Village Made – Part 1

Welcome to our village, where local merchants, bakers, brewers and chefs still craft their edible wares on site, by hand. Go for a gander along our local streets to try some of Dulwich Hill’s tasty specialties.

Those with a sweet tooth, parched tongue or grumbling belly will all be catered for amongst some of the best cafes, restaurants and patisseries in Sydney. Taste something different, taste something Village Made.

Begin your tasting tour on New Canterbury Road…

Tella Balls Dessert Bar
Sydney’s food craze with doughnut topped milkshakes all started with these guys, and they have so much more to drool over. New desserts are created here daily with gelato, cakes, crepes, tarts and everything your heart could desire in sweets served every day 11am-11pm. 5/370 New Canterbury Road

Luigi’s Hot Bread
Baker Luigi Carrieri has been making traditional breads by hand for over 60 years. He is a fourth generation baker, and while his bread shop is little known outside Dulwich Hill, it’s the quiet fame Luigi has in the village that attests to the quality of his baked goods. 396 New Canterbury Road, 9560 5008.

Fernandes Patisserie
This is one for the pastry purists. Get here as quick as you can to avoid adoring customers queuing up for Fernandes’ Portuguese custard tarts. Try one of their biscuits or slices and enjoy the perfect balance between crunchy, soft, rich and sweet. Take a box of their homemade treats to enjoy later! New Canterbury Road

The Hub House Diner
Swing into Dulwich Hill’s local burger, brunch and coffee spot. All their sauces, seasonings and preserves are made on site, and their baristas use Guernsey milk and fair trade beans. With takeaway and home delivery available, their delicious menu is even more of a temptation. New Canterbury Road

Go around the corner to Marrickville Road and visit…

The Graff Caff
The team at Graff Caff hand craft their own vegan, vegetarian and meat pies, biscuits and cakes sourcing their ingredients locally from Dully’s The Ethical Grocer and Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats. This year, The Graff Caff pastry chef Takako Fasolin won three gongs for her creations at the Royal Fine Food Awards. Try her gold winning pumpkin, chickpea and coriander pie. 495 Marrickville Road

The Larder Epicerie Fine
Welcome to a pantry stocked by the whole world. The Larder supplies the most unique range of produce, which makes finding that missing ingredient a delight. Take a browse of The Larder’s shelves, overflowing with premium Australian and international cheeses, honeys, conserves, fresh and dry pastas, ice creams, oils, vinegars, mustards, truffles, herbs, bread, chocolates, coffee, tea, chutneys and much more. 489 Marrickville Road.

Dulwich Hill Gourmet Meats
The Papanicolaou family has been providing Dulwich Hill with quality small goods and meats for over three decades. Necta is a fourth generation butcher in the family, revitalising the craft with unique products such as Nitrate free Bacon, duck neck sausage, house-smoked trout and salmon. All cuts are organic and nitrate free. 483 Marrickville Rd.

Now duck around the corner into Seaview Street to find…

Izmir Delicatessen
Behind this tucked away shopfront is the only Turkish deli in the Inner West. Not only does the deli stock Turkish ingredients and products not easily found in Sydney, but you can pick up a beautiful array of homemade dips, an assortment of nuts and pastries including Baclava. They also stock grocery basics for a quick one-stop-shop. 5/471 Seaview St. 9568 3243.

Cross onto the other side of Marrickville Road…

CAFE Trreat
Cafe Trreat has a mission of making every belly happy. Trreat’s menu has a variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available and a range of sweet treats suiting everyone’s diet are made on site. The cafe’s cheeky vibe is sure to win you over with cheesy burgers, decadent waffles and scrumptious smoothies and salads. Marrickville Road

The General Eatery & Supplies
Take a peak into this gourmet grocer and kitchen with plenty of swagger. Pick up pickles, jams and sauces made on site. The most popular sauce which walks out the door is the Smokey BBQ Sauce. Eat in for gourmet takes on brunch staples, burgers, seasonal dinners and a wide range of gluten-free treats. Finish off with a locally roasted coffee, or a craft beer! Marrickville Road