Category Archives: Coffee

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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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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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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Coffee in Sydney: Ampersand Cafe, Paddington

I was walking home after dropping off some used clothes at the Australian Red Cross in Paddington (my favourite op-shop to donate to) and grabbed a takeaway latte with my handy keep cup from Ampersand Cafe. It was so good, … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: In the Doghouse, Surry Hills

As there are cat cafés around the world (including the Catmosphere Space Cat Cafe in Surry Hills, Sydney), a dog café has been awaited. Or at least a dog-themed café, from what I gather from the name. On the corner … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Bare Naked Bowls, Surry Hills

After 30 years, the owner and designer of Wheel and Dollbaby, with their shopfront on Crown Street, decided to call it quits, and suddenly there’s a new cafe selling extremely healthy looking meals, and some interesting hot drinks. Surry Hills … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Will & Co, CBD

Merivale, as far as I can see, always has its finger on the pulse. I totally buy into however they’ve fitted out a place as it somehow feels both cool and exciting to be there. Stumbling upon their new collaboration … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Skully on Crown, Surry Hills

There’s a little cluster of restaurants on Crown Street with some cool stores in the mix too (the fabulous Mud ceramics has opened a Surry Hills outpost here). Skully on Crown is very new, with a big hipster sign, and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Le Monde, Surry Hills

Since Sydney is such a fast-moving and trendy place, it surprises me that a café like Le Monde can keep going, with a good reputation and buzz, after more than twenty years. I certainly remember it from my early days … Continue reading

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