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Goodbye Glebe!

A rough list of the places we loved in Glebe - be it landmarks, restaurants, cafes, shops - that have closed, moved out of or moved on from Glebe since GlebeNet started in 1999. A part of the history of Glebe.

See the History of Glebe page for more information on Glebe's history generally.


Glebe Landmarks

The Valhalla
Sadly, The Valhalla Cinema closed its doors in 2005. See plans for the development of the Valhalla here.
Formerly at 166 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe Point Road

Review by Stephen Dunne on CitySearch:
"In the 1980s, this edifice up the end of Glebe Point Rd was Sydney's best revival/arthouse/stoned-people-watching-trip-movies cinema. As Glebe became ever more hyper-yuppy, the young, share-house/student audience moved on to affordable suburbs and the Valhalla started a long-term decline. Renovated and repainted, it has now reopened as a multi-purpose venue. There are two rooms - 400 seats downstairs and 200 up. Both rooms still have their projection equipment, but are also suitable for live plays, cabaret and stand-up.
The bar is now licensed, and the knots of black-garbed Glebe punters still gather on the footpath for gossip and chatter. It's very much a space for hire, so the type of work (both performance and moving image) should be wildly variable. Just the way Glebe used to like it."

Glebe Post Office
Sadly, the Glebe Post Office (formerly at 181a Glebe Point Rd) closed in 2011.

Closest post offices include the one in the Broadway Shopping Centre and in Annandale.

Blackwattle Studios
Unfortunately, the "artist colony" of Blackwattle Studios, at the end of Glebe Point Road, is no longer, but read all about it here.


Former Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs

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The Abbey Restaurant
Formerly at 156 Bridge Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sydney Sidewalk: "This converted church makes nice work of northern Italian cuisine."

ABC Noodles and Laksa
Formerly at 231 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

A'Mews (closed 2009)
Formerly at 99 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"This slender, anonymous terrace with polished wooden floors is split over three floors, creating an airy feeling while providing cosy dining nooks in which to revel in chef/owner Richard Moyser’s confident cooking. The menu changes daily with the seasons and the availability of produce and if Moyser’s not at the markets every day, his spies are. You might start with ballottine of rabbit with sweetbreads, hazelnuts and prosciutto, then step into the comfort zone with roasted Glenloth duck with creamed parsnip, puy lentils, grilled figs and horseradish cream. Then try his take on trifle with quince, mandarin and sauternes brulee and brandy snaps. There’s warm service and a good-value wine list, too. Entree $19–$22, main $29–$34, dessert $15. Six-course degustation $72, with wine $105."

Review by Simon Thomsen, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 2006:
"
The punning name of Richard Moyser's new restaurant hints at the chef's British heritage. A mews is a street lined with buildings originally used as stables or servants' quarters. It is also a secret hideaway: that definition appeals too, since this understated terrace is easily missed amid the gaudy neon of Glebe Point Road. ... Moyser's dozen-dish menu mixes careful French technique and European and gastro-pub heartiness with splendid presentation. His flavours are bold and the combinations boisterous and blokey, yet he's capable of surprising delicacy. The menu changes constantly, driven by produce, creative whim and experimental curiosity." Read the full review.

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Aniello's Italian Restaurant
Formerly at 284 Bridge Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sydney Sidewalk: "Unreconstructed Italian with singalongs and cool staff. Suspended between hip and unhip."

Archies Take Away
Formerly at 159 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Asian King
Formerly at
147 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Bali Komodo
Formerly at 89 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Bar 99 (2011-2012)
Formerly at 99 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Bogart's Italian Seafood Restaurant
Formerly at 199 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sydney Sidewalk: "Of all the Italian seafood joints, in all the towns, in all the world...this one would do Bogie proud."

Borobudur Indonesian Restaurant
Formerly at 125 Glebe Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Rough Guides Travel: "Value for money Indonesian with an outdoor courtyard and courteous service."

Sydney Sidewalk: "Lush Indonesian cuisine, friendly service and a very cheap bill."

Breakfast & Lunch Brunch Cafe
Formerly at 144a Glebe Point Rd Glebe 2037

Caseys Sports Bar & Bistro
Formerly at 15 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Cafe Fish
Formerly at 217 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Caffe Berardo
Formerly at 119 Glebe Point Rd Glebe 2037. Caffe Berardo has evolved - read about it
here.

