Right now, this is Sydney's most exciting dining precinct.
Here, you'll find some of the city's best bread, and sandwiches from one of the city's best fine-dining chefs.
Choose between late-night, cheap-eat student haunts or up-market bars with artisanal cocktails and rooftop pools.
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Sourdough is king at this lauded bakery.
There’s a water feature with a huge buddha head, an illuminated technicolor jungle motif and stone-stacked walls covered in vines. It’s straight out of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Dessert degustation and takeaway coffee on Central Park’s Kensington Street.
This no-frills outdoor venue, with views across Sydney's inner west, is based on the classic Mary's template of beer, burgers, fried chicken and a relaxed, irreverent vibe.
A classic French restaurant on Kensington Street.
A New York-Japanese grill helmed by Stanley Wong.
At the heart of this restaurant is a smoker that weighs a tonne, producing some seriously great-tasting meat.
This is a buzzing South American-inspired cocktail bar and diner by the teams behind Gin Lane and Eastside Bar & Grill. Expect ingredients such as spiced worm salt and grasshoppers, Margarita "trees", and more than 100 types of mezcal and tequila.
Cocktails that will change the way you think about gin.
Clean and clear, but still a pub.
The prettiest bubble teas in town with tapioca pearls, jellies and flavourings all made in-house.
A tiny spot dishing up hip-hop, cocktails and steamed snacks.
Live music and hardly any food over $20, from a Mary’s burger-flavoured pizza, to American-Korean nachos.
Sicilian recipes, local produce and a heritage rooftop shaded by olive trees.
The cult burger bar’s second location is open in Chippendale.
Go here for Malaysian-fusion dishes such as sambal-egg-stuffed croissants, waffles with pandan, and nasi-lemak burgers.
A Japanese barbeque restaurant where you collect what you’ll be eating from the shelves yourself.
Hungry for more of Japan's most famous ramen? This second location has it.
Where you can order one of Sydney’s best Philly cheesesteaks in an off-brand American diner.
The Chefs Gallery experiments with Chinese roast-duck takeout in Kensington Street’s Old Rum Store.
A cafe, restaurant and bar from some hospitality veterans.
A bit of Bondi in the inner city.
Wines from all over the world, but made under the same label.
The best chocolate shop in the inner west.
A new Chippendale bar has the elusive food-and-liquor-delivery licence.
The cuisine of the Mekong River at Kensington Street.
A sit-down spot in Spice Alley that serves Indochinese street food.
A different style of lighter tonkotsu in Kensington Street's Spice Alley.
Sydney-Thai food, Single Origin Roasters coffee and local spirits served from a Chippendale terrace.
The Clare Hotel’s lobby bar.
A Chippendale pub with a courtyard, music and deep-fried desserts.
A Japanese import where everything is $2.80.
Expect consistently great coffee at the roaster's headquarters.
Desert Designs and Siberia Records team up in this unique concept store in Chippendale.
This beer garden is one hell of a pleasant spot to park.
Filling Abercrombie Street's cafe void.