Sydney City Guide

Welcome to our Sydney City Guide. Our headquarters might be in Melbourne, but we don’t buy into the whole Sydney/Melbourne rivalry. Both cities are fantastic. We travel to Sydney several times a year and always love visiting and catching up with friends. The weather is great, there’s loads of great eateries and bars, and of course there’s the beautiful beaches. Whether it’s the creative vibrancy of Newtown, the breweries of Marrickville, or the always breathtaking views while walking along Sydney harbour, a trip to this city never disappoints.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know a local in every city you visited? A person who knows all the best places to eat and drink in town, the city’s hidden gems, and those off the beaten path things to do? Well that’s what we’re here for. We’ve done all the hard work for you, to help you dive right into exploring the world’s best cities like a local.


The Pastry Project, Rosebury

SYDNEY | The Pastry Project is a boutique dessert shop in Rosebury. It's owned and operated by chef Tiffany Jones, who has honed her...

All Purpose (A.P) Bakery, Surry Hills

SYDNEY | All Purpose (A.P) Bakery isn't the easiest place to find, but it's worth seeking out for some of the tastiest baked treats...

Brazilian Flame, Zetland

SYDNEY | Brazilian Flame is a small spot on Botany Road in Zetland, inspired by the traditional of Brazilian barbecue culture. Good food and...

Hong Ha Bakery, Mascot

SYDNEY | Hong Ha Bakery is considered one of the best spots for a banh mi in Sydney, and when you bite into one...

Saint Peter, Paddington

SYDNEY | Saint Peter was unlike anything else when owner/chef Josh Niland opened his Paddington restaurant in 2016. Five years later, it's still in...


Brix Distillers, Surry Hills

SYDNEY | Brix Distillers is an independent Australian rum producer by owners Damien Barrow, James Christopher and Siddharth Soin, who turned what started as...

Old Mate’s Place, Sydney CBD

SYDNEY | Old Mate's Place is a hidden small bar in Sydney's CBD that rewards those who find it with some of the best...

Philter Brewing, Marrickville

SYDNEY | Philter Brewing burst into the craft beer scene in 2017, when their debut XPA won Champion Pale Ale at the 2017 Craft...

Small Batch by Batch Brewing Co., Petersham

SYDNEY | Small Batch by Batch Brewing Co. is the second brewery and taproom from Marrickville's Batch Brewing Co. It opened in 2019 at...

Hopsters Cooperative Brewery, Enmore

SYDNEY | Hopsters Cooperative Brewery in Enmore is Australia's first member's owned craft brewery. It was founded by craft beer lover Marco Vargas in...


Exploring The Rocks, Sydney’s Historic Neighbourhood

SYDNEY | The Rocks is a historic neighbourhood located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, directly next to the city's CBD. It's where...

Sydney’s Bondi To Coogee Walk, An Urban Coastal Delight

SYDNEY | As arguably Australia's most famous beach, Bondi Beach needs little introduction. What visitors to Sydney may be less aware of though, is...

Walking Up The Sydney Harbour Bridge

SYDNEY | The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most recognisable icons. The heritage-listed steel through arch bridge opened in 1932 and is...


Want to travel like a local? Our city guides are designed to give you the inside word on where to eat, drink, shop, and explore in some of the world’s most vibrant cities.