2017 in lists (Concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV)

(Obviously, a work in progress…)

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Concerts & Shows

Theatre & Words

Exhibitions

Books

  • The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant (short fiction):  I started this last year, and took a long break, and finally finished it in January while travelling. Still trying to get my head around it. 
  • Peter Ho Davies’ The Fortunes (fiction)
  • Berndt Sellheim’s Awake at the Wheel (poetry)
  • Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You (fiction)

Movies

  • Bridget Jones’s Baby: OK. I’m a fan of Bridget Jones. I didn’t see the last one which sounded terrible, but really, this was just fine for airplane viewing.

Television

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Sydney Food and Drinking Diary: The Bar, Sir Stamford Hotel, Circular Quay

Just a block or two up from Circular Quay, this is a great location for a drink or light dinner, on your way to or from the Quay, or as a destination on its own. The Bar has a fun Ye Olde World feel, kind of a combo of a businessman’s club in the 50s or an old pub in England. It’s clientele is laid-back, guests of the hotel, and groups of friends relaxing after work, or before going out.

The best thing is that they’re live music with musicians singing and playing on a grand piano on Wednesday (somewhere around 6 to 9pm) and Friday nights (starting a little later than 6pm).

Sit back and listen to some music in an intimate setting with a good selection of wine, craft beers and cocktails, and the bar menu covers all the bases with some Argentinean grilled skewers, Asian dishes or standards like a garlicky spaghetti or a somewhat expensive looking burger. I had a beautifully done Cambodian curried barramundi on one night, and last night we split some starters: grilled mushrooms, very tasty lamb riblets, and some very tender skewers of beef.

Go!

The Bar - Sir Stamford Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Travel Diary: El Calafate to Torres del Paine (and back!)

If you are travelling from Sydney to Latin America, it seems that the routes divide between your frequent flyer plan. If you are with One World, you go through Santiago (and from there to anywhere else) and if you are with Star Alliance, you go through Buenos Aires.

We’re Star Alliance!

So, in organising our trip to Latin America at the end of 2016 and 2017, we based ourselves out of Buenos Aires. With a priority to see a bit of Patagonia, this meant a particular itinerary: driving from El Calafate (in Argentina) to the national park, Torres del Paine (in Chile).

It seems that not too many people do this travel, and the research that we found on the net is a bit out of date. So, a few words of advice:

  • Yes, it’s worth it. Seeing the amazing Perrito Moreno Glacier near El Calafate was fantastic. It’s an amazing glacier. A wonder!
  • I read a review online that said it’s not worth it to drive from El Calafate to Torres del Paine, and it’s true: the landscape it barren at times.
  • But if this suits you, it’s fine. The freedom of having a rental car instead of having to go on a bus tour is great, and it’s only a couple of hours, and you’ll see the fabulous guanacos (the local llama) en route, and some pretty amazing views.
  • Gas (the local fuel needed is called nafta, we needed Nafta Super 95) is limited. Fill up in El Calafate (if there’s no fuel shortage) and again in La Esperanza (where you can also buy junk food to eat for the travel). Then, if you’re heading to the park right away, be careful. There’s no gas at all in the park. The closest is Puerto Natales. Some folks fill up extra plastic tanks with gas to help out. We just made sure we had enough.
  • On the Argentinean side, before the border crossing, the turnoff isn’t that evident. There’s a big sign that shows the different provinces of Argentina! But it doesn’t say: this way to the border! However, you will go off the paved highway and go onto a gravel road (except they were doing work on it, so maybe it will be paved by the time you get to it).
  • We drove around the park over two days, not long distances, and were OK to get from there to Puerto Natales.
  • There’s huge confusion about how to pay to enter the park. As of January 2017, it’s 21,000 Chilean pesos for foreigners (about 40 Australian dollars). Everywhere on the net, it says that credit cards aren’t accepted, but at the moment, they are. The time is limited, something like 9am to 12pm and then 1:30pm to 4:30pm… (I’m not 100% sure of this).
  • If you are coming from Argentina, there is also the possibility to change currency, at a terrible rate, at the souvenir shop just after the Chilean border crossing.
  • My recommendation. Plan in advance (we didn’t). And get at least 21,000 pesos per person in Chilean currency, just in case you don’t arrive at the right time at the park, or if their internet (which connects to the credit cards) isn’t working.
  • Or have enough US dollars or Euros (Argentinean pesos don’t cut it).
  • But you could also take your chances to try and pay with credit cards.
  • I went through unnecessary worry with the outdated information that the park doesn’t accept credit cards, and that it’s hard to change Argentinean pesos to Chilean pesos en route…
  • Otherwise, Torres del Paine is absolutely beautiful and well worth the journey.
  • Our last night, as a change of pace, we stayed overnight in Puerto Natales and found it very pleasant indeed.
  • The border control process can feel chaotic if there are lots of people there, but we found that the border crossings in each direction weren’t terrible.
  • It might be terrible if you’re stuck behind a tour bus, and it can be a little confusing, but overall was fine.
  • If you’re in a rental car, you have to show your special rental car papers (and get them stamped) by the customs desk (only one person per group has to do this). You MUST get the permits to bring the rental car across stamped by customs going in and out of each country, so you’ll rack up four stamps by the time you get back.
  • Also, each person has to show their passport (there are two lines, entrada to go into the country and salida to exit). On the way into Chile, you also have to do an agricultural inspection. They might check your car, or might ask you to bring your luggage into the building for a check. Don’t bring salami or fruit!
  • So… two steps when exiting Argentina and then soon after three steps to enter Chile. And on the way back, two steps at each border.
  • Good luck! Feel free to ask questions!
  • Don’t drive too fast and kill the beautiful local animals…

