21 Things to Do in Sydney Under $10

1. Spend Saturday morning at Eveleigh Markets in Redfern. Purchase a $5 bag of the sweetest mandarins you’ll ever taste and the other $5 on a fresh juice.

2. Grab an American-style burger across the bridge at Five Points Burgers in North Sydney.

3. Wander through Miller’s Point, down a pint on the rooftop of The Glenmore and explore the piers of Walsh Bay below.

4. Stroll around Glebe Foreshore. Bring a good read and take a breather at Blackwattle Bay Park.

5. Sit in and order an espresso at Toby’s Estate headquarters in Chippendale. Splurge and buy their Woolloomooloo blend to take home.

6. A trip to Balmain’s The Hunter Works is worth it for a calm crowd and a good cup of coffee. (I am pictured in linked article. Random, I know.)

7. Don’t go a Saturday without a cronut (croissant + donut!) from The Paramount Coffee Project, and if you’re feeling fancy, buy your fruit and veg from the organic market on the rooftop.

8. Lunch time is ramen time. You can get a cheap ramen just about anywhere in Sydney. If you’re cashed up and have an extra $5 to spare, head to Ippudo at Westfield or Central Park.

Ramen at Ipuddo, Central Park

9. Pop into the State Library and see if they have an exhibition on. They’re surprisingly awesome (and free!), and show off Australian talent such as Nic Bezzina, creator of Shopkeepers of Newtown.

10. The staff are consistently rude, but the bread goes alright. Get in early for breaky at the extremely popular Brickfields.

11. Learn something new by attending one of Surry Hills Library’s free events. An evening about music with Triple J‘s Tom Ballard? Sounds good to me.

12. Pack a picnic lunch and venture across the bridge to McMahon’s Point, a big open grass space with spectacular harbour views.

13. Wander around Broadway Shopping Centre very hungover and meet Harry Styles? Good times.

14. Sip a Knox Street Cider ($8 or $9) at Knox Street Bar (on Knox Street, Chippendale). In the day, it’s known as House Specialty Coffee and the avocado on toast is insane.

15. A trip to the Art Gallery of New South Wales is always free — without exhibitions — and a great day out. The gallery stays open late on Wednesdays for Art After Hours.

16. The best takeaway food on offer in Sydney at the moment is suspiciously hidden in Centennial Park at The Ponds Kiosk. It’s worth a walk or cycle around the park too, but watch out for undisciplined children pretty much everywhere.

17. Paddington Markets on a Saturday never gets old. And once bored with shopping, you’re in walking distance of a street lined with more shops!

18. Love craft beer? Love cheap beer? The jars at Batch Brewing Co in Marrickville are a steal (around $9) and taste amazing. I recommend The Big Kahuna.

Jars of beer from Batch Brewing Co

19. On any night of the week, there’s something happening at The Little Guy in Glebe. Jukebox Wednesday’s are a hit and bring an awesome crowd. If you don’t drink anything, it’s free?

20. For a whopping $9 you can buy a pretty awesome (but incredibly overpriced) juice or smoothie from Pressed Juices in the Galeries, Surry Hills, Bondi or another location in Sydney.

21. It never ceases to amaze me why pop up shops can’t just be regular shops because they are so awesome. I recently found Lime Tree Bower‘s shop tucked away next to the brew store in Marrickville.

Or just stay in your room and watch Netflix.

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Originally published at simplyweekend.com on July 9, 2015.

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