Category Archives: Cafe

Coffee in Sydney: Pelican Hills, Surry Hills

So, the Alta Building on Goulburn Street at Riley Street was finished at the end of 2011. Which means I’ve seen 7 or 8 years of restaurants and cafes come and go at the ground level. There was Pachamama House, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Song Kitchen, CBD

As far as I can tell, this humble restaurant is part of the Song Hotels, which is the new name for the YWCA hotels. Well, not so new now, I think. So you’d think that a YWCA restaurant, and a … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: 2.0 Coffee Co, Darlinghurst

If anyone reads my reviews regularly, they’ll know that I love latte art. I love it. Coffee in Australia is generally great. Coffee in Sydney is generally superb (I’d guess it is in all capital cities). Because the quality is … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Paramount Recreation Club Kiosk

A Saturday morning and we weren’t sure where to take our friends from Adelaide for breakfast. Paramount downstairs was packed. So, then we see the sign to take us all the way up to the rooftop (perhaps we should have … 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: Royale Specialty, Surry Hills

First, there was the Gnome Cafe. For years and years. I always thought it was cute: a compact place, busy but you could get a seat with some effort, serving great coffee. Then it was taken over by Brewtown for … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Grandma’s at McEvoy, Alexandria

Listen the food is fine here, but I kind of liked the way the whole place made me ask questions. Like how they get business? My guess is that it’s all people on their way to shop at Bunnings, Victoria’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cafe con Leche, Surry Hills

I stopped by this cheery cafe on Fitzroy street for coffee a few months ago so was glad to come back with my pal Darryl for breakfast. It’s a Colombian cafe, I believe, and has a neighbourhood, authentic feel. Thus, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rustic Pearl, Surry Hills

It was great to be to show friends from overseas, Canadians who are living in Penang, a bit of Surry Hills’s cafe culture. Our mission was to find vegan food for one of the party, and for some reason, because … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Nudge Cafe, Surry Hills

Sometimes you pass by places because they just seem too easy to get to! Nudge is a cafe that I pass all the time on my way to Aldi or Vintage Cellars or the discount pharmacy in Oxford Village Square, … Continue reading

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