Hello Kings Cross
Kings Cross is a lively, somewhat edgy neighborhood which is a little bit proud of its sleazy reputation. Gentrified the neighborhood most certainly is not, and this reputation is a big part of the neighborhood's appeal. Trendy cafes and restaurants have recently started to move in, though, and these are only adding to its fun factor. However, this is also the site of the El Alamein Memorial Fountain, which remembers the soldiers that died at El Alamein in World War II. Whether you stay in Kings Cross or one of the surrounding neighborhoods, spending a few moments of reflection here is definitely worthwhile.
Neighboring Woolloomooloo not only has one of the world's best names but is also one of Sydney's top foodie destinations. Finger Wharf is home to several of Sydney's best restaurants, while for a great cup of coffee head even further north and up into Potts Point. This once industrial neighborhood has some of the city's best cafes and the convivial atmosphere is a great counterpoint to the decadence of Kings Cross.