Category Archives: Cafe

Sydney Food Diary: Ouroboros Organic Wholefoods

As I’ve said before, Sydney’s a tough place to open a restaurant or cafe. It’s not enough to have good food, or a good idea. It has to be the right vibe for the right place as well. So, it’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pieno, Surry Hills

So, I live pretty close to Pieno, as do friends of mine in Surry Hills. And it’s a funny thing. Pieno is on the CBD side of Crown Street, and Kawa is on the other side, and most friends prefer … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie, Waterloo

We were browsing carpets in PYD. Yup, we were. In need of coffee, and perhaps a little snack, we stopped by here. We actually did a macaron class here years ago, so we know the quality of the pastries and … Continue reading

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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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