Review by Sydney City Hub:
"Best coffee bar none: Wood fire roasted coffee with the cheekiest, friendliest service. Great cafe food to go along with your expertly made cuppa. There are Friday night 'spoken word' poetry sessions with an atmosphere that may remind you of the best time you had in a Left Bank cafe. Caffe' Berardo is a gem in a town filled with good coffeehouses."

Cafe Oasis
Formerley at 197 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Cafe Troppo
Formerley at 175 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Colonial Hideaway Restaurant
Formerly at 25 Arundel St, Glebe NSW 2037

Sydney Sidewalk: "Take a break from Sydney Uni food. Enjoy the short walk from campus and indulge in some thoughtful and tasty cooking."

Cherry Bean Coffee House & Deli (closed 2009)
Formerly at
72 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

The Codfather
109 Glebe Point Rd Glebe 2037

Copeaux Creative Patisserie
Formerly at 95 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Cucina di Lusso (closed 2009)
Formerly at Cnr Glebe Point Rd and Parramatta Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review by Simon Thomsen, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 2007:
"Cucina di Lusso encourages Sydney's growing affection for grazing with a series of tasting menus, four courses for $55 and six for $80 - all meat, fish or vegetarian. There are blended options, plus a 10-dish a la carte menu, so it's pretty flexible. The boutique winery also produces olive oil and figs, along with some decent drops using several Italian grape varieties such as pinot grigio, sangiovese and aleatico. The wine list, at no more than $33 a bottle, is great value drinking and also available by the glass for less than a tenner. Fairall snr has also prepared extensive tasting notes as well as suggested tipples for each dish. The simplicity and restraint in his son's food demonstrates an understanding of the cornerstones of good Italian cooking. James cooks with precision and there's heart, as well as thought, in his menu.

Piedmont's anchovy and garlic sauce, bagna cauda, is smeared over roasted red capsicum for a wonderful contrast of sweet and salty, and is one of eight antipasti ($9 each, or $55 for all of them). Red wine and honey braised radicchio with caramelised leek, carefully laid out like carpaccio with fine slivers of artichoke heart and shavings of pecorino scattered on top, is another pleasing bittersweet agrodolce combination made zippy by chilli hints. Only the duck mousse, containing sediment-like pieces of meat that heightened its muddy flavour, is a disappointment.

For lunch, pan-fried whole rainbow trout ($20) is spot-on. A light flour dusting leaves it crisp-skinned, while the flesh is perfectly cooked to a translucent pink and flakes beautifully. A refreshing rocket, pear, fennel and Grana Padano salad, drizzled with the mildly flavoured house-made olive oil, accompanies it. A plausible mushroom risotto ($15), plus a lovely trio of crumbed sardines with a colourful watercress, orange, pine nut and raisin salad ($12), are washed down with di Lusso's citrussy '05 vermentino ($27) and we are very happy campers. For dinner, long fingers of chickpea fritters ($15) with a ragu of caramelised onion, artichoke, fresh peas and broad beans, and scented with sambuca and marjoram, misfires as it opts for dainty over rustic. The house-made linguini ($15) is too brittle and anaemic for the light and sweet rabbit and olive braise it entangles. Hunters stew ($29) is a take on the classic Piedmont beef in Barolo dish and is a mix of pork ribs, duck leg, spatchcock and veal in a rich tomato and rosemary braise using dad's nebbiolo and barbera reds. Fairall converts Piedmont's bonet ($12) - a dessert of cocoa, rum and amaretto - into an oozing, warm chocolate fondant on an amaretto anglaise. Dad's keen to tout his cheeses, too, and has a couple of sweet wines for you to try, including a picolit ($9 a glass)." Read the full review.

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

The Craven
Formerly at 166 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from CitySearch:
"It's hard to miss the Craven, with the Valhalla cinema next door and a bus stop right out front. In fact, you'd be mad to miss it, because it's such a welcoming place. The interior is spacious, funky and refreshingly down-to-earth, with a menu that extends beyond the usual cafe fare. The coffee's great, but don't ignore the bulging focaccias ($8), or pastas including spirali verdura (with roast vegetables, napolitana sauce, basil, garlic and white wine) for $8.90. More exotic main dishes include Moroccan lemon chicken for $12.50."

