Discover diverse flavours and great performances in Marrickville, an easy train or bus trip from the city centre. You’ll find a wealth of cuisines, restaurant and cafes in this inner Sydney neighbourhood. You can enjoy live music, cabaret and other shows at the Factory Theatre and the Camelot Lounge.
Stroll along Marrickville Road ‘eat street’ for multicultural delights, from classic Vietnamese to moreish Greek and Portuguese. Try fragrant pho ga (chicken noodle soup) at Yen for Viet and cheeses and other gourmet treats at Paesanella Food Emporium, which also has cafe and pizza bar.
Cafe culture is refined in Marrickville, a base for many Sydney roasters. Some of the best coffee in Sydney can be found here, such as Coffee Alchemy on Addison Road and Roastville Coffee on Victoria Road. For brunch, Cornersmith on Illawarra Road is another hero with their Mecca coffee.
You can explore flavoursome attractions on tours. Gourmet Safaris is a great way to experience Marrickville’s food scene or join Dave’s Brewery Tours for fabulous craft beer. There are classic pubs, hip small bars and even microbreweries such as the Batch Brewing co. in this vibrant neighbourhood.
One of the favourite places to drink and eat in Marrickville is the beautifully restored art deco Henson, a pub with a traditional front bar and a charming beer garden that includes a play area for the kids and pet dogs. The Henson serves craft beer and prides itself on its farm-to-plate philosophy.
Another popular attraction is Marrickville Market on Sunday, with stalls selling everything from organic fruit to handmade goods. Pick up some fresh produce at the Addison Road indoor and outdoor market and while you’re browsing, treat yourself to steamed dumplings and other snacks.