Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Edition Coffee Roasters
A chic cafe in Darlinghurst, Edition Coffee Roasters offers well-sourced and expertly brewed coffee alongside a food menu of Scandinavian-Japanese dishes.
Black Star Pastry
Black Star Pastry is a much-loved patisserie and restaurant in Sydney’s Newtown area, with another delicious outpost in Rosebery.
Bodega
Le Monde
The flow of coffee is so fast and furious, sweaty-browed baristas can scarcely glance up at the chic slew of locals lining up at the counter, which is a good sign for serious coffee-lovers.
Danks Street Depot
A warehouse-style café with a fresh, seasonal menu, Danks Street Depot is so hip it hurts.
Bills Darlinghurst
As the Darlinghurst outpost of celebrity chef Bill Granger's chain of cafés, diners can expect breakfasts with a bang.
Bondi FM
Turn down an alley and follow the yellow-and-white thongs stencilled onto the ground to find this ultra laid-back café/bar belonging to Bondi 88.0 FM - the local community radio station.
Tea Parlour
Bring out your genteel side at this quirky streetside sitting room, which has been inventively appointed by owner Amelia with thrift-store finds.
Four Ate Five
Quirky and casual, this is a great little café fronting the hubbub of hip Crown Street, attracting a steady stream of fashionable young locals with their signature Macbook or skateboard tucked under their arms.
Jackies
Don your finest threads and your darkest Prada sunglasses because this is where the fashion set do lunch.
Chargrill Charlie’s
Don't be fooled into thinking this is some ordinary John Doe chicken shop. Chargrill Charlies is an institution.
Eathouse Diner
The Eathouse is a casual diner that attracts a regular roster of cool kids through its doors come feeding-time.
The Boathouse
A casual breakfast, lunch and drop-in café and provedore, The Boathouse is one of the northern beaches' most idyllic spots.
Olio
Light mediteranean bites and some of the best coffee in Sydney - including some rare blends, such as the ultra-exclusive kop luwak coffee.
Shortlist
Tucked in a street-front terrace in an eclectic inner-city suburb surrounded by converted warehouse apartments and hidden art galleries, The Shortlist attracts an alternative clientele and the vibe is ultra-relaxed.
Forbes & Burton
Effortlessly hip, casual and proudly eco, Forbes & Burton is set in a beautiful corner heritage building with sandstone walls and hardwood floors, low benches along the window and a few outdoor tables.
Porch & Parlour
Part-shop, part-café, Porch & Parlour Bondi attracts trendy-wendies and bright young things looking for both retail and breakfast fixes.
Gusto
A special cinematic experience - plush chairs and waiter-delivered gourmet food.
Little Ethels
You could never accuse Little Ethels of lacking in character, with eclectic interiors that would put an Alice in Wonderland set in the shade.
Flat White
In the well-to-do suburb of Woollahra, directly opposite the charming Lord Dudley pub, this unassuming little café does a roaring neighbourhood trade.
Bottega del Vino
If you want cheese, wine, cured meats, or perhaps all of the above, then this glamorous little place is a one-stop shop.
Beach Burrito
Casual, brightly-coloured and ultra laid-back, sandy feet are almost expected at this cheap and cheerful Mexican snack house.
Black Star
Whether it's sweet treats or savoury stuff you're after, you're guaranteed that pretty much anything at Black Star comes loaded with calories. So worth it, though.
Poolside Café
Overlooking the eight-lane, 50-metre Andrew Boy Charlton swimming pool and Woolloomooloo Bay, the ABC café has floor-to-ceiling views from the sparkling harbour to the Domain gardens.
Harry’s Café de Wheels
If eating a pie is a religious experience, then Harry's is the Vatican; it's no wonder a slew of celebrities have chowed down here.
Café Sopra
Always abuzz, Café Sopra is the third Sydney café opened by the famous Italian greengrocer and provedore Fratelli Fresh, and it's the best.
Café Giulia
With its warehouses, urban gardens and fiercely proud city-dwellers, Chippendale is one of Sydney's coolest burgeoning inner-city suburbs, and Café Giula fits in well.
Café 1812
In 1812, Solomon Berkelouw opened his first family bookshop in Rotterdam, Holland, and now, six generations later, 1812 is back – in the form of Café 1812. 

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