Sydney Sidewalk: "Wannabe beatniks discuss art-house cinema and other weighty topics over coffee and focaccia."

Darling Mills
Formerly at 143 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from CitySearch:
"Darling Mills is named after the owners' farm property on Darling Mills Creek in the NSW Hills district. The Adey family has grown its own herbs and salad vegetables there since the Glebe eating-house opened in 1992, and for the more immediate needs of the kitchen, there's a greenhouse on the restaurant's roof. Darling Mills boasts some of the original sandstone from the demolition of part of the neighbouring St John's Church. Stained glass insets, imposing wooden balustrades and sandstone columns create a series of table nooks surrounding a central open fire in winter. The main dining area seats 120 people and the largest table seats 12.
The menu features foods you wouldn't normally buy at the supermarket, and favours smallish portions punctuated with exotic accompaniments including saffron angel-hair pasta and black olives, smoked eggplant puree and flat bread, and stir-fried gai laan and chilli hoisin dressing. Service is quietly efficient, and host, Sara Adey, generally does the rounds of the tables to seek your comments, complaints or to recommend from the extensive wine list."
Review from Cheap Eats:

"A new chef who many will recall from the Sports Bard, Rogues and Streetons, Andy Davies has brought a timely simplicity to the menu at this inner city gem. Warm, comfortable dishes like mussel and saffron risotto, roast pheasant with beetroot puree, celeriac and brussels sprouts, and steamed chocolate pud all seem to fit perfectly into this intriguing four-level sandstone building owned and run by the Adey family. Once comfortably inside, you could easily imagine you were at the family farm (near Berowra Waters, the source of the sensational salad greens) rather than on one of Sydney's busiest inner city thoroughfares"

Dakhni Indian Restaurant
Formerly at 65 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Review by Catherine Keenan, The Sun-Herald, Dec 2004 on CitySearch:
"This is familiar Indian restaurant territory here: helpful and fast (and, on a bad night, very noisy). Servings are very generous and you'll be hard-pressed to eat all the dishes that take your fancy. I'd opt for the samosas (excellent pastry) or peas potato bonda ("sensational collision of two veges produce this tasty dumpling") to start. For mains, skip the eggplant khootu (eggplant and lentils) as it's a little one-note, and opt for the deeply flavoured Chettinad chicken."

Review from Sydney Eats, 2005:
"A common mistake at this recently renovated local hero is to order too much. With such down-at-heel prices and generous portions, you're better off ordering as you go, to better sample the wide range of south Indian treats on offer. Newly tiled floors, cream-coloured walls and gentle music set the scene for some serious dining. The thali is a good way to start if you've never been here before, with two meat and one vegetable curries, or three vege curries, plus rice, naan, side dishes and dessert for just $19.50. The mixed platter for two $16.90-$17.90 is another good starter, while the omnipresent butter chicken $14.90 is exceptional in the mains. They're still running the Sunday all-you-can-eat-buffet, too: for just $20.90 you can fill up on fine south Indian food." 

Read the full review by Jacqui Taffel from The Sydney Morning Herald, April 2006.

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

David Trees (closed 2009)
Formerly at 123-1
25 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

The Dog House Hotel
Formerly at 15 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Ecco La Pasta
Formerly at 89 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Ellie's Place
Formerly at 197 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

The Fair Trade Coffee Company (closed 2010)
Formerly at 33 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"Eat well here with a clear conscience and the knowledge that you’re supporting not only fair trade but also Palms Australia’s program of placing Australian volunteers abroad (find out more at www.palms.org.au) Here at the cafe they try to take food from those countries they go to and serve it to world music. So Cuban chicken pie $12 sits next to Malaysian mussel and beef curry served in half a pineapple $16.90. Snack-size dishes such as nasi goreng $9.50 and Moroccan meatballs $11.50/$16.90 are served all day, as are Mediterranean-style breakfasts. Most produce is organic, and The Sacred Grounds coffee is certified fair trade, meaning the workers involved are paid a fair wage for their labour — and the coffee’s not half bad, either."

