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Fresh Faces : Sydney Start Ups to Watch

We love new ideas and following the businesses that are prepared to propel them forward. Here are a few fresh Sydney based Start Ups who are rethinking the regular approach, and disrupting the standard by introducing something more exceptional.

DRNKS DRNKS is a new online wine store, developed by the creatives at Present Compnay along with founder Joel Amos. The focus at DRNKS is natural, organic and sustainable wine – but you’ll also find a host of interesting and unusual sake and craft beer. Amos’ offering is artisan and personable without the need to travel far, or understand the wandering words of wine-speak – all products have been hand selected, thus Amos knows where each varietal or brew has come from, who made it and how. DRNKS delivers all over Australia, with next-day delivery available in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and mixed cases are available.

Rising Sun Workshop The Rising Sun Workshop is Sydney’s first communal garage for motorcycle enthusiasts, offering an entirely dedicated space for Sydney-based bikers to repair, restore, rebuild and give new life to their two-wheeled machines. The concept surfaced via a successful Pozible campaign – and we ran into some of the inspired minds behind the idea at a Pozible event earlier this year. Ex Single Origin Roasters duo Nick Smith and Daniel Cesarano head up the Rising Sun Workshop’s cafe component, which launched very recently in a pop-up form in Newtown. Serving traditional ramen noodles, along with serious coffee – the workshop is providing a fresh space for bike enthusiasts as well as fostering a new and welcoming community.

Visit the temporary space at 36 Lennox Street, Newtown. Ramen and coffee served daily from 11.30am – 3pm, and dinner is available Thursday – Sunday, 5.30 – 7.30pm.

Supertime Supertime was developed by David Berger and Nathan Besser of the late-night alcohol delivery service Jimmy Brings. This home delivery service however, focuses on bringing you meals from some of Sydney’s best restaurants. In what is essentially a finely curated, Sydney-styled version of Menu Log – Supertime’s partner restaurants currently include a growing list of some of the city’s more special venues. Choose dishes from Surry Hills’ Il Baretto, Muum Maam and Pizza e Birra, as well as Crown Street stars Nepalese Kitchen and Zushi.

Noble Spirits Based in Sydney, Noble Spirits imports and distributes fine, authentic and fair trade spirits within Australasia. Gregoire Bertaud launched the business in late 2013 with the idea of enriching alcohol and brand choices for consumers – supporting fair trade and better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and works in the developing world. Australian consumption of certified fair trade product is relatively low by global standards – Noble Spirits hopes assist change in those numbers. The range includes a fair trade quinoa vodka produced and bottled in France in the Cognac region, and a fair trade rum produced in Belize in the Caibbean. Noble Spirits products will feature at upcoming Gallery 2010 exhibition openings and events. 

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