• A second cafe-bakery for one the city's finest Portuguese tart makers. Find a grand display of traditional and less-conventional baked goods, and a cafe menu that plays with the Aussie idea of breakfast while paying homage to its Portuguese roots.

  • From a 50-year-old family-owned company that helped pioneer the Australian coffee scene, this cafe in a converted warehouse is where you’ll find espressos on the go, Italian pastries (like mini hazelnut bombolone and citrusy ricotta-stuffed sfogliatelle) and fresh panini sandwiches filled with freshly sliced cured meats.

  • If you haven't waited in line here at least once, you're barely a Sydneysider.

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  • COOH Curl Curl Cafe and Roaster brings the wholefood movement into the old Vicinity space in Alexandria.

  • Huge serves of colourful plant-based food in a space designed to delight the senses.

  • A strong sandwich and roll selection make this one good for takeaway and sit-in alike.

  • A summery oasis secretly disguised in a historic substation.

  • Feels just like a trip to the Italian Riviera.

  • A 20-foot shipping container that’s been transformed into an Alexandria cafe.

  • The vast headquarters for one of Sydney’s top coffee roasters.



  • Durability, recyclability and beauty are the three tenets of this furniture and homewares studio. Here, you’ll find plenty of innovative furniture and accessories by Australian designers.

  • Like its cyberspace counterpart, Drnks bricks-and-mortar bottle shop stocks one of the country’s best selections of natural wine. You’ll also find Aussie spirits and beer, plus pantry items and ferments. Best of all – prices here are the same as online.

  • A second-hand furniture destination for treasure hunters.

  • The place to pick up (barely) used designer furniture on the cheap.

  • A niche bakery with a wide range and sense of experimentation.

  • Original modern furniture, minus the aspirational price tag.

  • Buttermilk ricotta, washed rinds, labne and fresh curd, all made in Sydney.

  • The minimalist jewellery label has an Alexandria studio that’s open to the public.