Local's Last Word

Henry Biti and Chloe McIntosh have lived in Neutral Bay for two years

Our favourite place for coffee is… Essence Coffee on Wycombe Road. I’ll have an almond milk flat white and Henry will have an iced oat milk latté. A great atmosphere, lovely staff and lots of copies of our fave mag, northsider!  


The best meal we’ve had in the area was at… Luho in Crows Nest. The prawn tacos are delicious and you just have to try the milk tea creme brûlée for dessert. Seriously good.


If we want to have a beer or a glass of wine, we’ll head to… The Oaks. Such an institution! We also like to go to Winona in Manly to pick up a bottle of natural wine or head to Nomads brewery in Brookvale for a local craft beer.


The three ways we’d describe this area are… friendly, beautiful, convenient. We can get to the city, the beach or work in less than half an hour.

If we’ve got guests in town, we take them to… So Cal in Neutral Bay. Great vibes and delicious share food with a cute courtyard. We also love Street Kitchen Asian Tapas in Kirribilli for something a bit different with BYO wine.


Our ideal day in the area would consist of… a stroll to the Grumpy Baker near Anderson Park for coffees and fresh sourdough then on to Cremorne Reserve for a swim at MacCallum pool. A nap at home is essential then Taffy’s to watch rugby union. We’d end up at the Cremorne Orpheum for a film or the Foxtrot in Crows Nest for a cocktail (or two!)

The thing about living in this area we love the most is… seeing the harbour every day. We feel so grateful we’re so close to what lots of people come on holiday to experience!

Our fave local takeaways are… The Grace of India where we’ll order samosas and butter chicken. Also Trio Thai where we love the peanut noodle chicken.