Sydney’s 4 Best Hidden Foodie Gems

Sydney is one of the most enticing cities in the world and if you ever get the chance to walk its streets, don’t miss out on the opportunity to check out the best restaurants and cafes. In a sea of exquisite food places, Sydney is also very rich in those little hidden foodie gems that the locals love and visit regularly. To be sure you’re experiencing everything Sydney has to offer and to get the feeling of a true Sydneysider, be sure to check out which little food joints you must wine and dine at.

Japanese heaven in Darlinghurst


Are you a fan of Asian cuisine and in need of delicious ramen? If so, schedule a Monday night for Chaco Bar, a Japanese yakitori bar in Darlinghurst when they’re serving delicious ramen. On other nights, you’ll get the chance to taste some of the most exquisite meat-laden meals, from chicken hearts to spicy lamb shoulder chunks and other surprising meatballs. One thing is for sure, Sydney will not leave you hungry or craving for anything because a wide assortment of fabulous restaurants will meet all your needs.

Chinese in Chatswood


To continue in an Asian manner, if you’d like to hop from Japanese to Chinese, head to Chatswood. A mixture of Chinese staples such as fresh seafood, dumplings and inspired desserts with a modern culinary twist is a trademark of one of the top-rated Chatswood restaurants. Not to mention that you can also observe the arts of preparing Chinese food because Mama Mulan features an open kitchen as a focal point. If you ever get in the mood for some Yum Cha, tiny portions of steamed, pan-fried, and deep-fried dim sum dishes and tea will be a wonderful addition to your Sydney experience.

The smallest café in Parramatta

Have you ever been at the café that’s only six square metres large? Yes, you read it right, Double Mac is only six square metres large but it serves by far the best coffee in the city. Don’t let the lack of space fool you because you’ll definitely regret not tasting yummy cakes and pastries that you can pick up alongside some fresh cup of joe. Mingle with the locals and stay for Eid’s banter and chat to get the best insight into the life of Sydneysiders. 

Breathtaking delicacies in Kirribilli

A glass-fronted café doesn’t sound too shabby for a brunch spot, does it? Just imagine having the first meal of the day with your favourite coffee whilst enjoying breathtaking waterfront views. For true coffee aficionados, Celsius Coffee Co. will be a real revelation as they’ll get to taste “house blend” coffees called “Hitman” and you’ll just have to taste them and figure out if the name is justified. However, fantastic coffee and mesmerizing views aren’t the only reasons Celsius Coffee Co is a true hidden gem of Sydney. Apart from the million-dollar views, they have some of the most delicious food in the Land Down Under. If waffles with peanut buttercream, burrata and mushrooms on toast, eggs benedict with yuzu hollandaise, and braised lamb sound like something that would beyond means satisfy your hunger, then this is the right place for you.

Final thoughts

Sydney is packed with amazing foodie gems that not many people know about. Therefore, if you ever decide to visit this Australian metropolis, be sure to look for its unique food places if you’d like to experience the most of the city. From Asian cuisine to cute coffee places and restaurants with breathtaking views, Sydney has it all. Therefore, be sure to check out all of the aforementioned foodie gems and taste the best of food that Sydney has to offer.