Paul Allam and David McGuinness’s Surry Hills bakery is notorious for queues but fortunately there is now a third one in Marrickville where you can get your hands on the famous pork and fennel sausage rolls and crusty sourdough loaves without having to brave the hungry crowds.
Cornersmith is creating quite a buzz, due in no small part to the beehives on the roof. Cornersmith maintains a staunch position on local, seasonal and ethical produce. They harvest their own honey, use free-range eggs, ham and salami and are closed on Mondays – for pickling.
When it comes to cafés, Marrickville’s star is on the rise and with excellent coffee dens like Double Roasters taking up shop it is becoming a regular haunt for many of Sydney’s caffeine fiends.
The folks at Coffee Alchemy use a cold-filter drip method then put in a soda siphon to make it fizzy. That’s right: cold. Fizzy. Coffee!
Behind this jaunty red door is yet another Marrickville coffee temple, upping the ante on Sydney espresso with a free Space Invaders console to sweeten the deal.