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2016 in lists (art, books, entertainment, shows)

Concerts & Shows

  • Defying Gravity, Theatre Royal: A collage of Stephen Schwartz with the composer on stage at the end of the show himself, it was really amazing to see top Broadway performers letting loose with these songs: Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit. I wasn’t familiar with Joanna Ampil. She was amazing. I enjoyed Helen Dallimore’s comic timing. Betty Buckley was the special guest. I’ve always been a fan of David Harris, such a beautiful singer (and man). I knew this show was going to be good, but it was even better than I thought… and bringing along an enthusiastic show queen friend was perfect.
  • Helen Dallimore, in cabaret, Hayes Theatre: Madonna, Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe and Mae West. We got our money’s worth!
  • Anthony de Mare’s Liaisons Project, Hayes Theatre: Beautiful and engaging interpretations of Sondheim songs, as written my some famous contemporary piano composers.
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hayes Theatre: A fun, old-fashioned musical; some good music and quite a bit of charm from all the actors involved.
  • Singing in the Rain, Lyric Theatre: I didn’t have any particular expectations for this so was pleasantly surprised. It’s old-fashioned, of course, and reminded me of ‘An American in Paris’ with a similar sensibility (and random dance sequence in the second half). But I did think this was enjoyable and a great crowd-pleaser.
  • Kiss Me Kate, Squabbalogic’s Mystery Musical: How do you put together a musical with limited, mostly donated resources, and hardly any time for one performance only? I’m in awe of all who were involved. A very old-fashioned musical… with music and songs by Cole Porter. Fun.
  • Pink Martini, Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall. We discovered these folks at the Sydney Festival about 7 years ago. Surprised that much of the material was the same, but it was with a fabulous orchestra this time. Great musicians, joyous music, really eclectic crowd!
  • Hidden Sydney, the glittering mile: An Australian foray into immersive theatre, seedy Kings Cross in the 70s as set in a former brothel, really great. Virginia Gay’s take on a real-life character named Bea Miles was sensational. 
  • Side Show, Hayes Theatre: I really liked this. It’s got its flaws as a musical, but the cast was great, particularly the two leads who sung their hearts out. Was very glad to see this not-so-well-known musical.
  • Aladdin, Capitol Theatre: Oh Disney. This show was soooo slick and soooo entertaining. I thought it might be a bit juvenile before I went, but it’s performed so well, and with such energy, and with rather a lot of eye-candy, that it’s fun for all ages. Especially loved Aladdin, a young Australian actor’s debut on the big stage: and he was perfect for the part.
  • Untamed, Sydney Dance Company: Untamed combined a previously performed piece, Wildebeest, with a new piece by Rafael Bonachela, Anima. I thought these were incredible, even better than the last show I saw of them. I was swept away by the dance and music.
  • My Fair Lady, Sydney Opera House: This was one of the first musicals I ever saw, in a high school production, when my brother was in high school and I was still in elementary school. I think the songs and script are memorable. There are some all-time favourite songs. Still, Professor Higgins is an arse (and in this production came off as a misogynist, closet case), and I don’t see why Eliza shouldn’t have gone off with Freddy… It was a great production though: the whole cast, the costumes, the scenery…
  • Kate Ceberano and Paul Gravowsky, City Recital Hall: Warm and engaging, and such an intimate performance with just voice and piano. I thought some of the song choices were safe, but it was a beautiful evening, ‘Love Songs’, and their musical partnership is a great thing to experience.
  • Trevor Ashley’s Liza’s Back (is Broken): Hilarious and inventive and pitch perfect. And this being the week after the US elections, boy, did we need a laugh. 
  • Mack & Mabel, Hayes Theatre: Great performances and lively direction but a strange book. Mack was not so different than Henry Higgins, a bossy, unaffectionate, controlling older man, so it was very hard to see why Mabel had any affection for him, and to cheer on their relationship. Some great songs though.