Read review by blogger Grab Your Fork

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

The Fish Friar and Chip Monk (closed 2009)
Formerly at 165 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Fratelli Brothers
Formerly at 197 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Geisha
Formerly at 175 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Glebe Hot Bread
Formerly at
315 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Glebe Point Cafe
Formerly at 171 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read reviews by recent diners on myTaste

Glebe Noodle House
Formerly at 25 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read review by blogger Edgeplay

GranCaffe
Formerly at 171 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Home Dot Cafe
Formerly at 91 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

House Of Kathmandu
Formerly at 161 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Illuminati Bar and Grill (closed 2010)
Formerly at
Corner Parramatta Road and Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Review by Lenny Ann Low, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 February 2007 (read full review):
"What a great spot Illuminati has nabbed. The new bar and grill lives in the bottom of the beautiful, old, curved University Hall building and sprawls out on to a small but lively courtyard on the corner of Glebe Point and Parramatta roads. ... Illuminati looks sophisticated from the outside. Upbeat lounge music plays in the outdoor seating area, which is marked off from the street by glass panels. Inside resembles a hotel bar and dining room, a little bland and a little too empty, so we take a seat outside. It's a good place to be on a balmy night. The menu is extensive but it's mostly food rather than drink. The bar offers standard spirits such as rum, vodka, scotch, gin and liquors and a short list of seven cocktails. There's nothing too exotic to get excited about. We have a Fire Engine (Jagermeister, blood orange juice, agrum, $10) and a Velvet Slipper (brandy, Bombay gin, tequila, blue curacao, black sambuca, fresh mint and cranberry juice, $14), which are both tasty, and two-for-one cocktail hour between 7pm and 8pm keeps the price nice. The dinner menu offers bistro-like dishes that are really just pub food with some fancy sides and a fancy price tag. My companion and I share the entree of zucchini flowers filled with ricotta, goat's cheese and oregano in parmesan butter ($16). Then we have the grass-fed rib-eye steak with mushrooms and bearnaise ($28) and a pepperoni pizza from the "make your own pizza" menu ($18). The servings are incredibly generous and satisfying. The zucchini flowers are heavy on the batter but flavoursome. The steak is well-cooked and the pizza dough is thick and fresh."

Read reviews by recent patrons on Eatability.com

Kata Thai Cafe
Formerly at 30 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Kampung Daun
Formerly at 125 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats, 2005:
"Let happy host Angus Djauhari guide you through the menu and you'll be rewarded with some of the best Indonesian food this side of Jakarta. That said, here are some of our hot tips: among the starters, perkedel jagung $6, the Indonesian classic of corn fritters -- unmissable; and lumpiah basah $8, prawn, cucumber and yam root wrapped in pastry with peanut sauce. For mains, we can't go past the signature ayam bumbu rujak $16, succulent marinated chicken on the bone chargrilled and served with a blend of tangy-fresh shredded green mango, chilli, shrimp paste, herbs and spices; and we love bebek Bali, Balinese deepfried spiced duck served with sambal $17. And that said, anything you order here is bound to be good. Attractive presentation and ambience, too."

La Vera Pizza Restaurant (closed 2010)
Formerly at 109 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read review by blogger Not Quite Nigella

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com, myTaste

Le Mille-Feuille Fine Patisserie
Formerly at 95 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Lolitas Cafe
Formerly at 29 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Loving Eden Vegan Restaurant (closed 2010)
Formerly at 123 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037.

Read reviews by recent diners on Happy Cow

Macchiato Bar (closed 2010)
Formerly at 131-145 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Mickalinas Cafe
Formerly at Shop 2, 198-206 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Mogul Curry House
Formerly at 1 Ferry Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Mr Uncles /Moores Turkish Pitta
Formerly at 89 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Moores Cafe
Formerly at 107 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Mukunghwa (closed 2009)
Formerly at 36 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"Why were we surprised to find this very fine Korean on Glebe Point Road several years ago? Perhaps because it was just before the Glebe Point Road renaissance and there wasn’t much going on. But don’t be put off by the messy exterior; go on in for seriously good dumplings, vegetable or beef and vegetable. small $7.70, medium $10, large $12. Then there’s the DIY barbecue — fire up your table barby to cook up some thinly sliced beef fillet marinated in a blend of nashi pear, soy, onion, ginger and garlic $15. There’s a raw salmon salad with a spicy, tangy chilli sauce $15 and the kimchee (Korean Vegemite) that comes with everything is made in-house and mighty fine it is. Korean in Glebe? You bet."

