Hipster neat or artist chic? The latter is the best way to define one of Sydney’s hot spots – it’s inner city, cool and quirky and boasts some of the best boutique bars and eateries in this sensational city. Have you guessed where I’m talking about? Click ‘read more’ and proceed for further information.Surry Hills, known for being a hub for artists and brimming with talent from all facets including; the arts, fashion, food and more, this area has it all and I’m going to tell you why.
For brekkie, brunch or a spot of lunch you can’t go past Bangbang Cafe – the coffee’s divine, the service is fine and the food is sublime! Enough said? I used to work near this café and the guys there are so lovely and warm I actually looked forward to my morning coffee run for something other than just a caffeine fix. They had my order down pact, would give me the occasional freshly baked treat and were environmentally friendly. Yep, they’d fill up my own carry cup as opposed to giving me a generic takeaway. Apart from the service, the food is heavenly, particularly the sandwiches which are massively supreme in size and taste! The pulled pork treat is mouth-watering and had me booking in for lunch on a regular basis. Yes, my taste buds were happy but perhaps not my waistline.
For dinner you say, let’s go a little mad with Mad Pizza, there’s one in Bondi, Newtown, Potts Point and Darlinghurst but the Surry Hills joint is conveniently located on Crown Street, has a cool vibe (for a chain restaurant) and the pizzas are reasonably priced and as good as any from Italy. I’m sure I’ve said this before but “you had me at prosciutto”, I can’t seem to go past it and include a glass (or bottle) of one of their tantalizing wines and you’re set for an enjoyable dinner whether it’s in a group setting or even something more romantic for two.
We scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream (I know I do). This is hands down my favourite food and before I left Queensland to move to Sydney I never thought I would find anything better then Massimo’s in Noosa but I did. I’m sorry Mr Massimo but Mr Messina is just the man for me. Gelato Messina you have won my heart and a customer for life. Keep doing what you’re doing! Warning: To indulge in such delights, one must be prepared to queue. I know it’s a tragedy but trust me, well worth it!
Finally, to indulge in some cheeky after-work drinks, a spot of gossip and some gourmet grub, one can’t go past, The Winery. The name says it all, right? A wonderful setting, that’s easily accessible from Crown St but not over populated it’s very easy to let an afternoon or a night float by while treating yourself to some foodie delights and a top notch place to socialise with friends. The Winery is also active in hosting markets, girls picnics, cheese nights and plenty more.
In the fashion stakes, anything goes in Surry Hills. For a daytime look I would probably go a little more hipster chic. Think cut off denim shorts, boots and a vintage band tee. However, for night I could not go past this adorable Co-ord number from Sportsgirl because a girl needs to be prepared for wherever the night may take her, particularly when venturing into Surry Hills.
There’s endless fun to be had in Surry Hills – why don’t you tell me some of yours!