Theatre & Words

  • King Lear, Sydney Theatre Company: With Geoffrey Rush as the lead, this was a pretty astonishing production. The scene with rain and wind and gold streamers was amazing; but I loved the white box of a set for the second half, like a James Turrell piece. Long and challenging, but a good show to start 2016!
  • In Between Two, Performance 4A, Carriageworks (Sydney Festival): A wonderful collaboration between Joelistics and James Mangohig that transcends the usual ‘family story’ because these guys are performers, and combined with music, it’s engaging and personal, and well… I was very impressed.
  • +51 Aviación, San Borja, Carriageworks (Sydney Festival): The references were too obscure, the text lacked poetry, and the observations about dislocation immigration (the main reason I was attracted to seeing the show) were weak. A whole hour of WTFness and realising I’m never going to get that hour of my life back. 
  • Alain de Botton, on Love, at the Opera House: Boy, is he charismatic and a good speaker. A very enjoyable hour plus.
  • Winyanboga Yurringa, Carriageworks. Six aboriginal women go camping in the bush: yarn, argue, make up. Tons of themes, perhaps too many, a beautiful set and charismatic actors.
  • Germaine Greer talks about Shakespeare the Radical: I wasn’t familiar with the territory of which she spoke – academic interpretations of Shakespeare – but I loved seeing one of the world’s great intellectuals hold forth. Great speaker and mind.
  • Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Annabel Crabb & David Marr, The Government We Deserve? A.C. Grayling, Closing the Modern Mind; Alicia Garza, Why Black Lives Matter. I need to go to this next year and more regularly. Good stuff.
  • Marat/Sade, New Theatre. A few good performers, but this is a hard text to carry off. Needed more craziness.
  • Who speaks for me? Performance 4a, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. I found these stories of Asian immigrants to Australia, how they communicated through others or by themselves, immensely touching, particularly in an Australian political context that is anti-refugees, and the current events in the USA with racism against Asian-Americans.
  • Graphic Festival: Matt Groening and Lynda Barry; For the Love of Neil Gaiman

Exhibitions

  • El Anatsui, Carriageworks. “El Anatsui’s meticulously constructed assemblages examine the complex histories of post-colonial Africa and the issues of consumption, waste and the environment.” Made mainly from waste materials such as discarded bottle tops and metal newspaper printing plates, these combine contemporary political commentary with a sense of monumentality and the disjuncture of scraps made into material that looks incredibly rich. Stunning work.
  • VIVID Sydney at Taronga Zoo. Don’t do it. Too many kids, and not spectacular enough to be worth it.

