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    I am heading to Sydney next week for NOMA Australia.

    Any suggestions for art, design, music or vinyl stores.

    My food itinerary is booked solid but would love to hear about coffee and unique ethnic places.

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    Coffee - depends, whereabouts are you going to be staying?
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    For music, you have Red Eye Records which has a decent collection. There is also Utopia Records which focuses on metal music. Both are located in the city, and sell vinyl records (Both first and second hand).

    You also have Egg Records in Newtown, which is a second hang store focusing mainly on slightly older records. There are a few other music stores in Newtown, but I can't tell you about them off the top of my head.

    Newtown is also pretty great in general for art and design. So I'd definitely spend some time looking around, as you'll probably see something you like.

    Is there anything more specific that you are after?

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    Hum Records in Newtown is my pick. A good general selection of new vinyl and CDs (emphasis on alternative and electronic) plus arthouse DVDs. There's also Title on Crown Street in Surry Hills which sells music, film, and books.

    If you're in Newtown, Superfood Sushi is interesting and Vina has amazing Vietnamese. Both are vegan.

    Lots of great coffee – help us narrow it down for you.

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    I'm honestly more curious as to what someone who specifically visits Sydney for Noma Australia would eat in Sydney outside of Noma during his/her stay though, do tell.

    As for coffee, since I'm thinking you're staying within the CBD I'd go out on a limb and suggest Gumption, Cabrito, Edition Coffee Roasters, Kingswood, Paramount Coffee Project.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am staying at the Old Clare Hotel. I have been for a day or so. I went to Edition Coffee Roasters this morning. The coffee and food were very good.

    Sydney is an amazing food city, I will report back on where I eat.

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    How was your trip? Just today I was thinking that with the opening of Bar Brose and Hubert as well as the kitchen takeovers that Morgan McGlone (Melbourne's Belle's Hot Chicken) and Pinbone are doing, Sydney has been a great place to dine out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anomie View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I am staying at the Old Clare Hotel. I have been for a day or so. I went to Edition Coffee Roasters this morning. The coffee and food were very good.

    Sydney is an amazing food city, I will report back on where I eat.
    Ah you say that not having been to Melbourne
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahn View Post
    Ah you say that not having been to Melbourne
    I enjoy Melbourne dining just as much, I've got IDES, Lume and Estelle lined up for when I visit next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stereophobic View Post
    I enjoy Melbourne dining just as much, I've got IDES, Lume and Estelle lined up for when I visit next month.
    I'm dining at Lume for the first time next Monday - very much looking forward to it. Also will recommend Minamishima if you like Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahn View Post
    I'm dining at Lume for the first time next Monday - very much looking forward to it. Also will recommend Minamishima if you like Japanese.
    I've been to Lume twice before and I rated the dego very highly stacked up against everything else in Melbourne. Do say hi for Alice and Nick for me.

    Minamishima, been once and got way too drunk off the sake pairing, want to go again to apologize for being comatose
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    Quote Originally Posted by stereophobic View Post
    I've been to Lume twice before and I rated the dego very highly stacked up against everything else in Melbourne. Do say hi for Alice and Nick for me.

    Minamishima, been once and got way too drunk off the sake pairing, want to go again to apologize for being comatose
    Ahaha oh my, I'm too much of a lightweight to take alcohol pairings during a degustation. I hope you were at least conscious enough to have enjoyed the food!
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    How did you find Lume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stereophobic View Post
    How did you find Lume?
    It was absolutely delightful! I loved the really unexpected elements in each dish... although I am coeliac, so I missed out on a couple of exciting things the others got such as the crumpet with eel honey and eel butter. But after 14 courses I was so full I genuinely thought I was going to cry as I forced myself to eat the cacao pod final dessert! I definitely left satisfied.

    And completely un-food related, the music was exceptional. Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, PJ Harvey... it just took the experience to the next level for me.

    I think we'll do IDES next, maybe for our anniversary later this year.
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    any new reccs for sydney or even melb?

    going this week!
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    Sydney the only store worth visiting is Pieces in Haymarket, ask to see the area upstairs as that's where the designers you're most interested in would be displayed.

    Melbourne Eastern Market Fabrica is obviously the must visit, if you're travelling with your girlfriend (or even if you're not as it's an amazing space) I'd recommend the original store in Carlton too. Assin might be worth a visit but probably won't have anything too exciting. Marais has always been a bit of a random grab bag of brands from Rick to Mastermind. Cose Ipanema used to have a nice selection of Japanese (Devoa, IS, TVA) designers as well as Lost & Found however they were clearing it out when I was last there in late 2015 as it wasn't really selling..

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