If you’d told a Redfern resident back in the ’80s that their suburb would one day become a dining destination, you would have been laughed at. Redfern’s changed a lot since then.

These days, the Redfern Street strip and its surrounds are home to a collection of restaurants that match creativity with affordable prices. Sadly, many long-time locals – including members of the prominent First Nations community – have been priced out of the suburb due to gentrification, but a friendly, locals-first vibe still prevails.

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Best Cafes in Redfern

RaRa Ramen

The noodles are made fresh in-house every day and the ramen recipe is top secret.

60B Regent Street, Redfern


A kitsch Australian-inspired eatery in Redfern serving fairy-bread pud and roo pie

55 George Street, Redfern


A don joint specialising in Japanese teas and an incredible matcha tiramisu.

94A Pitt Street, Redfern

Southside Charmers

The space is pink, the food’s got spice and you can eat and drink there from sunrise to sunset.

306 Charmers Street, Redfern
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Happy D's

A tiny dumpling bar with a giant fake fish tank and a killer wine list.

169 Regent Street, Redfern
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A retro restaurant and bar from the team behind The Glenmore.

106 George Street, Redfern
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House of Crabs

Real-deal American seafood boil, time to get your hands dirty.

Level 1 305 Cleveland Street, Redfern

La Coppola

Sicilian-style pizzas made to a secret recipe.

4 152 Redfern Street, Redfern