The Eate is a popular Dulwich Hill restaurant that delivers quick, friendly service and delectable dishes. Known for all things charcoal, grill and on the spit, the succulent meats produced by the kitchen are at the centre of each dish. With an extensive menu of starters and sides, The Eate is perfect for group dinners and for indecisive eaters, you won't regret ordering one of everything.
Strawberry Fields Patisserie
The display of treats at this local patisserie will simply make you mouth water. Think cakes, eclairs, mousses and quiches, you name it Strawberry Fields Patisserie make it. If you need proof on how good this humble, local patisserie really is, check out the number of awards they have scooped up.
Manmaru is a popular Dulwich Hill restaurant that prides itself on "originality, quality and creativity". This industrial-looking izakaya uses traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques in inventive ways. For those with dietary requirments, Manmaru has gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available.
Campos Coffee Dulwich Hill
Considered Australia’s favourite roaster, Campos has a scandi-industrial cafe in the heart of Dulwich Hill's foodie hub, on Marrickville Road. Serving up their house blends and single-origin coffee, diners can enjoy a hearty breakfast or afternoon sweet treat.
The General - Eatery and Supplies
To mingle with the locals, go to The General, a casual and seriously cool eatery run by well-known chefs Josh McPhee and Dave Moran. The space itself is relaxed and raw, with vintage school chairs, pendant lights and exposed brick walls, and the menu features Southern-style dishes. Don't worry, there are healthy food options as well!
Sideways Deli Cafe
In the quiet streets of Dulwich Hill locals have tried hard to keep this local gem quiet. An impossible feat when Sideways Cafes is consistently serving up great coffee with amazing comfort-style food. The space is casual and laid back with streetside seating, and if you are in a rush, that's ok because they are known for their quick and friendly service.
Tella Balls Dessert Bar
Foodies from all over Sydney flock to Tella Balls Dessert Bar in Dulwich Hill to try their cult treat, Nutella doughnuts. If you love Nutella, this industrial style dessert bar serves up a whole range of desserts and drinks either dipped, filled or drizzled in the chocolatey, gooey spread.
Sitting pretty in a prime corner location, this café is a local go-to thanks to its organic dishes, locally roasted coffee, veggie patch and outdoor area that catches the sunshine. The vibe at Dear Delicious is relaxed and welcoming – furry friends are allowed, and there are colouring books, crayons and a special menu for the kids.
In Ashfield, this corner café attracts foodies from all over with locals and visitors alike happy to line up for brunch at Excelsior Jones. ‘Excelsior’ means ‘ever upward’ in Latin, and every breakfast here is better than the last.The modern Australian menu also attracts attention for its malted milkshakes, which come in a range of flavours. The buzzing, light-filled neighbourhood eatery boasts beautifully curated interiors; think copper pendant lighting, wooden floors and scattered greenery.
On the fringe of Summer Hill's shops, Goodbye Horses is a cafe with a nostalgic vibe. On arrival, patrons are greeted to the sounds of retro beats and a minimalist fitout, think white walls with lots of greenery. This cool cafe serves up all-day breakfast and lunch from 11am. All the classic modern Australian brunch dishes are represented but not in the way you would expect.
What was once the neighbourhood milkshake counter, local institution The Rio is the go-to small bar in Summer Hill. This converted milkbar is equal parts cool and nostalgic, maintaining elements of its Greek-influenced history. The exposed brick, blue accents and wall art pair perfectly with refined cocktail and bar bites menu.
The Temperance Society
The Temperance Society is cosy, small bar in the Summer Hill Village. Focused on bringing together the best in local produce, expect to see beer from Young Henry's and Batch Brewing, and pickles and relishes courtesy of Cornersmith. Perfect for a date night or after work drink, the bar is open everyday.
Perched above restaurant One Penny Red, Vernon's Bar is a dark and sultry watering hole. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the atmosphere lends itself perfectly to a friendly catch up or romantic date night. The welcoming service, weekly specials and delicious cocktails keep drawing in a crowd.
One Penny Red
Housed in a converted post office built in 1900, Summer Hill's One Penny Red is a bright and stylish restaurant. The interiors are modern, with some heritage elements retained, the dining room boasts large bay windows and the verandah is great in summer. The menu has an ethical focus and is made up of a variety of share plates and for a drink, head upstairs to Vernon's Bar.
Plunge No. 46
Summer Hill cafe Plunge No.46 combines Middle Eastern cuisine and brunch-style dining. Pairing artisan coffee with their delicious menu, Plunge No.46 has been a local favourite since opening in 2004. The cafe fitout is sleek with a minimalist vibe, and offers ample seating; curbside and out the back in the courtyard.
Envy Deli Cafe
A laid-back hangout, Envy Deli Cafe is a local fave in Summer Hill. Serving up Toby's Estate coffee, all-day breakfast, lunchtime bites and homemade sweet treats, there is something for every occasion. For the best daytime spot, either take a seat in the sunny courtyard or curbside for people watching.
Andiamo Trattoria is a Summer Hill local gem that delivers friendly service and delicious Italian cuisine. With the white tablecloths, vintage posters and alfresco seating, diners are transported to Italy. This well-priced eatery prides itself on using the freshest ingredients possible to create a memorable dining experience.
Summer Hill Village Patisserie
Summer Hill Village Patisserie is a favourite with locals. Known for their delicious baked goods, the patisserie creates an array of sweet and savoury pastries. Open Monday through Saturday, a visit to Summer Hill Village Patisserie would not be complete without picking up one of their signature tarts.
Gelatony Italian Artisan Gelateria
One of Summer Hill's best-kept secrets, Gelatony is a sweet-lovers dream. Gelatony serves up some of Sydney's most authentic gelato with owner Tonino using the freshest of ingredients and traditional recipes to create an array of flavours. Open every day, Gelatony is perfect for an afternoon pick me up or after dinner treat.
Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant
As authentic as they come, Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant is Italian through and through. Open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday, and lunch on Saturdays, this casual Italian eatery serves up home-style classics within its rustic, elegant walls. Boasting a large dining space, Da Vinci's is great for groups and once you have tried one of their signature pizzas stop into the gelato bar for a sweet treat.
Heritage Coffee Brewers
Heritage Coffee Brewers is a friendly, neighbourhood cafe. This laid-back eatery is rustic in its design with exposed brick walls and beautiful wood furnishings. Serving up modern Australian cafe fare, with a Euro-twist, Heritage Coffee brews consistently good coffee and has a range of dietary-friendly options.
Summer Hill Hotel
A typical neighbourhood pub, the Summer Hill Hotel is known for being a hive of activity every night of the week. This multipurpose venue has live music, a pool table and trivia competitions. The classic pub food menu and oversized courtyard keep the locals coming back.
Costa Do Sol
If you’re looking for a home-cooked meal from the heart, book a table at Costa Do Sol. Family owned and run by Braga and Lisbon natives, Joao and Maria, Costa Do Sol serves up modern twists on traditional Portuguese dishes to well-fed locals and visitors looking for a true taste of Portugal. Seafood paella, salt dried codfish, and chargrilled quail are regular crowd pleasers, as is the Portuguese steak skewer or bife a Portuguesa. Served with ham, egg and potato ...