Kirribilli is one of Sydney’s most visited tourist attractions, but for locals it is simply a charming neighborhood where the coffee guy knows your order and the owner of the French bakery waves when you walk down the street.
If in need of a shopping fix, there is the affordable but stylish collection at Wild Lotus on Burton Street, creators and stockists of the earthy Alice Underground label. The owners have carefully selected the best of inexpensive labels such as Mink Pink and Ladakh to provide a one-stop-shop for fashionistas in search of a bargain.
Coco Chocolate on Bligh St sells organic chocolate with intricate individual designs by chocolatier Rebecca, and has created a cozy atmosphere (reminiscent of the movie Chocolat) in the tiny space. La Vie en Rose fills the street with flowers and shabby-chic knick knacks while the gift shop next door sells candles, art books and other designer treasures.
A tourist attraction, a local neighbourhood and a true Sydney village only 3km from the CBD – Kirribilli manages to have something for everyone, without compromising on quality or space. Despite its proximity to Sydney’s major icons, Kirribilli tends to be overlooked by Sydneysiders who don’t happen to live there – which is just the way the locals like it...