In the spirit of preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a shutdown with stronger restrictions in Australia.

The intention of the shutdown is to reinforce the practice of social distancing. This means that all establishments save for the essential ones will be closed. Restaurants, pubs, and food courts will only be able to serve customers via takeaway or delivery. 

As such, we’ve put together a list of joints that you can call if you need takeaway food.

Capello Ristorante Pizzeria 

Balmain East

While it’s more enjoyable to wine and dine in the restaurant, we have to make some sacrifices. Luckily for you, Capello Ristorante is still open for takeaway for limited hours. 

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9555 1333

Revolver Cafe


Despite the lockdown, Revolver Cafe still maintains their breakfast specials, and will still give you your coffee fix. They also made grab and go sandwiches to make eating convenient in these trying times. 

Hours: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9555 4727

The Pie Tin


Craving for pie? The Pie Tin is still serving their cold pies for takeaway or home delivery. For hot meals, you may order via Deliveroo. 

Hours: Everyday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9519 7880

Bar Italia


A suburb-favourite hang out spot is hard to let go of; even for just some time. But don’t worry! They still offer takeaway food. Their full menu is also on Uber Eats! So tell your friends, order food, and host a dinner party on Zoom. 

Hours: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9560 9981



Middle-Eastern cuisine is still well within your reach. Shenkin admin advises that you call them ahead for takeaway, so they can prepare your food for pick-up. They’re also up on Uber Eats and Deliveroo for home delivery. 

Hours: Everyday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 8033 5096

West Juliett


Not everyone can make healthy food, and those who try don’t do it quite as well as West Juliett does it. For your daily dose of nutritious food, you can ring them during their store hours and just pick up your order! They also deliver to addresses within 2 kilometres from their store. 

Hours: Everyday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9519 0101

Saigon Express


Saigon Express will continue to serve Vietnamese goodness for takeaway and deliveries; not only to Drummoyne but also to nearby suburbs listed in their menu. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9719 3038

Cow and the Moon


How does one live without ice cream? Well, you don’t. Cow and the Moon’s famous gelato and desserts are still available for takeaway orders.

Hours: Everyday, 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9557 4255

The Local Press


The Local Press will continue to serve its beloved early birds their takeaway food and coffee.

Hours: Everyday, 5:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9818 1255

Ho Jiak


We know; a hawker is best enjoyed when you’re there eating Nasi Goreng outdoors. But in times like this, it pays to be creative. Order home delivery via phone or Uber Eats, or get takeaway, and let your imagination run wild. 

Hours: Everyday, 10 AM to 9 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9008 8020

There you have it! Being on lockdown doesn’t have to mean skipping on your favourite food. Eat up, be healthy, and stay at home, folks. 

This article is part of our series on our favourite restaurants and cafes in Sydney that are still open for business during the COVID-19 restrictions as we do our part to #supportyourlocal.

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Also published on Medium.