Category Archives: Cafe

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: 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: 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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Sydney Food Diary: Max Brenner, Bondi Westfield

Max Brenner started with one shop in Israel and a second in Sydney, opening the year I arrived in Australia. Now they’ve expanded to 50 shops around the world. I’m impressed with the way they moved on from the idea … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Poolside Cafe @ Boy Charlton

We’re contradictory, aren’t we, human beings? We change our opinions about the same thing. We apply a certain set of reasoning in one situation and not in another. For example, the Poolside Cafe at Boy Charlton pool is a spectacular … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe Kentaro, Surry Hills

I knew I knew the name Kentaro from somewhere… and that’s because I had brunch quite a while ago at Cafe Oratnek (Kentaro, backwards, get it?) in Redfern. I love me some Japanese fusion, and I can see the rest … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, Capitol Square, Chinatown

It was imperative that I show my family (from Canada and Hawaii) what an Australian meat pie is, and more than that, I thought it duty-bound as an Australian (well, dual Australian-Canadian citizen) to encourage trying the “Tiger”, any pie … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Meet Mica, Surry Hills

There’s a nice buzz happening about Meet Mica, and I think it’s well-deserved. I think the phenomenon of instagram-ready cafés and restaurants is an interesting one. I’d find it cynical or irksome if the visuals weren’t matched by the taste, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Belloccio, Darlinghurst

If it’s a weeknight, say a Tuesday night, and it’s 10pm, and you’re in Darlinghurst or Surry Hills, you may have no other choice but to eat at Belloccio. Every other restaurant on the way from Potts Point to Oxford … Continue reading

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