Keeping Healthy

Tried and tested strategies are the best way to stay healthy.

Covid aside, frequent hand washing is still one of the best ways to avoid getting sick.

Working classy

Balmain once held the Australian record for most pubs per capita. Some have disappeared, but we’ve gained a brewery.

Founded by mates Tim Fishwick, Tim Condon and Adam Trippe- Smith, all industry veterans, plus Head Brewer Dennis De Boer,White Bay Beer Co is located in an old factory in the shadows of White Bay Power Station. “We all live in the area so when we decided to follow our dreams and open a brewery, we wanted to keep it local. This site has room for a large brewhouse and cellar and there’s scope for expansions”, says Fishwick.

Let’s do coffee

Back in the day there was a pub on every corner, today there’s a café. A testament to our love affair with coffee no doubt.

After years of service to the community local favourites Fundamental and Contessa are still going strong. Fundamental is a go to for baked eggs, fresh juices, and Toby’s coffee whilst Contessa serves up American/ Italian inspired dishes, bloody good bloody marys and the cutest babycinos you’ve ever seen.

Locals love art

Acclaimed Brazilian artist Romero Britto once said “Art is too important not to share.”

That’s certainly true around this neighbourhood. If you peek in to any home on the peninsula, art is proudly featured on the walls and local studios are filled with the young and old learning the powerful skills of art.

Q&A with Margarita Ivanchenko

We sat down with the owner of Lin & Barrett, Margarita Ivanchenko, who is celebrating 25 years of business in the Inner West!

Margarita, your business has just about reached “icon” status on the peninsula: what got you there?

Here to make a SPLASH

The daughter of an industrial chemist for a fine art supplier, Lara grew up in Balmain surrounded by tubes of vibrant colour. With a constant supply of paint, Lara's artist mother would encourage her to use it. And to use it in abundance! This liberal use of paint inspired Lara to become an action painter where paint is deliberately poured or smeared on a canvas.

BNSW 2021 Awards Reg Winner State Finalist White

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this business operates, the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation, and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Lets go social

© 2023 Balmain Rozelle Chamber of Commerce - ABN 51 033 803 627