Ever wondered what to do in Surry Hills? It’s known for being one of the hippest suburbs in Sydney, but it helps to have a little guidance. We’ve put together a loose guide for you to get the most out of the area, even if you only spend the one day there.
Start your day off right with some specialty coffee and absurdly good food. We recommend you check out Paramount Coffee Project. PCP was named Cafe of the year in 2017, and it’s easy to see why. Their dedication to every part of the coffee process is proudly on display, and the menu features inventive brunch dishes with an Asian twist.
Now that you’re fed and caffeinated, explore the vintage goods on offer up and down Crown St. Surry Hills has among the best vintage shops in Sydney full of lovingly curated clothing from the last 50-odd years.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Single O to find options to keep everyone happy. If you’re feeling something healthy, the Mothership Bowl will nourish you. If you’re after something a little more indulgent, their Briske Roll with coffee-spiced brisket and wasabi mayo will hit the spot. They stop serving food at 2:30 and close at 3, so if you’d like to eat a little later, grab a hearty sandwich at vegan deli Shift Eatery, or check out Toko or Mille Vini for incredible Japanese or Italian respectively.
Let your lunch settle as you take a relaxed stroll around one (or two) of the boutique galleries scattered around the area. White Rabbit Gallery features provocative contemporary art across their 4 levels - the building used to be a Rolls-Royce Showroom, if you want something more traditional, check out the Brett Whitely Studio to see where the famous artist both lived and worked in his lifetime.
Wind down your day at the Carrington Hotel with a beer or wine. They’re pet-friendly and even have a doggie menu, so it’s a great place to hang out with your pet, enjoy the evening air, and people (or pet) watch.
- Liv Steigrad for Ruby’s Residences.
Liv- Tender L Creative and Deb - a long term resident of Sydney.