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Published September 24th 2010
'The Spot' is the jewel in Randwick's crown. The district is ideal for a date night, catch up with friends or a night of entertainment and good food.
You can take a culinary tour of the globe within the two blocks on St Pauls Street and Perouse Rd with French, Spanish, Mexican, Turkish, Indian, Thai, Italian, seafood and Greek cuisine at cafes, takeaways, restaurants and patisseries.
The retro cafe Teascapes is an institution that pays homage to movie and music stars. The walls are adorned with images of Elvis, James Dean, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson and Mae West.
Movie posters such as The Elephant Man, The Godfather, Casino and The Hours are displayed on the walls and under the glass tables accompanied with well loved movie tickets.
The traditional Greek/Australian cafe offers all the old favourites including good coffee, nachos, toasted sandwiches, open melts, barramundi, rump steak, haloumi with eggplant dip and veal schnitzel.
The cafe is the ideal spot to grab a bite and talk over the movie you have just seen at heritage listed art deco cinema - Randwick Ritz with cool music such as Johnny Legend playing in the background.
The Ritz makes for a cheap night out with adult movie prices $13.00 for independent Aussie films, the latest Hollywood releases and 3D cinema.
Just down the hill is the picturesque Coogee beach if you want to take one of Sydney's breathtaking views home with you the picture framing store at The Spot offers some of the best coastal photography in Sydney.