We’ve given you the lowdown on what to do in Inglewood, but what about its riverside neighbour? Here’s some of our favourites from the 6051.
Recently opened neighbour to Rossonero, Lyric Lane is the highly anticipated, years-in-the- making, all-day, cafe-bar-music venue hybrid we’ve all been waiting for. Burger breakfasts on the weekend, basement gigs in the evenings – you couldn’t ask for more.
Step back in time as you settle into one of Swallow’s booths – repurposed from 1920s train seats. This cosy European style bar is as charming as its vintage Parisian decor, with a small- bar-slash-bistro menu that’s absolutely fitting to its setting. Steak frites, a gruyère omelette, their house specialty pissaladière… with each course, you might find yourself speaking more and more French. You’ll be making mid-week dinner plans just for “Le Hump Day” – their Wednesday night specials that make the work week so much more bearable.
Henry on Eighth
If you’re at Swallow on a Wednesday night, you’ll have Sunday free to head to Henry on Eighth. Or Monday… or Thursday. Can you tell I love a special? So does Henry on Eighth. This neighbourhood bar plays host to an impressive assortment of kitchen specials, as well as a crowd-pleasing array of regular burgers, share plates and bar snacks. Pair this with their live art and music, and you have no excuse not to get there ASAP.
Super-sweet cafe Mrs S is the perfect lunch spot – sweet tooth or not. Their baked goods are a huge drawcard, with a huge assortment of treats baked daily. But if you’re looking for something more substantial, the Manwich has been feeding happy customers since they opened in 2010.
Little Shop of Plenty
Whether you’re trying to grab lunch with the fussiest food friends, or you’re looking to make some more wholesome choices when it comes to your pantry at home, you can safely peruse the menu at Little Shop of Plenty without a care in the world. With a kitchen devoted to raw, zero gluten, zero dairy, zero refined sugars, super food-rich and organic produce, you can rest assured that no matter that you pick, it’s definitely good for you.
The Woodfired Baker
These artisan bakers are specialists in all things sourdough and woodfired – as well as some killer pastries and sweets. Baking from a restored century-old oven, their offerings change daily, but whatever you take home will put a smile on your face. Sourdough’s good for us, right?
Daisy & Rowe
After your cheese haul from Smoults, you won’t be able to resist popping in next door to the super cute Daisy and Rowe. Filled to the brim with gifts and homewares, it’s the perfect one- stop shop for all your Christmas needs – whether you’re looking for a book on cocktails or indoor plants, jewellery, ceramics or some lush skincare. You might just find a present for yourself in there, too…
Lula and Sasha
If you’re in the same boat as us, each week has seen a new wedding invite in the mail. Or perhaps you’re already deep in the midst of wedding season – to be honest, I’m dreading to think what I’ll have left to wear by the end of summer. Or at least I would be, if it weren’t for Lula and Sasha. From party frocks to casual tops, plus accessories, and gifts, these guys will have you kitted out in some beaut looks that won’t break the bank.