Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Sydney

Latteria
Latteria has one of the best people-watching perches on buzzy Victoria Street, which links the eclectic suburb of Darlinghurst with its naughty Kings Cross sibling.
Gertrude and Alice
Bookish types, hippies, lesbian couples and layabouts all love this beachside bookshop café, which has perfected its chill-out-you're-in-Bondi vibe.
Bills Darlinghurst
As the Darlinghurst outpost of celebrity chef Bill Granger's chain of cafés, diners can expect breakfasts with a bang.
Ripples
Weekend breakfasts are Ripples signature, with views out over the harbour, but the lunches and dinners are pretty damn good, too.
Burnt Orange
Few Sydneysiders know about this little oasis, because it's tucked away in a secluded, harbourfront headland reserve.
Bertoni Casalinga
Run by brothers Alberto and Antonio (Bert and Tony), Bertoni is a tiny hole-in-the-wall café that sits astride the bustling Darling Street.
Le Renaissance
This charming French patisserie has been serving Sydney's most exquisite macaron and croissants to discerning city folk for more than three decades.
Little Marionette
Roasting its brilliant beans on-site, Little Marionette's reputation has spread far and wide - and quite rightly so.
Bronte Road Bistro
A cosy bistro with light, tasty meals whipped up by ex-Tesuya's chef Dave Pegrum.
Bar Coluzzi
Arguably Sydney's first coffee joint, Bar Coluzzi still serves some of the best roasts in the city; a colourful crowd of coffee-lovers adds to its character.
Tropicana Caffe
An institution in Sydney, Tropicana Caffe is at the core of the beating heart of Darlinghurst, where gays, straights, pimps and strippers come to read newspapers, drink coffee and preen in full view of passing Kings Cross traffic.
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.
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.
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 Hernandez
Spanish-born Joaquin Hernandez is an old-timer on Sydney's café scene - he's run this place since the 1970s and roasts his own coffee on-site.
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. 
Brasserie Bread Café
It might be in a part of Sydney few would explore, but Brasserie Bread has developed something of a cult following for its carb-tastic bakery goods - particularly the caramelised garlic bread.
Allpress Roastery Café
Coffee is more than a drink here, it's a way of life; expect the best roasts supported by a small menu of Italian sandwiches.

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