Green Square

Green Square

Local vibe: City lights, country flavours

Rising like a phoenix from its industrial heritage, Sydney’s next big suburb already punches above its weight with its urban redevelopment and destination shopping and eating.

See

Sporty types should try All Sorts Indoor Sports Centre for everything from boxing to futsal, or In2ski for year-round indoor skiing. Meanwhile, Sky Zone’s megatrampoline facility is fun for fitness freaks and families alike. Grab organic produce at Green Square Markets, where profits go to community initiatives.

Eat/Drink

Bread & Circus serves all-organic daytime fare. Cipro is the go-to pizza place, while The Grounds of Alexandria and Potting Shed offer rustic food in a garden setting. Rocks Brewing Co is a new warehouse-style microbrewery. In nearby Rosebery, have lunch at Three Blue Ducks, followed by cake for dessert at Black Star Pastry.

Shop

Bag a bargain at Australian Meat Emporium, or stock up on smallgoods at Salt Meats Cheese and bread from Sonoma. It’s a homemaker’s dream – from chains to upscale emporiums Space Furniture and Matt Blatt.

Pick up pre-loved pieces at Creative Vintage Centre and Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre or deals at outlets for designers like Zimmermann. Don’t miss the homewares store with a conscience, Koskela.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 August 2015