Go Saturday nights for raki, music and 40 kinds of meze, or on the weekend for an epic multi-course breakfast banquet.
The heritage-listed pub for locals and their four-legged friends.
Five Guys and In-N-Out are the inspiration for these burgers, which feature relatively thin, house-ground patties.
Innovative interpretations of Arabian cuisine.
It might feel like Grandma’s lounge room, but the drinks at The Cottage Bar & Kitchen beat Granny’s tea by a colonial mile.
An Italian restaurant next to a traditional Balmain pub.
A tiny cafe servicing local offices and lunch-hunters in the know.
Simple, earthy Mediterranean.
A cosy little nook in Balmain.
Poke, smoothie bowls and espresso served in a coconut.
Down an alley off Darling Street is a cafe using bold flavours and serving great coffee.
With coffee from The Grounds, locally sourced produce and perhaps the best French toast in Sydney, what’s not to love about Bar Contessa?
A cosy bar across several levels.
The Source Bulk Foods stores in Balmain and Willoughby are providing a relaxed, old-fashioned shopping experience.
This Aesop store over the Anzac Bridge was designed with Henry Wilson.
Vegan and gluten-free baked goods.
Rescued and restored European furniture with a story to tell.
Essential pieces for the female wardrobe.
Menswear that puts tradition before trends.
As a heavyweight of Sydney's coffee-culture, cafe-goers in Balmain typically have high expectations. Luckily, these venues meet – and even exceed – those standards.
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