From bespoken coffee brews to unique wine creations, Australia is a cornerstone of modern subculture
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No stranger to contemporary cafe culture – and certainly no amateur in the coffee and wine scene – Australia has earned its mark as hipster central on our side of the hemisphere.
Whether you’re into chilling out with the cool crowd, or simply up for trying out a unique concoction or three, here are seven spots to check out on your next trip Down Under.
1. Surry Hills, Sydney
The city of Sydney is so hipster that its government website has a curated list of alternative events that fuel the underground culture. Among its listings, Surry Hills is a standout.
An uptown inner-city suburb that has long shed its rough rag-and-bone past, Surry Hills is a mecca for those hunting down a smashing cafe or bar (that, if you’re lucky, isn’t cool yet) – think rockabilly steaks (available at Portena) and a cafe where half your bill is donated to charity of your choice (Gratia).
Bargain hunters, take note: This suburb plays host to themed monthly markets and chic vintage stores stocked along Crown and Bourke Street.
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.