Category Archives: Sydney

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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Sydney Food Diary: Milky Lane, Coogee Beach

I got invited to the launch of the fifth Milky Lane in Coogee Beach the other day. It was fun. After succcessful branches in Bondi, Parramatta, Cronulla and the Gold Coast, this tells me they’ve got that formula down pretty … 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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Sydney Food Diary: Priscillas at the Imperial Hotel, Erskineville

Did Priscillas really go there? Why, yes, they did. The photo above is from their Rood Food menu, a roasted carrot with two zucchini herb balls with a creamy sauce, and let’s not get into interpreting what the rest of … 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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Sydney Food Diary: Misfits, Redfern

Seems to be a few new places in Redfern, and I wanted to go somewhere I haven’t been before: Misfits sounded like a good option. The name reminds me of an old-fashioned gay bar, somewhat awkward and trying too hard. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Forresters, Surry Hills

Like the venerable Clock Hotel a few blocks away, and even the White Horse (now, the Horse), even closer, the Forresters has stood the test of time. I’m sure it’s been through management changes over the years. Gone is the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Bang Street Food, Surry Hills

Just across the street from Bang Street Food, Bill’s has moved a few doors down into a new spot (most recently a pop-up restaurant specialising in dishes with avocado, and much longer back than that, the famous Marque restaurant), a … Continue reading

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2018 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Muriel’s Wedding, the Musical: Loved the adaptation and update, music and cast. A fun show. I wonder if it will transfer overseas. Darlinghurst Nights, Hayes Theatre: A thirty-year old … Continue reading

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