Category Archives: Desserts

Sydney Food Diary: Caffe Bartolo, Surry Hills

Taking over from where Bill’s was located FOR 23 YEARS (before moving next door), Caffe Bartolo doesn’t necessarily have to compete with Bill’s, just welcome the overflow. After all these years and on a Sunday morning, the line-up for Bill’s … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Organic Bread Bar, Paddington

There’s something very charming about the Organic Bread Bar. To sit and have a coffee just outside the bakery, with a view of delicious baked goods, in leafy Paddington, is a charming experience. Even though it’s on South Dowling Street, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: KOI Dessert Bar, Chippendale

So, way back when Reynold Poernomo competed on Masterchef in 2015, we paid attention, for obvious reasons, if you saw the show. So, it’s great to see what a success he’s made for himself. Although we have been known to … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Lorraine’s Patisserie, CBD

This patisserie, tucked away in the CBD, looks fantastic, and the reviews (many of them) are so good, I’ll have to come back to try some of their cake. It is charming to watch the industry of the open kitchen, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Dex2rose Nitrogen Gelato, Little Bourke Street

Four Sydneysiders in Melbourne checking out the local offerings. We decided to get dessert, and one of our party led us here. Sometimes you just go with the flow. This place is hilarious. It’s great people-watching. Seems to have a … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Alla Scala Gelato, Trastevere

So, I didn’t want to neglect this gelato place just because it was right beneath my AirBNB. I thought they had an interesting mix of classic and unusual flavours. I tried a ricotta gelato with pomegranate and who knows what … Continue reading

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Rome Food Diary: Fatamorgana Gelato, Travestere

Fatamorgana appears on a number of top ten gelato lists and I was curious to try it out (after being disappointed by one of Rome’s *best* pizzas). For example, Lonely Planet calls Fatamorgana ‘one of the finest among the city’s … Continue reading

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Vancouver Food Diary: Hong Kong Café’s Apple Tarts

The Cantonese villagers who moved to Vancouver in the 1900s populated Chinatown and opened up Chinese businesses. One of them was the ‘Hong Kong Cafe’ which apparently was located at the Chinese Theatre on Pender Street from the 1930s and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Croquembouche Patisserie, Botany

I needed a little sustenance on my way to a pottery sale at Claypool. And this pastry shop looked very appealing. Ringing with the authentic sound of French accents, it looks like they serve up classic pastries and savouries too, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Monkey’s Corner, Chippendale

  This looks like a really cute place to hang out for a drink and a snack sometime. Appealing design. Cosy. On Chippendale’s eat street, which I think is a phenomenal success in terms of urban design. Koi, as you … Continue reading

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