Restaurants

Cafe Paci

Restaurant

The menu is à la carte, the wines are by Giorgio De Maria, and – as at the original – the food is still groundbreaking.

Thirsty Bird Newtown

Restaurant

Sydney's crunchiest fried chicken. Plus katsu burgers, waffle fries and tater tots.

Alba

Restaurant

This casual eatery highlights the cuisine of southern Italy. There's slow-cooked octopus, chickpea pasta and house-made shortcrust pastries.

Bella Brutta

Restaurant

Serving a pizza style all its own. Plus natural Italian wines, cannoli and tiramisu.

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Botany View Hotel

Restaurant

A revamped pub and live-music venue in a quiet part of Newtown.

Hartsyard

Restaurant

Vegetables and seafood dominate the menu at this refined but down-to-earth spot.

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Cafes

Pastizzi Cafe

Cafe

A Maltese bakery that specialises in pastizzi – traditional diamond-shaped pastries filled with ricotta.

Brewtown Newtown

Cafe

A huge warehouse cafe, where coffee is roasted on site.

Either Or

Cafe

Smoked-salmon poke with a long black? Or a lamb, chip and tzatziki smørrebrød with a beer?

Rolling Penny

Cafe

A neighbourhood cafe inspired by healthy eating and comforting old faithfuls.

Greek Vegan Bakery Newtown

Cafe

Vegan spanakopita, moussaka with baked eggplants and cinnamon cookies.

Satellite Cafe

Cafe

Since 1996 this backstreet hangout has been a community hub for Newtown locals.

Bars

South King Recreation Club

Bar

Local DJs, craft beers and beer-flavoured lamingtons bring the RSL into the 21st century.

Earl's Juke Joint

Bar

A lively cocktail bar hidden behind the facade of an old butcher shop.

Courthouse Hotel

Bar

A classic old boozer blessed with one of the best beer gardens in Sydney.

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Union Hotel

Bar

One of the best craft beer pubs in Sydney.

The Carlisle Castle Hotel

Bar

A historic Newtown pub that's retained its old-school charm.

Mary's Newtown

Bar

Sydney’s most influential burger joint.

Shops

P&V Wine & Liquor Merchants

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Natural wines, local beers and paper bags of Wapengo oysters make a perfect picnic at dog-watching hour at nearby Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.

AS Colour

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This NZ-based label provides cheap, high-quality basics that don’t weigh on your conscience.

A Loft Story

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A dog-friendly cafe, hairdresser, beauty salon and retail concept rolled into one plant-filled creative space.

The Pie Tin Newtown

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Away from the bustle of King Street, The Pie Tin is pretty clear on its specialty.

The Collective Ensemble

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South King's Collective Ensemble curates an impressive selection of vintage wears.

Gelato Blue

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A vegan-friendly gelateria where everything is produced in-house.