Archie Rose, Three Blue Ducks and the HQ of Messina are all well-known locations attracting more visitors just south of Sydney City. But take a step to the side from Rosebery and you’ll find a less disturbed part in Mascot with up and coming dining options.
This change is being brought about by the rise of new developments in and around Mascot Train Station attracting new and younger faces. Local stores and restaurants are now catching up to accommodate these new and growing residents. Take La Bufala for example, ask me 10 years ago and the last place I would have recommended a decent Italian restaurant would have been Mascot. Now, having visited the restaurant, I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a delightful and generously proportioned Calzoni alongside perfectly cooked gnocchi and an array of woodfired pizza.
Blend this with more aged locations like Hong Ha Bakery (yes, add the chilli) and you’re presented with a menu of options to feed your appetite.
Living in Mascot is now extremely convenient. With a central train line that passes through its core, Mascot is only two to three stops away from the Sydney CBD. Residential spaces are modern and recently developed with your necessities now covered by a new Woolworths and Bunnings in town.
- Convenience and highly accessible
- Room to flourish to meet local demand
Mascot is now filled with more students and young professionals making it much safer location than it was historically.
If you find yourself under a flight path then it can be quite loud, something to consider and investigate if you plan on settling in but it won’t be much of a bother if you’re simply visiting.
If you’re grabbing a Vietnamese pork roll at Hong Ha Bakery; add the chilli!
Snapshot of Features
Cafes and Tidbits
- Hong Ha Bakery
- Belle & Billy Café
- Coward Corner
- Kibuna Japanese Noodles
- La Bufala
- Grk SOUVLAKI
- Ichiro’s Sushi Bar
Not quite the location for your night out at a bar yet.
Sites and Activities
Mascot is currently limited in terms of activities.
Rising new apartment developments around Mascot Train Station are dwarfing some of the aged houses across the broader suburb. Mascot remains relatively affordable for an inner Sydney City suburb with new amenities.
As at the time of writing this, the average rent for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit / apartment is $750. It’s a bit more difficult to find a rentable 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom house with most houses being larger and family and owner-occupied.