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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

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

Salt and Palm

Salt and Palm

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

An inspired Indonesian restaurant in Glebe that breaks the mould but not the bank

Sonoma Glebe

Sonoma Glebe

  • price 1 of 4

Sonoma may be a giant in the artisan bread game, but the bakers have maintained a high level of quality in their product. Sonoma’s first sourdough...

Descanso

Descanso

Say goodbye to $12 and halo halo to this famous Filipino dessert at Descanso – it’s a shaved ice sundae that’s a playground of fun. The...

The best bars in Glebe

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

No. 92 GPR

No. 92 GPR

A light-filled terrace home in Glebe transforms into a natural wine haven – with punchy snacks to match

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

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

More things to do in Glebe

Blackwattle Bay Park

Blackwattle Bay Park

Snaking along the shoreline all the way to the end of Johnson Street in Annandale, this Glebe waterside park offers one of the best views of ANZAC Bridge and...

Sonoma Glebe

Sonoma Glebe

  • price 1 of 4

Sonoma may be a giant in the artisan bread game, but the bakers have maintained a high level of quality in their product. Sonoma’s first sourdough...

Broadway Tattoo

Broadway Tattoo

Conveniently located near the popular shoptropolis of Broadway Shopping Centre, this is a classic streetside studio that offers quality custom work in a...

What's on in Glebe

Summer Streets Festival

Summer Streets Festival

A series of one-day block parties will be taking over neighbourhood streets all over Inner Sydney

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