Books

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (fiction): Review to come. Amazing, powerful book.
  • The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant (short fiction): A really wonderful writer, and great in terms of a history of some ex-pats in Paris and France. It’s a thick volume though and I’m still not through.
  • My Body is Yours by Michael V Smith (autobiography): Michael’s a fine writer, so to focus completely on his own life is an interesting project. Some of the pieces, adapted from newspaper columns, felt a bit journalistic, and I missed the novelist’s voice, but everything together sort of built and built to a powerful and stunning finish.
  • We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (fiction): I found this interesting and enjoyable, a great idea for a novel with lots of ideas to explore.
  • What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell (fiction): Review up.
  • Something Will Happen, You’ll See by Christos Ikonomou (short fiction): Review up.

Movies

  • La Famille Bélier: Although the humour was broad, and the plot predictable, there was something rather charming about this sweet French film.
  • Carol: I do worry that Cate Blanchett’s recent characters seem a little similar to each other, but I thought on the whole, the film was beautifully acted and engaging.
  • Steve Jobs: Hmm, I didn’t really get this one. I guess it’s good that they didn’t simplify the character, and showed him warts and all: brilliant but flawed, but because he was portrayed as generally unlikeable, I didn’t find it as engaging as I might have, considering the star power in the acting of Fassbender and Winslet.
  • The Queen of Ireland
  • Demain: An interesting French doco on environmental and social sustainability… Apparently, a huge hit. Was well done.
  • Spotlight: on a plane and I missed the last 15 minutes…
  • Absolument Fabuleux: the French version of Absolutely Fabulous. I thought this was hilarious.
  • Bob Le Flambeur: Recommended because it was set in Montmartre, where we were living. Less entertaining than I’d hoped.
  • X-men: Apocalypse: Should have been much better than it was…
  • Suicide Squad: Not unentertaining, but the plot was so random…
  • Julieta: Was really curious about this film, Almodovar does Alice Munro. I liked it enough.
  • Dream Dangerously: A documentary about Neil Gaiman
  • Absolutely Fabulous:
  • Café Society: I was finding this latest Woody Allen film enjoyable, mostly for the usual seeing what he’s doing with interesting actors, but part of the way through I felt like I’d seen it before, and wondered if it was all a justification for Allen’s personal life… which felt both uncomfortable and kind of boring (love triangles, an older man and younger woman in a relationship that society doesn’t approve of, Jewish neuroticism).

Television

  • Project Runway Junior. Talented kids, this is surprisingly fun to watch.
  • Broen (The Bridge), Season 3. Yahoo! I’m so glad to be watching this. Scandinavian crime thriller with the most amazing heroine.
  • House of Cards, Season 4
  • Game of Thrones, Season 6
  • The Good Wife, Season 7
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 8
  • Orphan Black, Season 4
  • Project Runway All Stars, Season 5
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Season 2
  • Australian Survivor, Season 1
  • Project Runway Season 15

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Buenos Aires Food Diary: El Preferido de Palermo

So, food blogging while abroad… It’s interesting to see which websites have a presence in which countries. Zomato, my preferred restaurant review site, doesn’t cover Argentina, so I’ve posted a few reviews up on Yelp. Yelp doesn’t cover Uruguay, so I posted a little restaurant review for Charco Restaurant in Colonia on TripAdvisor (which I used to use, before Yelp and Zomato came along).

Then: which reviews make it into blogs. Not all of them. Regular meals, if I have the time, I’ll just do a quick note on one website (Zomato/Yelp/Tripadvisor). But if the restaurant is particularly interesting, like El Preferido de Palermo, well, they deserve a blog…

I stumbled on this restaurant doing some research on what was close to our AirBNB. A storied history. I think the grocery store has been there since 1885 (or at least the building has), and then these cute calendars inside the grocery store told us that the restaurant has been around since the 50s, I believe.

There are two parts to the restaurant… and the more casual part was open at 8pm. Apparently, the menus are different. No matter. I LOVED the decor, tall tables set up amidst all the grocery items, and, I assume, Jamon Serrano, hanging from the wall. Also, big jars of olives arranged perfectly so each half was facing out…

The theme is home-style cooking here, and there really was too much choice. We wanted to try the polenta with bolognaise but it wasn’t available that night. I’d read on a food blog that the squid was good, so we ended up ordering three dishes, probably a bit too much, but we managed.

