MBFWA is well and truly underway, and while you may not have a coveted FROW seat, that doesn’t mean you can’t rub shoulders with the style set. If you’re a budding influencer or just really love your threads and wanna be across what everyone is wearing, your best bet is to hit up all the lush spots the in-the-know’s are refuelling at. 

MEET GERARD

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Over on the Aus. Technology Park side of main MBFWA site Carriageworks, this cafe has a stellar rep for delicious meals and outstanding coffee, so although it’s a ten min trek from the main MBFWA hub, it’s a bit of a haven for fashion folks to recharge between shows.

FRATELLI FRESH

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The Eveleigh Fratelli will hands down be the place to grab post-MBFWA dinner – their pasta and pizza offering is renowned in Sydney, and they do a mean Aperol Spritz.

RABBIT HOLE ORGANIC TEA BAR

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This too-cute joint specialises in tea, so everyone will be flocking for their Turmeric Chai Latte’s. They also do a mean spread of brekky, so expect to see fashion editor’s galore speedily scoffing Chia Bowls while scrolling their daily events.

OVOLO

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Given the hotel is the official MBFWA partner for attendees, you can bet your money you’ll be sipping champers right next to a high-falutin’ fashion guy/gal if you head here after hours and take a seat at their v chic Lo Lounge. Dress the part and you might even get papped yourself.

THE SHORTLIST

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This sunny little cafe is a short walk from Carriageworks, and does some great vego ops for punters who forgo their meats.  They also have a solid rep for good coffee thanks to their Little Marionette bean supply. 

MERCEDES-BENZ STAR LOUNGE

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We can’t mention where the fash pack eat/drink without the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge. Don’t bother trying your luck getting in – entry is exclusively for VIPs, who’ll be treated with canapes, coffees, and drinks – all on the house. 

Image: Instagream / Kristy Wu.