Harry’s Café de Wheels
One of the most beloved cafés, a visit to this wharfside eatery is a must because if eating a pie is a religious experience, then Harry’s is the Vatican. Scoffing down a ‘tiger’ meat pie piled with mushy peas, creamy mash and neon-stewed gravy is not only a religion to most Sydneysiders, it’s more Australian than kangaroos, koalas and Vegemite combined. Michael Hannah’s old cart sits alongside the wharf, and has sold pies since the 1930s when the city council insisted that mobile food caravans move a minimum of 12 inches a day. From selling pies to wharfies and sailors, the celebrities who have visited over the past 70-odd years reads like a red carpet who’s-who list, and the walls of the caravan are plastered with their photos to prove it. From Elton John and Frank Sinatra to Brook Shields and Anthony Bourdain – they’ve all eaten a pie here, and so should you. Don’t deny yourself the unadulterated pleasure of sitting wharfside after a night out in the city, listening to the seagulls and chowing down a Tiger. It’s a must.