Category Archives: Cafe

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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Sydney Food Diary: Paddock on Crown, Surry Hills

Casual, tasty food on Crown Street That little cluster of restaurants around Four Ate Five and the Organic Cafe was packed out on the Sunday we were looking for somewhere casual to eat. And here’s a new place: Paddock on … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Little Evie, Redfern

Little Evie takes over from Cafe Zoe in Redfern I think this location benefits from a lovely corner location with outdoors seating, large light-filled windows, and not too much competition nearby. Cafe Zoe had been around for years, and I’d … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Kawa, Surry Hills

Kawa is an institution, and I have drunk a lot of coffees from here in my time, though I think I had a phase of chai latte too… The tables outside are, to me, what Surry Hills is all about, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tigerbakers, Darlinghurst

Victoria Street in Darlinghurst is a strange combination of businesses that have been there forever (hello Tropicana) and other storefronts that seem to be constantly changing. There are a few higher-end restaurants, quite a few casual places, and a number … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Chez Sun, Darlinghurst

I don’t mind being proved wrong at all. I had cruelly passed by this cafe many times. Why? Well, there are so many options in the neighbourhood, for coffee and lunch, and when it first opened, it was so empty … Continue reading

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