King Street Newtown is one of Sydney’s most diverse shopping and eating Streets. It is not for everyone as it is grungy/alternative and eclectic so you won’t find any big chain stores or upmarket “swisho” boutiques. And the best way to really explore King Street is to start at one end and walk the length and the back the other side. This may take an hour or more but well worth the experience. Recommend Octopus Design, Blue Dog Prints and Posters and Repressed Records.
Erskineville is more village like but also very interesting to wander around.
where to eat
Pastizzi Cafe – 523 King Street Newtown
Black Star Pastry – 277 Australia St Newtown