Friday, 16 May 2008

Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Haymarket

Not the original at Woolloomooloo, and not on wheels any more, but a Sydney institution nevertheless.
Harry's started as a late night pie cart in 1938, a traditional stop for late night revellers finding their way home, taxi drivers and the like.
By the way, for North American readers, in Australia, "pie" is not synonymous with "sweet". They are most usually savoury, traditionally meat based, though being tri-lingual (we speak and understand Australian, English and American) there is some cross-over these days. My favourite are steak and kidney.


  1. Oh man, I love this kind of architecture! Great shot. And I'll have a pastie, please!

  2. I think I have heard of kidney pie but I never knew whose kidney it was. I like the architecture of Harry's place. Looks like some out of 1950.

  3. I'm not really a pie person, except if its got apple in it and comes with custard.

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  5. Didn't know there was one at Haymarket, don't recognise the location - whereabouts is it, is that the markets building behind?

  6. ann - it's at the back of the Capitol theatre in Hay St, where the trams go down.