Sydney itinerary: Capers in Chippendale

This inner city suburb has a full day of adventures to satisfy the curious and famished
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Restaurants

Brickfields

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The sandwiches are amazing at this bakery café, thanks in no small part to the mad skills of Simon Cancio - his bread is dense, elastic and malty and we'll happily cross the city for a taste. While you're here order coffee and house made sodas before making the excruciating decision between the sweet treats in a glass cabinet that would bend the resolve of even the most fanatical paleo advocate.

Art, Galleries

White Rabbit

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White Rabbit is a state-of-the-art, four-floor temple to 21st century Chinese art hidden on a backstreet in Chippendale. Founder Judith Neilson created the self-funded non-profit gallery to house her epic collection of post-millennial Chinese art, and it opened to the public in 2009. If you're stuck for an afternoon activity, spend a few hours browsing this fascinating cultural space that is free, as well as an excellent way to kill some time.

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Ester Restaurant and Bar

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hat’s on the plate and in the glass, and here they’re doing something completely their own. While they’re not afraid to get a little experimental, there’s always a solid grounding to their dishes. The kitchen is mostly made up of a giant wood--fired oven, which has its toasty perks. Though the menu is an ever-evolving roll call of rustic originality, there are a few mainstays like the blood sausage sanga and the whole head of cauliflower.

Bars, Pubs

The Lord Gladstone

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There’s a big difference between reviving an old pub and renovating the hell out of it. So lovers of aged, inner-city Sydney boozers will be glad to hear the Lord Gladstone's new look is free from Americana, taxidermy, Mexican souvenirs or anything Hampton themed. What they do have is a late license and plenty of good time brews like Kirrin, Kozciusko pale, and James Squire Hop Thief 7. Want tins? Want craft longies? Check the fridges. They're here, too.

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