Newtown's Vargabar delivers on all three fronts: a good cup of coffee, organic café fare and warm friendly service that makes you feel like you have been a regular for years. Eclectic student typ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/vargabar-espresso
Newtown Food and Wine
Eating out in Newtown
Got a few hours to spare on this bohemian inner west strip? Sip a bowl latte and watch the world go by, enjoy a cocktail at a funky bar or flip a coin over where to go for dinner, and you'll scratch the surface of one of Sydney's greatest eat streets.
Drink and dine on King Street
Cocktails, cafes, a crazy array of restaurants and an unapologetic 'anything goes' vibe; Newtown's food and wine scene is one of the city's best.
But whether you congregate with the coffee lovers on cushioned window seats in the Vargabar or join the crowds at Campos, make time for Australia Street, home to breezy Barmuda and famous patisserie Black Star.
Try a short black and a raspberry creme brulee at Black Star and you could turn a good day into a great one.
If small bars are your thing, start with too-cool-for-school Bloodwood, where cocktails and polenta chips are mandatory. Or, bag a retro couch at Madame Fling Flongs, a teeny seat at cute-as-a-button Corridor, a tall stool at Enmore Road's Ra Bar, or a 50s sofa at Mad Men-style lounge bar Green Room.
Newtown's main drag and leafy backstreets boast great beer gardens, too. While away a Sunday arvo with a jug of beer and a chunky schnitzel at the Courthouse, soak up the Moroccan vibe of the Zanzibar rooftop or find a spot on the open-air decks at the Balinese-inspired Bank Hotel. There's decent food, wine and beer at the iconic Carlisle Castle or head to the Coopers Arms' airy indoor/outdoor bistro. Also, check out The Marlborough's outdoor beer garden and upstairs veranda, perfect for people watching.
Hungry? Prepare for a bout of indecision – there are over 140 restaurants and all kinds of cuisines along King Street. Izote does a mean Mexican, Iiza boasts some of the best Japanese food this side of the city and for Lebanese, don't go past Al-Aseel or Emma's on Liberty. For great cheap eats, you could slurp a spicy soup at Pho, enjoy pork and chive dumplings at Dumpling King, or a Chicken Guerrero taco at Guzman Y Gomez.
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Brickfields is an Eastern European-inspired bakery-cum-café, located on Cleveland Street in Chippendale. Brickfields is best known for the rustic bread it bakes from scratch, as well as the sandw...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/brickfields
Situated at the quieter end of King Street in Newtown, Graze on King is a cool, casual eatery serving up a medley of modern Australian share plates. An all day breakfast can be enjoyed on weekends or...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/graze-on-king
Runcible Spoon is a humble cafe tucked away under the old Weston biscuit factory in Camperdown. Golden Cobra coffee is the blend of choice, extracted to perfection by charming baristas and best enjoye...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/camperdown/restaurant/runcible-spoon
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Newtown's Le Kilimanjaro is easily recognisable due to the large mural of the African continent on the wall outside. Inside the restaurant you'll find a casual, friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy a...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/le-kilimanjaro
Starting from a small shop in the backstreets of Newtown, Campos has established itself as one of Australia's most trusted coffee brands. Still operating out of a small shop in Newtown, Campos has a l...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/newtown/restaurant/campos-coffee
Frasers Broadway, a luxury hotel, is set to open in Chippendale on the sites of the former Carlton United Brewery Administration Building and the Clare Hotel. The hotel will feature 62 rooms and three...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/kensington-street-social
The Rose Hotel in Chippendale boasts faded colonial elegance funked up with inner city grunge and a pizza menu to drink up to. An ideal spot for Sunday cheeky ones; just grab a $10 jug of beer, some c...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/chippendale/restaurant/the-rose-hotel