It may be halfway through the year but Sydney is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to new eateries. We hate to break it to you but this month calls for nothing but stretchy pants and dedication to crossing all these bad boys off your foodie list (we know that won’t be hard).
Yep this is one glorious puzzle of bakeries, diners, pizza joints, seafood eateries, food trucks, wine bars and brunch gems. We’re pretty certain the only missing piece is—you.
Get to it Sydney, here are the best new openings this July!
Look, when one of the masterminds behind one of Tasmania’s best bakeries (Sweet Envy) opens up shop in Sydney, it would be rude not to swing by. And we’ll have you know, it’ll be one of the most memorable and delicious foodie stops of your life. Because when chicken gumbo pies, lamb sausage rolls and the stand out/forever famous pecan sticky buns (topped with almond cream and salted caramel) are on the menu, let’s just say you’re in for a real treat. Plus, Drury has moved upstairs into Brewtown’s spare space… #bakerybesties.
Four things Sydney: coffee, food, booze, and mates. Sneaky Possum brings all of these bad boys together in one perfect little neighbourhood gem. So what is this seriously magical place? Well… A bit of everything. You’ll find restaurant feeds, a cafe menu, booze on the wall and even a novelty ping-pong machine. Naturally.
You can’t deny that one of the finer things in life is all food that contains dough. And now, feeding your carb-craving bellies is Joe Dough. Sydney, meet your new resident dough diner. That means burgers; doughnuts and cookie dough all make one heck of a delicious appearance. And you read that correctly. They literally serve up scoops of cookie dough.
There’s no messing around at Rocker. It’s good food; good vibes and we guarantee this joint will be nothing less of a good time. You’ll find house-made pasta, oysters, clams, cured meats, wine and one helluva negroni featuring rosemary infused rose vermouth, Tanqueray Gin and a splash of herbaceous Campari. We’re done.
212 Blu Newtown
It’s time to hit up Australia Street for one helluva a feed. You’ll be happy to know 212 Blu brings the best of both worlds, say hello to your newest cafe and wine bar. Talk about convenience. Brunch time calls for pretty much an all-star line-up of the greatest comfort foods ever so expect to find the sausage and egg McMuffin stacked with swiss cheese and hillbilly sauce. And at night, meatballs served with bread and all the cheese ever. Plus, they’re even churning out speciality coffee (including pour over and cold drip) alongside one hella impressive booze list.
Happy As Larry
Because there’s no such thing as too many Italian eateries. Happy As Larry is the latest CBD addition and yes, if that name sounds even remotely familiar, it’s because old mate Harry is the latest Godsend pizza truck that has been filling up Sydney bellies. And the best part? These legends have teamed up with our delicious friends at Flower Child, to bring speck and pineapple pizza with pino’s smoked speck, ricotta, fior di late rosemary, jalapenos and fresh mint and all your brunch favourites together on the one menu.
We don’t want to alarm anyone but Sydney; you have a new wine bar. And yes, it’s everything you want it to be more and more. Tucked away in a dark terrace specked with greenery—but there’s a catch. Black Bottle has no menu. Instead, it’s a pick and choose type of affair (which is totally fine by us) because that means selecting prawns and scallops and having them BBQ’d right there and then. There’s also a heap of cured meats, cheeses, pickled feeds and of course, what we’re all really here for, wine, wine, and yep, even more wine.
Dirty Bird Food Truck
Hallelujah, a fried chicken haven is finally driving around these parts. And these guys sure know how to serve up some of the tastiest battered chicken breast around (save the whole #healthyliving for next year guys) and you’ll be happy to know it’s been rolled in rice bubbles. And bloody hell, it’s friggin’ amazing.
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Image credit: Rocker & Joe Dough | Caitlin Hicks, Happy As Larry,