The Continental Deli Team Ups The Ante With Three New Venues Coming Soon

Eat, Sydney / 12 March 2024
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The Continental Deli Team Ups The Ante With Three New Venues Coming Soon

Eat, Sydney / 12 March 2024

Newtown’s favourite foodies are about to dish up a streetful of food!

Newtown’s beloved Continental Deli is about to get some exciting company. The team behind this Sydney institution, Paisano & Daughters, is embarking on an ambitious expansion, transforming a stretch of Australia Street into a vibrant foodie destination.

This year, three new venues will blossom alongside Continental Deli, each offering a distinct culinary experience. First to open its doors will be Flora, a plant-based haven for all-day dining. Taking inspiration from local produce and a philosophy of honest, delicious food, Flora promises an enticing alternative for vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners. Coffee aficionados can also rejoice – Flora will take over the mantle from the much-loved 212 Blu next door, ensuring your caffeine fix alongside your wholesome meal.Continental Deli Olives

Venturing further down the street, seafood enthusiasts will find themselves drawn to Mister Grotto. This intimate 30-seat bar celebrates the bounty of the ocean, showcasing the freshest seasonal catches. Enjoy a bountiful lunch of fish and chips, or perhaps an evening indulgence of oysters and sake. The daily chalkboard menu ensures a dynamic dining experience, always reflecting the best nature has to offer.

Rounding out the trio is Osteria Mucca, the largest and most anticipated of the new venues. Occupying the former site of Humble Bakery, Osteria Mucca pays homage to its butcher shop heritage. Expect a celebration of all things “mucca” (Italian for cow), with a menu featuring hand-made pastas, chargrilled meats, and a selection of rare Italian wines.

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This expansion project reflects a long-held vision for the Paisano & Daughters team. “We’ve always thought about how great it would be to open something next door to Continental Deli,” says Elvis Abrahanowicz, co-founder. “Three all at once wasn’t quite the plan, but it feels like the right moment.”

The project echoes the success of the group’s venture on Holt Street in Surry Hills, where Porteño, Wyno x Bodega, Humble Bakery, and Bastardo co-exist in a lively precinct. Here on Australia Street, the vision is similar – to create a destination where people can move between venues, enjoying a diverse experience throughout the day or evening.

With the first two venues slated to open in October, and Osteria Mucca following suit later this year, foodies in Sydney are in for a treat. Australia Street is poised to become an even more vibrant hub, and Continental Deli is set to become the heart of a mini culinary empire.

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