About Life Cammeray
A wholefood store and café that stocks it shelves with natural, organic, ethical and sustainable food, as well as eco-friendly household products. Their indoor-outdoor café offers guilt-free breakfast and lunch options, with a huge selection of fresh juices, smoothies and quenchers. Before running off, grab a healthy snack from inside.
The Public Cammeray
When it comes to drinking establishments, The Public may be on the smaller side, but this bar-slash-restaurant has been a welcomed addition to the Lower North Shore bar scene. Chic and fresh décor, open layout and oh-so-good Mediterranean dishes that are designed to be shared, or not, the choice is yours. The window seats that look out onto Miller Street are highly prized.
The authority on culinary good taste, Simmone Logue’s Cammeray deli-café is an homage to impeccable food. Good luck prying your eyes away from the glass cabinet lined with treats, let alone departing the store without armfuls of edible souvenirs. But there is no need to rush, stay awhile because their café offering is seriously good.
Toriciya Japanese Restaurant
This intimate venue offers upmarket Japanese dining without compromising on authenticity. Tucked away off the main strip, this neighbourhood gem offers premium sake and shochu and it is recommended to be enjoyed alongside a swathe of authentic yakitori dishes and other Japanese dishes.
Amici Ristorante Pizzeria Bar
This Italian restaurant sits in the heart of Cammeray on buzzing Miller Street. Amici is a ristorante-pizzeria that will leave you with a traditional experience with its lively atmosphere, genuine Italian hospitality and authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza.
A small rustic bakery, that originally hailed from the inner west, has been busily churning out breads and pastries, and locals can’t get enough of it. Victorie made a name for themselves with their widely adored sourdoughs, croissants and painfully crisp pastries. Take our advice and pop in early because they sellout fast.
The Wise Chook
An eatery along Cammeray’s main strip that has put a healthy twist on the classic chicken and chip takeaway. They have preservative and gluten-free roast chickens along with a range of salads, curries and of course hot chips. There is plenty of room for dining-in with windows that open out onto the street.
Maggios Italian Bakery & Pasticceria
This Italian bakery and pasticceria is an off-shoot of the highly popular Maggio’s Café (which is only a few doors down the road). The bakery may be on the smaller side but step inside and you will see the bakers busily at work and an outrageous array of sweet treats from cannoli to gianduia to biscotti and pastries.
The Balmoral Beach Kiosk
The Balmoral Beach Kiosk is not so much of a conveniently located takeaway joint as it is a community institution. It's the only place on Balmoral Beach open everyday of the year! These guys know how to satisfy the hordes of hungry people who frequent the adjacent Balmoral ocean pool.
Beach House Balmoral Restaurant & Café
This charming bar and grill on Balmoral Beach combines contemporary Italian fare with friendly and welcoming service. The space is open and bright, with floor to ceiling windows perfect for people-watching. Can't score a table? Grab one of their antipasto picnic boxes and head straight to the beach.
Public Dining Room
Nestled by the sand of Balmoral Beach, there is an inexplicably refined air about Public Dining Room. The elegant, coastal style of the restaurant along with a faultless menu of Modern Australian cuisine features plenty of seafood. Then there are the views. Floor to ceiling glass windows lookout over Balmoral Beach and the harbour.
The Bathers' Pavilion Restaurant
A Mosman stalwart, Bathers Pavilion overlooks the picturesque Balmoral Beach and across to Manly’s North Head. The seaside esplanade is dotted with elegant dining options, yet the Pavilion holds a charm that none have successfully managed to replicate. Offering set menus of Modern European cuisine, the restaurant part of Bathers Pavilion is intimate and chic.
The Boathouse Balmoral Beach
For alfresco dining beside the sea, The Boathouse in Balmoral literally juts out over the water. It’s heaving on weekends, and for good reason; the rustic chic, beach shack vibe comes complete with good food and incredible waterfront views. They don’t take reservations, so get in early for a table outside.On Thursday the 8th of November, all Boathouse venues (Balmoral, Shelly Beach and Palm Beach) will be offering diners a complimentary glass of prosecco to celebrate their 10th birthday!
Bottom of the Harbour Seafoods
This Hamptons style institution is chic, low-key and has idyllic views of Balmoral Beach and the harbour. The hordes of people waiting around for their food is a testament to how good this place is. Not into seafood, that’s ok because non-seafood and vegetarian options are also available. Grab a seat at their curbside seating or settle by the water’s edge.
Green Moustache Garden Bar / Rooftop
North Sydney's new favourite hangout the Green Moustache has made quite the impression on the 9 to 5 set. Adorned in greenery and foiliage, this Insta-worthy garden venue doubles as a bar and restaurant. The drinks list is definitely worth a look, with their botanically inspired cocktails and premium beverage offering. Perfect for an after work drink or weekend sesh, this garden oasis takes casual wining and dining to the next level.
Lil Lane Eatery
The latest café to open up on Longueville Road, Lil Lane Eatery is all about quality brews and friendly service. Serving up a range of specialty coffees, cc: cold brew, pour over and espresso, the Five Senses beans keep the locals coming back for more. In terms of the menu expect delicious brunch style bites with a Japanese twist. Also can't forget to mention the binge-worthy Butterbing cookie sandwiches – totally moreish.
Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar
You may be forgiven for thinking you've entered a laneway restaurant in Melbourne after finding Little Red Robin tucked down Birdwood Lane. The classy new kid on the block offers an exquisite share menu, including dishes like Beef Tartare with egg yolk gel as well as Kingfish with Lobster jus. Pop in for lunch, apertivo or dinner, just don't leave without trying their duck fat & herb roast potatoes, they're uncontrollably moreish but oh so delicious.
Pasture of Balmoral
Pasture of Balmoral, located just up from the sandy shoreline of Balmoral Beach, offers up a seasonal menu curated by acclaimed chef, Justin Naudi. Boasting impressive views and an extensive menu, it’s easy to see why it’s quickly become the North Shore’s most popular hangout. A ‘pasture to plate’ philosophy underpins every dish, including the truffled eggs with pecorino shavings and truffle oil as well as the confit pork belly with apple. The space itself evokes effortless relaxed beach living ...
Lillah Middle Eastern
Lane Cove's Lillah brings a breath of fresh air to the local dining scene with their fresh and vibrant cuisine. Serving up delicious Middle Eastern fare, make sure to come with an appetite to savour the various chargrilled meats, roasted vegetables and large share plates. Busy most nights of the week, but definitely worth the wait.
Located on Military Road, this is the second outpost of the famed Brookvale bakery. The Lower North Shore carb-lovers line up to get their fix of mouth-watering Berkelo sourdough, but this isn't your regular loaf. It's wholesome and honest – no refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, bleached or commercial flours. Grab it to go, or stay a while and enjoy it with house churned butter and heirloom honey.