Read review by blogger Susan Eats

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Mylos Greek Cuisine
Formerly at 101 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats, 2005:
"
Inside, the crisp whites and blues evoke the vibrant Greek islands, while out in the courtyard the statues, columns and fountains recall a more distant time. The same cultural pride is implicit in everything the kitchen produces. Begin with sahamaki cheese, lightly panfried kefalograviera (a slightly salty cheese) served with a squeeze of lemon on a base of thinly-sliced tomato $10. Vegetaria">
2003: "The funky decor is as creative as the food and there's a serene garden area at the back if you're not into watching the comings and goings of the street from the front terrace. We've been known to just order all the entrees here, because they're so good. Especially the addictive northern Thai snack of grilled salmon in lemon juice served on a betel leaf $7 and the gorgeous crisp-fried wontons with a whole quail egg in the centre $7, which they call dragon balls. But if you prefer to have mains, as most people do oddly enough, try the simmering duck $13.50 or fish king $16, grilled salmon steak with a spicy coconut milk sauce. They also do a mean massaman (lamb) $13.50, oodles of noodles and excellent veg options. Look for the wacky wok sculpture out front."

2002: "You can't miss this hot young thing with its fire engine red roof. Brought to you by the Wok Station crew, Nitan is all bold colours and creativity - in both decor and food. Dine streetside or in the Zen courtyard out back, then bang heads over the huge menu that makes more interesting reading than the average Thai list. We suggest starting with the northern Thai snack of grilled salmon in lemon juice served on a betel leaf $6.50 - seriously addictive - and the gorgeous crisp-fried wontons with a whole quail egg in the centre $7, which they call dragon balls. Follow with som tum (salad of papaya, barbecued chicken, dried prawns, chilli, lime, palm sugar and garlic) $12, or boneless snapper fillet steamed with ginger, spring onion, garlic and celery $16. Plenty of super-cheap noodle, veg and rice dishes to please everyone."

Old Man's Hat (closed 2009)
Formerly at 197 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read review by blogger Steph's Food Journal

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Osteria Dei Poeti (closed 2009)
Formerly at 73 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats 2008, on Eatstreets:
"
This gently lit spot has proved a stayer in Glebe’s fickle thoroughfare and chef/owner Aurelio Spagnola’s unique take on old favourites, the odd offering from ancient Rome and a monthly regional menu set it apart. The regional thing has been a big hit with the chef providing real food from the region, not gussied-up restaurant food. A recent menu from Sardinia, for example, offered a zuppa of lentils, spinach, barley, potato and pecorino $10. From Sicily, a pasta timbalo siciliano, a dish prepared by Aurelio’s sister Nella for family occasions (and featured in the book The Leopard), is an oven-baked pasta stuffed with egg, peas, ragu, eggplant, tomato, pine nuts and pecorino $19.50. You get the picture: one of the most interesting Italians in town, with wines to match.

Read review by bloggers Grab Your Fork and Steph's Food Journal

Read reviews by recent diners on Eatability.com

Pho Glebe
Formerly at 97 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review by Pat Nourse, April 2000 on CitySearch:
"The airy, somewhat polished space threw me. This was not the kind of decor you would typically associate with a pho house. Sure, it's no Halliday refit, but the use of space and the lack of clutter are a definite improvement on the usual lino and laminex crushes. All the other sensory clues, however, are much in evidence. Note the familiar strains of 2Day FM, the traditional Viet musical complement to dining. Observe the masses of groups, couples and singles, talking, tasting, seasoning and sharing. And just smell that soup.
The broth is richer than usual, but without the cloying quality that can so often ruin the dish. The beef isn't bad, and when you order rare, you get it. All the other standards of good Vietnamese dining are met. All the greenery is suitably fresh and abundant, the "special" dishes are appropriately intestinal and the bill is pleasingly affordable. If - for some crazy reason - you don't go for one of the many pho options, try the traditional beef stew. It's quite a different experience. It's a slow cooked dish, rich with stock and carrots, yet it packs a distinctly south-east Asian punch."

