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Bacon Festival: Cuckoo Callay, Newtown

Sydney bacon lovers – listen up and get ready for your socks to be knocked off by the first ever Bacon Festival in town! The masterminds behind this celebration of bacon are the passionate duo behind funky Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay (Ella and Ibby), who are collaborating with the Black Forest Smokehouse at Marrickville to showcase their free range Australian bacon goodies in 8 delicious dishes on Cuckoo Callay’s special bacon menu for 12 weeks, starting from February 9th. That’s right – you’ll have 3 months to get down to Cuckoo Callay to pig out on their quirky bacon themed creations.

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Brewtown Newtown, Newtown

I’ve heard a lot about Brewtown Newtown, especially the variety of cronuts which they are known for. We tried visiting last month with a large group of 7 and were told there was a one hour wait, so we left, but I decided to come back another time in a smaller group. This time just 2 of us visited at 1pm on a Sunday and there was still a half hour wait but it wasn’t too bad as we stood outside soaking up the sunshine.

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Onyx Lounge, Newtown

Nestled right above Newtown station and just around the corner from Cuckoo Callay is Onyx Lounge, a relatively new bar/restaurant with an impressive drinks and food menu. The front entrance doesn’t reveal much other than just a door next to a concealed window behind some curtains, but once you head upstairs you’ll find a spacious dining area that is certainly unexpected from the entrance.

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Cuckoo Callay, Newtown

It’s safe to say that cafes at train stations are fairly average and unremarkable most of the time, but Newtown station isn’t your average station with its revamped concourse which is home to the funky Cuckoo Callay cafe. The Alice in Wonderland inspired name gives you an idea of the vibrant and quirky decor you can expect inside, with a bustling front counter area for takeaways and snacks, and a cosy, brightly coloured dining area further in.

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Miss Peaches, Newtown

Miss Peaches’s soul food kitchen dishes up casual dining in the form of American comfort food, with a funky bar decked out in colourful furniture and callouts to Southern culture emblazoned on their exposed brick walls.

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