The bohemian and 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 eateries as well as fine dining experiences with water views.
Eating and drinking in Glebe
If you haven't visited Glebe before, get acquainted through an intimate tour of its fantastic small bar scene. Visit Different Drummer for perfectly made cocktails, the laid-back Mr Falcon’s for live music, Timbah for specialty wine by the glass, or The Little Guy for moody ambience and indie-chic.
If traditional pubs are more your speed, don’t miss a steak and pint at local favourite The Nag’s Head on St Johns Road, a traditional English pub that’s a little bit sports mad and boasts live music and an excellent bistro. The newly upgraded The Toxteth pub delivers just the right mix of modern fare with some old school touches and courtyard. The Australian Youth Hotel is a classic, and beautifully restored Aussie pub, also with a lovely courtyard and an acclaimed restaurant. The popular Friend in Hand has impeccable pub food thanks to Darley Street Bistro. It also hosts comedy nights upstairs.
The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, situated oppositie Anzac Bridge on the shore of the beautiful Blackwattle Bay, meanwhile 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 always-buzzing Almustafa and up-to-the-minute middle eastern share plates and drinks at Thievery.
True to appearences, Glebe also does relaxed cafe ambience very well. 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.
Fantastic coffee can be found at Brewristas, with a singular focus on brewing methods from espresso to filter, and The Wedge Espresso, a narrow yet inviting space serving coffee from local roasters Sample as well as the Perth-based 5 senses. For bread and traditional French pastries and cakes, it’s hard to top La Banette, with its decadent eclairs, danishes and petit fours.