Brewristas – Glebe

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Located on Glebe Point Road, Brewristas is for all the coffee lovers out there, these guys are serious about their beans! Being a Sydneysider, I love my coffee but I’m gonna admit that I’m a bit of a noob because I tend to stick with my flat whites, cappuccinos and lattes. I have been keen to check this place out for sometime now, since hearing about it from my friends W&S who knows one of the owners. Continue reading

Wildpear Cafe – Dural

wildpearTwo months ago, I caught up with a good friend who’s back Down Under after working in the US for a few years. We went to Wildpear Cafe for lunch as it was recommended to me by another foodie 😉 Continue reading

The Tuckshop – Glenhaven

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The Tuckshop is a cool suburban cafe located not too far from where I used to go to school, they are an offshoot by the guys who brought us The Baron in Castle Hill.  Continue reading

Brewtown – Newtown

DSC03269 I’ve been craving a cronut since I first heard about the craze in NYC… so I’ve been wanting to visit Brewtown for a while as they are one of the few (but growing) places offering cronuts in Sydney at the moment. If you’re unfamiliar with “cronut” it’s basically a crossover between a croissant and a donut that was created by chef Dominique Ansel. The Cronut became a popular phenomenon and TIME magazine even named the pastry as one of “The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013”! Continue reading

Excelsior Jones – Ashfield

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Excelsior Jones was named ‘Best New Cafe’ in the 2013 SMH Good Cafe Guide. This corner-shop cafe is tucked away in a quiet end of Ashfield, about a 30 minute walk from the train station. This was my first time visiting Excelsior Jones as I wanted to check out what the fuss was about. Continue reading

Cafe Enzo – Hunter Valley

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I recently went to the Hunter Valley in regional New South Wales for a holiday with Peter, this was my first time visiting this amazing area only 2 hours north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is filled with breathtaking views and Aussie wildlife can be seen at your doorstep. With over 150 wineries, the region is best known for its wines and vineyards. So even though I am not much of a drinker, we joined a wine tour and visited multiple cellar doors to sample their wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Where there is wine, you’ll also find good food. So over the next few posts, I’ll write about the restaurants and cafes we visited during our short stay. Continue reading

The Grounds of Alexandria

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After driving through weekday morning traffic and scouting for a limited parking spot, Shuvs and I finally arrived at The Grounds of Alexandria at midday. Although we had heard about The Grounds of Alexandria, we didn’t really know what to expect but once we walked past the gates, we fell in love with the beautiful venue and started exploring every inch of it.

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Lil Cilantro – Cherrybrook

20130414_144048Lil Cilantro is located at Cherrybrook Village, they describe themselves as authentic Vietnamese with a bit of French flair. Unlike most Vietnamese diners you walk into in Sydney, Lil Cilantro has a classy feel to it with mood-lighting and stylish décor. Continue reading

The Baron – Castle Hill

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Friends have been telling me to check out The Baron at Castle Hill for a while now, so I finally went with two friends on a Sunday morning to see what the hype was about.IMG_3717

We parked at Castle Towers and spent some time locating the cafe as we thought it would be at The Piazza where most of the restaurants and cafes were. When we eventually found The Baron, we were glad we didn’t just drop by any old cafe. Continue reading

Chicken & Fishhead – Beecroft

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Tammy is back in Sydney for a month, she’s been up in Darwin for the past few months spending time with the indigenous community and providing them with legal aid. Tammy’s back for her admission as a lawyer as well as attend a couple of weddings. I enjoy spending time with Tammy and I am always encouraged by her passion for the marginalised which is characterised by her love for Christ.

We were initially going to catch up at a cafe closer to Tammy’s home, but they were closed so we decided to go to Beecroft to see what was open. After parking the car, we walked past a store called Chicken & Fishhead with kids clothing displayed on its shop front, we peeked in and noticed that the kidswear store also had a tiny cafe that served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continue reading