Ciccone & Sons Gelato - simply the best gelato in Sydney, bar none (directly across from The DEA Store)

The Bearded Tit - voted Best Neighbourhood Bar in Sydney - we couldn't agree more! (diagonally across from The DEA Store)

Redfern Fruit Market - freshly squeezed juices from $3.00 (directly opposite The DEA Store)

Basement Skate - one of Australia's best skate shops - very helpful and knowledgable (a few doors up from DEA).

Flyover Fritterie - the most delicious Indian street food, and it's vegan as well!

RaRa Ramen - amazing ramen, another Sydney best - not to be missed! (near the top of the hill)

Arcadia Liquors - cute, buzzy wine bar, with German beer on tap and delicious toasted sandwiches (near the top of the hill on the other side)

The Sunshine Inn - casual, relaxed wine bar and restaurant, serving vegetarian and vegan fare (at beginning of Redfern St)

Bloc145 - cosy cafe with great coffee and delicious healthy food - a favourite for DEA breakfast meetings.

Bart Jr. - perched on the corner of Pitt and Redfern Streets, this gorgeous local bar is the perfect spot to spy on passers-by, while sharing delicious plates and sipping amazing wine - every neighbourhood should have one of these.