Meet The Locals

212 Blu

Tucked away amidst the quiet street of shops, bars and cafés that hides down Australia Street in the heart of Newtown stands 212 Blu. Popular purveyor of piccolos and smashed avo by day and tapas and wine by night, 212 Blu is one of Newtown’s coolest café/bar hybrids. Indoor seating is plentiful and the establishment’s […]

Molly Coddle Cafe

Molly Coddle Cafe, located down King Street towards Erskineville, is as charming a coffee shop as you’ll find in Newtown. Plentiful seating both inside and out, friendly staff and coffee on order at all times provide a welcoming space to customers of all ages, shapes and sizes. Sitting down for a meal, you’re taken on […]

Happy Hour a real page turner

BY JADE MORELLINI Edition Bookbar is not your typical bar. It is a booklover’s dream, with hundreds of highly acclaimed novels available to read and purchase from all over the globe. This unique mix of a bookshop in a bar allows customers to read, eat and drink, choosing from a large selection of fiction and […]


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Unique retail concepts driving change

BY TOMMY BOUTROS In the heart of Marrickville, surrounded by a dense collection of creative studios and maker spaces, Hypmotive Hub have just opened their doors to deliver locally designed and made brands direct to the public. The Hub is part of a unique new retail concepts to drive the growth of Sydney’s cultural scene, […]

Choose life, choose positivity

BY ALEX EUGENE Positive Life NSW started out as a small gathering of people who were living with HIV in the late 1980s, who came together to talk and support each other. Such was the need for connection and solace at the time, that the small gathering quickly turned into a network, and then a […]

Paddy’s Markets launch food truck night markets

BY ALEX EUGENE Paddy's Markets will lead the way in Sydney's food truck revolution, providing a smorgasbord for food lovers every Saturday starting next week. Night markets are popular in Asia and Europe, and have been gaining traction in Sydney over the last few years. With the city's obsession with cooking shows and celebrity chefs, […]

A vision of health

BY ALEX EUGENE In 2009, Joel Baur decided he'd had enough of a career filled with stress. A Chef by trade, Joel says he didn't have any time to keep fit and was leading "the typical hospitality life, drinking and unhealthy habits." He says it took several months to turn his own health around, in […]

Paddock to press in Danks Street

It all started over twenty years ago over lunch beneath the Tuscan sun. When Dominic Quattroville was a teenager, his family had a meal under an olive tree in Tuscany, Italy. It was this moment that his father "fell in love with the olive grove" and was inspired to start one of his own back […]

Celebrate the Persian New Year

BY JESSICA HILL I didn’t know much about Persian cuisine before my chat with local restaurant owner, Maryam Azady. I soon discovered a cuisine with a long history, new flavours and lots of options for those who eat gluten free. Maryam has always been passionate about food and was taught to cook by her grandmother […]