Enjoy a day out in Dulwich Hill, with new foodie destinations, street art attractions, a brand new library, pop up escape rooms and more, now is the time to plan the perfect staycation. Whether you’re a foodie, a family or out with a friend, come and spend some time in Dulwich Hill and find out for yourself why it is one of the Inner West’s hotspots.
Enjoy a day out with the family by spending an afternoon picnicking in the sun. If you’re there on a Friday, look out for the Magic Yellow Bus that visits every week to unleash delight and joy on children and their families. The mobile play group brings librarians, toys, books and play equipment to help local families to connect with each other.
Spend an afternoon appreciating contemporary fine art with an urban background — while you’re there, you may even be tempted to buy some of the pieces to decorate your own home.
Let the little ones dip their noses into a babycino while you enjoy brekky with all the fixings.
Known for being child friendly, Sideways Cafe boasts 15 high chairs and an overflowing toy box for the kids to enjoy.
Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library
Opened last year, this new library houses thousands of books and DVDs, perfect for all members of the community to enjoy. The library is hosting an event for kids to design and sew their own bears in July, so keep an eye out for more activities announced.
IGA Dulwich Hill
Go for your weekly shop at this local IGA, supporting independent retailers stocking local suppliers and brands. A family that shops together stays together.
Strawberry Fields Patisserie
A feast for the eyes and the taste buds, this boutique dessert shop has something for everyone. Enjoy the dainty and delicate treats on a day out with the kids.
A kids clothing shop that blossomed into a global online store, Summer Lane began as a family owned business based in Dulwich Hill. If you’re looking to buy a gift for your nearest and dearest little one, this is the stop for you.
The General Eatery and Supplies
For an instagram-ready meal, The General Eatery and Supplies ticks all your boxes. Set inside a former butcher’s shop, you can kickstart your day with a healthy bircher or binge on a triple cheeseburger over lunch. Fresh donuts and seasonal flowers are for sale on weekends.
Ciao has raved about Fernandes Patisserie’s famous Portuguese Tarts before, and with good reason. They’re an excuse to visit the village on their own, but a warning: they’re so scrumptious that they can sell out fast, so make it your first stop.
Is there anywhere in the world that does coffee like the Inner West? Conventional wisdom says “no”, and Dulwich Hill is certainly no exception. If you’re a Campos connoisseur hit their flagship cafe on Marrickville Road.
The Hub House Diner serves a mouthwatering fusion of Australian cafe favourites and American diner cuisine. Start your meal with Southern Fried Chicken and top it off with a deconstructed snickers dessert.
Still not satisfied with your flat lay? Cafe Trreat mixes rustic breakfasts and burgers with trreat shakes that will explode the senses — try the shake served in a coconut and piled to the nines with sweets. These trreats will have you coming back for more.
JB’s on Canterbury
Don’t think coffee and breakfast omelettes go with Indian tapas? JB’s on Canterbury will prove you wrong. Serving up delicious open sandwiches and smashed avo on toast, they’ve now introduced a new authentic fusion Indian Tapas plate.
A charming neighbourhood cafe and diner, The Stable’s decor aligns with its name. If you’re a pun-ny person, order the Hungry Horse (Big Brekky). Otherwise, fill your appetite with warm and delicious diner food.
The best way to bond with friends is over Sydney’s most decadent desserts. Balls of doughy goodness with a gooey nutella centre, waffles decked out in kinder surprise, milkshakes that satisfy all your sweet-tooth cravings… is there any need to go on?
While you’re imagining sun-soaked Greek Islands and divine lamb pita wraps, Zeus Street Greek gets you halfway there. Have a pita each, or share a Spartan Box, and bask in the glory of endless loukoumades.
Stressed or anxious? Embrace mindfulness by taking some time to stretch, breathe and relax with your local yoga instructors. With classes for all levels, it’s a perfect morning activity to do with friends before brunch.
Ready for a fashion revamp? Urban Cachet offers in-store advice with experienced stylists that can help you pick out the best new addition for your wardrobe. Bring a friend and shop till you drop.
Escape rooms have been taking Sydney by storm, and now there’s one in Dulwich Hill! Enjoy a night out with a difference as you and your friends become characters of a bespoke performance in a purpose built gallery. Avoid cameras, dodge lasers and steal art to break in and pull off a successful art heist. Jet Pack Theatre has temporarily been transformed into this amazing immersive theatre experience so be quick, this escape room finishes end of July.
How to Get There
Catch the 426 and 428 from
Newtown or the city. Catch the 444 and 445 from Leichhardt and Balmain.
The Dulwich Hill Line (L1) goes through Glebe, Rozelle, Leichhardt, Lewisham and Summer Hill. $5.20 adult return (Family day pass $22). Disembark at Dulwich Grove.
Dulwich Hill railway station is located on Wardell Road, around 1km walk from the Dulwich Hill Village. T3 Bankstown Line trains serve the station. There are frequent services from the Sydney CBD and the south-western suburbs. ($2.50 per adult on Sundays)
There are two major carparks in Dulwich Hill. Enter from Seaview Street for New Canterbury Road shops and from Beach Road for the Marrickville Road cafés and eateries.
There are some lovely rides through to Dulwich Hill from Leichhardt and Newtown. The GreenWay corridor that runs between Iron Cove and the Cooks River passes through Dulwich Hill and is a particularly scenic route.
Nothing like a morning stroll to get the blood pumping, with a tasty treat to reward your efforts from one of Dulwich Hill’s patisseries and bakeries. Lots of dog friendly outdoor areas too.
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