Manly is a suburban beach in Sydney which seems to attract every possible demographic, - tourists, sunbathers, families and people like us who want to get away from city centre and meander along its coastal sidewalks.
|View from our seats by the window|
We had read about Hemingway’s Manly, a little spot on North Steyne, overlooking Manly beach. It’s a restaurant, café, bar. Yup, whatever you want something to drink or eat, you’ll likely find it here. Hemingway himself would approve of the hours, - opening from morning until late most nights.
The décor is library chic by the bar, and a relaxed beach vibe in front. There was a passage stencilled on the wall from a Hemingway novel describing a scene at a bar, where the protagonist played dice and drank whiskey. I later found out it was from The Sun Also Rises, his first novel published in 1926 which established him as a literary star.