Category Archives: Cafe

Sydney Food Diary: IKEA, Tempe

So, I would completely understand someone who would call IKEA’s famous meatballs as bland and without texture, and wonder from where its fame came from. However, I am not that person. I find something deeply comforting about industrial food. I … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Let’s Cafe, Darlinghurst

I like that I can get a coffee almost area in Sydney that I think is better than coffee abroad. You get coffee art, which is essential, really, and it’s super tasty. I had to kill some time waiting for … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Blacksmith, Surry Hills

I’ve mentioned it before in my blogs but I have great admiration for ANY restaurant in Sydney that has staying power. It’s a tough business, a tough market, and lots of work. Blacksmith in Surry Hills has staying power, and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Hangout Café, Darlinghurst

There are ample options for coffee in the area, but this is a cute option if you want to hide away, within the walls of the National Art School, and pretend you’re an art student, in someone’s living room basically, … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Will & Co, CBD

Merivale, as far as I can see, always has its finger on the pulse. I totally buy into however they’ve fitted out a place as it somehow feels both cool and exciting to be there. Stumbling upon their new collaboration … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: The Lab Cafe, Oxford Street

So, I noticed that the Barista’s name tag was Italian and then I heard that he had an Italian accent and was chatting in Italian with a customer, so I said, having just gotten back from Italy, ‘The coffee’s different … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Skully on Crown, Surry Hills

There’s a little cluster of restaurants on Crown Street with some cool stores in the mix too (the fabulous Mud ceramics has opened a Surry Hills outpost here). Skully on Crown is very new, with a big hipster sign, and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Bowan Island Bakery, Zetland

Since I’m from Vancouver, Canada, which is not so far from Bowen Island, the name Bowan Island caused me to do a double-take. But internet research is offering no illumination. Aside from the name of a bakery that has become … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Gardenia, CBD

Now, if I was hungry, and it was lunchtime, I would have loved to try this place. I loved the contrast. A sign that makes it look like the place has been around for a long, long time, yet a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Le Monde, Surry Hills

Since Sydney is such a fast-moving and trendy place, it surprises me that a café like Le Monde can keep going, with a good reputation and buzz, after more than twenty years. I certainly remember it from my early days … Continue reading

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