You might have heard this Inner West 'burb referred to as Sydney's 'Little Italy'. This hub of Italian food and community centres around Norton Street, the avenue famously packed with red-sauce pasta joints and traditional grocers and cafés. You'll also find more international offerings, wholesome bakeries and hip bars on the hospo front.
Check out the Italian Forum for a right-there-in-Italy feel (of a semi-genuine nature) and catch a flick at the Norton Street branch of Palace Cinemas, an alternative to mainstream cinemas. Got a friend with four legs? Hawthorne Canal Reserve is a popular place for walkies and off-leash shenanigans, and it has its own dog-friendly café.
We've rounded up some of the best options for eating, drinking and caffeination as well as places to check out in the suburb with two 'h's.
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