Category Archives: Cafe

Sydney Food Diary: Grand Duk, CBD

Does this look like a restaurant to you? I think that’s definitely part of the charm of this breakfast and lunch eatery in the CBD right in the middle of Grosvernor Place across George Street from the cool new Ernst … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Merchants of Ultimo, Broadway

It’s really impressive. They turned a non-descript corner of Broadway Mall into a hipster chic dining area. As designed by George Michael (yes, seriously), and modelled after NYC’s Eataly, it’s a perfectly designed little food experience with a barista, a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe Newtown

Friends suggested this humble cafe as a place to meet for Saturday brunch and though I’ve passed by this place one zillion times, I’ve never stopped in. The outdoor tables are all filled so we grab a comfortable one inside, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Depot, Supa Centa Moore Park

I was always impressed, as a Canadian, with the name of this shopping mall. I mean, not only do they commit to the Australian practice of changing the last syllable of words to ‘ah’ but they do it twice. Regardless, … Continue reading

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Dining in Sydney: Alive Coffee, Surry Hills

Alive Coffee takes over At Kate’s which took over from Have2Cafe which was a slightly new version of Robocog. Will it be able to succeed in a place that has seen so many cafes fall? I had a perfectly nice … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Crown St Grocer, Surry Hills

Crown St Grocer is a bit of an institution, selling high-quality and slightly expensive Italian food and deli products. They have a great range of cheese. And the coffee is just fine. What better outlook on a morning in Surry … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Rumah, Surry Hills

So I see from the other reviews here that I’m missing out on trying some excellent Malaysian snacks. So, that’s what I’ll do the next time. In the meantime, I’ve had coffee here twice, and it’s very good. And the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: My Duo Pie Chain, Ultimo

My assumption is that ‘chain’ meant that this is a chain of snackeries from somewhere in the world. I asked the guy behind the counter where the chain was from, and he said ‘China’. But since I can’t find anything … Continue reading

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Sydney Food and Coffee Diary: Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

Reuben Hills is an institution and an incredibly busy one. It has spectacularly good coffee, and is a fun place to hang out. The food, Latin American influenced, is interesting, and I think was ahead of a trend that is … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rusty Rabbit, Darlinghurst

Atmosphere. And story. The cafe at the corner of Forbes and Burton has gone through a lot. I remember it when I first arrived in Sydney as the popular DOVe cafe, which then headed over to open up an equally … Continue reading

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