Growing up in Westchester County, NY before the internet became such a prevalent part of our daily lives, I used to go up to the Bruised Apple in the town of Peekskill. I loved spending afternoons rifling through all their used books and records, and back when they had a cafe, I used to sit and read.
There’s something very ‘Sydney’ about Seminyak. If it weren’t for the tropical heat, delightful scent of incense, cluttered temples and constant drum of scooters, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were shopping in Paddington, hanging out in Bondi, or dining in Surry Hills. And when it comes to the very Sydney habit of heading out for Sunday brunch, you can’t go past Seminyak’s Grocer and Grind.
Laneway culture has been growing in Sydney, and bars and restaurants are taking full advantage of this. Tucked in a nameless laneway off Wentworth Street is Berta, a new modern wine bar that not only offers boutique Italian wines, but sumptuous food.