With plenty of Sydney events guaranteed to get you out of the house this month, August could be one of your most exciting months yet. Winter is an excuse to eat and drink 'til your heart's content, so get on out and discover fresh new venues such as The Coogee Pavilion or Barrel & Beast. If you're intent on staying home, why not work on your online shopping skills? Boutique online stores like Yenti will get you hooked!
Coogee Pavilion | Coogee
Coogee, one of Sydney's most iconic beaches, can now be enjoyed in the winter as well as summer. The Coogee Pavilion brings a fresh new restaurant to Coogee's shore. Boasting a large menu that is sure to excite you, the Coogee Pavilion appeals to a wide range of taste buds and budgets. The restaurant is gorgeous and the magnificent beach views make it the perfect place to settle in and enjoy the food. After your meal, a games arena complete with Petanque, giant magnetic scrabble, ping pong, and an in-house theatrette is sure to keep you entertained on a cold winter's night.
Yenti | Online
A boutique online store selling gorgeous homewares, Yenti Home and Designs is a collective of designers and manufacturers that treat their customers like collectors. Yenti use an exclusive in-house printing process that allows you to see their artists' brush strokes so that customers feel like they are collecting a piece of art.
The Incinerator | Willoughby
The Incinerator is a cafe located inside the ground floor of the 1930's Walter Burley Griffin-designed Willoughby Incinerator, hence the name and its unique interior design and ambience. The philosophy? Seasonal and sustainable food. The menu is made from the freshest produce available and the staff are big on friendliness. The café boasts a stunning open kitchen with a deliciously warm wood-fired oven. Some favourites from the menu include a delicious blend of tapioca, coconut yoghurt, strawberries, lychees, and chia seeds for brekky, or try out the Wood-roasted barramundi for a hearty lunch.
Handcraft Specialty Coffee | Newtown
Handcraft Specialty Coffee is a Sydney café that takes its coffee very seriously. Owner, John Lee loves a good dose of St. Ali's Sensory Lab Steadfast blend for milk-based coffees. Lee likes to mix it up, and hand-picks a different blend for each week. On a warmer winter's day, the milkshakes are also a must—their Belgian chocolate, Madagascan vanilla, or pecan and salted caramel are all to die for!
Barrel And Beast | Surry Hills
Well, they said it themselves, they serve booze from the barrel and roast whole animals. Building upon the success of their Pyrmont location, Barrel And Beast have recently opened up shop in the lively Surry Hills. Whole animals are served as part of their set menu (as well as a range of delicious snacks) and they have an excellent bar to complement.
Penfolds Re-corking Clinics | CBD
From Tuesday 19 August to Thursday 21 August, the Penfolds winemaking team will be hosting complimentary wine 'health checks' at the Shangri-La Hotel. Have your precious bottles of Penfolds wine (if they're 15 years or older) assessed by experts to keep you cheers-ing for years to come! Bookings are essential, so head over to Penfolds to register.
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Image credit: Coogee Pavilion