This hip inner-city suburb in Sydney is one of my favourite playgrounds oozing a bohemian vibe and serves up numerous cafes, restaurants, bars and boutique shops to explore.
Only 3km from CBD it’s a cool place to checkout in the Harbour City – day or night Glebe is alive with locals shopping, eating, drinking and soaking up its laid back scene. You’ll notice while walking alone Glebe Point Road (the area’s main strip) its diverse variety of ethnic restaurants from Mexican, German, Spanish, Thai, Italian, Nepalese and more.
What I love about Glebe is that many of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops are located in old two-story 19th century houses and must not be judged by its old exterior. Usually the front entrance windows are small and doesn’t showcase the venue or shop really well. But once you enter it opens up for discovery. One moment you could be dining in a backyard garden, on a house terrace or strolling through a bookshop with multiple rooms.
Here is why Glebe is a must-do destination to eat, play and drink in Sydney:
Eat: Whatever cuisine you desire Glebe will serve it up on a silver platter. However one spot that shines for me is the Flying Fajita Sistas, whipping up delicious Mexican food and refreshing Margaritas.
It’s a popular spot in Glebe, always packed with diners. Inside it’s dimly lit with festive Mexican music and frantic food preparation noises emitting from the kitchen. Skulls, crucifixes and tequila bottles decorate the wall adding to the Mexican feel of the place. The dishes are fresh, prepared with love and are a mix of traditional and modern Mexican flavours. From burritos, tacos, chimichangas and of course their specialty dish, the flying fajitas (chicken, beef, steak, vegetable, king prawns, snapper or chorizo) are all heavenly good.
The staff and service are friendly, warm and efficient. For an intimate/chilled spot try and grab a table upstairs on the balcony-esq section.
Flying Fajita Sistas
65 Glebe Point Road
Bookings are recommended
Play: Glebe hosts a vibrant marketplace featuring everything from vintage clothing, bric-a-brac, records, arts and crafts and gourmet food. Home to over 200 stalls it’s a never-ending labyrinth of diverse treasures waiting to be discovered. Why not get your bohemian-chic on and sample the multicultural food stalls, enjoy the live music and search for a vintage fashion piece or original artwork. Afterwards you can explore this hip suburb boasting numerous restaurants, cafes and retail outlets on Glebe Point Road.
Located: Corner of Derby Place and Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Open: 10am to 4pm (Saturdays)
Drink: If chilled and comfy is your thing then a trip to Mr Falcon’s is a perfect spot. Located on Glebe Point Road, it features a cool student house/boho vibe, quirky decor, smooth tunes/live music and interesting drinks. Inside the main lounge area it provides a great intimate spot to relax and unwind, while the outside courtyard beer garden is perfect for an afternoon session full of sun, beer and sangria. During the winter I thoroughly enjoy grabbing a spot near the fireplace and sampling the hot mulled cider. And, of course love soaking up the hip tunes of a local jazz, funk or blues band.
92 Glebe Point Road Glebe
Open: 7 days (till late)
Have you eaten, played and drunk in Glebe? Tell us what you thought of this unique suburb?