Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Three and a half months in Sydney didn't seem like nearly enough. However, while I was here I did discover some pretty sweet spots so I put together this list of my top few favourite places to eat, drink, shop and see! It was definitely hard to narrow down from my extensive list of the best brunches, hottest bars and most amazing sights. So if this list doesn't seem like enough feel free to ask for more!
Spend the whole morning exploring the Grounds of Alexandria and enjoy a scrumptious brekkie with their french press.
Take a beach break at Acai Brothers in Manly - the Lemon Meringue Bowl is my fave. You can’t leave Australia without trying Kangaroo! Why not get it on your pizza at The Australian Heritage Hotel Get your quick Mexican fix at Beach Burrito Co. (the tiki prawns are 10/10) Hit up the Porch & Parlour, a hip cafe in Bondi with great food and good vibes Check out the Paramount Coffee Project in Surry Hills and try their delicious espresso banana bread.
While margaritas are typically the Mexican match, the passionfruit Martini at Flying Fajita Sisters is marvellous Cocktails can’t compare to those at Coogee Pavilion and nothing is as refreshing as the “Cool as Cucumber” Old Mate’s Place is the secret spot for superb drinks on the rooftop bar
Spend your Sunday morning snagging great finds at Glebe markets You’ll feel like royalty shopping at the Queen Victoria Building More markets on Saturday include those at the Rocks and Paddington, so don’t spend all your $$$ at one place! Get that good vintage in Newtown at the Collective Ensemble Paddy’s Market has all the souvenir sales you need for getting gifts to take home Buy the best brands at Jim and Jane boutique.
Hike through the Blue Mountains and cool off in the waterfall Sip a cocktail and enjoy the luxury view from the top of the Shangri-La Hotel The Sydney Opera House is a sight itself but why not catch a show while you’re there! Insta-worthy pics at the Bondi Icebergs Pool While you’re there, visit the lighthouse at Watson’s Bay Check the tide and prepare to hike but the Figure Eight Pools are worth the risk