Cafe Paci started life as a semi-fine-dining ‘pop up’ before laying down roots in Sydney’s Newtown. Consider it a modern bistro meets wine bar, with its culinary ties crisscrossing borders under the helm of Finnish chef Pasi Petänen. A local crowd – young and old – sprawls the dining room, stacking up at wooden tables aside the long moody-hued, well-stocked bar. Creative yet accessible, the food sways from potato and molasses bread to fermented carrots with ‘ndjua on rye, Skull Island king prawns and sourdough pasta with pear and pecorino. And it’s all vying for your attention. Trust in Giorge De Maria to take care of you on the wine front with a fun-time list of globetrotting bins.
131 King St, Newtown , Sydney, New South Wales, NSW 2042