Haberfield is all about heritage-listed homes, manicured gardens and seriously good Italian food. Although small in size, Haberfield village packs a punch when it comes to traditional Italian cooking and pasticcerias. Food aside, Haberfield has retained its garden suburb status and its tree-lined streets have wonderful examples of Federation-era architecture.
Haberfield’s European influence makes this small neighbourhood a popular stop for food lovers.
The cluster of Italian infused shopfronts along Ramsay Street have stolen the show from Leichhardt. Family-run businesses have been feeding locals for generations. Delis, pasticcerias and restaurants – Haberfield boasts some of the finest traditional Nonna-style Italian food.
Great food, wide streets, Haberfield is one good looking suburb that has its own slither of waterfront on Iron Cove, where small boats are moored and the University of Technology Sydney rowers are out at the crack of dawn.
The neighbourhood has well-kept parks on three sides that provide playgrounds for families and fitness junkies. Dobroyd Point and Robson Park form part of the popular Bay Run and there are barbeque facilities and small boat access to the bay.
Federation-style architecture is one of Haberfield’s most endearing features. The area is heritage listed and homes with manicured gardens line leafy streets, no two exactly alike.
Locals are reassured, knowing that the character of the suburb will be maintained. However, the local council has heavy regulations around what homeowners can do to their properties.