Vaucluse, Sydney – Vaucluse, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Sydney, with amazing vantage points overlooking the city skyline (think Harbour Bridge and Opera House), gorgeous swimming beaches (Shark Beach and Milk Beach), as well as views of one of the most stunning coastlines in Australia (near The Gap). Understandably then, it’s visited by tourists from around the world, every day of the week.
But the real beauty in Vaucluse is the places you find which are off the beaten track – the places where the locals go. Il Dolce Dell’Amore is one of those places. This cute little Italian patisserie sells AMAZING coffee (Allpress Espresso) and a range of sweet treats from chocolate croissants to apricot tarts.
Italian-born Rocco Marino is the founder of Il Dolce Dell’Amore, and is also responsible for producing the delectable treats. He’s always smiling, and friendly with customers, even when it gets really busy – and yes, it gets really busy because the locals know just how good it is.
With lovely wooden tables and chairs outside, this is a great place to come and relax on the weekend, especially after doing one of the breathtaking coastal walks in the area. Plus, if you do a walk beforehand, you don’t feel as guilty tucking into one of the pastries!
View: www.ildolcedellamore.com.au; Visit: Shop B, 103 New South Head Road (shop is actually on Laguna Street), Vaucluse, NSW, 2030; Call: +61 2 9337 6280; Wallet: Soy cappuccino $3.50; Baci Di Alassio (chocolate biscotti) $2.50; Open: most mornings but if it’s not the weekend, phone ahead to make sure it’s open.by