Cafe Nookie could well be the smallest hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Australia

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 17 October 2014

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Let’s just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? Cafe Nookie may arguably be THE SMALLEST CAFE IN AUSTRALIA. If you crane your neck to look inside this 2m x 2m hole-in-the-wall cafe tucked in between Buckingham Street and Elizabeth Street on Cleveland Street, you can see one cheerful barista, one commercial espresso machine and grinder, and one 1950s-style sign that says, ‘I just don’t give a sh#t’.

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Adina Apartments, in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Monday 4 November 2013

hotel in Sydney’s Surry Hills is perfectly positioned to capture the vivid nightlife that springs to life each evening in the city’s most edgy and interesting suburb.

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Small House, Sydney: Grand architecture in the smallest of spaces

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Just a short walk from our Sydney Surry Hills office is Small House, a four story wonderland, comprised of 28 precast concrete wall panels which stand on a block of just 7m x 6m. Designed by Domenic Alvaro for himself and his wife, Small House took the approach of building upwards and made it work […]

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Ultimate Fanj: a new web comedy series

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By pia in New Film on Saturday 3 December 2011

Ultimate Fanj is a new comedy web series that has been selected as a finalist in the Movie Extra Webfest competition. It’s a story of love gone wrong, the danger of exclusivity, and the power of friendship to overcome the obstacles of cool. But above all else, it is a celebration of the fanj culture […]

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Visualising Music: 12 artworks for 12 songs

Craig Simmons Reader Find

By Craig Simmons in New Art on Friday 19 August 2011

Visualising Music: 12 artworks for 12 songs is an art exhibition I’ve put together for the new Space March album, Monumental. Each artwork is a visual response to the corresponding song.

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Awesome office design for EMI in Sydney

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By Alphabet Pony in Architecture on Thursday 7 July 2011

Bare concrete, transparency, vibrant colours and curated artworks define the new EMI offices in Surry Hills, Sydney, as the record company makes its move across the Harbour Bridge to Australia’s creative epicentre. Designed by interior design firm, The World is Round, the Hutchinson St space makes an impact, as bold colours contrast with the industrialized shell.

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Wolfies Cycles: a statement on two wheels

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By Wolfies in New Events on Tuesday 5 April 2011

Wolfies Cycles epitomise all that is stylish, quirky and unique on two wheels. A handpicked collection of vintage classic bicycles, spanning trends from 1895 to 1990, with a particular focus on the 1940′s and 50′s, Wolfies Cycles is the new name in cycling cool.

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Sydney’s Porteno

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 January 2011

Sydney’s favourite rockabilly chef duo, Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate, have done it again at Porteño, working their own brand of cool on the old Dimitri’s restaurant on Cleveland Street, Surry Hills — it’s only claim to fame was a sign that sat outside for years saying ‘official wrap party location for Moulin Rouge’. Um, ok.

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Jazushi in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 June 2010

Eating agedashi tofu and sushi while live jazz music plays is a pleasure of mine made possible by the very unique Jazushi restaurant in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The hidden gem specialises in traditional Japanese cuisine fused with European influence.

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Sydney’s Hibernian House Vintage and Retro Sale

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Thursday 3 June 2010

It’s not every day the collective bargain hunters of Hibernian House host their famous discarded clothing sales. The much-loved Sydney event literally pops up a few times a year and features dazzling shoes, handbags, jewellery and heaps of hand-picked attire, mostly under $20. So rush in kids between June 11 and 13 for your chance […]

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Sydney’s Bourke Street Bakery

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 13 January 2010

Nestled inside the foodie enclave of trendy Surry Hills is the not-so-secret, but nonetheless extraordinary, local gem, Bourke Street Bakery. Inside this artisanal shop, organic pastries and savoury foods are brilliantly united within the bakery’s tiny walls. Here, dedicated Sydneysiders brave impressive queues for exquisite breads, divine tarts, muffins, pastries, and knock-out sandwiches, sausage rolls, and other satisfying delights. [read about more Aussie places at The Colour]

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