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The village-like charm of Glebe owes much to its colourful cafes, bars and restaurants. Explore Glebe Point Road and the surrounding side streets to find cosy and eclectic coffee shops, pubs and diners as well as fine dining experiences with gorgeous water views.
About Food and Wine in Glebe
Visit the beautifully restored heritage-listed Tramsheds Harold Park. This former bustling tramway depot, built in 1904, is now replenished with natural light and home to a superb range of provedores, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Inside this vibrant hub you will find the inspired restaurant and charcuterie Butcher & The Farmer, fresh seafood at Fish & Co, Brazilian tapas at Bodega 1904, the gelato kings of Gelato Messina, and much more. And don’t miss the restored Sydney tram inside.
The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, situated oppositie Anzac Bridge on the shore of the beautiful Blackwattle Bay, offers an upmarket menu of fresh seafood dishes along with fantastic views and ambience (try the Golden Snapper Pie).
On Glebe Point Road, indulge in delicious Spanish food and an extensive wine list at Despana, sumptuous lebanese banquets at the lively Almustafa and up-to-the-minute middle eastern share plates and drinks at Thievery.
Glebe has some fantastic small bars, tucked away but full of character. Visit Different Drummer for cocktails and tapas, Mr Falcon’s for relaxed music and ambience or The Little Guy for an intimate and friendly bar experience.
The Nag’s Head is a traditional English pub where you can enjoy a steak and pint in the bistro. The Toxteth features a fine mix of modern fare with old school touches and beer garden, while the famous Friend in Hand is a classic Aussie pub, with colourful memorabilia throughout. It has a bistro and hosts events upstairs, including the popular poetry nights.
Local diner-style cafe Badde Manors is the go-to for everything from eggs on toast to a slice of their killer baked ricotta cheesecake. They’re open for all three meals of the day (and snacks in between), and everything they serve is vegetarian. Clipper Cafe is another great cafe option, with simple breakfast, great salad and well-made coffee.
For bread and traditional French pastries and cakes, visit La Banette where you will find decadent eclairs, danishes and petit fours.
The Astor Espresso is a great little cafe and a local favourite. Found in one of Glebe's classic Art Deco buildings, next to the former Astor cinema, this relaxed venue serves all-day breakfast specials, such as haloumi stacked with poached eggs, as well as burgers, soups and sandwiches.