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Shopping in Balmain

Browse Darling Street for your fill of retail therapy at galleries, bookshops and homeware shops. In narrow back streets, you'll discover architectural styles typical of the 1800s and early 1900s.

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About Balmain

Balmain is one of Sydney City oldest working-class suburbs, a 10-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. Today, it's a colourful and artistic suburb, home to some of Australia's best-known writers, actors, film directors, musicians and artists.

Food and wine is a highlight with some of Sydney's most stylish cafes, bistros, pubs, restaurants and produce stores. Food connoisseurs will want to taste one of Adriano Zumbo's renowned desserts at his patisserie or feast on a Middle Eastern brunch at Kazbah, both on Darling Street. On weekends Balmain Markets and Rozelle Markets offer an eclectic mix of fashion, food, bric-a-brac.

Balmain's nightlife is a magnet for a cosmopolitan crowd who enjoy partying with DJs, jazz and bands at local pubs. Hit the 3 Weeds, one of the inner west's original pubs, established in 1881.

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