Rosso Nero (closed 2007)
Formerly at 407-409 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Sydney Eats, 2005:
"Almost out of step with funky, grungy Glebe, this all-day eatery has a floor-to-ceiling glass frontage and clean lines throughout - quite a polished space standing in stark contrast to the hole-in-the-wall laundromats and takeaways that service the backpacker hordes. The menu offers a contemporary mix of seasonal dishes that might include the tangy combo of grilled octopus with rocket, balsamic and olive oil $15.50 and the sumptuous housemade gnocchi with fresh tomato and basil sauce $15. For something meatier try roast duck with red cabbage and red wine sauce $25.50. Alternatively, stop in for an afternoon pick-me-up. The gelato and coffee are both excellent and the brew is roasted locally in Annandale - good news in a suburb where you can live and die by the bean." 

Plus Coffee-T House
Formerly at 67 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Ryoma Japanese Restaurant
Formerly at 22 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sydney Sidewalk: "Japanese dining, Glebe-style a cosy cottage, a vegie-friendly menu and modest prices."

Saffron cafe (2010-2011)
Formerly at 33 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

San Martino Pizzeria
Formerly at 73 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sayang Restaurant
Formerly at 95 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sharky's
193a Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Siena
Formerly at 43 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Stella & Sophie's Gourmet Cafe & Deli
Formerly at 379 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Read reviews by former diners on Eatability.com

The Egg & Soldier (closed 2010)
Formerly at 379 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037............. Ph: (02) 9660 6223

Top Thai Cafe (closed 2010)
Formerly at 317
Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Thai Silk Restaurant
Formerly at
28 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Wok Station
Formerly at 27 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Wood Glen Cafe
Formerly at 92 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review by Tony Davis, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 2001 on CitySearch:
"There are those who avoid eating DA (dead animal) for health, religious or philosophical reasons. And there are those like us whose jaded tastebuds have dealt with one beef vindaloo or pizza too many. "Wholesome, delicious and eclectic" is the menu's promise. The cafe lives up to it with plenty to spare. Amongst the four of us conducting this road test, who included a 24/7 meat-shunning Buddhist, the only disagreement concerned which main courses scored three out of three and which achieved a mere two and a half.
The nori rolls would have been a little dry without the tangy soy dipping sauce. The mushroom, leek and tempeh pate won no ascetic prizes but it tasted superb. Equally scrumptious was the veg and tempeh skewer, a sort of lamb satay without the lamb, with complex flavour thanks to the piquant tamarind and peanut sauce. Our 100 per cent vegan main courses included a West African ground nut stew, a shiitake mushroom and bok choy ravioli, and a polenta-crusted mushroom pie on kumara mash. They each got top marks.
"We've had great desserts at the Wood Glen, such as the vegan chocolate mudcake in a soy custard, but a chocolate and beetroot cake was bland and pasty. Still, the Wood Glen is a survivor and is just what the Italian/Chinese/Indian/Thai-dominated inner-city scene needs."

The Yak & Yeti (closed 2010)
Formerly at
41 Glebe Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Sydney Sidewalk:
"Itchy-footed hippies around Glebe love the Yak & Yeti. It's a great place to get together with friends and reminisce about Himalayan trekking expeditions as you feast on traditional Nepalese food.

Housed in a bright terrace, the restaurant's colour scheme is set off by Nepalese wall hangings and paper lanterns. It's probably a bit more luxurious than most Kathmandu eateries, but the food is the real thing. Exotic soups and meat curries appear on the menu and vegetarians can choose from a selection of traditional Nepalese and meat-free dishes. Desserts are guaranteed to leave a sweet taste in your mouth and if the food has aroused an insatiable desire to experience Himalayan culture first hand, pick up some travel brochures at the counter on your way out."


Shops/Services

Albert & Gladys
Formerly at 169 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Ameè Boers - Bridal and Evening wear, moved to Newtown
Formerly at 74 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph: 0432 082 760

A Place Called Macondo
Formerly at Shop 13/135 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Architectural Heritage - moved to Bowral
Formerly at
62 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Body Care Warehouse
Formerly at
75 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

British Sweets and Treats (moved 2010)
- after 5 years in Glebe, British Sweets and Treats moved in 2010 to Bronka Arcade, Bondi Junction
Formerly at 85 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Review by Reuters for The Independent:
"Best of British Food Abroad - For the Brits abroad down under, The British Sweets and Treats store in Sydney is a favourite of resident expats with a sweet tooth. From Bertie Basset's liquorice allsorts, to humbugs, treacle toffee, black jacks, love hearts and even Blackpool rock, if Willy Wonker had an Australian outlet, this would be it."