We started with a sherry, a Jerez (I’m not sure if it was local or not) with some tasty olives and cheese…

The squid rings were absolutely perfectly done. Light, crisp and tasty, with homemade potato chips. A squeeze of lemon and these were heaven.

The crumbed veal cutlets were thin and tasty, much like you’d expect. Not the standout but good enough.

The melted provolone cheese that we have discovered in Buenos Aires is ridiculously delicious. Mysteriously on the menu under veal, I managed to clarify that it was not, in fact, provolone with veal. Yum.

We topped this off with a bottle of wine, one of the cheaper ones on the menu, for only 140 pesos (I think I should have paid more and got a better one but it was fine enough).

Then we got two Frigor ice creams to go (I love Frigor chocolate, but couldn’t tell if it made the ice cream that much better, as it was slightly melted by the time we got home).

Our AirBNB host spotted us in the restaurant as he walked by (recognising me from my profile photo!) and stopped in for a hello. He said he thought it was mostly a tourist restaurant, but we thought it was mostly Latinos around us. In any case, all up 690 pesos (620 if we’d paid in cash), and this was such a fun, local meal. A little heavy, mind you, but a great experience.

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Rumah, Surry Hills

So I see from the other reviews here that I’m missing out on trying some excellent Malaysian snacks. So, that’s what I’ll do the next time.

In the meantime, I’ve had coffee here twice, and it’s very good. And the awesome thing is that they’ve combined the cafe with a men’s clothes store (15 sheets) that sells hard-to-find and interesting brands including one of my faves, Descendant of Thieves.

I found a shirt from them in NYC years ago which has remained a favourite, and I just bought a cool pair of reversible shorts. I love a gimmick.

When I try some food, I’ll update the blog post!

Cafe Rumah Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Sydney Food Diary: My Duo Pie Chain, Ultimo

My assumption is that ‘chain’ meant that this is a chain of snackeries from somewhere in the world. I asked the guy behind the counter where the chain was from, and he said ‘China’. But since I can’t find anything on Google, except that the restaurant used to be called ‘CHUBBY GIRL’S BUNZ SHOP‘ (which is an awesome name, by the way), who knows?

There are rather a lot of different snacks here, and somewhat unfamiliar to me. Dorothy, we’re not in Canton. I’ve tried pig ear before, and spicy and salt baked poultry wings seem familiar enough but that photo of the beef and trip with chilli oil, or the spiced duck neck, look pretty exotic.

I just wanted a snack. There were two kinds of pies you could get, something smaller for $2.50 and a larger one for $5. I opted for a big cumin lamb pie (also a flavour that would definitely come from Northern Chinese food rather than the south). It tasted a bit like a Baked Bun (as opposed to a Steamed Bun) that I’m used to having filled with BBQ Pork, and not so delicate, no sweet glaze on top, and a bit of body to the bread part.

I thought it was OK. Not worth chasing down another time, and I thought $5 was a little bit steep for it. But by all means, if you’re on the stretch of Broadway perhaps heading up to Glebe, or heading down from Glebe to Central Park, why not try something and report back?

My Duo Pie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Sydney Food Diary: Jarern Chai Boon Cafe

The idea of a cool fusion Thai cafe in the middle of an excellent Thai grocery store is pretty appealing; when the folks bringing it to you are Chat Thai, that’s even better.

I think that’s the reason why I didn’t write a full blog in September 2015, since I didn’t have a great experience then, but didn’t want to slam the place.

As a food reviewer, unless the food or service is really heinous, I think we should try to allow a bit for human failings, and hope that it’s an anomaly rather than the norm.

So, I’m pleased to report that a quick, casual lunch at Boon Cafe last week was… delicious, and made me interested in going back and trying out all their dishes. Such an interesting menu!

Admittedly, the spicy seafood noodle salad (‘Yum Ba Mee’) was too spicy for both of us. I always think I have more tolerance than I do. And I loved the zing, and being challenged by the spice… but ouch. A little too hot.

