Sutherland is a leafy suburb as well as the commercial heart of the Sutherland Shire. With a changing streetscape, thanks to the redevelopment of the entertainment centre, the look and feel of the town centre is changing with a range of cafes, restaurants and bars popping up. Sutherland is set to become a nightlife capital outside of the CBD. The traditional custodians of the land are the Dharawal People.
Arriving at the Sutherland Station, you will be positioned right in the commercial heart of the town. Walking the streets, you will see the changing nature of the streetscape. With the new entertainment centre being built adjacent to the Sutherland Shire council, the hospitality venues are already starting to adapt to what will soon be a brand-new Sutherland.
To start the day off grab yourself a coffee from one of the many coffee locations within the main strip of the town. White Horse Coffee has a real presence in the community serving its blend from a variety of Cafes.
The Crossing Espresso Bar is a hole in the wall café appropriately located right across from a street crossing.
The Crossing Espresso Bar stocks Three Pence Roasters Coffee, a Caringbah based roastery, and serves up a whole range of treats. The space itself has been designed with some real consideration. The green wall colouring instantly draws you in, with the matching cushions you cannot help but feel invited to order a coffee!
After building up an appetite, walk down to Alphabet St. Located at 790 Old Princess Highway. Alphabet St is a modern Asian restaurant and bar. With a menu sure to please all taste buds, Alphabet St has been at the forefront of change in the Sutherland area. While visiting, be sure to order an Apple Martini, one of their specialties.
After filling up, you will definitely need to walk off some of that food! Head back to the council building and explore some of the green areas which surround Sutherland. The Peace Park and Chuo City Garden are located on Eton Street, just a short walk over from the train station. When walking over, take notice of the new Entertainment Complex in construction and try to visualise how expansive this structure will be once completed. The Chuo City Garden is a gift from Sutherland Shire’s sister city in Japan and was based on the design of an ancient garden with Chuo City.
The Japanese Garden is a perfect place to sit and relax, or even enjoy a picnic with the family. Be sure to take note of the small white walls that line the garden, called Tsuizi fences with Japanese roof tiles capped on top.
If you are in need of another coffee before you head off, check out Greenhouse on Flora, which can be found on Eton Street. Serving their own coffee blend, Greenhouse on Flora is inspired by around the world cuisine and owned and operated by Sutherland locals. The interior of the space really plays on the Greenhouse name, with foliage dripping form the walls and roofs.
With a changing streetscape, Sutherland is set to become a real foodies heaven. With the construction of the entertainment precinct well underway, Sutherland is a place worthy of a day out exploring all there is to offer!