Favourite hangout in your city?
A local's recommendations make the WORLD of difference.
Have you ever jumped out of a cab in a city you don’t know and wondered where to go next? I HAVE.
I wanted to eat sushi in Tokyo but after one look at the overwhelming number of neon signs, I followed the only one that was all too familiar… that golden M lighting the way to my Fish Filet.
I’m originally from London and it’s in my bones to move around. When travelling, all I wish to do is live like the locals, but if I rely on old mate Google, I find myself in a sweaty backpacker bar covered in beer.
After dating an Australian, I actually followed him home to Melbourne. I may have lost the love for him along the way but I totally gained a three-page list of all the best go-tos. Back then, I couldn’t have felt more at home in Blackcat Fitzroy (even though I couldn’t have been further away from my actual home, The Uxbridge Arms in London).
Now, living in Sydney, you’ll find me at Neighbourhood, Bondi (every/any day). We even have our work meetings there because Carmen’s addicted to the Royale with Cheese.
So to help make-up for lost time in places like Piccadilly Circus, we want to turn this article into a local’s guide to the entire world.
Let’s compile a list of hangouts from your hometown/new places you’ve been so we can always have good coffee and great times abroad.
By Lainy Black.