The Guide to a Day & Night in Newtown

Known for its bustling nightlife and eccentric flair, the quirky suburb of Newtown is home to some of Sydney’s best food and drink. These are our top picks for a mouth-watering day in our curious inner-west.

Breakfast at Rising Sun Workshop

1C Whateley St, Newtown

Part café part motorcycle workshop, Rising Sun is one of Sydney’s most unique eateries. Bright and spacious, the café is a perfect pit stop for their famous honey-soaked chai, or a full degustation of their Japanese-inspired menu. Whether you’re an avid biker or eager bruncher, it’s the only place to spend your mornings.

What to get: Breakfast Ramen

Lunch at Mary’s

6 Mary St, Newtown

Greeted with the sounds of punk rock music and a meaty, boozy smell reminiscent of every backyard barbeque ever, Mary’s is the secret hole-in-the-wall burger joint that transformed Sydney’s burger scene. It has all the elements of a good burger down pat- from the grass-fed beef patty to the cooked-to-perfection ‘trashcan’ bacon, you’d be crazy to miss one of Sydney’s best burgers.

What to get: Mary’s Burger

Dinner at Miss Peaches

201 Missenden Rd, Newtown

Leave your pie to cool on the windowsill and experience real southern hospitality at Miss Peaches Soul Food kitchen. This rockabilly style restaurant flaunts colourful, vintage lounges and a hardwood floor perfect for swing dancing. The menu offers retro favourites such as grits and gumbo, satisfying all your comfort food needs.

What to get: Cajun Okra Jambalaya

Dessert at Doughbox Diner

137 Enmore Road, Enmore

Crank that juke, Daddy-O. This 50’s style diner will satisfy your sugar cravings like nothing else. Served warm are their famous crepe cones with fix-ins such as Nutella, strawberries, marshmallows and whipped cream, sure to leave any sweet tooth satisfied.

What to get: Malt In My Mouth

Drinks at Earls Juke Joint

407 King St, Newtown

Operating under the guise of Betta Meats, a Newtown butchery that closed in 2013, is a sprightly hidden bar boasting luscious beers, wine and cocktails. The décor is inspired by New Orleans, featuring exposed bricks, dark furnishings, and lights dim enough to leave your inhibitions at home. What else are Saturdays for?

What to get: High Heeled Sneakers

// BONUS //

Nightcap at Jacoby’s

154 Enmore Road, Enmore

If you have a love of new bars, themes, and are happy to venture out a tad further for “one more round,” pop on over to this newly opened David Lynch-inspired Tiki bar in Enmore.

What to get: One of their tropical cocktails.

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Photos: Rising Sun, Mary’s Facebook, Doughbox Diner
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