N2 Extreme Gelato
Trending for years on social media, N2 is known for their innovative combination of liquid nitrogen and gelato. Their outposts are kitted out like a science laboratory, with staff donning white lab coats and mixing concoctions in beakers. With their focus on creating a visual journey for dessert aficionados everywhere, N2 takes their creativity and literally injects it with bold flavours and textural depth.
This patisserie may be small, but it packs an almighty flavourful punch. Pastry prodigy Lorraine Godsmark is the genius behind the little shops melt-in-your-mouth tarts, pastries, cakes and famous rhubarb pie. The open-plan boutique gives sugar fiends the freedom to watch their treats being whipped, baked and sliced right before their eyes.
Tucked away in The Rocks Centre is Sticky, a confectionery store with a twist…literally. More than a store to buy your favourite sweets, it’s an educational experience on the art of making rock candy. You can watch the folks behind Sticky at work, handcrafting these colourful sugar creations.
Brooklyn Bridge Deli
Modelled on the bulging sandwiches served in New York bodegas, the Brooklyn Bridge Deli makes just about everything in-house, from the pastrami and corned beef to the sauerkraut and dressing. And don’t forget your coffee – it comes in ‘Biggie’ or ‘Smalls’, and with a free mini Oreo.
With stylish interiors that will transport you back to the streets of Tokyo, Sushi Hotaru is the go-to place for great sushi and great value. Located inside The Galeries, you can enjoy fresh handmade sushi and Japanese staples. This tech savvy venue also allows you to order additional selection with the touch of a button using their slick digital touch screen menu system.
Sosumi Sushi Train
Situated within the historic walls of the GPO Grand in Sydney’s Martin Place, Sosumi is a must for lovers of high quality sushi and teppanyaki. A lively venue with the chefs taking centre stage, Sosumi ensures that the freshness of their ingredients comes through with every mouthful.
Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan burger venture in Sydney’s Chifley Plaza states simply that Chicken Confidential does burgers better. Only using organic chicken from Queensland’s Inglewood Farms, the Chicken Confidential burgers are a step up from your average burger joint.
Pablo & Rusty's Coffee Roasters
In a prime position on Castlereagh Street, the specialty roaster churns out hundreds of coffees every day. Locally known as 161, Pablo & Rusty’s is a meeting spot for coffee aficionados (they even host regular workshops and cuppings!). The fitout is industrial chic and the food is every little bit delicious.
In the Sydney CBD, this sustainable café serves up colourful, healthy plates that are almost too pretty to eat. After ordering from the chalkboard menu (which lists the farmers behind each dish), settle in and sip on some kombucha or grab a coffee, courtesy of former Mecca barista Marcelo Soto.
The Grounds of the City
The highly instagrammable coffee house, The Grounds of the City has a real old-world charm to it. Think a Barista’s Bar designed to tailor your coffee experience and tea ladies with a roaming trolley that is brimming with sweet treats and cakes, to top up for your bottomless cup of coffee.