See also "Swing Low, Sweet Caramel", article on how memories can make your mouth water, by Tim Snowden, in Honi Soit, edition 24, 22 October 2008, p12.

Celtic Origins Australia
Formerly at 243 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Contempo
Formerly at
Shop 14/ 131 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Dolci Hair Emporium
Formerly at 71 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

GIG Gallery (now Salerno Gallery)
70 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Glebe Healing Centre - moved to Annandale
Formerly at
1 Arundel St, Glebe NSW 2037

GNC Livewell, and formerly Russell's Natural Food Market
Formerly at
55 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Daskalides Belgian Chocolates
Formerly at 13 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

H&T Collections
Formerly at 85 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Infrared - moved to St Leonards
206 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037............. Ph: (02) 9660 7599

Interim The Design Gift Store
Formerly at 47 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Intrigue
Formerly at 25 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Malabar Cotton Co
137 Bridge Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Midland Realty (moved into Sydney CBD)
Formerly at
411B Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Laura Kincade
Formerly at 4 Bridge Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
- moved to Alexandria in 2007

Natural Health Care Centre - clinic associated with the Australian College of Natural Therapies
Formerly at
20 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 ............. Ph:(02) 9660 0677
- moved to Surry Hills

Nicholas Dattner & Company
Formerly at
41 Bridge Rd Glebe NSW 2037

Park Pharmacy (closed 2010)
Formerly at
321 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Raine & Horne Glebe (now Zello Glebe)
Formerly at
247 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Roots Gallery
Formerly at 166 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Red Rock 7
Formerly at 241 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Richard Ware Real Estate
Formerly at
369 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Simply Siam
Formerly at 31 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Urban Steel
Formerly at
153 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037


Accommodation

Arcadia House Bed & Breakfast
Formerly at 5 Toxteth Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

222 Glebe Guest House
Formerly at 222 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
(The owners of 222 now run 96 Glebe Guest House)

Carole's Place
Formerly at 209 Bridge Road, Glebe NSW 2037

Review from Global Gossip:
"Beds: 12 to 14, 6 twin, 2 double 1 single.
Facilities/Features: All rooms have own kitchens and some have own showers and toilets (2 baths) All furniture and bedlinen and pots and pans provided. A phone, a laundry and a bathroom on each floor. Strictly NO SMOKING. Polished floor boards. Clean.
Lowdown: Quiet house, no party animals, 2 cats, a japanese shoes off house. In operation for 14 years now."

Hotel Unilodge
- formerly BestWestern Hotel Unilodge, now operating only as student accommodation
Cnr Broadway and Bay Streets, Glebe NSW 2037
Read/write reviews on Tripadvisor.com

Mayumarri Bed & BreakfastReview from Rough Guides Travel:
"Converted from a former department store, this hotel has a luxury feel but reasonable rates. Some of the self-catering rooms sleep up to five - excellent value for a small group. There's a tiny gym, lap pool, spa and sauna and a BBQ; 24 hour convenience store and food court in the foyer. Parking.
"
Formerly at 10 Wigram Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

R J Williams Lodge for Aged Persons (Wesley Mission)
Formerly at 274 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Toorack - Glebe Bed & Breakfast
Formerly at 192 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

University Motor Inn
Formerly at 25 Arundel St, Glebe NSW 2037
Read reviews on Tripadvisor.com

Wattle Guest House
Formerly at 44 Hereford St, Glebe NSW 2037


Other

Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
Formerly at Lyndhurst, 61 Darghan St, Glebe NSW 2037, now occupying The Mint in the city.

Grand Tour Gallery: Glebe 150 Locals Photo Exhibition
Where: Various locations around, Glebe
When: 24 October - 28 November 2009
See
Glebe 150 Locals Photo Exhibition page on GlebeNet for more information on the exhibition.


Section index:

- Glebe Landmarks
- Former Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs
- Former Shops
- Former Accommodation

See the History of Glebe page for more information on Glebe's history generally.


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