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Building safety on the edge

BY ALEC SMART Residents of a four-year-old building in Sydney’s inner-southern Rosebery have been warned not to let their children play on the balconies, or allow more than three people to stand on them, after safety investigators found they were of “inadequate strength”. Otto Rosebery, an ‘island site’ of 298 multi-storey apartments bordered by four […]

Meet the Locals: City East Community College

BY JADE MORELLINI City East Community College (CECC) is a non-profit, adult education provider, offering hundreds of short courses for individuals living in Inner and Eastern Sydney. They cater for everyone’s educational needs, with their courses covering the arts, lifestyle, business, computing and graphic design, health and fitness as well as languages and communications. City […]

Hateful sprays against gays

BY ALEC SMART In the wake of the national Same-Sex Marriage plebiscite results, which on 15 November revealed 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted ‘Yes’ to allow same-sex couples to marry, two ‘gay-friendly’ wall murals in Sydney’s inner-west were vandalised. A mural on a pub’s exterior wall celebrating the same-sex marriage ‘Yes’ vote, and […]

Maggie’s Thai

Clean and simple, Maggie’s Thai on Erskineville Road speaks through its food. The friendly staff welcome you the moment you come in and deliver your food promptly after your order. With indoor and outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place to bring the whole family. Their authentic menu provides all the classics done right. From Pad […]

Kuki Tanuki

Everything about Kuki Tanuki is cool. From the wall murals to the partially open kitchen, the restaurant is about both the experience and the food. Their sake is unmatched and delicious options fill the menu. Terikayi, Sukiyaki, Wagyu Beef, Gyoza. They have it all. Each dish has a suggested drink companion. Their sushi menu provides […]

Blackbird & Co

The lightwood tables and cleanly tiled walls of Blackbird and Co Cafe Restaurant radiate calm that you feel before you have even sat down. The atmosphere is one of welcome and comfort. People sip coffee while reading the newspaper and munch slowly on a baked good or plate of eggs. However substantial a breakfast you […]

The Hive Bar

Down in Erskineville, there are few spots packed tighter each night than The Hive Bar. Named for its busy and bustling atmosphere, this bar offers delicious cocktails and craft beer for all kinds inner-city ne’er-do-wells. What’s more, The Hive Bar offers a chance to enjoy music the old fashion way: on proper vinyl records. Stacks […]

Rose of Australia

Down the road from King Street and directly opposite to The Hive Bar stands Rose of Australia. One of Erskineville’s largest pubs, The Rose offers great pub grub and beers on tap in a relaxed open space. The two-story venue features both indoor and outdoor seating suitable for any occasion, and the prices are beyond […]

Cafe Piccolo Erko

Cafe Piccolo Erko, located across from the venerable Erskineville Hotel, is as humble a coffee shop as they come. Outfitted in a vintage, art-deco style, Café Piccolo feels cosy and welcoming as soon as you step through the door. Expertly brewed coffee awaits once you’re inside, and the café’s abundant seating and friendly vibe encourages […]

Cafe Sofia

Down from King Street in serene Erskineville, Cafe Sofia is a hideaway from Newtown’s busy streets and tooting cars. Featuring a cool, retro-chic style and a delicious breakfast and lunch menu, it’s perfect for either a quick stop off or a long meal. Feel free to grab a takeaway coffee and explore the quirky Erko shops […]