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.
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.
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.
Eathouse Diner
The Eathouse is a casual diner that attracts a regular roster of cool kids through its doors come feeding-time.
Olio
Light mediteranean bites and some of the best coffee in Sydney - including some rare blends, such as the ultra-exclusive kop luwak coffee.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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