Every city has its hipster haven. In L.A., it’s Silverlake. In New York, it’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And in Sydney, it’s … well, Newtown. Just a 10-minute train ride from the CBD, Newtown is the home of artists, musicians, locally-brewed beer, and some of the city’s best vegan restaurants. Although housing prices have gone up in Newtown over recent years, it still retains much of its bohemian charm. Murals abound, and dogs run off-leash in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.
You won’t see many corporate types here. Newtown is where you go if you want to see a movie, visit an independent bookstore, or attend a yoga class. Newtown is best savored slowly: eat a late brunch, grab a drink during happy hour, have a leisurely dinner, and follow it up with some Turkish ice cream or vegan gelato. Newtown feels like a world apart from Sydney’s usual vibe - you might start to think you’re in Melbourne!
- One of Sydney’s most vibrant dining districts, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.
- Incredibly walkable, with theatres, bookstores, cafes, and bars all within a 5 or 10 minute stroll.
- Spend an afternoon getting some sun and listening to the guitars in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.
- Hop on the free wi-fi at Rising Sun workshop, where you can drink coffee and eat ramen while you get your motorbike repaired downstairs.
- King Street is a busy traffic corridor and your morning coffee might be interrupted by a few honking horns and engine brakes.
- Newtown draws a mix of eclectic characters, so the area around Newtown Station can be a bit sketchy at night.
- Stop for dinner at Lentil As Anything, a “pay-what-you-feel” restaurant that hosts open mics, yoga workshops, and other community events.
- Visit Young Henry’s for a daytime drink - this local brewery closes at 7pm, so stop by early to see what’s on tap.
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Cafes and Tidbits
- Grumpy Baker - grab coffee and a muffin at this sidewalk cafe and watch the early morning traffic go by.
- Campos Coffee is a no-nonsense coffee bar with nitro cold brew on tap.
- Rising Sun is a working motorcycle shop that also happens to serve incredible coffee and ramen.
- Dr. Earth is your go-to spot for healthy, natural groceries.
- Soul Burger has vegan takes on your favorite burgers, including pulled pork, fried chicken, and battered fish.
- Stop by Sliced Detroit Pizza for a personal-size pizza slice.
- Or Newtown Pies for a savory pie with a side of mushy peas.
- Don’t miss the Turkish ice cream at Hakiki for dessert.
- Or the vegan ice cream at Gelato Blue!
- Blossoming Lotus is known for its vegan pho, complete with mock duck and faux chicken.
- Lentil As Anything is the hippie hangout, with pay-what-you-can vegetarian fare served at communal tables.
- Gigi’s draws hungry diners with its plant-based wood-fired pizza.
- The Stinking Bishops specialises in meat and cheese plates.
- Oscillate Wildly is Newtown’s take on fine French cuisine.
- And Bloodwood is where you go for modern Australian dining.
- Mary’s is an artsy bar known for its American burgers and fries.
- Earl’s Juke Joint is a New Orleans-style saloon.
- Stop by the Marlborough Hotel for classic pub fare.
- Check out the Midnight Special for cocktails and live music.
- And don’t miss Holey Moley, a bar that’s also a mini-golf course!
Sites and Activities
- Dendy Cinemas is Sydney’s premier independent movie theatre, with discount tickets on Mondays.
- Opened in 1910, the Enmore Theater draws lines for its live music and stand-up comedy.
- Better Read Than Dead is an independent bookstore great for browsing on a hot day.
- CoWork Newtown is your friendly neighborhood office space for those days when you just don’t want to work from home.
Newtown has long been popular with artists and students, but rising prices have led to a shift toward young families and working professionals. Over 90% of units are flats and semi-detached houses, and several hostels cater to backpackers and tourists. Newtown is also known for its LGBTQ population, though its historic gay bars have now closed.
As at the time of writing this average rent for a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house or terrace is $780 and $650 for a unit.
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