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Where To Shop Like a Local In and Around Mosman

From high tea with incredible harbour views to creative floral designs, you can find everything you need on Military Road and its surrounds.
By Caitlin Morahan
July 27, 2020
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Where To Shop Like a Local In and Around Mosman

From high tea with incredible harbour views to creative floral designs, you can find everything you need on Military Road and its surrounds.
By Caitlin Morahan
July 27, 2020
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WHERE TO SHOP LIKE A LOCAL IN AND AROUND MOSMAN

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From high tea with incredible harbour views to creative floral designs, you can find everything you need on Military Road and its surrounds.

Twenty minutes from the heart of Sydney's CBD is a lovely Mosman village with boutique stores, harbour views, busy restaurants and cosy bars — and of course, the family favourite Taronga Zoo. Mosman is known for its always-busy Military Road, relaxed cafe culture and popular nearby bathing spots like Balmoral Beach and the clothing-optional Cobblers Beach.

While you should never bypass a visit to see the elephants and giraffes, Mosman is a great place to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon browsing its independent shops and businesses. To get you started, we've teamed up with American Express to bring you a round-up of local businesses where you can shop small with your Amex Card.

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    Burnt Orange has a fascinating history — it was originally a golf club, then it was converted into a clubhouse during the second world war for the army stationed at the nearby barracks. Now it’s a cafe, boutique shop, and one of the best places to come for high tea. Bring your loved ones for macarons, house-made scones with jam and vanilla cream — all with incredible views of the harbour. Want to avoid the crowds? Burnt Orange also dishes up top-tier breakfast and lunch dishes, such as banana hotcakes served with berries, ricotta and nut praline.

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    Floriade

    A staple of Mosman’s main shopping street for years, this family-run florist is well known among the brides and grooms of the area. Even when the store is busy preparing for weddings, the staff is welcoming and helpful, guiding you to pick out seasonal floral bouquets — such as peonies in late winter, tulips in spring and native sprigs all year round. Its latest project is a zodiac collection designed for easy birthday purchases, that has fiery red blooms for Aries babies and calming deep blue bunches for the Cancer-born friends in your life. The abundant bouquets represent the sense of fun this store brings to its arrangements — which it says are neoclassical in style and never repetitive.

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    When four Frenchmen came to Australia for the beautiful weather and friendly people, they missed their daily fill of French-style mouth-watering crepes and galettes, so they decided to make their own. Four Frogs Creperie plates up authentic savoury galettes made with buckwheat flour and topped with ham and cheese or garlicky mushrooms, and sweet crepes that range from traditional butter, sugar and lemon to banana, organic maple syrup, whipped cream and grilled almonds. You can eat in at the licensed cafe, and the staff loves to celebrate a birthday with messages written in Nutella.

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    Heirloom Specialty Coffee

    Found on Avenue Road, Heirloom Specialty Coffee stands out among its competitors by serving the best caffeine in the vicinity. The outdoor seating area is often busy and, if you have the time, it’s the perfect place to sip slowly while watching the world go by. Peckish? The cafe offers a delicious range of pastries (all baked in-house), and the more substantial brekkie bun, piled high with bacon and house-made tomato relish.

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Shop small to support the local stores that make Sydney so great. To learn about American Express and the Shop Small initiative, visit here. Then, head this way to find more must-visit spots around the north shore.

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