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Surry Hills, Sydney: Where to Eat, Shop and Explore

Surry Hills, just a 10-minute drive from CBD, is a charming place to shop, explore and enjoy lunch and a break at a café. The main drag, Crown Street, is populated with lovely boutiques and restaurants. Here are some of the best places to check out in Surry Hills, Sydney:

A Quick Bite


This convivial café is popular with locals who are drawn by the delicious comfort food such as the avocado toast and ricotta hotcakes. 359 Crown St.

Gelato Messina An ice cream shop revered for its 40 flavors and milkshakes. 389 Crown St.

Nour This delicious Lebanese restaurant has street-side seating and dishes like spiced cauliflower, hummus and wood-fired duck. 3/490 Crown St.

Bourke Street Bakery Bourke Street is a Surry Hills mainstay that always has a line of people waiting for its famed meat pies and baked goods. 633 Bourke St.

Paramount Coffee Project

This cool, hipster-friendly coffee shop at the boutique Paramount House Hotel is the perfect place to refuel. 80 Commonwealth St.

Related: Top Tables Sydney


Somedays Sydney

For trendy local and international men’s and women’s clothing. 72B Fitzroy St.

The Standard Store For Scandinavian-inspired clothing. 503 Crown St.

Luna Beauty & Apothecary For natural beauty products and spa treatments. 545A Bourke St.

Surry Hills Market Open the first Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Corner of Crown St. and Foveaux St.

Related: Bondi Beach Neighborhood Guide


Belvoir Street Theatre

The legendary Belvoir Street Theatre mounts both mainstream dramatic productions, as well as independent, experimental shows. 25 Belvoir St.

Brett Whiteley Studio This studio offers a fascinating insight into one of Australia’s most famous artists, and his works fetch record prices at auction. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. 2 Raper St.

White Rabbit Gallery While on the edge of Surry Hills (a 15-minute walk from Crown Street), this must-visit gallery is known for its contemporary Chinese art. 30 Balfour St.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a trip to Sydney. Our dedicated trip designers can match you with the best restaurants and hotels for you.

Published onJanuary 7, 2019

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