60-64 Reservoir St., Surry Hills
Surry Hills is a neighborhood with a strong coffee game. We would recommend spending at least two mornings in this area, engaging in the café equivalent of barhopping. Start your hop at Single O. The café is as dogmatic about its single-origin brews as it is about the quality of its inventive breakfast bowls. Open since 2003, Single O has expanded with two other locations in the city (in the CBD and Carriageworks districts), but we're fond of the original. Not least because the roastery is next door, guaranteeing those beans are fresh—but also because it’s opened a specialty brew bar next door for even more-fastidiously prepared coffee, ideally drunk sitting on the curb outside with the rest of Surry Hills’ bright young early risers. Image courtesy of Tom Ferguson.
Oxford St., Paddington
The Intersection in Sydney’s Paddington neighborhood gathers the A-list of retailers on one pretty block. But this is no mall.
1/85 Dunning Ave., Rosebery
Like Copenhagen or Milan, Sydney is one of those cities where you’ll want to allocate time to visit the many, many design stores.
52 Harris St., Pyrmont
Bar Clementine is the wine bar you wish you lived above, or beside, or around the corner from.
The Architect’s Bookshop
499 Crown St., Surry Hills
Spending a quiet hour browsing the shelves in a bookstore you've happened upon far from home is one of life's little pleasures.
2-16 Glenmore Rd., Paddington
There is perhaps no other brand as synonymous with Aussie style as Zimmermann.
Love, Tilly Devine
91 Crown Ln., Darlinghurst
You will hear Love, Tilly Devine before you see it. The clamor that spills out of the obscenely popular, tightly packed hole-in-the-wall wine bar has its own particular, jubilant ring.
547 Bourke St., Surry Hills
Artificer leaves an impression, even on our most discerning coffee-obsessed friends who could not stop talking about the café after a recent trip Down Under
Celcius Coffee Co.
Commuter Wharf, Holbrook Ave., Kirribilli
There is no prettier spot for a coffee in Sydney than Celsius. Perched on the edge of Kirribilli Wharf, the café is more of a fisherman's shack, floating on stilts above the water, reachable by ferry.
5 Bridge Ln., CBD
The Establishment caters to the visitor who wants to be in the center of the action, who appreciates a lively ambiance, and one who is eager to knock elbows with some fun-loving locals.
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