Where do you go for gifts, clothes and food to celebrate the beautiful things in life?
Take a stroll through the shopfronts of Dulwich Hill Village to find inspiration for your next feast or gathering. Here you will see masters of their craft, whether it be baking, designing or painting, creating right in front of you.
When you slow down and open your eyes to one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, you will see there is so much more to Dulwich Hill. The adventure starts now…
Head down the lane way next to the Commonwealth Bank to Loftus Square and visit:
Strawberry Fields Patisserie
A household name among Inner Westies, Strawberry Fields Patisserie has won numerous awards for their muffins, tarts, croissants, pies and mousses. The psychedelic interiors create the perfect ambience to enjoy their mind blowing custard tarts, sausage rolls or one of their seasonal creations.
Shop 2 – 420 New Canterbury Road. www.strawberryfieldspatisserie.com
Turn left back on to New Canterbury Road and step into:
Catherine Coulbriale Couture
Catherine Coulbriale was born to design dresses. Her joy is palpable when entering her shopfront featuring the beautiful gowns that she designs originally and creates by hand. Step inside and be inspired for your next big event. Own a dress only for you.
424 New Canterbury Road. 9568 2282. www.catherinecolubriale.com.au
The Shoe Chef Cafe
Next on the tour, pay a visit to Dulwich Hill’s new kid on the block. Decidedly anti-hipster, The Shoe Chef Cafe packs a whole lot of soul into their simple but oh-so-scrumptious menu. Try some of Mike’s Bacon Jam which you can take home with you, plus enjoy a coffee with beans from Marrickville’s The Wood Roaster of which the Shoe Chef cafe is an exclusive stockist. 10% discount on orders until September 11th, just mention this article.
426 New Canterbury Road
Showing contemporary art with its roots in the streets, Gallery 448 is the perfect place to pick up some Inner West graff art for your walls at home. Gallery 448 is highly browsable, featuring canvas art, sculpture, knick knack and homewares all with an urban scrawl edge. The gallery is open 12-5pm Thursday – Sunday and is a convenient 3 minute walk from Dulwich Grove light rail station.
448 New Canterbury Road. www.facebook.com/Gallery448/
Connie Dimas Jewellery
Connie Dimas creates jewellery by hand. From delicate hoops to bold bangles using silver, precious stones and a touch of gold, Connie Dimas’ designs sing with simple sophistication. All of Connie’s designs are inspired by the materials; the shape of a stone, the glint of a colour or a unique surface stirs the creation.
1/450 New Canturbury Road. Ph: 0424246168. www.conniedimasjewellery.com
It might look unassuming on the outside, but you will thank yourself for stepping into this store filled to the brim with chocolate delights and gems of sweetness. Everything is handmade and totally delectable. At Easter Candelight goes into lockdown mode and are known for their huge 12kg eggs, as well as their delicate truffles at affordable prices.
476 New Canterbury Road
Cross over the road to finish with a hearty meal at:
Lastly, finish your tour with lunch or dinner at Dulwich Hill’s go-to dining spot, The Eate, a family-friendly restaurant specialising in foods off the spit and on the grill. Prepare yourself for aromatic and succulent charcoal chicken, lamb, burgers, yiros and a vibrant selection of salads. Their fresh shakes and smoothies make the perfect reward for thirsty work.
555 New Canterbury Road. www.theeate.com.au
VISIT THE VILLAGE MADE PAVILION AT DULWICH HILL VILLAGE FAIR
Our stall will be at the corner of Seaview and Marrickville Road during the fair on Sunday, September 11.
Come along and discover some of the secrets of Village Made. Below is the timetable of Village Made workshops presented by local bakers, makers and providores.
Dulwich Hill did you know?
• Earlier names used for Dulwich hill included Wardell’s Bush and Wardell’s Hill, named for the extensive estate of Dr. Robert Wardell.
• Until about 1911 some areas of what is now called Dulwich Hill were referred to as Fern Hill.
• Ultimately though Dulwich Hill got its name from the London suburb of Dulwich.
• A major landmark in Seaview Street is the Dulwich Hill High School of Visual Arts and Design. The building was designed by W.E.Kemp and is on the heritage register.
• Once the stage for NSW State League football matches, Arlington Reserve is now the home of two local clubs competing in the FNSW Youth League.
• The GreenWay, an off-road shared path from the Cooks River to Iron Cove that will go through Dulwich Hill and connect to the Bay Run, was approved in July with $7 million pledged by the State Government.
• There were 6.1million passengers on the Dulwich Hill light rail line between 2014-2015.