Most visitors to Sydney find themselves on Oxford St at one time or another. It’s a long avenue packed with cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs and boutiques that connects Hyde Park to Bondi Junction Shopping Centre. While the street can be a lot of fun and the boutiques on the southern side are a good option for shoppers, it is a street which feels like its glory days belong in the past.
If you do find yourself on the street and want to escape the crowds, traffic and grime, a great option is Quattro Passi – Caffe & Winebar.
Owned and run by the friendly and chatty Italian Robbie, Quattro Passi is an oasis nestled on the corner of two leafy streets about one minute walk from the Hyde Park end of Oxford St.
Seats outside allow you to capture the sun while the inside has an almost Amsterdam-feel. The menu is Italian inspired with Nonna’s Meatballs always a good option. But what I love most about Quattro Passi is coming here for a drink or two on the way home from work. The wine list is great – my favs are Soave (white) and the Montepulciano (red), although an Aperol Spritz is the perfect way to end a work day in summer!
View: Visit Quattro Passi Facebook page; Visit: 176 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010; Phone: +61 2 9332 2852; Wallet: Coffee from $3.50, Main meals from $15.by