Last weekend, we were lucky enough to take advantage (again) of my Dad’s apartment in Sydney, while he was away in New Zealand with my Mum. I’m fairly notorious for taking lots of photos at the start of a trip and then forgetting that my camera exists shortly after. So – here are a few of the photos I took in Sydney. (I managed to take quite a few more photos on instagram – if you’d like a few more snaps.)
It’s such a great city – I highly recommend a visit – I’ve outlined a few of our favourite places below.
These photos were taken mostly around The Rocks and Circular Quay (with a few of Adam thrown in). I promise we went to other places as well (see below) but I always forget to grab out my camera.
A few Sydney favourites:
Bourke St Bakery, 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills: Amazing coffee, bread, and bakery treats. We visit every time we’re in Sydney. This time Adam had a ginger brûlée tart, which he said was divine.
Berkelouw Books, Paddington & Newtown: A beautiful bookstore which combines new and secondhand books. The Paddington store has a great cafe, and the Newtown store has a vegan cafe downstairs, which operates Saturday and Sunday, and a cafe and ramen bar upstairs.
The Fine Food Store, The Rocks: A new discovery! Great coffee and menu (avocado toast with vincotto is delicious!). Lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Also a fantastic food section (urban honey from Bondi, anyone?).
Sappho Books and gleebooks, Glebe: Two great bookstores, side by side! Sappho is a wonderful secondhand bookstore. gleebooks, right next door, has a great selection of books (especially art, philosophy and history). A few blocks down is their secondhand store, which is also worth a look. Also: make sure you go to the gelato store the next block down from gleebooks (towards the city): their coconut sorbet (aka vegan-iced-dessert-heaven) is the best.
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, The Rocks: Such a beautiful building, which has recently been renovated, with an addition to the Art Deco building (which was originally built for the Maritime Services Board). We managed to see an exhibition of Jeff Wall’s photographs this time (last time, they had an Anish Kapoor retrospective). Their cafe on the rooftop is sensational too (again, lots of veg, vegan & gluten free options).
We really do love Sydney, it’s always so special to visit. An added bonus: getting to spend a weekend away with Adam, spending time doing things we love together, which is much more fun that doing the same things at home (there’s something so invigorating about a different city).
It makes me so much more excited for our honeymoon in Melbourne (in only 7 weeks!!!). If you’ve got any favourite places in Sydney (or Melbourne, for that matter) to suggest, I’d love to hear them.