On bustling Redfern Street, Social Laneway Espresso is a cosy cafe with wooden industrial furnishings, ramshackle features, caged lights and a chilled vibe. Swing past in the morning for a coffee or t...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/social-laneway-espresso
Redfern and Waterloo Food and wine
Eating out in Redfern and Waterloo
From superfoods to slow produce, wine bars to Latin-inspired diners, you can't go wrong taking your tummy to Redfern and Waterloo. Whether you're heading there for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there's really something to suit everyone's tastes in this eclectic food and wine precinct.
Cafes, bars and bistros
There's no shortage of inspired food and wine options in Redfern and Waterloo, whether you're seeking a hearty breakfast, a long lunch or a romantic dinner.
Sydneysiders with an appetite for Latin fare should stick a fork in the soul food at Nourishing Quarter on Cleveland; the eclectic South American-inspired offerings at the cosy Eathouse Diner, or the traditional and Latin menu at The Fern on Pitt Street, which also has a good tequila list. On Redfern Street, café-tapas bar Tapeo has an unusual Spanish-Moroccan menu; nearby small bars, The Dock and Dryland Bar & Diner, are worth a visit, too.
If you're in Danks Street, cross your fingers and hope for a table at popular Cafe Sopra, run by provodore Fratelli Fresh, or head to Danks Street Depot, which prides itself on sustainable, ethical and delicious fare. The blink-and-you-miss-it Strangers With Candy, on the corner of Kepos and Phillip streets in East Redfern is also worth a visit, especially for the steamed prawn wontons with woodgrass mushrooms in a lemongrass broth.
For a casual session, head to one of Redfern and Waterloo's watering holes. Beer has been quaffed at Redfern's Woolpack Hotel since 1885, but the pub- grub's decidedly modern, with menu highlights such as The Sanga, The Schnitty and The Parmi. In Waterloo, don't miss the Duke of Wellington Pub or the amazing vino and tapas menu at Societe Food and Wine Bar, with its chic glass room and live music.
Love unfussy food that makes the most of fresh, seasonal produce? If you're near Carriageworks on Wilson Street, pop in for lunch, dinner or drinks at John and Peter Canteen, a crisp white space with a rustic industrial charm.
Arcadia Liquors is one of Redfern's favourite small bars with its reasonably-priced drinks (for the city, anyway), thrift shop artwork and tongue-in-cheek humour. Now, the brains behind this local wat...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/redfern-continental
Cafe Ish owners Josh and Ai Nicholls have shut shop in Surry Hills and landed in Redfern with their new concept cafe – an old-style milk bar. All the trimmings are here - classic arcade game mac...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/milk-bar-by-cafe-ish
Moon Park is doing Korean a little fancy. With former head chef of Claude's Ben Sears and his partner Eun Hee Ann (also coming from Claude's) heading up the kitchen, you know you are in for a treat. L...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/moon-park
Sydney's freshest dining experience is so unique the folks at Studio NEON have sent it underground. The inspiring industrial space holds five-course dinners on 10-metre-long communal tables which is a...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/waterloo/restaurant/studio-neon
Photos of the English monarchy adorn the walls, while health food cookbooks and vintage teapots fill the surrounding shelves. It's not your average South American/Asian fare, Nourishing Quarter caters...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/nourishing-quarter
With Redfern train station just a short walk away, The Dock is a grounded, unstuffy drinking locale with a hard-edged decor and a rockabilly vibe. Fitted out with exposed brick walls, worn leather sof...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/the-dock
There is something divine in the pilgrimage for the perfect Sunday morning café. You know you have found enlightenment at Baffi & Mo when the blessed sourdough bread is licked with house-made...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/sydney/redfern/restaurant/baffi-and-mo