best hotspots in Sydney


Coffee lovers and food addicts as we are – discover our favourite coffee joints, eateries, and hangouts in the Australian hub we call Sydney.

These are 14 hotspots in Sydney you should know:

Ravesis, Bondi Beach

Overlooking Bondi Beach, Ravesis has been a well-known icon in the area for nightlife hospitality. Every week there are performances downstairs where you can get your groove on. Personally, I liked the Sunday evenings the most since cool bands came to play at night. However, on Friday the venue is also filled with locals enjoying their Friday afternoon drinks. 

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe, Alexandria

This botanical garden in the city center is popular among foodies and nature lovers. Wander around this astonishing place that has the most beautiful exotic plants and flowers. The restaurant, located next to the organic garden where ducks and piglets walk around. Offers various dishes that are prepared with local ingredients and they serve home-roasts coffee. and organic garden. 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria. 
Hotspots in Sydney grounds of alexandria

Stitch, City Centre

A hidden gem in Sydney’s Business District! Tucked away below ground level, this bar is a great place for a late night drink and snack. It has a very laid-back atmosphere and is well-known for it’s enormous whiskey collection. 

Oakberry Acai, Bondi Beach

A small stall you would walk right past, but stands out because of the large queue that often stads in front of Oakberry. They make the very best açaí bowls, worth a visit! 

Bar 83 – Sydney Tower

Enjoy some fancy cocktails while looking at the best view of Sydney at Bar 83. It is located 83 floors above street level, in the iconic Sydney Tower. Their interior has a retro-nostalgia vibe and spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that provide you with a 260-degree view of Sydney’s breath-taking cityscape. 
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Porch & Parlour

A little gem in North Bondi just one street off the beach. A heaven of wholesome foodies, fresh juices, cruisy vibes and ab-so-lutely amazing coffee! Make sure to plan a little bit of time as they mostly cope with a waiting list of approx 30 min (can’t blame them and its worth the wait!) My all time favorite is the green breaky bowl! Oh and the sprouted bread with avocado is yum too! 17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi. 

Hotspots in Sydney. porch & parlour
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Gertrude & Alice

Cute little bookstore with coffee place inside. I spend hours just reading books (trying to get wiser..) over great coffee and freshly baked muffins which makes it one of the best chillout hotspots in Sydney. 46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach. 

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Must visit!


Well known by locals. One of my favorite dinner joints. The food is amazing and you’ll love the atmosphere too. Cool detail: Bondi radio station is based inside! Get the tuna ceviche and the lamb shoulder, you’ll be hooked… 143 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach. 

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Healthy and tasty (source: Neighbourhood)

This is Yoga

Feel amazing after a sweaty yoga session at This is Yoga! I love the place because its small, personal and inspiring. Modern yoga keeps my ‘’zen’’ levels up and I can only advice everyone to give it a shot… 34 Burnie Street, Clovelly.

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Three Blue Ducks

The Ducks is a different story…not only mentioning this one because they were my employers for a little while but also because its just best of both worlds. It all started with two surfers Chris and Sam that started to travel the world to find the best waves. During their trip they came along different business ideas and one day Sam just wanted to start his own little cafe/restaurant, sustainable, locally and fair, and so it began.. The food is outstanding with fresh produce every day. Better be there early because the waiting list can get long! 141-143 Macpherson Street, Bronte. 

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Photo by Top Dup.

Coffee Tea & Me

This is one of the cutest places you will find! With its old school interieur, amazing Campos coffee and mouth watering bagels you simply can’t miss out. I love the toasted salmon & cream cheese one but the tuna is tasty too! 87c Macleay Street, Potts Point.

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“These are some of the best hotspots in Sydney”

Tamarama Beach

Tamara is your better option if you want to get away from the busy Bondi beach crowds. The surf is good, currents strong so swim between the flags! I like to find a spot near the rocks on the left side that gives you an even more secluded feel. Stay for a sunset because the pink sky makes it so incredibly beautiful! Funny fact: When Elke traveled through Australia she stayed alongside this beach for about 3 weeks and absolutely loved it! Tamarama Marine Drive, Tamarama. 

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Beautiful Tamarama beach

Bronte Rockpool

Favorite one out of all the rockpools… Early morning 6/7am! Get up there for sunrise and start your day fresh after a dive into the salty sea water. Even during the hottest times of the day hang around the poolside as it keeps you cool and you’ll have great views over the ocean. Bronte Road, Bronte. 

Bronte rockpool
Perfect for cooling off. Photo from Mandy by Missy McArthur

Coogee Pavilion

Last but not least, the pavilion in Coogee never lets me down. Big venue with a fine dine restaurant, rooftop, bar area, barbershop(!) and pingpong tables. Great place for a date (how would I know haha)! Loving the vibe, interior, wine, pizza’s and basically everything. Good weekend hangouts, day or night! 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee. 

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Hope you’ll enjoy these hotspots in Sydney as much as I do! In the meantime…I’m gonna catch my flight to Bali. Stay tuned!

-X-  Mandy

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  • Alexis
    Posted at 08:49h, 21 April Reply

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