Camperdown area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Camperdown

The entrance to Deus Ex Machina in Camperdown
Photograph: Daniel Boud

The majestic University of Sydney, with its ivy-covered sandstone walls and carefully manicured lawns, sits as the triumphant focal point of this small inner city suburb. Proximity to the university means that Camperdown has long been home to a healthy student population, sourced from all over to fill the local share houses.

Tucked away in this mostly residential part of town are some rare gems: for unique and unusual finds check out Pigeon Ground, one of Sydney’s best variety stores (think records, vintage clothes, art and books) or if you are a rev head who loves good coffee, try the Deus Ex Machina café on Parramatta Road combines your two interests nicely.