Local's last word

Updated: Apr 12

Anja Cohen, 28, lives in Lavender Bay and works in marketing for a travel company.


My favourite place for coffee… has to be Bacino in North Sydney and Kirribilli. They do the best coffee and are so friendly.

The best meal I’ve ever had in the area… That’s a tough one! I’d say Piato in McMahons Point. Perfect for brunching with friends.

If I want to have a fancy cocktail… I’ll head to The Botanist for an amazing Espresso Martini. Their live music on Sundays is great too.


"The three words I use to describe this area areidyllic, location and community."

My fave local takeaway… has to be Anchor Café and Restaurant in Milsons Point. The pizzas are delicious and such good value. And if you do dine in, you get a surprise port at the end of your meal. ALWAYS goes down a treat!

If I want a quick drink after work… I go to Small Bar in Kirribilli. The wine selection is good… and their guacamole is heaven.

When I’ve got a day off I… grab a good book and my sunscreen and head to North Sydney Olympic Pool to swim and chill out.


"When I’m winding down Istroll around Lavender Bay and over the Harbour Bridge."

My go-to place to be pampered… has to be the award-winning Miller & Green hairdressers. Love getting my hair done by Derek and always feel a million dollars walking out of the salon.

If I’ve got guests in town… I’ll take them to Berrys Bay to check out the view. How amazing are the sunsets around here?

My favourite secret spot… is the rooftop at Blues Point Hotel. Perfect for watching the sunset on date night.

I love this area because of… the location – everything’s on your doorstep – and the relaxed vibe.