Fratelli Fresh Alexandria
Fratelli Fresh is synonymous with Italian dining with a twist. Located across Sydney, each one of Fratelli Fresh’s locations are that little bit different. Here in Alexandria they are a restaurant-slash-retail store, where after dining-in, you can stock up on gourmet Italian products and freshly baked goods.
A funky local watering-hole that loves their craft beer and pinball machines, the Lord Raglan has stood the test of time by staying true to its roots. The hotel retains many of its original features and the food is classic yet hearty and pairs nicely with the craft beer on offer.
Sonoma Bakery Cafe
Sonoma is a family-run empire and they have been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafes and restaurants across Sydney since 2001. Producing a slew of baked goods plus a chain of cafes across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Inner West, the Sonoma name is synonymous with wholesome and delectable sweet and savoury treats.
Bourke Street Bakery
A Sydney institution, Bourke Street Bakery serves up the bready decadence and sweet treats we didn’t know we needed. The perfect corner cafe to indulge your sweet tooth or satisfy those carb cravings – it really is no wonder that they have stores all over Sydney (11 to be exact).
Grandma's at McEvoy
Set in a lush 70s style space complete with high ceilings in Alexandria, this cafe has a warmth just like, well, Grandma’s! The specialty here is home-style cooking and while patrons feast on one of the hearty meals the chefs are busily at work, baking and cooking the bountiful meals that are designed to be taken home.
The Grounds of Alexandria
Sydney favourite, The Grounds, is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. With its signature laidback, organic vibe, this popular Alexandria oasis is an all in one produce market, florist, café, restaurant, bar and bakery. All linked by outdoor paths, it is the best place for weekend coffee dates with your pooch.
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen
This utterly ‘grammable haunt in Alexandria is the ideal location to set up shop over a breakfast, lunch or stream of coffees. This vibey yet relaxed café gets busy over lunch, but their immaculately presented plates and always-impressive floral and fruit displays offer plenty of visual stimulation to get the creative juices flowing.
L’americano Espresso Bar
Set in Coco Republics Alexandria showroom, L’americano is the first cafe offering for this premium lifestyle brand. The café itself is a destination. It exudes old world charm of a 1950s Italian espresso bar on the Riviera. They craft artesian coffee and have a menu offering that celebrates the Italian Riviera heritage.
After the success of its North Curl Curl location, Cooh expanded to Alexandria, and the space is lush. When you’re with your furry friend, head to the verandah (dedicated to dogs), and feast on the menu of organic, wholesome dishes. COOH sources organic produce, and makes almost everything else in-house, so their dishes are bursting with flavour and nutrition.
Pairing organic ingredients and sustainable produce with their outstanding knack for savoury snacks. Bake Bar’s success in Randwick has been followed by the opening of two new stores in Double Bay and Alexandria. Designed as an open bakery, kids will be entertained by the latest batch of brownies being whipped up while you enjoy a coffee and zingy lemon tart.This Easter, Bake Bar has created deliciously moreish hot cross buns filled with organic currants, sultanas and raisins, then lightly spiced ...
Sushi Jones Japanese Bistro
A local eatery that is all about seriously good Japanese dishes. Sushi Jones covers all the bases – from sushi to rice bowls to Japanese-style curry and everything in-between. They’re family-friendly, dog-friendly and offer plenty of options for vegetarians and those with gluten intolerances.
Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie
When a Michelin-trained patissier and an expert baker joined forces to open Textbook in Alexandria, we knew we were in for a treat. And we were right – the pair play to their strengths with the result being an incredible line-up of desserts and bread that pare beautifully with one of their coffees.
Brunch & Co
Tucked away from Alexandria’s bustling industry, is Brunch & Co a mainstay on the local brunch scene. A cosy café with a bit of industrial edge to it with seating that spills out onto the footpath, the guys here offer all the staples you would expect and the servings are hearty and delicious.
