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Shopping Tour of Newtown - Part 2

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by BunnyGalore (subscribe)
I am a natural movement & outdoor enthusiast who is always on the lookout for ways to incorporate physical activity into my life. My perfect day would combine outdoor movement, great food & convivial company.
Published February 1st 2016
Part 2 of our guide to shopping in Newtown shows you where to pick up unusual and original gifts, stock up on natural foods and after all the shopping, where to have a coffee break and snack.


Eastern Flair
319-321 King St, Newtown

One of my favourite shops for its bazaar-like atmosphere, gently exotic scent of incense and organised clutter of beautiful eastern-inspired homewares. Downstairs you will find clothing, lovely scarves, dinnerware, jewellery, soft furnishings, linen, cushions, figurines and home decor while upstairs is furniture, all at very reasonable prices.

newtown eastern flair
Eastern Flair

1/249 King St, Newtown

This bookstore carries a carefully curated selection of kid's books and whimsical toys which would make fantastic gifts. They also stock Mud ceramics, decadent scented candles, luxury soaps, stationery and a beautiful range of cards and wrap.

newtown pentimento
Pentimento Books and Gifts

Monster Threads
251 King St, Newtown 2042. Ph: (02) 9550 3009

Monster Threads is "a brand of whimsy, art and magic". For cool t-shirts and great gifts for slightly older kids.

newtown monster threads
Some of the gifts on offer at Monster Threads

Risa Shop
Shop 2/441-443 King Street Newtown, NSW 2042. Tel: (02) 9519 9647.Closed Mondays

Handcrafts, gifts, jewellery, clothes.

newtown risa
Risa Shop: Yorkie Mug

Wholefoods and Natural Living

Naked Foods Bulk Organic Health Foods
195 King Street Newtown

Bin after bin of self-serve bulk health foods including hard-to-find ingredients like dried mulberries, and different types of puffed grains and flours. If you love making your own muesli, you will find lots of new and interesting ingredients to add. Simply grab some brown paper bags and a pen, fill with your desired items, write the product code on the bag and take everything to the counter for weighing and paying.

newtown naked foods bulk organic
Naked Foods: Bulk organic ingredients in self service bins

Dr Earth
287-289 King St Newtown

For raw probiotics, bone broth, big range of organic chocolate, natural cosmetics, paleo muesli.

newtown dr earth
Dr Earth sells bone broth and paleo muesli

The Cosmetic Kitchen
397 King Street Newtown Ph: 61 2 9550 1709

Suzy Spoons Vegetarian Butcher
22/24 King St, Newtown Ph:(02) 9557 9762

Haberdashery and Crafting

All Buttons Great and Small
How marvellous that there exists a shop devoted to buttons of all shapes and sizes.

newtown buttons
All Buttons Great and Small

Time for a well-deserved coffee break!

Black Star Pastry
277 Australia St, Newtown

When in Newtown, you must drop into Black Star Pastry which is famous for its Strawberry and Watermelon Cake. Layers of crunchy sweet watermelon, slightly sweetened whipped cream and almond dacquoise, topped with pistachios and rose petals make for an ethereal cloud-like dessert.

Cloud 9 Chocolate Cafe
199 King Street Newtown

newtown cloud 9 chocolate cafe
Cloud 9 Chocolate Cafe

Max Brenner
142-146 King St Newtown

Eating Out - Highlights

Moo Gourmet Burgers
232 King St Newtown

Sushi Wow
235 King St Newtown
For a quick meal stop, check out this popular sushi train offering unusual spicy sushi combinations.

The Bach Eatery
399 King St Newtown

Pronounced 'batch' (short for 'bachelor'). Be sure to sample their signature dish, Pappardelle pasta with mushroom ragout and a 63 degree poached egg.

Getting there: By train to Newtown Station or St Peters Station, or numerous buses from Central Station travel down King Street.

When: Some shops are closed on Mondays and/or Tuesdays, so if you want the widest range, any day other than Monday or Tuesday.

newtown shopping king
Newtown: whimsical, quirky, socially aware

If you enjoyed this article, please check out Part 1 of my Shopping Tour of Newtown in which I share my favourite boutiques for pretty frocks and charming childrenswear.
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Why? Sick of boring shopping centres. Find that unusual quirky original gift here.
When: Some shops are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so best visit Wed-Sun
Where: King Street, Newtown, NSW
Cost: Nothing or a lot, it's up to you!
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Very well written - hope to be able to explore at least a few of your recommendations when i'm in Newton next time.
by Diana (score: 2|674) 1188 days ago
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