What was once a pile of smash metal workshops and furniture warehouses is now an industrial chic neighbourhood with funky cafés, restaurants and shopping districts. Rosebery has boomed – and like that expectant mother at your yoga studio, everybody knows about it. Minimalist design store Koskela houses everything from zebra skin rugs to niche stationery brands and tie-dye workshops. Nearby, the local outpost of Newtown stalwart Black Star Pastry beckons with hot crumbly pies and that famous watermelon and strawberry cake. Pizza addicts can go all in for gooey cheese and crisp, charred bases at local pizza/pasta bar Da Mario, and caffeine fiends in search of black gold should grab a seat at roasting site and buzzing café Allpress Coffee. (Their crunchy sourdough is best slathered in a thick schmear of house-made jam and butter). Sydneysiders have neglected Rosebery for far too long – now that it’s cool, everybody’s keen to join the club.