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Sydney Food Diary: Bread ‘n’ More Bakery, Surry Hills

Mr. Mo’s, formerly at this location on Campbell Street, in Surry Hills, has moved down the street and around the corner. And so Bread ‘n’ More Bakery, specialising in Artisan Sourdough bread, has moved in. They apparently have a mothership … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale

It’s so hard to decide where to eat on Spice Alley! But our decision was made for us, somewhat, in that not everything is open on a Sunday night. For example, in this little complex of restaurants stacked on top … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked Ondaatje’s In The Skin of a Lion so much that it sort of become part of my identity: an aspiring writer who liked Ondaatje, his showy, poetic descriptions … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Parida Bondi, Bondi Beach

Could this be the best brunch in Bondi? Or in Sydney? Parida Bondi is setting its aims high, and with a beautiful location and cosy but contemporary design, it’s a good place to find out. We arrived for a sneaky … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kelby’s Cafe, Marrickville

I checked out the Makers and Shakers Market in Marrickville the other weekend: great stuff and fun vibes, and we looked for somewhere for brunch afterwards. Resisting the temptation of the multitude of cool Asian places on Marrickville Road, Kelby’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Milky Lane, Coogee Beach

I got invited to the launch of the fifth Milky Lane in Coogee Beach the other day. It was fun. After succcessful branches in Bondi, Parramatta, Cronulla and the Gold Coast, this tells me they’ve got that formula down pretty … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Bambini Espresso, CBD

I thought I’d skip the more hipster looking coffee places and stop in here for a quick caffeine fix. It’s a tiny hole in the wall, frequented by law folks from the courts across the street, and barely space for … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Priscillas at the Imperial Hotel, Erskineville

Did Priscillas really go there? Why, yes, they did. The photo above is from their Rood Food menu, a roasted carrot with two zucchini herb balls with a creamy sauce, and let’s not get into interpreting what the rest of … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Caffeine Palace, Glebe

Leaving a memorial service for a writer acquaintance, I really wanted a coffee fix, and stumbled on this place. The name, the menu, the font used on the menu: it seems like a regular old humble Aussie cafe, and I … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Banter, Redfern

It’s not often that it rains for days in Sydney. It’s regular in my hometown of Vancouver, but I think the two week stretch (at least) of drizzle and rain and a few really heavy downpours in October made the … Continue reading

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