bars for epicureans to explore. Whether you’re visiting for a turmeric latte, vegetarian pho or just need to stock up on mozzarella, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Marrickville.
Barzaari: If Eastern Mediterranean is your cuisine of choice, Marrickville’s Bazaari is a must visit, offering inventive fare in a chic, contemporary dining space. Try a smattering of small dishes from the labne with pomegranate and pink pickle to the haloumi with pear, buckwheat and chardonnay before tucking into the sticky pork jowl or wood-fired duck breast. The sandpit coffee is the ideal way to finish.
65-69 Addison Road, Marrickville
Two Chaps: Vegetarian with a Mediterranean influence, the relaxed daytime dining at Two Chaps ranges from creative lunch dishes to irresistible artisan pastries. Two nights a week the eatery opens for a rotating dinner menu of homemade fresh pasta and local cheeses, and with gluten free or vegan incarnations available on most dishes these guys go out of their way to make you feel at home.
122 Chapel Street, Marrickville
Eat Fuh: One of Marrickville’s infamous Pho venues, Eat Fuh is a local’s favourite for the hearty broth. Spiced with star anise, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger, the aromatic pho will have you begging for seconds (choice of chicken, rare beef or flank). The noodle salad is a lighter option for summer, while the drunken soy ginger chicken with seasonal vegetables is a serious crowd pleaser.
274 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Hello Auntie: Bringing Vietnamese fusion to the dynamic foodie scene of Marrickville, Hello Auntie offers the staple of Pho to the hungry masses in addition to tempting dishes including the crispy chilli crab and sizeable DIY rice paper roll kit. Vegans can take solace in the meat and dairy free menu, with one of the city’s most popular vegan phos.
278 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Tra Mi: Another champion of Marrickville’s authentic Vietnamese dining scene, Tra Mi employs the time-honoured traditions of Vietnamese cooking to bring flavour filled, fresh cuisine to you. Classic dishes including Beef Pho, stir-fried noodles and sizzling hotplates are executed expertly, while the stir-fried crocodile with lemongrass and chilli is a welcome option for the more adventurous diner.
275 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Cornersmith: this family run business offers a seasonal menu which highlights the best of local makers, producers and growers with a strong focus on ethical food production. The beloved local brings a fresh twist on café classics, and their dedicated Picklery retail space just around the corner is a must for those with a penchant for pickling, fermenting, cheese making, brewing, baking and pasta making.
314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Roastville Coffee: the offering at Roastville is loved as much for its all-day menu as it is for its industrial-chic vibe – it’s all but quintessential Inner West styling. Bottle green subway tiles and hanging ferns soften the space. Chow down on a karaage chicken burger or banana hotcakes, and we strongly recommend you indulge in the C4 smoothie with coffee, cacao, coconut, banana and coconut water, it’s 10/10.
157 Victoria Road, Marrickville
West Juliett: All Press coffee, fresh Warnembool jersey milk, and home-made sodas are just the beginning of West Juliett’s dedication to high-quality ingredients. The calibre of their produce lends itself to impeccable dishes which feature breakfast classics and a refreshing assortment of fresh salads and substantial sandwiches held together by slices of fresh miche sourdough.
30 Llewellyn Street, Marrickville
District: This painfully trendy café hits all the right notes for brunch addicts looking for a shakeup of their smashed-avo regular. A Middle-Eastern influence gives dishes edge, with the Earth Sanga bringing baba ganoush, red peppers, roast pumpkin, spiced peas, rosti and red cabbage together for a moreish meal. The Cram Coco with corn tamales and muhummara will keep you fuelled until dinner.
107 Addison Road, Marrickville
Post Café: situated within the charming heritage surrounds of the Marrickville Post Office, Post Café does all-day brekkie so the sleepyheads needn’t rush, while the lunchtime menu boasts a wealth of hearty options. The risotto and pappardelle dishes team perfectly with the Meze board, and the lamb kafta, shish taouk and burgers are ideal when recovery breakfast turns into lunch.
274 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
The Henson: historic pub The Henson’s ambience exudes an undeniably charming working-class atmosphere, while the menu gently contrasts with a wide assortment of fare. From salon poke, adobo brisket tacos and gado gado salad to the classic grass-fed beef burger there is something for every palate. The wine list is equally considered and the Tread Gingerly cocktail will have you enamoured with the offering instantly.
91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
The Vic On The Park: the iconic local pub is synonymous with live music, street art and a typical Sydney Sunday spent in the beer garden. Being dog friendly, you can indulge in a cheese and warm olive board or the roast pork porchetta as Fido snoozes by your feet. Having recently been purchased by the Merivale group, this Inner West stalwart is likely to see a revamp – watch this space.
2 Addison Road, Marrickville
The Grifter Brewing Co.: the lofty warehouse space is home to both the breweryand bar, where you can nestle into a lounge or loiter by the pool table as you sip on the house’s very own Pale Ale. A selection of other craft beers is available alongside the Brewery’s creations, and while the food is limited to snacks the venue plays host to pop ups.
1/391-397 Enmore Road, Marrickville
Where’s Nick:as much an educational experience as a festive one, a visit to this Natural Wine bar serves as a lesson in good wine, hospitality and food. Craft beer and spirits also make an impressive appearance, and be sure to ask for a recommendation from the ever-changing wine chalkboard list. This place will fast become a favourite of your Inner West rounds.
236 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Paesanella:your one-stop shop for all things authentic Italian, it’s worth filling up your trolley with Paesanella’s eponymous buffalo mozzarella.
150-152 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Grocery & Grog: Residing within Marrickville’s The Henson hotel, you’ll find a treasure trove of bespoke spirits, fine wines, ports, sherries, craft brews and a range of artisan deli goods from cheese to cured meats and condiments.
91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Bourke Street Bakery: the infamous bakery will always have your back with the crispiest of baguettes and sweetest of treats to complete your weekend brunch.
2 Mitchell Street, Marrickville
Feather and Bone: if artisan cuts and high-quality meats are on your list, the team at Feather & Bone will ensure you find the best produce available - all sourced with a dedication to sustainability.
8/10-14 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville
Gelato Franco: whether you’re stocking up the freezer or just in need of a cool snack, head to Gelato Franco for an expresso granita or classic lemon sorbet.
281 Marrickville Road, Marrickville]