Botany is located only 10kms from the city and only about 5 minutes from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. It has a mixed demographic with plenty of young couples, families and also a bunch of oldies who’ve lived here for years. This makes for a very friendly area, and as you go for a walk, people say hi or smile as they pass by. It’s a great place to live with excellent community vibe.
Since the Covid 19 self-isolation regulations, it hasn’t been that hard to distance ourselves since the area is spread out and there’s plenty of parks to safely go for a walk as part of our daily exercise routine. We also don’t need to venture out to shopping centres or large scale supermarkets since our area has great coffee shops, fruit and vegetable stores, meat and seafood outlets, providores and bakeries.
This blog is to provide you with the best of the local spots.
We love a good coffee and our favourites are Panivore and Deluca. The only thing is Deluca isn’t open weekends. Both have lovely staff and efficient service and most importantly great coffee.
Panivore have a short breakfast menu, freshly baked goods and they use mecca beans and stock some products too.
29 Dalley Avenue
Deluca roast their own beans, which are sourced from around the world. Delivering consistently high quality coffee.￼
1631 Botany Road
Other places selling coffee and cakes include
Son of a Baker – small hole in the wall opening from their bakery selling coffees, croissants, cronuts, muffins and boreks.
1545 Botany Road
Croquembouche – great for croissants, sandwiches, loaded tarts and patisserie goods.
1635 Botany Road
Bourke St Bakery – great for coffee, breads, muffins, pies and their famous sausage rolls! Sweets too, including the incredible ginger brûlée tart.
18 Anderson Street
Me coffee merchants – casual coffee shop with friendly service, also selling granola, fruit salad, sandwiches and wraps.
112 Botany Road
Banskia St Cafe – friendly family business with coffee, cookies, bacon and egg rolls and more.
49 Banksia St
Botannix Studio Cafe – açai bowls, Bircher, eggs, Vietnamese inspired meals at lunch and they use Campos Coffee.
25 Swinbourne St
Artisan Gluten Free Bakery. All products are gluten and dairy free made with no gums or preservatives. They make breads (including my favourite / the charcoal bread), pita, crackers and muesli. Since the products don’t use preservatives or gums, the breads are pre-sliced and frozen. But they are great toasted straight from the freezer.
See their website for stockists, but they have been open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays – see their Instagram for more
12 Rochester St Botany
Only a stones throw from our place and a favourite for some fresh bread! This place sells direct to the public and normally stocks plenty of restaurants and cafes around Sydney. Their artisan bread is baked on site using single origin Australian wheat which is great since they keep business going for Australian farms. Whether it be their award winning sourdough bread, bread rolls, almond croissants, chocolate brownies or even a coffee and they use Allpresd, you’ll find something to please the bellies here.
1737 Botany Rd
Banksmeadow NSW 2019
We love this brewery and it’s a cool warehouse space in an industrial area brewing up some quality beers. Pre Covid19, you could head there for a few drinks, catch up with friends and some food from one of the rotating food trucks. There are eight rotating beers on tap, including the flagship Botany Bay Lager; a refreshing crisp ale; and pilsner, XPA, triple IPA and a west-coast pale ale. They also make a range of other types such as cherry, passionfruit sour, peach sour, Mexican lager, hazy nitro milkshake and some other special ones. In particular we liked the Castaway.
They are now doing drive throughs, via car or bicycle so you can still drink your favourite one drop beers at home.
5 Erith St Botany
Local small batch distillers producing a Signature Gin made with native Australian botanicals, inspired by Botany Bays history, as well as a limoncello.
Banks and solander are also selling a hand sanitiser or buy online.
Contact them to purchase
31 Salisbury St Botany NSW
A family owned and run business on Botany Road, they’ve been operating for over 20 years. Moofish is a supplier of meat and seafood to the hospitality industry. During the social distancing regulations in place, and much of the hospitality industry being closed, Moofish is taking the initiative and selling to the public on Saturday market days from 9am-1pm. They are collaborating with candcchicken.
1505 Botany Road, Botany.
Havericks Meats is a wholesale meat supplier, with over 30 years experience in supplying businesses. But you can also buy for yourselves by ordering online or pick up in store. From classic beef cuts, to rissoles and sausages, you’ll be sure to find your meat preference. They’ve also got lamb, veal and chicken. The cool room doors are open to the public from Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 2.00pm & Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm.
13–15 Green St Banksmeadow NSW 2019
Similar to Havericks, Origin meats sell beef, lamb, pork and chicken. They have a Saturday Market at the wholesale Butchery in Botany. There’s free portion cutting and a free gift for over $100 spent.
Origin Meat, Unit 1 and 2
115 Stephen Road, Botany
This is a 45 year family business selling premium meat, chicken and other produce. Normally selling to restaurants too, they are selling Meat Essential Family Packs delivered to your door, no contact.
18 Clevedon St Botany
Restaurants offering takeaway
Banksmeadow Pizza – $10 pizza on Tuesday and Wednesday nights
1645 Botany Road
Cloris Gourmet – burgers, bacon and egg rolls, salads and they’re available via delivery services
1621 Botany Road
Botany Chinese Restaurant – noodles, dumplings and all your Chinese favourites
1415 Botany Road
Tayta’s place – takeaway shop selling Mediterranean food, charcoal chicken, burgers, wraps and salad
1391 Botany Road
Biks – all day food, a range of salads, pastas,burgers and more, they use Single O coffee too. They’re also doing a delivery service in the local area.
1120 Botany Road
We hope this provides you with a guide about the best of our locals.