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Sydney Food Diary: Jambo Jambo, Glebe

Ethiopian food is not easily found in Sydney. In other cities I’ve lived in or passed through, there is usually an Ethiopian restaurant or two. I last ate at one in Paris and was reminded of the magical combination of … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Felix, Newtown

I really loved the vibe of this place, open and airy and a very high ceiling. It seemed like the crowd were regulars, and that there was a nice vibe between staff and customers. And if you’ve read my reviews, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Butler, Potts Point

What I remember about Mezzaluna, The Butler’s predecessor, was that it was formal and fancy. It was there for 20 years! The vibe I got from The Butler was very different: light, airy and casual, and a beautiful outlook over … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Lorraine’s Patisserie, CBD

This patisserie, tucked away in the CBD, looks fantastic, and the reviews (many of them) are so good, I’ll have to come back to try some of their cake. It is charming to watch the industry of the open kitchen, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Destination Roll, Surry Hills

There aren’t a lot of places in Surry Hills where you can get a lunch for $10 or under. So, Destination Roll was a nice surprise. There are about a dozen of these, all over Sydney, and I wonder if … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Saint George, Chippendale

I like anything that makes a city more beautiful. And for some reason, this tiny strip of Chippendale between Railway Square and the Central Park shopping complex is particularly ugly. Inexpensive restaurants and a few pubs in the next block … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Fortune Village Chinese Restaurant, CBD

It’s second nature for Asian people to take over ordering the food in Asian restaurants. It’s both experience and control issues. In any case, I was rather pleased that my pals turned over the ordering to me at Fortune Village. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: L’Americano, Alexandria

We were not going to fight with the crowds at The Grounds of Alexandria after dropping off our e-Waste on e-Waste disposal day (this was surprisingly satisfying to do). And while restaurants attached to stores can be hit and miss, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Dove & Olive, Surry Hills

Our gang from school usually meets at the Shakespeare but to try something different, we went to Dove and Olive. I like the name, which reminds me of all those pubs in London with the same theme – Slug and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rey’s Place, Darlinghurst

Rey’s Place combines all my favourite things about dining in Sydney: new and unusual flavours or dishes; food that comes from somewhere, authentically; and fine dining – I like a casual meal too, but I like to when I can … Continue reading

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