Establishment neighborhood
Camilla and Marc
217 Glenmore Rd., Five Ways, Paddington
Camilla and Marc is an Australian family endeavor that has been super successful. There are nine boutiques across Australia, but the location at Paddington Intersection (a strip of Aussie boutiques, plus a few local galleries) is our favorite. The siblings produce collections that are a little more structured and formal than what you'll see from other Aussie designers—these are not pieces to be worn at the beach, but the quality more than justifies the cost.
Saint Peter
362 Oxford St., Paddington
At Saint Peter, there is a whole room dedicated to dry-aging fish. You might find mackerel or albacore hanging until its flavor has intensified to the satisfaction of chef Josh Niland. Niland applies the nose-to-tail approach typical for meat to all the fish he serves: Nothing goes to waste. A meal might include a round of local oysters, rock flathead (similar to a small cod) with barbecued corn and sorrel butter, and a simple lemon tart for dessert.
Funkis Köket
202 Oxford St., Paddington
Half boutique, half brunch spot, Funkis Köket (“köket” means cuisine in Swedish) has that signature pared-back, clean but warm Scandinavian aesthetic a million other cafés try to copy. A small ledge down the back holds an array of baked goods that get us out of bed in the morning, jet lag be damned: warm, gently spiced cardamom bullar, cream buns, and, instead of acai bowls and avocado toast, open-face rye sandwiches with smoked salmon and crème fraîche.