Phone Eats First: A Semester’s Worth of Sydney Eats in Photos

Apr 26, 2019 10:36:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

Feast on a variety of global and local dishes from Sydney. We're talking everything from burgers to vegetarian-friendly options to desserts...and more! Get ready to salivate as you take a peek inside this comprehensive food guide put together by Lizzy as a result of her semester abroad. 

Finally, my favorite topic...FOOD.

When I think of travel, I think of all the beautiful sights to see, people to meet, and yummy, yummy food to EAT! In this blog, I have a list of places that will leave your tastebuds ~tingling~.

Sydney is really the food capital of Australia and has grub to satisfy any food mood or cultural background. My stomach (and my friends) were sad that my phone was the first to eat but happy to wait in order to share with all of you!

Disclaimer: Not the healthiest options were always chosen but certainly the most delicious!


1. Milky Lane near Bondi Beach

Milky LaneThe “Big Poppa” burger
(Wagyu Beef Pattie, Double American Cheese, 12-hr Texas Rubbed Smoked Beef Brisket Braised in ML BBQ Sauce, Crispy Maple Smoked Bacon, Mac & Cheese Pattie, Onion Rings, ML Special Sauce, American Mustard, and ML Ketchup).

2. Burger Point in Wentworth (there’s one in Marsden Park but this new location is closer!)

At this place you can get a side of cheese sauce to DIP your burger and fries such thing as too much cheese.

Burger PointThe “Marvin Glaze” burger
(Double Handcraft beef patty, house pickles, signature burger sauce, doughnut glazed bun topped with grated cheddar and maple bacon bits).

3. Milk Bar by Cafe Ish in Redfern

You can accompany your burger with a donut or a thick milkshake (or both!)—dessert and burgers—the best of both worlds.

Milk Bar by Cafe IshThe “W.T.F” burger
(2x Angus beef patty, 2x American Cheese, Artisan bacon, hash brown, red onion, pickles,
pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and jalapeno aioli).

4. Bare Grill on Bourke in Surry Hills

They have raclette cheese served hot out of a cheese wheel to add to anything on the menu!

Bare GrilleThe Miss Piggy burger with an extra beef patty and cheese, duh.

Not pictured but also great for burgers:

  • Mary’s in Newtown
  • Burger Doctor in Newtown
  • Burger Patch in Chatswood
  • Mate Burger in Mount Druitt - if you’re out in western Sydney with your mates
  • Betty’s Burgers in Manly, Bondi Junction, or Darling Harbour

NOT in Australia, but close to it, in New Zealand: Fergburger

FergburgerWhere they have burgers the size of my face.



1. Lentil as Anything in Newtown

Not only is this a great restaurant but it’s also a not-for-profit! You pay a donation for your meal and it’s served by volunteer waitstaff. They have different daily meals every week to choose from and they are delicious with generous portions!

Lentil as AnythingStuffed sweet potato & tofu stir fry.

2. Nútie Wholefoods & Hole Foods in Surry Hills (and the main one in Balmain)

They are known for their vegan donuts and cakes!

NutieSnickers açaí bowl special that comes with a vegan snickers bar.

3. Sumo Salad with multiple locations like the Broadway Shopping Centre (5 minutes from Urbanest) or the MLC Centre in Martin Place

SaladPesto chicken & walnut + Japanese miso salmon.

4. Preach Cafe at Bondi Beach

Preach CafeNutella French Toast & Banana Pancakes.

5. Concrete Jungle Cafe in Chippendale (10 minutes walking from Urbanest, a quick stop walking to or from Central Station)

Concrete JungleSummer Nourish Bowl with house made falafel, quinoa tobouli, hemp & kale salad, tomatoes, avocados, and yellow beetroot hummus.

6. Fruitologist in Bondi

FrutiologistBlue Majik bowl.

7. Bare Naked Bowls in Surry Hills, Bronte, Manly



1. Beach Burrito Co. at Bondi Beach

The $3 Taco Tuesday’s are a perfect way to end your beach day at Bondi and fill up on dinner before heading home!

Bondi TacosYum!

2. Drunk Dumpling in Newtown

They have the best dumplings in Sydney IMO. They also have an assortment of dumpling/spring roll options for every astrology sign (that’s how they list their options on the menu).

Drunk DumplingHoney Chicken and Pork & Chive Dumplings with an array of dipping sauces.

3. Fish 'n' Chips—a staple of Aussie cuisine.

Whether you like em’ beer-battered or panko-breaded, there’s a dish, or rather a paper package, for you! There’s always options for sauces (they charge extra usually wherever you go, even for ketchup); I highly recommend a garlic aioli to dip both the fish and chips in! And something they sometimes add that isn’t as common in the States, chicken salt.

Bondi ChipsFish 'n' Chips at Bondi Beach.

Here are some of the best spots:

  • Mohr Fish, Surry Hills
  • Fish House, Bondi Beach (take it to the beach to eat!)
  • Bliss and Chips, Newtown
  • Out of the Blue, Coogee
  • Fat Fish, Annandale

4. Chinatown in Haymarket

  • Eating World
  • Noodle King
  • Mamak (Malaysian food)


5. Fratelli Fresh

Fratelli FreshFor an Italian meal while in the land down under and $10 pasta lunch deals.

6. It’s Time for Thai in Haymarket

7. Spice Alley in Chippendale

8. Salt Meat Cheese in Ultimo or Circular Quay

Salt Meat CheeseAll-You-Can-Eat Pizza on Monday nights for $25 per person.


1. Grumpy Bakery in Waverton

They have fresh breads, pastries, meat pies, and hot/cold drinks. I recommend the the beef sausage roll—warm and hearty with a crispy, light outer layer.

2. Basket Brothers in the center of Sydney

Basket BrothersEggs Benedict & Smoked Brisket Hash.

3. Fork & Grind Cafe (right across from the CAPA building)

4. The Q on Harris Cafe

5. Peanut Butter Bar

Peanut Butter BarWith a name like "Peanut Butter Bar", you just gotta give in and get a taste!

6. Cow & the Moon Gelato in Enmore—a must try

Some of the best gelato I’ve ever had (not having been to Italy of course). They have unique, award-winning flavors for everyone’s palate that you can taste-test until you find the one!

Cow and MoonI tried Black/Red Currant & Lusty Lemon.

7. Tella Balls Dessert Bar in Dulwich Hill

A must for any Nutella lover—a full selection of Nutella-related dessert options. Their Tim Tam waffle (or crepe or pancakes) is so killer, you’ll need a glass of water to wash it down!

Tella Balls DessertThe Tella Tam Waffle.

Thanks, Lizzy!

Lizzy Westermeyer

Lizzy Westermeyer is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2019, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Management major at Providence College, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

Lizzy's journey continues all semester so stay tuned.

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Topics: Sydney, Australia, Food Abroad