chippendale strip down
cafe giulia on abercrombie st off broadway is a great inner city secret. great breakfasts, really relaxed courtyard. talk to the staff about what's happening in the arts scene. they'll have a pretty good idea coz they all reside in it.
The Rose, off cleveland st is a nice little pub to have your little creatures on tap.
PELOTON is an art gallery off meagher st, just behind cafe giulia. one of the last surviving art spaces.
great coffee can be found at Toby's, off city road. if you dont mind the noise.
there's a great little salvos if you're into your opt shopping. it's on abercrombie st, but on the redfern end.
Carriage works has been open for a while, that's also on the redfern end. that's a huge performance space.
This tip has the address "inner west"