SPOTLIGHT ON- Sydney Road, Fairlight

As you head down Sydney Road towards Manly there is a cluster of shops and businesses akin to a village that offers a place to relax away from the sometimes hectic central Manly atmosphere.

Drop into the strip at Fairlight and be delighted to find you can easily spend some time to yourself enjoying great food and drink, having your pet catered to, examining unusual homewares and even taking part in a spot of craft. There is far more to this spot than you think.


Pie and Grind Bakehouse specialises in your classic Australian favourites - meat pies and coffee. The bakehouse has won a number of awards at the Official Great Aussie Pie Competition, with their BBQ Spiced Pulled Pork pie scoring the Gold Medal in 2016. There are 18 different pie fillings on offer to tempt customers and local favourites include the Vegetarian Mexican, Mexicana, Chicken Pumpkin and Sour Cream, and Chilli Beef pies. There is also a range of gluten-free pies. Owner and founder James Cox grew up in Collaroy finds his inspiration for exciting pie creations from his favourite dishes by mixing the flavours and meals he likes most together to form a tasty pie filling. He enjoys putting his very personal stamp on his pies and says he also draws inspiration from Instagram. His interest in baking began when he was just 15-years-old and he has almost 20 years experience in the industry. And there are more than just pies on offer at this bustling bakehouse. Ready-made rolls and filled Turkish bread sandwiches are a great option and you can grab a coffee as well. For those with a sweet-tooth, Danish pastries and Vanilla slices are a must and there is also a gluten-free range of slices and banana bread. In fact, take care of breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as your daily coffee fix in the same visit.

A:    140 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
FB:    @thepieandgrindbakehouse
T:    02 9949 2662
O:    Mon-Sat: 5:30am-3:30pm


Combining energy, natural flair, and passion for bringing out the unique beauty in everyone, Paul Corbitt Hair Salon is renowned for its ability to create the perfect look to fit your personality and lifestyle. Having won numerous local business awards and boasting a team of world-class trained staff, the salon draws ongoing loyal clients from across the Northern Beaches and Sydney-wide. From customising a haircut, to recommending a hair colour that will enhance your skin tone and eye colour, Paul Corbitt and his team of hair stylists will inform you of all the great styling options available to you. Book anytime with Paul Corbitt Hair Salon for a cut and/or colour and you will receive a complimentary, highly nutritious hair treatment worth $35.

A:    134 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    02 9949 6009
O:    Tues + Fri: 9am-5.30pm; Wed + Thurs: 
9am-9pm; Sat: 8:30am - 5pm


On the corner of Sydney Rd and William St, you will find a selection of gourmet meats and delicious meals perfect for the family and dinner parties. The Fairlight Butcher stocks an enormous range of quality lamb and pork from Cowra in Central West, NSW and grass fed beef from Tasmania, Wagga and Gympie. Ryan and his team of butchers take the time to get to know what cuts and types of meat you love while sharing secret cooking tips and ideas. 

A:    154 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
FB:    thefairlightbutcher
T:    02 9949 2460
O:    Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm Sat: 7am-2pm


Never again will you have to combat the busyness of Warringah Mall to find a meaningful gift. Lime Lifestyle is a family run homewares and lifestyle retailer stocking affordable quality products. Discover locally produced and Australian-made homewares, candles, fashion, jewellery and children’s products that reflect the Northern Beaches vibe and your inner style. As you browse the store, grab a Fairtrade coffee, have a chat with Sherrie and feel at home in this lifestyle, gifts and homewares store.

A:    180 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    02 9949 6148
O:    Mon – Sat: 10am to 5pm & Sun: 11am to 4pm


The Butchers Café is about as local as it gets. Fairlight and Manly residents grab their morning coffee, catch up with neighbours and enjoy signature menu dishes for breakfast and lunch. For many regulars, the café is just a short walk away making it the choice meeting spot for families, friends, business meetings and timeout for those wanting to sit, eat, drink and relax. As the name suggests, the café is owned and run by the former owner of The Fairlight Butcher next door, who has designed the menu to include delicious meat options. The café is a strong supporter of Manly West School and also sells popular hessian coffee sacks to support Bear Cottage.

A:    154 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
FB:    The.Butchers.Cafe
T:    02 9949 2566
O:    Mon-Fri: 6am-2:30pm; Sun: 7am-2pm


We provide natural solutions to neck pain, back pain and headaches at Fairlight Chiropractic but we also deal with much more. Many people are surprised to learn how Chiropractic care may assist with improved sleeping, shoulder, arm and hand issues, along with performance boosting and injury prevention for your sport. Our latest scanning gear, in-house X-rays and a focus on correcting the source of your problem, all lead to a much happier and healthier you. 

A:    143 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    02 9949 3800
O:    Mon-Thurs


Unleash your inner creativity at Studio Make art and craft studio. The studio runs preschool and afterschool art classes where children participate in fun, hands-on, creative experiences learning new artistic techniques. They also run workshops and parties for children, teens and adults teaching new skills such as resin art, polymer clay jewellery, dream catchers and much more. Adult workshops in terrarium, kokedama, basket free-form weaving, and macramé run on weekends and after work hours with nibbles and drinks. Visit anytime for drop in children’s activities and retail art and craft products.

A:    147 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    0411 964 216
O:    Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm & Sat: 10:00am -4:00pm


The Manly Veterinary Clinic is your local family owned and run vet just up the road. Dr Jason Lovell and his team of nurses, offer a variety of treatments for your pet’s health such as preventative and routine procedures and health checks, to emergency care and surgery.

A:    156 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    9907 6666
O:    Mon – Fri: 9am to 12pm & 4pm to 7pm; Sat: 9am to 12pm


Walk up the road and pick your favourite sauvignon blanc or craft beer at Fairlight Cellars. The family owned and run liquor store has an extensive range of the most popular wines, beers, spirits and liqueurs perfect for dinner parties, BBQ’s and celebrations. Partnering with local and European vineyards, Fairlight Cellars stock the best tasting beverages on the market and have wine tastings every Friday and Saturday. Organic and preservative-free wines are also available instore.

A:    146 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    02 9948 1557
O:    Mon – Sun: 
11am to 8pm


Fill your home with French inspired decor items that evoke the relaxed, elegant and contemporary lifestyle of the Northern Beaches. Sourced from France, Honeybee Homewares offer an extensive collection of French Provincial style and contemporary inspired homewares and gifts perfect for stylish living in any setting whether you’re in the country, city, or by the beach.

A:    178 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    02 9948 9908
O:    Mon–Sat: 10am to 5pm & Sun: 11am to 4pm


Hamptons House celebrates the unique style and charm of New York’s Hamptons through a collection of homewares and furniture, including designer pieces, one- off antiques and a selection of bespoke and custom made pieces created with local and international artisans. Through Hamptons House, owner and founder Monica Ford also operates a styling service, working with clients to source and create individual furniture and homewares to help clients create a signature style.

A:    182 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    0414 770 225
O:    Mon to Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-5pm


Born out of a love for furry family members and an affinity for all things beautiful, GROOMINGDALES is a family run business that offers grooming, doggy day care, puppy classes, toys, food and other delights for your dogs.

A:    241-243 Sydney Rd, Fairlight
T:    02 9948 8806
O:    Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9:30am-4pm