Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Marrickville
Once was a time when all the cool kids lived in Newtown. Then came Surry Hills. Now, well, the coolest of cool kids all live in Marrickville – a suburb once best known for its mall. No more: today this spread-out 'burb 7km south of the CBD is jam-packed with a huge array of multicultural residents and students and artsy types chasing the affordable rents. That latter set means new Marrickville is all about awesome coffee (if you haven't been to Cornersmith, rectify your error at once) and great nights out at the fringe of Sydney's arts scene (the Factory is booking some awesome, quirky live acts). Check it out before the cool kids move on.