Grabbing a bite to eat on the way to the FBI studios is a daily challenge for some FBI kids - with a host of interesting places to eat, in this eclectic part of the world. The landscape is changing, as a new wave of people move into the area, bringing an urgent requirement for good coffee and, according to some shop owners, feta cheese...
Baffi and Mo
94 Redfern St, Redfern
Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-2pm
In line with the rising housing prices and general gentrification by young, cool things, buying up and moving into this part of the world. Like it or lump it, Baffi & Mo's represents the new wave of awesome cafes in Redfern - offering a solid cafe menu of soon-to-be-favourites including stellar sambos and killer coffee. If you're super hungry, the signature brekkie here is the Eggs Baffi with roasted mushrooms, feta, spinach and hollandaise will quell the hunger, worked up from your bike ride through the park. Great for people watching and a solid caffeine IV.
Yen's Vietnamese Restaurant
29 Botany Rd
(02) 8399 0598
Pho. We go on about it for good reason: it's a fragrant, flavour packed bowl of nutritious broth, filling rice noodles, fresh veggies and tender beef. And for just $8, all this joy can be yours, at Yen's. The servings are generous enough for most hungry locals to feel satisfied. And if you really want to make a meal of it, the fresh spring rolls, filled with vermicelli noodles, vegetables, chicken and prawns or the chim cut chien (marinated, grilled quails) make great entrée dishes.
This much loved establishment is frequented by such FBI celebrity djs as Tyson Koh from Loose Joints and our very own Sweetie.
St Germain Patisserie
88 Rosehill Street (cnr Boundary Street)
Where radio people are concerned, it's always a case of a little 'more' conversation, a little more action and it's the case for St Germain Patisserie. Their 'conversations' come in the form of a pastry made for sharing - made with almond meal, puff pastry and blueberries. They also make a pretty mean peanut butter macaroon, too. If savoury is more your thing, order a classic quiche Lorraine or a beef bourginon pie, to eat in, or on the run.
If you're into fancy French things, owner Gwenael also makes an impressive croquembouche, to order.
Wilsons Lebanese Restaurant
91 Pitt St, Redfern NSW 2016
(02) 9319 6775
Wah Fung Chinese BBQ Restaurant
64 Regent st Redfern, 2016
(02) 9698 2898