Belly Bao has reincarnated its beloved baoger (bao that tastes like a cheeseburger) in Newtown.

Pasi Petänen has come out of hiding, launching 12 dinners that will bring Cafe Paci classics back to the table.

A speciality coffee roaster from New Zealand has opened a simple cafe with bagels in Newtown.

An ex-China Doll chef is bringing an ’80s-style Japanese izakaya to the CBD, set to the unplugged sounds played in Japan’s small bars.

A Nordic-Japanese restaurant comes to Paddington with a taste of two surprisingly harmonious cuisines. Here, gravlax belongs with ikura and prawn gnocchi with kombu butter.

Darlinghurst favourite Bar Brosé has closed, but ACME isn’t going anywhere. It seems not even Sydney’s busiest bars can stay open.

Republic Sandwiches has become Joe’s Table. Sandwiches stay but it’s now open for dinner.

Rootstock returns with an impressive line-up. Match dishes from Fratelli Paradiso with natural wines from Italy’s Occhipinti winery.

If you could turn fairytales into desserts, they’d look like the layered crepe cakes at JC & Co. Espresso and Patisserie in Strathfield.

A new Surry Hills contender signals the future of Sydney cafes. It’s led by a fine-dining chef, features a menu of experimental restaurant-like dishes (without smashed avo or eggs) and filter coffee.

Australia’s first peanut butter bar opens in Sydney next month with vegan desserts, a retro boxing ring and giant murals of Muhammad Ali.

A new whisky match-making service is now live with rare whiskies delivered monthly.

We followed Sydney’s Maltese community to a cafe serving pastrizzi, rabbit spaghetti and deep-fried date biscuits.