I thought the Boat Fried Rice would come with ingredients all fried together rather than presented individually, more like an Indonesian Nasi Lemak. It was tasty, and each individual side here had loads of flavour (photo at the top of the post!)

My last time here, when I wrote the short review below (viewed 3330 times, apparently, in about 14 months on Zomato), I had the century egg with pasta, which was really delicious. Minced pork, fried basil, yummy egg noodles: the texture combination was great!


‘Oh man, I was so hungry. Sunday lunch. Popped in this packed little cafe, the left-hand third of a Thai grocery store, and sat down to quintessential Sydney: a wonderful fusion of Asian sass with Sydney hipster food; a charmingly worded and interesting menu; lovely Thai waiters. Associated with the amazing Chat Thai around the corner, it seems to be a bit of a fusion of Thailand and Sydney, a bit of experimentation and fusion going on.   Not sure what was happening though, the service was super-slow and coming out one dish at a time.

This chilled matcha latte helped. Mmm. Sweet as it was (and sweeter than I expected).

And then these fresh egg noodles with thousand-year-old egg was sooo very tasty. I hope the service is quicker next time, but by god Thai food in Sydney is great.’

I think the flavours really sing here at the Boon Cafe. It seems like the service during my first visit was an aberration. All is forgiven!

Jarern Chai Boon Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Paris Food Diary: Le Servan, the 11th

img_5024 Let’s take a little step back to May to report on an interesting ‘neo-bistro’ in the 11th, right around the corner from the last AirBNB we stayed in Paris near Bastille.

I am a sucker for NYT food reviews, and I’d actually read about this restaurant and tried to get in during our previous stint in Paris, but time was too tight. Among the ideas that intrigued me: a Manila-born Parisian chef who’d spent time at L’Arpège (which I haven’t tried) and L’Astrance (site of one of my most memorable birthday dinners…). Also, the reviews are uniformly great, and the prices were cited as reasonable.

It’s in a cool neighbourhood, on a backstreet.

img_5018From the outside, Le Servan looks quite humble.

img_5028But there is something airy and graceful about it once you get inside.

img_5020I guess, to my surprise, I found the food a little too challenging. I’d ordered whelks and my better half said, ‘Aren’t they kind of like slugs or snails?’. ‘No…’ I said. ‘They’re delicate sea creatures. I don’t think they’re the same’. But really, they tasted like slugs or snails from the sea, very good slugs or snails, I’m sure, but I found them a little too… um…. visceral.

img_5021Similarly, the appetizer with raw oysters and green papaya was a bit slimy.

img_5022The meat courses were more to our liking. The lacquered quail (pictured at the top of the post), pork belly, duck. What’s not to like about this?

img_5025In all, it was tasty and interesting, but I think I’d set my expectations too high with all those reviews. Better to have arrived without foreknowledge and been surprised!

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Coffee in Sydney: The Reformatory Caffeine LAB, Surry Hills

img_6057 I pretend to know something about coffee, but it’s basically a visceral experience for me. Most coffee in Sydney is delicious. Occasionally, something about the flavour or temperature will make me think, ‘This is a really good coffee’. Sometimes, there’s a bad or mediocre one.

Still, I’d have the feeling this place is for connoisseurs (and everyone else). With an incredibly wide range of coffees available and tastings, this place looks like a mad scientist lab from a comic book (purposely), and could probably make coffee scientists of us all, with a little time and effort.

img_6060I think the theme and design is a hoot. Check out their witty and engaging website. But moreso, check out their coffee. It’s a tiny place, with just these little ledges for you to drink your coffee from. But look what they do with the presentation. A fancy cup, the likes of which I hadn’t seen before. A glass of sparkling water (yum). Served on a cool tray. Full marks for presentation.

img_6059They used to sell cinnamon scrolls from the best bakery in Sydney, Oregano, but they weren’t on sale this morning. My latte was delicious, as I’d expected. Also, it’s a pretty great matching of location with theme. This part of Foveaux Street is a bit unlovely, so creating a grungy industrial chic setting is just right.

The Reformatory Caffeine Lab Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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