Pop art meets punchy cocktails at the Merivale Group’s newest pop-up bar, Work in Progress. Located in the CBD on King Street, where the Trumps Tavern used to reside, the space is being boldly revitalised as part art installation/thai restaurant/bar. Though a crazy combination, everything about this place is authentic. Former senior curator of the MCA, Glenn Barkley, and Darwin based artist, Frank Gohier, work together to fill the space with a rotating selection of art, making this an exciting installation space. In the kitchen, chef Air Jantrakool formerly of Sailors Thai fixes up Thai food to accompany the on trend fresh fruit cocktails conjured up by Merivale Group Bars Manager Paul Mant and served up by head bartender Peter Ehemann.
We all read about great coffee spots located in Marrickville or Paramatta, but for those of us who live in the heart of Sydney, getting out to the Suburbs to try the “best new cafe” can be difficult; whether it’s the distance, not having enough time to get there during the week or spending a whole Saturday just trying to find the cafe, there never seems to be enough time to explore with our coffee taste buds. But fear not! Whether you are catching up with a friend or looking for a place to grab great coffee on your way to work, here is a list of the best coffee-centric cafes in Sydney’s CBD.
Daisy’s Milkbar combines the 1950′s American diner with an old-time Australian milk bar to please everyone’s inner child. All-day brunch, delicious sandwiches as well as amazing milkshakes, Daisy’s Milkbar is a must. Make sure to check their weekly milkshake flavours, including everyone’s favourite, the Milo Milkshake.
You know how the old saying goes – “Dance like nobody is watching”. Well No Lights, No Lycra gives you the opportunity to do just that; bringing together the best parts about going out with your friends on a Friday night and exercise, in a totally technique and teacher-free dance class.
Spicy pork belly tacos. Burritos filled with kimchi fried rice. Chilli edamame. These mouthwatering concoctions are a Mexic-Asian dream, a new fusion food that’s just come to Sydney. Based on popular American street food, business partners Jae Jung and Frank Lin have brought back these paired cuisines to their new restaurant in Surry Hills.
Forget Messina, N2 and Magnum bars. There’s a new name of gelato in Sydney – Stix Desserts. So many foods have successfully become tastier by eating it on a stick: hot dogs, kebabs and cake pops just to name a few. Get back to your childhood days eating paddle pops and cyclones, only this time, get a little fancier and try Stix Desserts’ premium gelato and sorbet on a stick.