A Melbourne Mexican favourite steps into the spotlight in Bondi, with taco sharing boards that spin on a lazy Susan.

Dishes at Willoughby’s new izakaya travel from Spain to Japan, stopping briefly in Hawaii.

Barangaroo’s oasis for vegan salads, Verd, is expanding to Surry Hills, serving plant-based bowls and nut milk.

For the Baron team, less is more. Their new coffee bar in the Hills District matches a few snacks with single-O, filter and espresso.

Sydney’s first totally plant-based bakery has arrived in Glebe. Take your vegan croissants, cruffins, pandan waffles and sliders in the sunny courtyard.

Remember the original Zeit and Zaatar bakery that shared a lot with a car wash on New Canterbury Road? It’s now called Fred’s Oil and Oregano and has a new home in Dulwich Hill.

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Rozelle’s 3 Weeds has a polished new look featuring a Garden Room and fresh menu.

One of Melbourne’s finest bakeries is popping up in Sydney, bringing pork and caraway sausage rolls, rye brownies and decadent doughnuts with it.

Sydney’s Japanese food scene is strong but missing speciality cakes, pastry and dessert bars. Come to Pinto for perfectly fluffy strawberry shortcakes, Mont Blancs and green-tea-custard cream puffs.