The blossoming scene : Rosebery
Less than 7 kilometres south of Sydney’s CBD, the suburb of Rosebery was once well-known for its warehouses, workshops and scrap yards. But, Rosebery’s historic grayscale scene has since sprung to new life. Today, Rosebery is a conveniently located metropolis – its heritage buildings brimming with industrial-chic charm, and a flagship suburb for Sydney’s booming café culture and boutique shopping scene.
A vibrant neighbourhood transforming for modern living and exciting new experiences, Rosebery has become a mecca for foodies, young professionals, creatives and aspiring startups. Here, in this lively new world of innovative restaurants, bars and diverse retail offerings, it’s no surprise so many Sydneysiders are flocking each year to live or visit.
So, why not get amongst it. Here’s our guide to help you discover what Rosebery is all about – from a trendy tipple and a delicious bite to splashing out on some retail therapy with a difference.
- What to do around Rosebery
Food & Restaurants
There’s no “Aussie” or “Meatlover’s” pizza here. For an authentic Italian pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven, Da Mario is where it’s at. Apparently, the Melanzane (tomato, smoked mozzarella, eggplant and oregano) is a top pick.
Taking the traditional formality out of Greek dining, Rosebery’s Zeus Street Greek offers souvla style meats, fresh pitas and their signature spanakopita and haloumi sides in a relaxed and casual setting.
With Rosebery’s industrial-chic charm written all over it, Three Blue Ducks is housed in a charming heritage-listed warehouse offering many innovative dishes and an Argentinian grill.
If you can’t quite decide what to eat, Stanton & Co serves up an expansive Japanese influenced menu, complete with modern Australian creativity. And the cocktail list is even bigger!
Opened by famed food photographer, Dario Milano, Milano Torino offers (unsurprisingly) exquisitely presented dishes with flavours inspired by Dario’s rural Italian homeland.
Cafes & Bars
That’s right, one of Sydney’s leading distilleries is located in Rosebery. Whether it’s for an event or relaxed drink among the barrels and heritage brickwork, Archie Rose is a great place to enjoy a local craft gin and tonic.
Here, the smell will guide you from the street into a haven of freshly baked cakes, pastries, pies and well-brewed coffee, all available for dine in or takeaway – whatever suits your mood.
Why not spend an afternoon travelling around the world one craft beer at a time? In this lofty space, choose from a selection of tap brews from German Kolsch to American pale ale and NZ pilsner.
Originally from a small town near Wollongong, Grandma’s is an ideal spot to enjoy homestyle cooking and a delicious coffee at breakfast lunch or dinner.
In this bright and airy space, crowds are drawn from miles around to enjoy their single origin coffee, chia and bircher muesli and shakshuka eggs (among many other freshly made treats).
This family owned business is popular among Rosebery locals for its vast selection of Australian organic and natural produce.
For male fashionistas of any age, Academy Brand is where you’ll find a few trendy new threads for your evening out among Rosebery’s activity-packed laneways.
What better place than Rosebery for this innovative design and lifestyle brand, selling a range of on-trend furniture and homewares to suit any urban home.
Usually, this luxury Australian women’s clothing brand will set you back a few dollars – so why not treat yourself and save some money at Rosebery’s Zimmermann outlet store.
An immaculately presented outlet store for women’s clothing where prices are slashed by up to 70 per cent. What more could you want?
One of the best things about Rosebery is its connectivity to Sydney CBD and the surrounding up-and-coming suburbs of Mascot and Alexandria. Only a 4-minute train ride will take you from Rosebery’s nearest station, Green Square, to Central Station where there are easy onward connections to Sydney’s North shore and Circular Quay ferry wharf. Meanwhile, the 343 bus departs every 15 minutes from Rothschild Avenue Opposite Turruwul Park – stopping conveniently at Sydney CBD’s Chifley Square. Line 343 and 348 bus services run frequently between Rosebery and the neighbouring suburb of Alexandria while 310 and M20 services connect Rosebery with Mascot.
And Rosebery is perfect for frequent overseas travellers too. The nearby Mascot Station will take you to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Terminal in 4 minutes while a short 6-minute taxi ride will only cost a few dollar
Popular with the locals
There’s no doubt, The Cannery is one of the most popular weekend and evening hangout spots among the Rosebery locals. With a diverse range of boutique stores, bars, café’s and restaurants in one stunningly renovated warehouse space, it’s not hard to understand why either. But if going off the beaten track is more your thing, check out Barny’s Fine Wine & Ales on Botany Road. Here, you can shop for fine wines and craft beers and even enjoy tasting sessions every Friday between 4pm and 7pm.
And when it comes time to burn off those calories, what better place to do it than Rosebery’s famed Latin Junction salsa dancing class and social club. For newcomers, they’ll even thrown in a free first lesson!