Rising Sun Workshop

The Rising Sun Workshop is quickly becoming one of the most exciting places in Sydney’s Inner West. In a world of cafe/“insert word here” establishments, it is difficult to stand out in the cafe scene.


Its roller door opened a short 2 months ago & they’ve already established a loyal client base via word of mouth. Located in a warehouse space just behind the traffic of King Street in Newtown, Rising Sun offers a balance of both convenience & low-key vibes.


It is self-labelled as “Sydney’s first communal workshop space for motorcycle enthusiasts. It’s a place that provides the space, tools & knowledge to do what ever you can think of to your machine.” As well as opening its doors to those mechanically minded, Chef & owner Nick Smith also welcomes his guests by offering great Single Origin blends of coffee, home-made desserts & some of the most hyped ramen in town.


Nick’s personality is quite contrasting to what you would traditionally assume from a motorbike workshop owner. He is one of the nicest & most approachable people who always has time for his customers – just the sort of environment they’re trying to uphold.



Nick persuaded me to try one of the shops signature doughnuts & compare it to another oily substitute that I had bought up the road earlier that morning. I highly recommend trying some of these treats… They are baked fresh each day by his wife.

Here’s a quick insight into the concept below which the team put together while they were crowdfunding the project.

The Rising Sun Workshop, Opposite Camperdown Memorial Park, Corner of Lennox & Mary Street, Newtown.

Images taken by Kate Disher-Quill. Check out her blog for more.

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