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Croydon Social: The West’s New Night-Time Pizza Bar!

Did someone say pizza…?!

The latest member of the Queen St/Elizabeth St shopping and café precinct at Croydon, is bringing locals back to the laid-back strip after hours. Croydon Social is a pizza bar with a very 50s neighbourhood vibe, that is brought to us by the owners of Red Door Bakery; just two doors down (with CBD and King William Rd locations also). They’ve pounced on the idea to bring the popular day time spot some action in the evening.

Croydon Social

After a visit on opening night, last Friday, when the place was jam-packed and we ended up ordering take-away, we figured that it only be right for us to return ready to soak up the lunchtime scene. The service on opening night was marvellous, with the usual wide-smiled greeting from the lady-owner, as experienced at Red Door. Today’s staff just as polite, and narrowed down to 2 as prime time is obviously in the evening.

The retro furniture and clean design give a homely feel. The menu offers great variety and is perfect for sharing; just like a family feast. Only having the wood-fire oven, sides like cauliflower or meatballs come out with that subtle smoky taste. There’s a share plate for $32, salads of which we ordered the (very large) cabbage, beans and apple cider. There’s baked gnocchi (beef or mushroom), and of course, pizza!

Croydon Social


The pizza options are simple and traditional; no overloading with toppings, like margarita; potato and cheese; sopressa, anchovy and broccolini. The 2-day-prepped dough is soft, thin and has just the right amount of saltiness. You can sip on some wine or crack open a beer at any time too! Don’t mind if we do…

It’s sure to be a piece of the puzzle the west was missing, so whether you’re one of the usual hipster locals or someone who wants some good old-fashioned service, get down on to Croydon and give this new kid on the block a go!

We will definitely be heading back here again to dabble in their delish looking brekkie menu!

Image from Croydon Social Facebook.

Image from Croydon Social Facebook

Croydon Social

16/18 Elizabeth Street, Croydon

Wed-Fri [11am – 10pm]
Sat-Sun [8am – 10pm]

Croydon Social

Photos by Isabelle Donohoe (unless otherwise stated).

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