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Glebe area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Glebe

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There was a time when Glebe felt like little more than the backyard of some student sharehouse: all ramshackle and filled with average coffee and ugly. But lately, the suburb once owned by the Anglican church – reaching way back here – has been staking its claim as a Sydney burg to be reckoned with. There are cute new bars serving tasty, affordable drinks, like The Little Guy, and cafés like Madame Frou Frou and Astor have really upped the stakes as far as coffee-and-bread-based fare is concerned. If you're a fan of Mexican, Glebe Point Road has you sorted: Flying Fajita Sisters is a perennially packed taco-making gem, while Baja Cantina's got a very nice courtyard going on. 

Of course, not everything's changing: you can still visit one of the city's best shops in long-surviving Gleebooks, watch dogs chase things at Wentworth Park and a stroll through Sydney University is as pretty a stroll as you will find this end of town. Well-served by the lightrail, with a buzzy, up-and-comer vibe, Glebe should definitely be on your Sydney hit list.

The best restaurants in Glebe

Thievery

Thievery

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

If it doesn’t steal your heart, it will certainly borrow it for a while

Glebe Point Diner

Glebe Point Diner

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

This place is the antidote to bad dining. Think roast chook with bread sauce and super sweet corn kernels, black fig tart, peach Melba and honey ice-cream....

Wedge Espresso

Wedge Espresso

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Glebe cafés had better watch their backs - there’s a new kid in town and he’s pulling no punches

Bellevue Cottage by Antoine

Bellevue Cottage by Antoine

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Have a buttery start to your day at this French café powered by Gallic insouciance about the food pyramid

The best bars in Glebe

Thievery

Thievery

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

If it doesn’t steal your heart, it will certainly borrow it for a while

Friend in Hand

Friend in Hand

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Hop aboard the good times express and into this crazy pub

The Glebe Hotel

The Glebe Hotel

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

This historic corner pub has been lovingly refreshed, and it’s in career-best form

The Little Guy

The Little Guy

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Don’t underestimate the Little Guy, cos he’s holding all the drinks

More things to do in Glebe

Latin Dance Australia

Latin Dance Australia

Get pumped for a liberating dance class that even the teachers can’t get enough of

What's on in Glebe

Broadway Diner

Broadway Diner

In this musical dining experience from the Karen’s Diner crew, wait staff take centre stage

Glebe
Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets

Spend your Saturday at the markets

Glebe
Powerbomb Comedy

Powerbomb Comedy

Glebe has one of Sydney's best weekly stand-up nights – with microbrews on tap

Glebe

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