Category Archives: Cafe

Sydney Food Diary: Kelby’s Cafe, Marrickville

I checked out the Makers and Shakers Market in Marrickville the other weekend: great stuff and fun vibes, and we looked for somewhere for brunch afterwards. Resisting the temptation of the multitude of cool Asian places on Marrickville Road, Kelby’s … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Bambini Espresso, CBD

I thought I’d skip the more hipster looking coffee places and stop in here for a quick caffeine fix. It’s a tiny hole in the wall, frequented by law folks from the courts across the street, and barely space for … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Caffeine Palace, Glebe

Leaving a memorial service for a writer acquaintance, I really wanted a coffee fix, and stumbled on this place. The name, the menu, the font used on the menu: it seems like a regular old humble Aussie cafe, and I … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Banter, Redfern

It’s not often that it rains for days in Sydney. It’s regular in my hometown of Vancouver, but I think the two week stretch (at least) of drizzle and rain and a few really heavy downpours in October made the … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Two Daughters, Surry Hills

How about this weather? These burst of rain, not heavy, but enough to soak you. I even checked the satellite before heading out to do a chore, and while I had planned on treating myself to a coffee, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Self Preservation, CBD

The friends who brought us here had come for dinner and think the food is great! For dinner that is. While amused by the retro furnishings and feel (and formica top on the table), the food was just OK. My … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Ampersand Cafe, Paddington

I was walking home after dropping off some used clothes at the Australian Red Cross in Paddington (my favourite op-shop to donate to) and grabbed a takeaway latte with my handy keep cup from Ampersand Cafe. It was so good, … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Bare Naked Bowls, Surry Hills

After 30 years, the owner and designer of Wheel and Dollbaby, with their shopfront on Crown Street, decided to call it quits, and suddenly there’s a new cafe selling extremely healthy looking meals, and some interesting hot drinks. Surry Hills … Continue reading

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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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