We want you to thoroughly enjoy your stay with Uptown Apartments in Zetland. Our executive short stay apartments at 15 Gadigal Avenue are superb and in a great location. Apartment 1103 has some excellent appointments and so while you are enjoying the apartment, here are some eateries and drinkeries to enjoy as well.

Looking for an early morning coffee – Taste Baguette is a great little cafe that serves good coffee, lovely sandwiches and delicious sweets. It is located at 2 Defries Avenue. Owner Hieu has been a baker and pastry chef since he was 13 years old – he has worked with bakers in the Loire Valley in France, New York and Los Angeles. As an ex-IT professional working in the heart of Sydney, Hieu could not find anywhere in the city to get a decent, fresh sandwich. Hieu’s vision was to open a bakery cafe where baguettes, sourdough breads and pastries would be baked regularly throughout the day. With this vision, Taste Bakery & Restaurant in Surry Hills was born, where hand crafted baguettes are baked every 15 minutes for lunch and filled with freshly grilled meats & salads.

With the success of Surry Hills & a strong demand for the freshest baguette sandwiches in the city, Taste on Sussex Lane was opened giving an opportunity to serve bankers at Westpac with an added dine in & bar experience.

Now Taste has 10 stores including the one in Zetland – offering the same great service and food all around the Sydney city area. At taste they are committed to serving up the finest cup of coffee. Countless hours have been spent working closely with local roasters to produce an outstanding espresso. Each of Taste’s baristas have been put through rigorous training programs to be qualified to operate their state of the art espresso machines. They are true coffee professionals and invite you to experience their passion for coffee.

When the sun goes down and you are looking to have a few bevvies in Zetland, The Village Crown is a great local option right across the road from your apartment, whether you’re after a bite to eat, a drink, or a bit of live entertainment. Let the ambience settle you, cocktails delight you, and the staff see the sparkle in you. The Village Crown embraces beautiful high ceilings, and the 200 capacity industrial building transforms from a light, airy, sun trap on those sunny Sydney days, to a cosmopolitan hangout in the evening! Allow your midday to unfold with champagne, complimenting each moment with some delights from the extensive food menu offering a wide selection of pizzas, burgers and much more.

For dedicated dinner eating we suggest you drive to Potts Point and experience The Apollo – The Apollo comes highly recommended by Uptown Apartments. Modern Greek food in a smart, busy space with great service. Our favourite dishes are their take on saganaki, the bbq chicken and their Greek pasta with oxtail. Located in Potts Point, the elegantly minimalist refurbishment includes both banquette and outdoor seating, and a chef’s table sitting adjacent to the kitchen – not unlike the family dining table, as a transition between dining room, kitchen and pantry. At the Apollo, Jonathan Barthelmess is getting back in touch with his origins; cooking Greek food. He will also follow his personal creed of always trying to make the next meal he serves better than the last.

‘The Apollo is more living proof of the generational shift in our food culture that’s making Sydney one of the world’s most exciting places to eat right now’ If this is a gift from the gods, we must have been very, very good.’ Terry Durack.

Enjoy your stay with Uptown Apartments in Zetland – from David and Nicki Lee.

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