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    Hollywood heroine CATE BLANCHETT still calls Sydney her home, so who better to share the Australian city’s chicest haunts?

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    Breakfast is a big deal in our family. We usually eat it at home together, but if we go out we’ll go to Fratelli Paradiso (fratelliparadiso.com) in Potts Point. For dinner, Buon Ricordo (buonricordo.com.au) in Paddington is my ultimate comfort-food destination. It’s an old Italian place – I just love the pasta there. At weekends, Eveleigh Farmers’ Market at Carriageworks (eveleighmarket.com.au) is perfect for buying fresh produce.

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    For a quiet moment of inspiration, I head to the White Rabbit (whiterabbitcollection.org), a wonderful gallery that focuses on

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    The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf (sydneytheatre.com.au) has a fantastic buzzy vibe. I also like Bulletin Place (bulletinplace.com) and The Barber Shop (thisisthebarbershop.com) – they both make the most delicious gin-centric cocktails.

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    The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf (top) and Fratelli Paradiso (above)


    Blanchett lives with her husband Andrew and their three sons



    As told to Emma Strenner. Fashion: Helen Thomson. Photographs: Grant Sparkes-Carroll; Ben Sullivan; Steven Chee/Trunk Archive

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