Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Sydney Food Diary: Gogyo, Surry Hills

Oh, I wanted to like this so much: ramen, regional ramen, and a dish I’ve never tried before. Plus it’s in my ‘hood, taking over from Salaryman (with its slightly objectionable theme and decor but really very good food). And … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Alchemy, Surry Hills

Alchemy has been around for yonks in Surry Hills. I’ve had another brunch here and had perogies for dinner one time (Yum. Heavy but yum). A Sunday after the dawning of a new year and man ,was Surry Hills ever … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Two Good Eggs Cafe, Surry Hills

Two Good Eggs does a cracking business, meaning I should have a breakfast and see what the fuss is about. But I just wanted a coffee, after doing some chores in the ‘hood. It’s got a nice view of Harmony … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chinese Noodle Restaurant, Chinatown

My marketing advice to the Chinese Noodle Restaurant is that when you’ve got a relatively Unique Selling Point (USP, kill me now, I know) you should flaunt it. Why hide under such a generic name like Chinese Noodle Restaurant when … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Rapha Cycle Club Cafe, Surry Hills

And why not have coffee in the front section of a shop in Surry Hills that sells cycle gear? I like the casual and simple feel here. It’s a limited menu as there’s no space! So, not sure how much … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sven-San, Paddington

Are Japanese-Scandinavian restaurants the new trend in Sydney? Following Edition Coffee Roasters in Darlinghurst comes Sven-San, at the top of Oxford Street in Paddington, just across from an entrance to Centennial Park. It looks rather casual from the outside (and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Black Star Pastry, Moore Park

What a contrast to the original Black Star Pastry in Newtown (0pened in 2008 by Haberfield’s own Christopher Thé)! Rather than a tiny serving space, and probably a line up to try to find somewhere to sit down and have … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sonoma Café, Paddington

Since the Sonoma bakeries have such a great reputation for supplying bread to many places in Sydney, the bread and pastries at one of their cafés were great. I got to introduce my non-Australian family to a perfect Lamington. The … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bill & Toni’s Restaurant, Darlinghurst

Bill & Toni’s has been around since the early 1970s and eventually, it was long-time customers that took over both ownership and management. It serves up Italian-Australian food in huge portions, home style, with a friendly vibe. You can order … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Around the corner of Haven and a few blocks away from Meet Mica, Devon is the original purveyor of Asian-Western fusion brunches and lunches. I last reviewed the Devon in 2015, three years ago, and it’s good to report (bringing … Continue reading

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