Eating and drinking in Alexandria and Rosebery
The post-industrial inner city suburbs of Rosebery and Alexandria have become a hub of great food in recent years, with some of Sydney’s most talked about eateries taking up residence. Head here for great bakeries, brunches and coffee, as well as excellent locally-made produce ranging from cheeses to beers.
Discover Alexandria and Rosebery
Once one of Australia’s largest industrial areas, Rosebery and Alexandria is an eclectic architectural mix of revitalised warehouses and charming terrace houses. A day spent here is a must for anyone keen on top-notch local food. Just 6km from the city, is area is easily accessible by public transport.
Within the rejuvinated heritage warehouse space, this area is now home to all manner of coffee roasters, bakeries and breweries. Coffee experts that have a cafe adjoining their roastery include The Coffee Roaster, Allpress Espresso, Campos and Mecca.
The Grounds of Alexandria is an institution, with a beautiful kitchen garden, house-baked bread and house-roasted coffee, and a small population of farm animals in residence. Some of the best coffee in the area can also be found at Mecca Alexandria, which also offers creative on-trend breakfasts and lunches. Almost everything at Mecca made in-house, from the pickles to the jams.
For something healthy and satisfying, head to Bread and Circus, where you’ll find a daily changing menu of food that’s ethically sourced, vibrant and delicious.
For bread and baked treats, you’re spoiled for choice in Alexandria. Near Gardener’s Road, you’ll find an outpost of the famous Bourke Street Bakery, home of the pork and fennel sausage roll, as well as some of the best lemon tarts around. Just around the corner is Sonoma, with its delicious sourdough bread, simple breakfasts, and good coffee. Sydney baking wunderkinds Black Star Pastry chose Rosebery as the site for their second store, where you can taste some of their truly unique cakes and pastries.
As day fades to night, pop in to local distillery Archie Rose, which distills gin, vodka and rye. Just meters away is their wood panelled bar, where you can taste their spirits in a range of signature drinks. Just round the corner is Da Mario, where you’ll find some of Sydney’s best pizza, certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.