The Carter Sydney
After recently undergoing a massive million-dollar makeover, The Carter is opulent, lavish and glamorous – just how Jay-Z and Beyonce would like it. The luxurious bespoke interiors feature everything from hot pink neon lights, custom pink carpet and wallpaper, mammoth murals of Queen B and J, and lyrics from the Grammy Award-winning duo’s hit songs adorning the space. Couple this with their delectable cocktail offering, signature eats and nightclub atmosphere, and you have the makings of an amazing night out.
Whether you're after an after-work tipple or a date night to remember, the newly opened Spritz Bar in Chippendale will more than deliver. Overlooking the buzzy Kensington Street, this hidden rooftop bar will transport you to the Apertivo atmosphere of a Mediterranean Spritz bar with it's creative and fresh twists on classic cocktails. Creations such as the Flour Pour Sour, served in an actual pot plant will make for a stand-out Instagram picture (it even has edible soil), while the ...
ESQUIRE Drink + Dine
A luxurious experience from the outset, just one visit to Esquire Drink & Dine and you'll fall in love instantly. Just upstairs from sister venue Reign, Esquire is darker and more mysterious in its approach – think dark wood interiors and moody lighting. For serious mixology buffs, look to the menu for their signature cocktails and their beautifully detailed descriptions – that reads more like a story than a drinks list. Feeling peckish? There is a decadent menu of small ...
East meets West at Boon Table, an Asian-inspired takeaway hotspot in the heart of the CBD. This fast-paced eatery serves up some seriously delectable dishes, all ready to be packaged up for the diner on the go. Not only are they delicious but each dish is wholesome and puts health first. From custom sandwiches, salads and bowls, to Vietnamese rolls, juices and Single O Coffee, there is much to love about The Galeries' newest lunchtime hotspot.
Recently opened Canton! Canton! is a lively 68-seater restaurant specialising in traditional Cantonese cuisine. Inspired by a vintage street market in Canton, everything from the booths to decorative tea crates once used by Chinese merchants for shipping, the interiors reflect a rich culinary history and attention to detail. Look forward to traditional home-style Cantonese cooking, including dim sum and roast meats lovingly prepared by Executive Chef Chan and his committed team. Make sure to go hungry!This Easter, Canton! Canton! have ...
A Manly favourite that has finally crossed the bridge, Chica Bonita has now set up shop on Clarence Street. Expect their signature raucous mingling of Mexican fare and Baja California charm. The menu is divided between smalls, tacos, shares and dessert, with a huge focus on modern classics and dietary friendly options. While dining make sure to peruse the drinks menu, because their tequila and mezcal menu is worth a taste test.
Reign at the QVB
The CBD's brand new Champagne parlour Reign is the only bar you need to know about. Situated within the heritage walls of the QVB, this chic watering hole is beautiful- from the pink-hued seating to the opulent lighting. Come night time, this luxe bar transforms into a buzzy late-night hotspot slinging Champagne by the bottle and perfected aperitifs. Open from Thursday to Sunday till 2am, Reign is the place to dine, drink and be seen.
Industry Beans York St
Opening later this month, Melbourne's favourite café and coffee wholesalers are coming up to Sydney. Industry Beans will be unveiling a concept café in the heart of the CBD. Along with their signature brunch dishes and in-house roasted beans, expect some delightful surprises across the menu board. Set to shake up the Sydney coffee scene, be sure to keep glued to their Instagram for updates.
Sash Japanese Sydney
A taste of Melbourne has arrived in Sydney with the opening of SASH Japanese. Calling Surry Hills home, this Japanese-fusion restaurant draws inspiration from the NYC dining scene with it's industrial warehouse vibe and sleek modern furnishings. Since opening its first digs on trendy Chapel Street in Melbourne, SASH has become synonymous with creative dishes like Sashimi Pizzas, Japanese Sliders and Dessert Tacos.
Equal parts sophisticated and relaxed, Pyrmont's newest bar-slash-eatery is the perfect after work hangout. Serving up a collection of cheese and charcuterie that would make any turophile salivate, coupled with a small selection of heartier sharing-style dishes like Kangaroo Tartare and Lamb Backstrap, each dish is perfectly complemented by the handpicked wine list. Not interested in "cheap wines", the team behind Bar Clementine are focused on pouring "wines of integrity". With a range of varietals, predominantly from Australia and France, ...